Family Therapy: A Systemic Integration / Edition 6

Family Therapy: A Systemic Integration / Edition 6

by Dorothy Stroh Becvar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205446949

ISBN-13: 9780205446940

Pub. Date: 05/12/2005

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Family Therapy: A Systemic Integration provides a comprehensive overview of the field and its history utilizing a clear, complete systemic perspective. Unlike most other books in the field, this book considers all of the major approaches, evaluates systemic consistency of each, and allows the reader to decide which one is appropriate for him or her. This book…  See more details below

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Family Therapy: A Systemic Integration provides a comprehensive overview of the field and its history utilizing a clear, complete systemic perspective. Unlike most other books in the field, this book considers all of the major approaches, evaluates systemic consistency of each, and allows the reader to decide which one is appropriate for him or her. This book recognizes challenges faced by students and provides encouragement and suggestions for dealing with these challenges. Focusing on the general ramifications and specific ethical issues emerging from the application of a systemic perspective, the authors consider and address philosophical issues of clinical practice and research, examine ethical issues from the perspective of second order cybernetics, and present a new approach to understanding family development through the life cycle. In this revised edition readers will find new information on recent developments in the field, psychodynamic approaches, evolving therapeutic models, and research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205446940
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
05/12/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

1Two different worldviews3
2The historical perspective14
3The paradigmatic shift of systems theory64
4Postmodernism and family therapy88
5The family : process, development, and context104
6Psychodynamic approaches131
7Natural systems theory145
8Experiential approaches158
9The structural approach173
10Communication approaches193
11Strategic approaches and the Milan influence206
12Behavioral/cognitive approaches233
13Postmodern approaches256
14Family assessment277
15Therapeutic intervention and strategies293
16Training and supervision319
17Research in family therapy330
18Epistemological challenges : thinking about our thinking351

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