Practice of Family Therapy: Key Elements Across Models / Edition 4 available in Paperback
This helpful guide shows beginners how to move from the practice of individual therapy to the practice of family therapy, including discussions of both traditional and newer models in the field. In this how-to and practice-based book, the authors use an integrated approach that covers the major models of family therapy. The models are split into phases of assessment and treatment and provide direction for entry-level clinicians as they begin to practice. The book combines competency based ideas and practical examples of how to begin and proceed through the stages of family therapy from the intake interview through termination.
About the Author
Suzanne Midori Hanna, PhD, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 30 years’ experience as a clinician, educator, and researcher. She is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) as well as an instructor in three graduate programs. She has also been a program developer, founding COAMFTE program director, and professor in Wisconsin, Kentucky, and California. Dr. Hanna is co-editor of The Aging Family , with Terry Hargrave, and author of The Transparent Brain in Couple and Family Therapy .
Table of ContentsPART ONE: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE. 1. Family Therapy: A Field of Diversity and Integration. Sample Case: The Nelsons. Early Models. Integrative Models. Summary. 2. Integration of Theory: Common Themes. Gender. Race and Culture. Intergenerational Relationships. Transitions and Development. Family Structure. Individual Experience. 3. Integration of Practice: Common Elements. Knowledge and Concepts. Perceptions and Attitudes. Behaviors. 4. Preparing to Practice: Sequences and Interactions in the Process. The Referral Process. The Joining Process. The Therapeutic Contract. Data Gathering. Hypothesizing. Specific Interventions. Evaluation. In-Session Stages of Family Therapy. PART TWO: STRUCTURAL AND EXPERIENTIAL SKILLS. 5. Organizing the Intake Process. Referral Information. Clinical Information. Previous Therapy. Family Information. Scheduling Information. Formulating Initial Hypotheses. 6. The Initial Interview: Providing Structure. Joining. Exploring the Referral Process. Deciding Whom to Involve. Defining the Problem. Setting Goals. Developing Therapeutic Contracts. Summary. Questions that Beginning Clinicians Often Ask. 7. The Assessment: Exploring Client Experience. Genograms. Circular Questioning: In Relationship to What? Tracking Interactional Sequences: Facts Versus Assumptions. Tracking Longitudinal Sequences: Narratives About Changes Over Time. The Wilsons. PART THREE: RELATIONAL AND DIRECTIONAL SKILLS. 8. Facilitating Relational Change. Managing In-Session Process. Reconstructing Belief Systems. Exploring New Behaviors. Addressing Client Resistance. 9. Developing a Shared Direction. Developing Goals. Involving Family Members.Involving the Network. Choosing Interventions. 10. Maintaining Direction: Evaluations, Terminations and Follow Ups. Evaluating Family Process. Evaluating Therapeutic Process. Evaluating Outcomes of Family Therapy. Evaluations for Termination and Follow Up. Evaluations In Training. Evaluations As Clinical Research. Summary. 11. Integrating Treatment Through Case Reviews. The Burns Family. Jean and Dan. Components of Family Therapy. REFERENCES. APPENDIX: AAMFT CODE OF ETHICS. NAME INDEX. SUBJECT INDEX.