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The Essentials of Family Therapy

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4th
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9780205496150

ISBN10:
0205496156
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
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Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

The Third Edition of "The Essentials of Family Therapy," now in a more affordable paperback format, examines the rich history, classic schools, and latest developments of family therapy while emphasizing a more practical clinical focus. Expanded treatment of ethical issues, more material on diversity issues, a new chapter on research, and a new section on in-home therapy, further arm therapists with practical knowledge.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Preface xv
Major Events in the History of Family Therapy xvii
PART I The Context of Family Therapy
The Foundations of Family Therapy
1(6)
The Myth of the Hero
3(1)
Psychotherapeutic Sanctuary
4(1)
Family versus Individual Therapy
5(1)
The Power of Family Therapy
5(1)
Questions to Consider
6(1)
Recommended Readings
6(1)
The Evolution of Family Therapy
7(28)
The Undeclared War
7(1)
Small Group Dynamics
8(2)
The Child Guidance Movement
10(1)
The Influence of Social Work
11(1)
Research on Family Dynamics and the Etiology of Schizophrenia
12(4)
Gregory Bateson---Palo Alto
12(2)
Theodore Lidz---Yale
14(1)
Lyman Wynne---National Institute of Mental Health
14(1)
Role Theorists
15(1)
Marriage Counseling
16(1)
From Research to Treatment: The Pioneers of Family Therapy
17(10)
John Elderkin Bell
17(1)
Palo Alto
18(3)
Murray Bowen
21(2)
Nathan Ackerman
23(1)
Carl Whitaker
24(1)
Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy
25(1)
Salvador Minuchin
25(1)
Other Early Centers of Family Therapy
26(1)
The Golden Age of Family Therapy
27(2)
Summary
29(2)
Questions to Consider
31(1)
Key Concepts
31(1)
Recommended Readings
32(1)
References
33(2)
Getting Started in Family Therapy: Basic Techniques
35(21)
The Stages of Family Therapy
35(6)
The Initial Telephone Call
35(1)
The First Interview
36(2)
The Early Phase of Treatment
38(1)
The Middle Phase of Treatment
39(1)
Termination
40(1)
Family Assessment
41(4)
The Presenting Problem
41(1)
Understanding the Referral Route
42(1)
Identifying the Systemic Context
42(1)
Stage of the Life Cycle
42(1)
Family Structure
43(1)
Communication
43(1)
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
43(1)
Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
44(1)
Extramarital Involvements
44(1)
Gender
44(1)
Cultural Factors
45(1)
The Ethical Dimension
45(3)
Family Therapy with Specific Presenting Problems
48(4)
Marital Violence
48(3)
Sexual Abuse of Children
51(1)
Working with Managed Care
52(2)
Questions to Consider
54(1)
Key Concepts
54(1)
Recommended Readings
54(1)
References
55(1)
The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy
56(25)
Cybernetics
57(3)
Systems Theory
60(2)
General Systems Theory
61(1)
Social Constructionism
62(4)
Constructivism
62(2)
The Social Construction of Reality
64(2)
Attachment Theory
66(2)
The Working Concepts of Family Therapy
68(9)
Interpersonal Context
68(1)
Complementarity
68(1)
Circular Causality
69(1)
Triangles
69(1)
Process/Content
70(1)
Family Structure
71(1)
The Meaning (Function) of Symptoms
72(1)
Family Life Cycle
72(1)
Family Narratives
73(2)
Gender
75(1)
Culture
76(1)
Questions to Consider
77(1)
Key Concepts
77(1)
Recommended Readings
78(1)
References
79(2)
PART II The Classic Schools of Family Therapy
Bowen Family Systems Therapy
81(21)
Evolution of the Model
81(2)
The Basic Model
83(5)
Differentiation of Self
83(1)
Emotional Triangles
83(1)
Nuclear Family Emotional Process
84(1)
Multigenerational Transmission Process
85(1)
Emotional Cutoff
85(1)
Societal Emotional Process
85(1)
Normal Family Development
86(1)
Development of Behavior Disorders
87(1)
How Therapy Works
88(1)
Therapy
88(9)
Assessment
89(3)
Therapeutic Techniques
92(2)
Bowenian Therapy with Couples
94(1)
Bowenian Therapy with One Person
95(2)
Current Status of the Model
97(1)
Summary
98(1)
Questions to Consider
99(1)
Key Concepts
100(1)
Recommended Readings
100(1)
References
101(1)
Strategic Family Therapy
102(24)
Evolution of the Model
102(2)
The Basic Model
104(5)
Normal Family Development
106(1)
Development of Behavior Disorders
