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Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods / Edition 11

Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods / Edition 11

by Michael P. Nichols, Sean Davis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780133826609
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/17/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 384,545
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael P. Nichols is a professor at the College of William and Mary. Dr. Nichols received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, and his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He teaches and practices family therapy, and is the author of numerous journal articles and books, including Inside Family Therapy, The Lost Art of Listening, Stop Arguing with Your Kids, and Essentials of Family Therapy. He is co-author, along with Salvador Minuchin and Wai-Yung Lee, of the newly published Assessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to System.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Context of Family Therapy

Introduction: The Foundations of Family Therapy

1. The Evolution of Family Therapy

2. Basic Techniques of Family Therapy: From Symptom to System

3. The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy

Part Two: The Classic Schools of Family Therapy

4. Bowen Family Systems Therapy

5. Strategic Family Therapy

6. Structural Family Therapy

7. Experiential Family Therapy

8 Psychoanalytic Family Therapy

9. Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy

10. Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century

Part Three: Recent Developments in Family Therapy

11. Solution-Focused Therapy

12. Narrative Therapy

13. Comparative Analysis

14. Research on Family Intervention

Appendix A. Chapter-by-Chapter Recommended Readings

Appendix B. Selected Readings in Family Therapy




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Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
kaulsu on LibraryThing 3 days ago
Not many people read text books for pleasure, perhaps, but this particular text is quite readable! It covers the range (as far as that went in 2007) of theories, often giving a comparison between them. It began with the history of family therapy and its proponents, its evolution into a full-member of the psychotherapeutic family, the basic techniques and concepts, and the classic schools (such as Bowen, strategic, structural, experiential, psychoanalytic, and cognitive behavioral.It also delved into more recent developments such as solution-focused, narrative, and integrative models of therapy. The text ended with discussion of a comparative analysis and with some research on family intervention treatments.
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Trauth More than 1 year ago
Great book! I will definitely be keeping this book, as I move forward with my MFT career. It will be very useful and a great reference for future questions I may have. Not selling this one back!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many clients worry or have the wrong idea of Family Therapy. This was helpful to have to break the anxiety and as a recourse. Amber Kuntz
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I needed this for college. Excellent information. Even i understood what was being said.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This textbook was used in a Marriage and Family Theories course, in addition to another family theories book. I felt this was an easy to read book with pertinent material in exploring family systems and counseling practices. It was useful in developing a stronger understanding of theories in psychology practices, but more specifically, in exploring various theorists and their counseling styles. I especially liked the examples and case studies provided, as it brought to light the intricacies of how theory and counseling practices actually play out in a therapeutic setting. In addition, it was helpful to get a better sense of when to utilize one technique or another.