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With the rise of managed care's influence and the ever-growing importance of research, family therapists need in-depth coverage of both theories and clinical techniques. Some states use this book as a required book to use in preparation of the licensing exam. Written by well-known authors who speak continuously at state and antional meetings all over the country, previous editions of this book have been considered the standard reference work, and this new edition is no exception. With contributions from leading family therapists this new edition includes up-to-date coverage of current approaches to family therapy. Topics include: the foundations and evolution of family therapy; fundamental concepts; classic schools of family therapy; current developments, and more. An ideal reference for new and practicing therpaists, social workers, and psychologists. A must have for all family therapists.

Covers foundations & evolution of family therapy, Bowen family systems therapy, experimental therapy, etc.

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The full scope of family therapy is described, including its history, the classic schools, and recent developments. Revisions include an expanded treatment of the cognitive-behavioral approach, a richer description of the research literature, and a more thorough and consistent emphasis on clinical techniques throughout. Chapters cover Bowen, experiential, psychoanalytic, and structural family therapy; the evolution of brief therapy; narrative therapy; integrative models; comparative analysis; and family therapy research. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205269839
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 586
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Foundations of Family Therapy 1
2 The Evolution of Family Therapy 13
3 Early Models and Basic Techniques: Group Process and Communications Analysis 67
4 The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy 109
5 Bowen Family Systems Therapy 141
6 Experiential Family Therapy 177
7 Psychoanalytic Family Therapy 205
8 Structural Family Therapy 241
9 Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy 271
10 Family Therapy Enters the Twenty-First Century 315
11 From Strategic to Solution-Focused: The Evolution of Brief Therapy 355
12 Narrative Therapy 397
13 Integrative Models 423
14 Comparative Analysis 447
15 Family Therapy Research: Science into Practice, Practice into Science 503
Appendix A 535
Appendix B 543
Appendix C 549
Author Index 557
Subject Index 567
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