107(2)
How Therapy Works
109(1)
Therapy
109(10)
Assessment
109(2)
Therapeutic Techniques
111(1)
The MRI Approach
112(1)
The Haley and Madanes Approach
113(3)
The Milan Model
116(2)
Other Contributions
118(1)
Current Status of the Model
119(2)
Summary
121(1)
Questions to Consider
122(1)
Key Concepts
122(1)
Recommended Readings
123(1)
References
124(2)
Structural Family Therapy
126(21)
Evolution of the Model
126(2)
The Basic Model
128(6)
Normal Family Development
130(1)
Development of Behavior Disorders
131(3)
How Therapy Works
134(1)
Therapy
134(7)
Assessment
134(1)
Therapeutic Techniques
135(1)
Joining and Accommodating
135(1)
Enactment
136(1)
Structural Mapping
137(1)
Highlighting and Modifying Interactions
137(2)
Boundary Making
139(1)
Unbalancing
139(2)
Challenging Unproductive Assumptions
141(1)
Current Status of the Model
141(2)
Summary
143(1)
Questions to Consider
144(1)
Key Concepts
144(1)
Recommended Readings
145(1)
References
145(2)
Experiential Family Therapy
147(20)
Evolution of the Model
147(2)
The Basic Model
149(3)
Theoretical Concepts
150(1)
Normal Family Development
151(1)
Development of Behavior Disorders
151(1)
How Therapy Works
152(1)
Therapy
152(9)
Assessment
153(1)
Therapeutic Techniques
153(5)
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
158(2)
Internal Family Systems Therapy
160(1)
Current Status of the Model
161(2)
Summary
163(1)
Questions to Consider
163(1)
Key Concepts
163(1)
Recommended Readings
164(1)
References
164(3)
Psychoanalytic Family Therapy
167(22)
Evolution of the Model
167(2)
The Basic Model
169(6)
Freudian Drive Psychology
170(1)
Self Psychology
170(1)
Object Relations Theory
170(1)
Normal Family Development
171(1)
Development of Behavior Disorders
172(2)
How Therapy Works
174(1)
Therapy
175(8)
Assessment
175(3)
Therapeutic Techniques
178(5)
Current Status of the Model
183(1)
Summary
184(1)
Questions to Consider
185(1)
Key Concepts
185(1)
Recommended Readings
186(1)
References
186(3)
Cognitive-Behavior Family Therapy
189(23)
Evolution of the Model
189(2)
The Basic Model
191(3)
Normal Family Development
191(1)
Development of Behavior Disorders
192(1)
How Therapy Works
193(1)
Therapy
194(10)
Behavioral Parent Training
194(1)
Assessment
194(1)
Therapeutic Techniques
195(3)
Behavioral Couples Therapy
198(1)
Assessment
198(1)
Therapeutic Techniques
198(4)
The Cognitive-Behavior Approach to Family Therapy
202(1)
Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
203(1)
Current Status of the Model
204(2)
Summary
206(1)
Questions to Consider
207(1)
Key Concepts
207(1)
Recommended Readings
208(1)
References
209(3)
PART III Recent Developments in Family Therapy
Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century
212(36)
Erosion of Boundaries
212(1)
Postmodernism
213(1)
The Feminist Critique
213(2)
Social Constructionism and the Narrative Revolution
215(2)
Family Therapy's Answer to Managed Care: Solution-Focused Therapy
217(1)
Family Violence
217(1)
Multiculturalism
218(1)
Race
218(1)
Poverty and Social Class
219(1)
Gay and Lesbian Rights
220(1)
Spirituality
221(1)
Tailoring Treatment to Populations and Problems
221(10)
Single-Parent Families
222(3)
African American Families
225(3)
Therapy with Gay and Lesbian Families
228(3)
Home-Based Services
231(1)
Psychoeducation and Medical Family Therapy
232(5)
Psychoeducation and Schizophrenia
232(2)
Medical Family Therapy
234(2)
Relationship Enrichment Programs
236(1)
Managed Care
237(2)
Summary
239(2)
Questions to Consider
241(1)
Key Concepts
241(1)
Recommended Readings
242(1)
References
242(6)
Solution-Focused Therapy
248(15)
Accentuating the Positive
248(1)
Evolution of the Model
249(1)
The Basic Model
250(2)
Theoretical Concepts
250(1)
Normal Family Development
250(1)
Development of Behavior Disorders
251(1)
How Therapy Works
251(1)
Therapy
252(5)
Assessment
252(1)
Therapeutic Techniques
252(2)
A Woman Who Was Stronger Than She Thought
254(3)
Current Status of the Model
257(2)
Summary
259(1)
Questions to Consider
260(1)
Key Concepts
260(1)
Recommended Readings
261(1)
References
261(2)
Narrative Therapy
263(15)
Evolution of the Model
264(1)
The Basic Model
265(4)
Normal Family Development
267(1)
Development of Behavior Disorders
267(1)
How Therapy Works
268(1)
Therapy
269(5)
Assessment
269(1)
Therapeutic Techniques
270(1)
Externalizing: The Person Is Not the Problem
270(1)
Who's in Charge, the Person or the Problem?
