The Essentials of Family Therapy / Edition 3

The Essentials of Family Therapy / Edition 3

by Michael P. Nichols, Richard Schwartz, Richard C. Schwartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205496156

ISBN-13: 9780205496150

Pub. Date: 05/12/2006

Publisher: Pearson

In this book, the authors describe the full scope of family therapy with a strong emphasis on clinical practice (rather than just history and theory). This book contains up-to-date descriptions of the latest models, an expanded treatment of basic clinical practice, a rich description of the contemporary influences on the field, and a thorough, consistent emphasis

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In this book, the authors describe the full scope of family therapy with a strong emphasis on clinical practice (rather than just history and theory). This book contains up-to-date descriptions of the latest models, an expanded treatment of basic clinical practice, a rich description of the contemporary influences on the field, and a thorough, consistent emphasis on clinical techniques throughout. For family therapists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205496150
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/12/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Most chapters conclude with a "Summary," "Key Concepts," "Recommended Readings," and "References."

Forward by Froma Walsh.

Preface.

I. THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY THERAPY.

1. The Foundations of Family Therapy.
The Myth of the Hero.
Psychotherapeutic Sanctuary.
Family versus Individual Therapy.
The Power of Family Therapy.

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.
From Research to Treatment: The Pioneers of Family Therapy.
The Golden Age of Family Therapy.

3. Getting Started in Family Therapy: Basic Techniques.
The Stages of Family Therapy.
Family Assessment.
Family Therapy with Specific Presenting Problems.
Working with Managed Care.

4. The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy.
Cybernetics.
Systems Theory.
Social Constructionism.
Conclusions.
The Working Concepts of Family Therapy.

II. THE CLASSIC SCHOOLS OF FAMILY THERAPY.

5. Bowen Family Systems Therapy.
Overview.
Evolution of the Model.
The Basic Model.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
How Therapy Works.
Therapy.
Current Status of the Model.

6. Strategic Family Therapy.
Overview.
Evolution of the Model.
The Basic Model.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
How Therapy Works.
Treatment.
Current Status of the Model.

7. Structural Family Therapy.
Overview.
Evolution of the Model.
The Basic Model.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
How Therapy Works.
Therapy.
Current Status of the Model.

8. Experiential Family Therapy.
Overview.
Evolution of the Model.
The Basic Model.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
How Therapy Works.
Therapy.
Current Status of the Model.

9. Psychoanalytic Family Therapy.
Overview.
Evolution of the Model.
The Basic Model.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
How Therapy Works.
Therapy.
Current Status of the Model.

10. Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy.
Overview.
Evolution of the Model.
The Basic Model.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
How Therapy Works.
The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Family Therapy.
Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction.
Current Status of the Model.

11. Family Therapy Enters the Twenty-First Century.
Erosion of Boundaries.
Postmodernism.
The Feminist Critique.
Social Constructionism and the Narrative Revolution.
Family Therapy's Answer to Managed Care: Solution-Focused Therapy.
Family Violence.
Multiculturalism.
Race.
Poverty and Social Class.
Gay and Lesbian Rights.
Spirituality.
Tailoring Treatments to Populations and Problems.
Medical Family Therapy and Psychoeducation.
Managed Care.

12. Solution-Focused Therapy.
Overview.
Evolution of the Model.
The Basic Model.
Therapy.
Current Status of the Model.

13. Narrative Therapy.
Overview.
Evolution of the Model.
The Basic Model.
Therapy.
Current Status of the Model.

14. Integrative Models.
Eclecticism.
Selective Borrowing.
Specially Designed Integrative Models.
Models Designed for Specific Clinical Problems.

15. Comparative Analysis.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Techniques.

16. The Scientific Basis of Couples and Family Therapy Research.
Outcome Research: How Effective is Family Therapy?
Process Research: What Makes Family Therapy Effective?
Practice into Science.

Appendix A.

Appendix B.

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