Michael P. Nichols is a Professor at the College of William and Mary.
Family Therapy: Concepts & Methods is the definitive classic text in the field of Family Therapy. It was the first textbook written for family therapy, and it continues to be the most authoritative and comprehensive.
By covering all major schools and developments in family therapy, students receive a thorough grounding in the profession. Numerous case studies throughout the text help students understand the link between history, theory, and practice.
"Nichols work, now in the 9th edition, is a seminal work in family therapy. This new edition has some extra-features, which make it even more desirable than the 8th. It is more sympathetic to the postmodern therapies (solutions-focused, narrative), which I either practice or have been heavily influenced by ". By Sean M. McLaughlin "Sean Michael McLaughlin - Pastoral Counselor and Solutions-Focused Brief Therapist"
|Major Events in the History of Family Therapy|
|The Context of Family Therapy|
|Introduction: The Foundations of Family Therapy||p. 1|
|The Evolution of Family Therapy||p. 11|
|Lessons From the Early Models: Group Process and Communications Analysis||p. 49|
|Basic Techniques of Family Therapy||p. 65|
|The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy||p. 97|
|The Classic Schools of Family Therapy|
|Bowen Family Systems Therapy||p. 125|
|Strategic Family Therapy||p. 155|
|Structural Family Therapy||p. 183|
|Experiential Family Therapy||p. 211|
|Psychoanalytic Family Therapy||p. 237|
|Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy||p. 265|
|Recent Developements in Family Therapy|
|Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century||p. 299|
|Solution-Focused Therapy||p. 345|
|Narrative Therapy||p. 375|
|Integrative Models||p. 399|
|The Evaluation of Family Therapy|
|Comparative Analysis||p. 421|
|Research on Family Intervention: Family Treatment and Prevention Programs||p. 445|
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