9780205827190

Family Therapy: Concepts & Methods

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    9780205827190

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    0205827195

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/1/2012
  • Publisher: PEARSON
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Summary

Mike Nichols' engaging yet thorough guide has long been the standard in family therapy. The author describes and analyzes the field of family therapy, covering its history, schools, and developments. Numerous cases help readers appy theories to real situations and make the text even more engaging. Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Describe clinical approaches Understand old and new developments in the field of family therapy Analyze successes and failures in research and the impact on current clinical practices Compare different schools of family therapy and explain the contemporary status of distinct schools of therapy

Author Biography

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 P.h.D. from the University of Rochester. He teaches and practices family therapy, and is the author of numerous journal articles and books, inlucdingInside 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

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART ONE THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY THERAPY  

 

Chapter 1  The Evolution of Family Therapy         

Chapter 2  Basic Techniques of Family Therapy    

Chapter 3  The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy Cybernetics   

 

PART TWO  THE CLASSIC SCHOOLS OF FAMILY THERAPY 

 

Chapter 4   Bowen Family Systems Therapy        

Chapter 5   Strategic Family Therapy

Chapter 6   Structural Family Therapy

Chapter 7   Experimental Family Therapy

Chapter 8   Psychoanalytic Family Therapy         

Chapter 9   Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy  

Chapter 10  Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century 

 

PART THREE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FAMILY THERAPY 

 

Chapter 11  Solution-focused Therapy      

Chapter 12  Narrative Therapy

Chapter 13  Comparative Analysis            

Chapter 14  Research on Family Intervention       

 


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART ONE  The Context of Family Therapy

 

Introduction   The Foundations of Family Therapy

The Myth of the Hero         

Psychotherapeutic Sanctuary        

Family versus Individual Therapy    

Psychology and Social Context      

Thinking in Lines, Thinking in Circles

The Power of Family Therapy        

Recommended Readings      

 

Chapter 1: The Evolution of Family Therapy     

The Undeclared War 

Small Group Dynamics         

The Child Guidance Movement       

Research on Family Dynamics and the Etiology of Schizophrenia 

Gregory Bateson–Palo Alto 

Theodore Lidz–Yale 

Lyman Wynne–National Institute of Mental Health

Role Theorists

Marriage Counseling  

From Research to Treatment: The Pioneers of Family Therapy    

John Bell       

Palo Alto       

Murray Bowen

Nathan Ackerman     

Carl Whitaker 

Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy      

Salvador Minuchin    

Other Early Centers of Family Therapy

The Golden Age of Family Therapy  

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

Chapter 2: Basic Techniques of Family Therapy          

Getting Started       

The Initial Telephone Call    

The First Interview   

The Early Phase of Treatment       

The Middle Phase of Treatment      

Termination   

Family Assessment   

The Presenting Problem

Understanding the Referral Route   

Identifying the Systemic Context   

Stage of the Life Cycle       

Family Structure      

Communication        

Drug and Alcohol Abuse      

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse 

Extramarital Affairs   

Gender

Culture         

The Ethical Dimension         

Family Therapy with Specific Presenting Problems 

Marital Violence       

Sexual Abuse of Children     

Working with Managed Care 

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

Chapter 3: The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy C ybernetics     

Systems Theory      

General Systems Theory     

Social Constructionism        

Constructivism        

Attachment Theory  

Conclusions   

The Working Concepts of Family Therapy  

Interpersonal Context         

Complementarity      

Circular Causality     

Triangles      

Process/Content      

Family Structure

Family Life Cycle      

Resistance    

Family Narratives     

Gender

Culture         

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

P ART TWO The Classic Schools of Family Therapy

 

Chapter 4: Bowen Family Systems Therapy      

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations     

Differentiation of Self

Emotional Triangles  

Multigenerational Emotional Processes      

Sibling Position        

Emotional Cutoff      

Societal Emotional Process  

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy     

Conditions for Behavior Change      

Therapy       

Assessment   

Therapeutic Techniques      

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results     

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

Chapter 5: Strategic Family Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations     

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy     

Conditions for Behavior Change      

Therapy       

Assessment   

Therapeutic Techniques      

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results     

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

Chapter 6: Structural Family Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations     

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy     

Conditions for Behavior Change      

Therapy       

Assessment   

Therapeutic Techniques      

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results     

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

Chapter 7: Experimental Family Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations     

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy     

Conditions for Behavior Change      

Therapy       

Assessment   

Therapeutic Techniques      

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results     

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

Chapter 8: Psychoanalytic Family Therapy                    

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations     

Freudian Drive Psychology   

Self Psychology       

Object Relations Theory      

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy     

Conditions for Behavior Change      

Therapy       

Assessment   

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results     

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

Chapter 9: Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy        

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations     

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy     

Conditions for Behavior Change      

Therapy       

Behavioral Parent Training   

Behavioral Couples Therapy 

The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Family Therapy     

Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction   

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results     

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

Chapter 1 0: Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century      

Erosion of Boundaries  

Postmodernism        

The Feminist Critique

Feminist Family Therapy      

Social Constructionism and the Narrative Revolution       

Family Violence        

Multiculturalism        

Race  

Poverty and Social Class     

Gay and Lesbian Rights       

Advances in Neuroscience   

Spirituality    

Tailoring Treatment to Populations and Problems  

Single-Parent Families        

African American Families    

Gay and Lesbian Families     

Sex and the Internet

Home-Based Services         

Medical Family Therapy and Psychoeducation      

Psychoeducation and Schizophrenia

Medical Family Therapy       

Relationship Enrichment Programs   

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

P ART THREE  Recent Developments in Family Therapy

 

Chapter 1 1: Solution-focused Therapy  

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations     

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy     

Conditions for Behavior Change      

Therapy       

Assessment   

Therapeutic Techniques      

Taking a Break and Giving Feedback

Later Sessions         

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results     

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

Chapter 1 2: Narrative Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations     

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy     

Conditions for Behavior Change      

Therapy       

Assessment   

Therapeutic Techniques      

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results     

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

Chapter 1 3: Comparative Analysis         

Theoretical Formulations     

Families as Systems 

Stability and Change

Process/Content      

Monadic, Dyadic, or Triadic Models 

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Inflexible Systems    

Pathologic Triangles

Therapy       

Assessment   

Decisive Interventions        

 

INTEGRATIVE MODELS        

Eclecticism    

Selective Borrowing  

Specially Designed Integrative Models       

Integrative Problem Centered Metaframeworks

The Narrative Solutions Approach

Integrative Couples Therapy

Dialectical Behaviorism

Other Integrative Models

Models Designed for Specific Clinical Problems

Working with Family Violence

Community Family Therapy  

Summary      

Recommended Readings      

References    

 

Chapter 1 4: Research on Family Intervention  

Research and Practice: Worlds Apart

Methodological Challenges in Studying the Effectiveness of Family Therapy

Research Findings on the Effectiveness of Family Focused Interventions

Family Therapy Process Research   

Future Directions

Recommended Readings      

References    

Appendix A     RECOMMENDED READINGS   

Appendix B     GLOSSARY    

Name Index   

Subject Index

 

 

 

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