Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods / Edition 2

Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods / Edition 2

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by Michael P. Nichols, Richard C. Schwartz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205128874

ISBN-13: 9780205128877

Pub. Date: 03/07/1991

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This edition emphasizes contemporary approaches such as narrative and solution-focused therapies, and highlights such issues as poverty, social class, ethnicity, and spirituality. There is more emphasis on clinical practice, with clinical examples added throughout the book. There are new chapters on Integrative Models (Chapter 13)

Overview

This edition emphasizes contemporary approaches such as narrative and solution-focused therapies, and highlights such issues as poverty, social class, ethnicity, and spirituality. There is more emphasis on clinical practice, with clinical examples added throughout the book. There are new chapters on Integrative Models (Chapter 13) and on Research in Family Therapy (Chapter 15). The new chapter on Integrative Models includes information on working with family violence and conducting community family therapy. For anyone interested in family therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205128877
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
03/07/1991
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
627
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter concludes with “Recommended Readings” and “References.”

Foreword, by Salvador Minuchin, M.D.

Preface.

I.THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY THERAPY.

1.The Foundations of Family Therapy.
The Myths of the Hero.
Psychotherapeutic Sanctuary.
Family versus Individual Therapy.
Psychology and Social Context.
The Power of Family Therapy.
Contemporary Cultural Influences.
Thinking in Lines: Thinking in Circles.

2.The Evolution of Family Therapy.
The Undeclared War.
Small Group Dynamics.
The Child Guidance Movement.
The Influence of Social Work.
Research on Family Dynamics and the Etiology of Schizophrenia.
Marriage Counseling.
From Research to Treatment: The Pioneers of Family Therapy.
The Golden Age of Family Therapy.
Summary.

3.Early Models and Basic Techniques: Group Process and Communications Analysis.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions for Behavior Change.
Techniques.
Lessons from the Early Models.
System's Anxiety.
The Stages of Family Therapy.
Family Assessment.
Working with Managed Care.

4.The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy.
Systems Theory.
Functionalism.
Structuralism.
The Legacy of Cybernetics and Structural-Functionalism.
General Systems Theory.
Satir's Humanizing Influence.
Bowen and Differentiation of Self.
The Road Not Taken.
Enduring Concepts and Methods.
Conclusions.

II.THE CLASSIC SCHOOLS OF FAMILY THERAPY.

5.Bowen Family Systems Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions of Behavior Change.
Techniques.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.
Summary.

6.Experiential Family Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions of Behavior Change.
Techniques.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.
Summary.

7.Psychoanalytic Family Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions of Behavior Change.
Techniques.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.
Summary.

8.Structural Family Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions of Behavior Change.
Techniques.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.
Summary.

9.Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions of Behavior Change.
Techniques.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.
Summary.

III.RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FAMILY THERAPY.

10.Family Therapy Enters the Twenty-First Century.
Erosion Boundaries.
Postmodernism.
Constructivism.
Collaborative, Conversational Approaches.
The Hermeneutic Tradition.
Social Constructionism.
The Narrative Revolution.
Family Therapy's Answer to Managed Care: Solution-Focused Therapy.
Feminism and Family Therapy.
Family Violence.
Multiculturalism.
Race.
Poverty and Social Class.
Gay and Lesbian Issues.
Spirituality.
Tailoring Treatments to Populations and Problems.
Empirically Based Treatment Programs.
Medical Family Therapy and Psychoeducation.
The Self in the System.
Managed Care.
Conclusions.

11.From Strategic to Solution-Focused: The Evolution of Brief Therapy.
The MRI, Strategic, and Milan Systemic Models.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions of Behavior Change.
Techniques.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.
Summary.

12.Narrative Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions of Behavior Change.
Techniques.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.
Summary.

13.Integrative Models.
Eclecticism.
Selective Borrowing.
Specially Designed Integrative Models.
The Internal Family Systems Model.
Summary.

IV.THE EVALUATION OF FAMILY THERAPY.

14.Comparative Analysis.
Theoretical Purity and Technical Eclecticism.
Family Therapist - Artist or Scientist?
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions of Behavior Change.
Techniques.
Context and Applicability of the Schools of Family Therapy.
Selection of a Theoretical Position: Rational and Irrational Factors.
Summary.

15.Family Therapy Research: Science into Practice, Practice into Science.
How Effective Is Family Therapy?
What Makes Family Therapy Effective?
Practice into Science.

Appendix A: Recommended Readings.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Appendix C: Careers and Training.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Trauth More than 1 year ago
Great book! I will definitely be keeping this book, as I move forward with my MFT career. It will be very useful and a great reference for future questions I may have. Not selling this one back!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many clients worry or have the wrong idea of Family Therapy. This was helpful to have to break the anxiety and as a recourse. Amber Kuntz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I needed this for college. Excellent information. Even i understood what was being said.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This textbook was used in a Marriage and Family Theories course, in addition to another family theories book. I felt this was an easy to read book with pertinent material in exploring family systems and counseling practices. It was useful in developing a stronger understanding of theories in psychology practices, but more specifically, in exploring various theorists and their counseling styles. I especially liked the examples and case studies provided, as it brought to light the intricacies of how theory and counseling practices actually play out in a therapeutic setting. In addition, it was helpful to get a better sense of when to utilize one technique or another.