9780205359059

Family Therapy : Concepts and Methods

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205359059

  • ISBN10:

    0205359051

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods is the most comprehensive and timely family therapy text available, now with greater emphasis on the clinical practice of family therapy. the sixth edition offers a thorough presentation of the history, theory, and practice of family therapy, with expanded coverage of clinical practice, professional ethics, and home-based services. Case studies throughout the book help readers understand concepts in action.

Author Biography

Michael P. Nichols is a Professor at the College of William and Mary.

Table of Contents

Most chapters conclude with a “Summary.”

Each chapter concludes with “Recommended Readings” and “References.”

Timeline

Foreword, by Salvador Minuchin, M.D.

Preface.

I. THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY THERAPY.

1. The Foundations of Family Therapy.
The Myth of the Hero.
Psychotherapeutic Sanctuary.
Family versus Individual Therapy.
Psychology and Social Context.
The Power of Family Therapy.
Thinking in Lines: Thinking in Circles.

2. The Evolution of Family Therapy.
The Undeclared War.
Small Group Dynamics.
The Child Guidance Movement.
The Influence of Social Work.
Research on Family Dynamics and the Etiology of Schizophrenia.
Marriage Counseling.
From Research to Treatment: The Pioneers of Family Therapy.
The Golden Age of Family Therapy.

3. Early Models and Basic Techniques: Group Process and Communications Analysis.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions for Behavior Change.
Techniques.
Lessons from the Early Models.
Systems Anxiety.
The Stages of Family Therapy.
Family Assessment.
Working with Managed Care.

4. The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy.
Cybernetics.
Systems Theory.
Social Constructionism.
Attachment Theory.
Conclusions.
The Working Concepts of Family Therapy.

II. THE CLASSIC SCHOOLS OF FAMILY THERAPY.

5. Bowen Family Systems Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions for Behavior Change.
Therapy.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.

6. Strategic Family Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions for Behavior Change.
Therapy.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.

7. Structural Family Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions for Behavior Change.
Therapy.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.

8. Psychoanalytic Family Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions of Behavior Change.
Techniques.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.

9. Experiential Family Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions for Behavior Change.
Therapy.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.

10.Psychoanalytic Family Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions for Behavior Change.
Therapy.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.

11. 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.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.

III. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FAMILY THERAPY.

12. Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century.
Erosion of Boundaries.
Postmodernism.
The Feminist Critique
Social Constructionism and the Narrative Revolution.
Family Therapy's Answer to Managed Care: Solution-Focused Therapy.
Multiculturalism.
Race.
Poverty and Social Class.
Gay and Lesbian Issues.
Spirituality.
Tailoring Treatments to Populations and Problems.
Home-Based Services.
Medical Family Therapy and Psychoeducation.
Managed Care.
Collaborative, Conversational Approaches.
Conclusions.

13. Solution-Focused Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions for Behavior Change.
Therapy.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.

14. Narrative Therapy.
Sketches of Leading Figures.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions for Behavior Change.
Therapy.
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results.

15. Integrative Models.
Eclecticism.
Selective Borrowing.
Specially Designed Integrative Models.

16. Comparative Analysis.
Theoretical Formulations.
Normal Family Development.
Development of Behavior Disorders.
Goals of Therapy.
Conditions for Behavior Change.
Therapy.

17. Family Therapy Research: Science into Practice, Practice into Science.

Appendix A: Recommended Readings.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Appendix C: Careers and Training.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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