271(1)
Reading between the Lines of the Problem Story
271(1)
Reauthoring the Whole Story
271(1)
Reinforcing the New Story
272(1)
Deconstructing Destructive Cultural Assumptions
272(1)
A Case of Sneaky Poo
273(1)
Current Status of the Model
274(1)
Summary
275(1)
Questions to Consider
276(1)
Key Concepts
276(1)
Recommended Readings
276(1)
References
277(1)
Integrative Models
278(16)
Eclecticism
279(1)
Selective Borrowing
280(1)
Specially Designed Integrative Models
281(7)
Comprehensive, Theoretically Inclusive Models
281(1)
The Metaframeworks Model
281(1)
Integrative Problem-Centered Therapy
282(1)
Models That Combine Two Distinct Approaches
283(1)
The Narrative Solutions Approach
283(2)
Integrative Couples Therapy
285(1)
Other Integrative Models
286(2)
Models Designed for Specific Clinical Problems
288(2)
Working with Family Violence
288(1)
Community Family Therapy
289(1)
Summary
290(1)
Questions to Consider
291(1)
Key Concepts
292(1)
Recommended Readings
292(1)
References
292(2)
PART IV The Evaluation of Family Therapy
Comparative Analysis
294(17)
Theoretical Formulations
294(7)
Families as Systems
294(1)
Stability and Change
294(2)
Process/Content
296(1)
Monadic, Dyadic, or Triadic Model
296(2)
The Nuclear Family in Context
298(1)
The Personal as Political
299(1)
Boundaries
300(1)
Normal Family Development
301(1)
Development of Behavior Disorders
302(2)
Inflexible Systems
302(1)
Pathologic Triangles
303(1)
Therapy
304(3)
Assessment
304(1)
Decisive Interventions
305(2)
Summary
307(2)
Questions to Consider
309(1)
Key Concepts
309(1)
Recommended Readings
310(1)
References
310(1)
Family Therapy Research: Empirical Foundations and Practice Implications
311(36)
Cynthia Rowe
Ligia Gomez
Howard Liddle
Family Therapy Outcomes
312(14)
Childhood and Adolescent Behavior Disorders
312(1)
Family Risk and Protective Factors for Behavior Problems
312(1)
Family-Based Interventions for Child Behavior Problems
312(1)
Engagement and Retention in Therapy
313(1)
Parent Management Training (PMT)
313(1)
Functional Family Therapy
314(1)
Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
315(1)
Family Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
315(1)
Family Risk and Protective Factors for Depression and Anxiety
315(1)
Family-Based Treatment for Child and Adolescent Emotional Problems
316(1)
Family-Based Treatment for Adult Depression and Anxiety
317(1)
Family Therapy for Substance Use Disorders
318(1)
Family Risk and Protective Factors for Substance Abuse
318(1)
Family-Based Interventions for Adolescent Substance Abuse
319(1)
Family-Based Interventions for Adult Substance Abuse
320(1)
Family Therapy for Schizophrenia
321(1)
Family Risk and Protective Factors for Schizophrenia
321(1)
Family-Based Interventions for Schizophrenia
321(2)
Family Therapy for Eating Disorders
323(1)
Family Risk and Protective Factors for Disordered Eating
323(1)
Family-Based Interventions for Eating Disorders
323(1)
Efficacy of Couples Therapy
324(2)
Family Therapy Process Research
326(5)
Identifying Mechanisms of Therapeutic Change in Family Therapy
326(1)
Process of Therapeutic Alliance Formation in Family Therapy
326(2)
Critical Change Events in Family Therapy
328(1)
Gender in the Process of Family Therapy
329(1)
Process Investigations in Family Therapy with Child and Adolescent Behavior Problems
329(2)
Conclusions and Future Directions
331(1)
Questions to Consider
332(1)
Key Concepts
332(1)
Recommended Readings
332(1)
References
333(14)
Appendix A Selected Readings 347(2)
Appendix B Careers and Training 349(7)
Name Index 356(8)
Subject Index 364


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