Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Second Edition: From the First Interview to Termination / Edition 2

Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Second Edition: From the First Interview to Termination / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
160623305X
ISBN-13:
9781606233054
Pub. Date:
07/31/2009
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
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Overview

Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Second Edition: From the First Interview to Termination / Edition 2

Readable and concise yet immensely informative, this bestselling text prepares students and new therapists to work confidently and effectively in real-world clinical practice with families. The authors offer wise and compassionate guidance on everything from intake and assessment to treatment planning, the nuts and bolts of specific interventions, the nuances of establishing therapeutic relationships, and how to troubleshoot when treatment gets “stuck.” They help the novice clinician navigate typical dilemmas and concerns, and spell out the basics of therapist self-care. Vivid case examples, sample forms, and quick-reference tables enhance the utility of the text.

New to This Edition
*Updated throughout to reflect current clinical findings and practices.
*Many new or revised case examples.
*Now more integrative--shows how to flexibly draw on multiple theories and techniques.
*New topics, including "Dealing with Clients We Dislike."

See also the authors' Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists, which shows how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy, and Clinician's Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606233054
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/31/2009
Series: The Guilford Family Therapy Series Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 73,108
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Douglas H. Sprenkle

1. The Beginning Family Therapist: Taking On the Challenge

2. Before the Initial Interview

3. The Initial Interview

4. Guidelines for Conducting Assessment

5. Developing a Treatment Focus

6. Basic Treatment Skills and Interventions

7. Working with Families and Children

8. Working with Couples

9. When a Family Member Has a Mental Illness

10. Getting Unstuck in Therapy

11. Termination

12. Family Therapy in the Future: Pertinent Issues for Beginning Clinicians

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Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Second Edition: From the First Interview to Termination 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
rtinpa More than 1 year ago
This does give you skills- not a bunch of theory. It assumes you have some knowledge of systems (those who would buy this book would) and goes through a general (typical) family therapy session step-by-step.
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