Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods / Edition 10 by Michael P. Nichols | 9780205827190 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods / Edition 10

Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods / Edition 10

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by Michael P. Nichols
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205827195

ISBN-13: 9780205827190

Pub. Date: 07/16/2012

Publisher: Pearson

Mike Nichols' engaging yet thorough guide has long been the standard in family therapy.

The author describes and analyzes the field of family therapy, covering its history, schools, and developments. Numerous cases help readers appy theories to real situations and make the text even more engaging.

Upon completing this book, readers will be able

Overview

Mike Nichols' engaging yet thorough guide has long been the standard in family therapy.

The author describes and analyzes the field of family therapy, covering its history, schools, and developments. Numerous cases help readers appy theories to real situations and make the text even more engaging.

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Describe clinical approaches
  • Understand old and new developments in the field of family therapy
  • Analyze successes and failures in research and the impact on current clinical practices
  • Compare different schools of family therapy and explain the contemporary status of distinct schools of therapy

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205827190
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/16/2012
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
59,876
Product dimensions:
17.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART ONE THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY THERAPY

Chapter 1 The Evolution of Family Therapy

Chapter 2 Basic Techniques of Family Therapy

Chapter 3 The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy Cybernetics

PART TWO THE CLASSIC SCHOOLS OF FAMILY THERAPY

Chapter 4 Bowen Family Systems Therapy

Chapter 5 Strategic Family Therapy

Chapter 6 Structural Family Therapy

Chapter 7 Experimental Family Therapy

Chapter 8 Psychoanalytic Family Therapy

Chapter 9 Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy

Chapter 10 Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century

PART THREE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FAMILY THERAPY

Chapter 11 Solution-focused Therapy

Chapter 12 Narrative Therapy

Chapter 13 Comparative Analysis

Chapter 14 Research on Family Intervention


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART ONE The Context of Family Therapy

Introduction The Foundations of Family Therapy

The Myth of the Hero

Psychotherapeutic Sanctuary

Family versus Individual Therapy

Psychology and Social Context

Thinking in Lines, Thinking in Circles

The Power of Family Therapy

Recommended Readings

Chapter 1: The Evolution of Family Therapy

The Undeclared War

Small Group Dynamics

The Child Guidance Movement

Research on Family Dynamics and the Etiology of Schizophrenia

Gregory Bateson–Palo Alto

Theodore Lidz–Yale

Lyman Wynne–National Institute of Mental Health

Role Theorists

Marriage Counseling

From Research to Treatment: The Pioneers of Family Therapy

John Bell

Palo Alto

Murray Bowen

Nathan Ackerman

Carl Whitaker

Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy

Salvador Minuchin

Other Early Centers of Family Therapy

The Golden Age of Family Therapy

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

Chapter 2: Basic Techniques of Family Therapy

Getting Started

The Initial Telephone Call

The First Interview

The Early Phase of Treatment

The Middle Phase of Treatment

Termination

Family Assessment

The Presenting Problem

Understanding the Referral Route

Identifying the Systemic Context

Stage of the Life Cycle

Family Structure

Communication

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Extramarital Affairs

Gender

Culture

The Ethical Dimension

Family Therapy with Specific Presenting Problems

Marital Violence

Sexual Abuse of Children

Working with Managed Care

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

Chapter 3: The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy Cybernetics

Systems Theory

General Systems Theory

Social Constructionism

Constructivism

Attachment Theory

Conclusions

The Working Concepts of Family Therapy

Interpersonal Context

Complementarity

Circular Causality

Triangles

Process/Content

Family Structure

Family Life Cycle

Resistance

Family Narratives

Gender

Culture

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

PART TWO The Classic Schools of Family Therapy

Chapter 4: Bowen Family Systems Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations

Differentiation of Self

Emotional Triangles

Multigenerational Emotional Processes

Sibling Position

Emotional Cutoff

Societal Emotional Process

Normal Family Development

Development of Behavior Disorders

Goals of Therapy

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

Chapter 5: Strategic Family Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations

Normal Family Development

Development of Behavior Disorders

Goals of Therapy

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

Chapter 6: Structural Family Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations

Normal Family Development

Development of Behavior Disorders

Goals of Therapy

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

Chapter 7: Experimental Family Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations

Normal Family Development

Development of Behavior Disorders

Goals of Therapy

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

Chapter 8: Psychoanalytic Family Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations

Freudian Drive Psychology

Self Psychology

Object Relations Theory

Normal Family Development

Development of Behavior Disorders

Goals of Therapy

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy

Assessment

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

Chapter 9: Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations

Normal Family Development

Development of Behavior Disorders

Goals of Therapy

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy

Behavioral Parent Training

Behavioral Couples Therapy

The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Family Therapy

Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

Chapter 10: Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century

Erosion of Boundaries

Postmodernism

The Feminist Critique

Feminist Family Therapy

Social Constructionism and the Narrative Revolution

Family Violence

Multiculturalism

Race

Poverty and Social Class

Gay and Lesbian Rights

Advances in Neuroscience

Spirituality

Tailoring Treatment to Populations and Problems

Single-Parent Families

African American Families

Gay and Lesbian Families

Sex and the Internet

Home-Based Services

Medical Family Therapy and Psychoeducation

Psychoeducation and Schizophrenia

Medical Family Therapy

Relationship Enrichment Programs

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

PART THREE Recent Developments in Family Therapy

Chapter 11: Solution-focused Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations

Normal Family Development

Development of Behavior Disorders

Goals of Therapy

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Taking a Break and Giving Feedback

Later Sessions

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

Chapter 12: Narrative Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations

Normal Family Development

Development of Behavior Disorders

Goals of Therapy

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

Chapter 13: Comparative Analysis

Theoretical Formulations

Families as Systems

Stability and Change

Process/Content

Monadic, Dyadic, or Triadic Models

Normal Family Development

Development of Behavior Disorders

Inflexible Systems

Pathologic Triangles

Therapy

Assessment

Decisive Interventions

INTEGRATIVE MODELS

Eclecticism

Selective Borrowing

Specially Designed Integrative Models

Integrative Problem Centered Metaframeworks

The Narrative Solutions Approach

Integrative Couples Therapy

Dialectical Behaviorism

Other Integrative Models

Models Designed for Specific Clinical Problems

Working with Family Violence

Community Family Therapy

Summary

Recommended Readings

References

Chapter 14: Research on Family Intervention

Research and Practice: Worlds Apart

Methodological Challenges in Studying the Effectiveness of Family Therapy

Research Findings on the Effectiveness of Family Focused Interventions

Family Therapy Process Research

Future Directions

Recommended Readings

References

Appendix A RECOMMENDED READINGS

Appendix B GLOSSARY

Name Index

Subject Index

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