The Practice of Family Therapy: Key Elements Across Models / Edition 4

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Create a step-by-step plan for family therapy with THE PRACTICE OF FAMILY THERAPY! This practice-based counseling text provides a framework for how to move through different stages of the therapeutic process drawing upon the strengths of different approaches. Numerous practical suggestions and strategies allow you to practice and implement the skills presented in the text.
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"This is a "must have" text for students new to the field. It does a great job of outlining tasks that must be completed during the treatment process. Samples of theoretical orientations, goals and the role of the therapist within each model give a strong overview of the field in a very brief format. Case examples make this text shine in the application of the theory."
Families are more than the sum of their individuals. Midori and Brown (U. of Louisville) organize the text's three sections per the logical order of the therapeutic process: from theory to practice, structure and experience, and relationships and directions. The final chapter integrates the basic elements and stages of eight models of family and marriage therapy presented via case reviews with "behind the mirror"commentary. Appends the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics. An instructor's manual is available. The date of the first edition is unspecified. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534523497
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/10/2006
  • Series: SAB 230 Family Therapy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 269,580
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Midori Hanna is a professor of counseling and family sciences at Loma Linda University. She coordinates medical family therapy placements and is an AAMFT-approved supervisor. She has been a licensed marital and family therapist since 1981. Dr. Hanna's areas of interest include minority health/mental health issues, collaborative interdisciplinary practice, medical family therapy, sibling relationships, and evidence-based practice.
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Table of Contents

Part I: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: FAMILY THERAPY AS A MOVEMENT ACROSS TIME. 1. Family Therapy: Journey through Diversity and Integration. 2. The Journey Continues: Second-Generation Trends in Family Therapy. 3. Integration of Theory: Common Themes. 4. Integration of Practice: Common Themes. Part II: ORGANIZING TREATMENT: AN OVERVIEW OF SEQUENCES AND TASKS. 5. Starting off on the Right Foot: Referral and Intake. 6. The Initial Interview: A Template for General Tasks in Family Therapy. 7. Relational Assessments: Exploring Client Experience. 8. Beginning and Maintaining Relational Change. Part III: THE FUTURE OF FAMILY THERAPY: EVALUATIONS, RESEARCH AND COLLABORATION. 9. Evaluations and Research in Family Therapy. 10. Family Therapy Collaborations.
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