Mastering Family Therapy: Journeys of Growth and Transformation / Edition 2

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A master class in family therapy—now updated with an additional ten years' case experience

Few people have had as profound an impact on the theory and practice of family therapy as Salvador Minuchin. As one commentator put it, "Memories of his classic sessions have become the standard against which therapists judge their own best work." This new edition of the classic, Mastering Family Therapy, offers beginners and experienced practitioners alike the opportunity to learn the art and science of family therapy under this pioneering clinician and teacher.

In elegant clinical interplays, Minuchin, his colleagues Wai-Yung Lee and George Simon, and eight advanced students provide answers to such critical questions as:
* What does it take to master the art of family therapy?
* How do I create an effective personal style?
* How can I become an instrument for growth for troubled families?

This updated Second Edition features:
* An overview and critique of new models of treatment in the field, especially evidence-based models of family treatment
* New case material highlighting the impact of societal context on families
* Minuchin's conceptualization of a four-step process of family assessment, including how history can impact current family functioning

A new and thoroughly revised version of the classic text, Mastering Family Therapy, Second Edition is essential reading for all those who practice, study, or teach family therapy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471757726
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/21/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,217,419
  • Product dimensions: 9.33 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

SALVADOR MINUCHIN, PHD, is the author of the field'sstandard text, Families and Family Therapy, as well as numerousother works, including, most recently, Working with Families of thePoor (coauthored with Patricia Minuchin and Jorge Colapinto). He isformer director of the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, directorof Family Studies, Inc., and research professor of psychiatry atNew York University.

WAI-YUNG LEE, PHD, is the Director of the Hku FamilyInstitute and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Workand Social Administration of The University of Hong Kong. Sheremains on the faculty of The Minuchin Center and has studied andworked with Salvador Minuchin since 1990.

GEORGE M. SIMON, PHD, is on the faculty of The MinuchinCenter. He maintains a private practice dedicated to couples andfamily therapy in New York and teaches family therapy to the staffat the Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He has studiedand worked with Salvador Minuchin since 1990.

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD (Braulio Montalvo).

PREFACE (Salvador Minuchin).



1 Family Therapy: A Theoretical Dichotomy.

2 Family Particulars: All Families Are Different.

3 Family Universals: All Families Are Alike.

4 Family Therapies: Clinical Practice and Supervision.

5 Contemporary Trends: Whatever Happened to Family Therapy?

6 The Therapeutic Encounter.


7 Supervision of the Therapeutic Encounter.

8 The Feminist and the Hierarchical Teacher (Margaret AnnMeskill).

9 One Head, Many Hats (Hannah Levin).

10 The Poet and the Drummer (Adam Price).

11 "The Oedipal Son" Revisited (Gil Tunnell).

12 Into the Crucible (Israela Meyerstein).

13 Men and Dependency: The Treatment of a Same-Sex Couple (DavidE. Greenan).

14 The Shit-Painter (Wai-Yung Lee).

15 Filling the Empty Vessel: Andy Schauer's Story (Wai-YungLee).

EPILOGUE (Salvador Minuchin).



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