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Marital and Family Therapy / Edition 4 available in Paperback
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- American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
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Marital and Family Therapy, now in its Fourth Edition, remains the classic text for psychiatrists and family therapists-trainees and practitioners alike. The authors of this definitive work (previous editions have been widely adopted throughout Europe and translated into Japanese and Chinese) combine psychiatric and integrative family models into a single framework. As in previous editions, the authors make a statement about the current state of the art of family intervention, asserting that a more sophisticated, integrative approach is required to keep up with the recent growth and changes in the field-and thus prompting them to expand and rewrite the text. Readers will discover a fresh understanding of family therapy's underlying principles, hypotheses, and treatment techniques; of the effects of gender, culture, class, and race on both therapist and family as they work together; and of the complex ethical issues involved. The authors' thoughtful use of objectives as a road map within each of this volume's 31 chapters ensures that beginners can find their way through its wealth of information.
|Publisher:||American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated|
|Edition description:||Fourth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.55(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Table of Contents
Section I: Family Therapy in Context. The field of marital and family therapy: development and definition. Family life in historical and sociological perspective. Section II: Functional and Dsyfunctional Families. Understanding the functional family. Understanding the functional family: alternative family forms. Problems and dysfunction from a family systems perspective. Section III: Family Evaluation. The process of evaluation. The content of evaluation. Formulating an understanding of the family problem areas. Tools for evaluation, including rating scales and tests. Section IV: Family Treatment. The major schools of family therapy. Family treatment: goals. Family treatment: strategies and techniques. The course of family treatment. Promoting change in family treatment: issues of alliance and resistance. Family therapy: general considerations. Brief family therapy: treatment as it is influenced by time constraints. Treatment as it is influenced by issues of ethnicity, race, gender, and class. Treatment as it is influenced by issues specific to African American families. Section V: Couples Therapy. Dysfunctional couples and couples therapy. Sex, marriage, and marital and sex therapy. Separation and divorce. The couple and reproductive issues. Lesbian and gay couples. Section VI: Family Treatment When One Member Has a Psychiatric Disorder or Other Special Problem. Family treatment in the context of individual psychiatric disorders. Family treatment in the context of other special problems -- violence to self and others. The family and treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric illness. Section VII: Results of and Guidelines for Recommending Family Therapy. Indications for and the sequence of family therapy evaluation and treatment. Controversies, relative contraindications, and the use and misuse of marital and family therapy. Results: the outcome of family therapy. Section VIII: Family Systems Medicine And Finishing Touches. Treating the medically ill patient: a family systems medicine perspective. Ethical and professional issues in family therapy. Index.
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What People are Saying About This
The literature is clear for many disease states, the involvement of family or significant others is critical for patient compliance and successful treatment. This classic text provides the reader with the necessary techniques and background to incorporate family therapy into daily practice.
This book is remarkable -- I believe unique -- in addressing successfully two quite different audiences: family therapy students and established mental health clinicians and teachers. The authors have achieved this result by focusing on clinical issues in readable, jargon-free language, by drawing upon an extraordinary breadth of clinically relevant knowledge beyond the practice of any individual, and by discussing controversies in a balanced manner, yet noncontentiously specifying their own conclusions.
This modern classic text is completely revised and up-to-date in addressing, in a most accessible style of presentation, the essential historical, conceptual and technical underpinnings of a broad-based approach to marital and family therapy. This book helped usher family therapy into the mental health fields, and will continue as a leading primary reference for a long time. (Alan S. Gurman, Ph.D., Madison, Wisconsin
This broad-based and comprehensive text for students, clinicians, and teachers of family therapy covers a range of relevant topics presented in a well organized format to guide the reader systematically through a vast amount of information.(D. Litt. Et Phil. and Marvin I Herz,, American Journal of Psychiatry)
[I]t is a major contribution not only to its primary audience, but also can be of immense value to programs in marital and family therapy education and to mature therapists who are seeking to reconceptualize their thinking.... In my judgment, this ground-breaking book is certainly among the best works of its type.(Journal of Family Psychotherapy)