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Families and Family Therapy / Edition 2

Families and Family Therapy / Edition 2

by Salvador Minuchin


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This special edition of the classic text includes a new introduction from Professor Arlene Vetere exploring its continuing influence on contemporary practice.

One of family therapy’s foundational texts, Families and Family Therapy is as relevant today as ever. Dr Minuchin looks especially at the therapist’s role and tactics, presenting the views and strategies of a master clinician in a clear and practical form. Transcripts of actual family sessions – both with families meeting their problems fairly successfully and those seeking help – are accompanied by a running interpretation of what is taking place. Constructing a model of an effectively functioning family and defining the boundaries around its different subsystems, whether parental, spouse, or sibling, the book explores the ways in which families adapt to stress from within and without, as they seek to survive and grow.

Combining vivid clinical examples, specific details of technique, and mature perspectives on both effectively functioning families and those seeking therapy, this is an important text for all those interesting in the theory and practice of family therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415665414
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/29/2012
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Salvador Minuchin is a renowned and influential child psychiatrist and family therapist, most famous for developing Structural Family Therapy, a method of psychotherapy which addresses problems in functioning within a family.

Table of Contents

Foreword Arlene Vetere 1. Structural Family Therapy 2. A Family in Formation 3. A Family Model 4. A Kibbutz Family 5. Therapeutic Implications of a Structural Approach 6. The Family in Therapy 7. Forming the Therapeutic System 8. Restructuring the Family 9. A "Yes, But" Technique 10. A "Yes, And" Technique 11. The Initial Interview 12. A Longitudinal View Epilog

What People are Saying About This

This book is simply magnificent. Both novice and experienced family therapists can learn much from it. Just as Dr. Minuchin becomes quickly engaged with families, so the reader will become quickly engaged with his book. This will be a major and lasting contribution to the field of family study and therapy. I for one will make it standard reading with my students, psychiatric residents, and other trainees, as well as faculty.

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