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Family Therapy : Concepts and Methods

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I rented this textbook from ecampus but I think I'm going to buy it since I want to keep it. This textbook proved very useful because as a text for information on working with families. I found the information in the chapters set-up in a way that was very effective. This comprehensive examination of all the major schools and developments in family therapy gives students a thorough grounding in the profession. I think this book will be an excellent reference throughout my future career.






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Summary

Family Therapy: Concepts & Methods is the definitive, classic in the field and covers all the major schools and developments in Family Therapy.

Just some of the features that make this book so widely used -

-Brief biographies and photos of some of the leading family therapists of the twentieth century

-Extensive coverage of professional ethics, reflecting the need for students to have increased awareness of professional issues in family therapy

-Unique issues family therapists encounter when providing home-based services

-Latest research and data - often before that research is published in other forums

The Ninth Editon continues this tradition with many exciting revisions including:

-several new case studies

-a new summary of major theoretical concepts

-a new section on working with common forms of family trianges

-new sections on Sex and the Internet and Neuroscience and Relationships

-and much more!

Family Therapy: Concepts & Methods is the definitive classic text in the field of Family Therapy. This comprehensive examination of all the major schools and developments in family therapy gives students a thorough grounding in the profession. Numerous case studies throughout help students understand the link between history, theory, and practice.

Table of Contents

Major Events in the History of Family Therapy

Foreword, by Salvador Minuchin, M.D

Preface


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


1 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

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


2 Lessons from the Early Models: 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

Recommended Readings

References


3 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 Involvements

Gender Issues

Cultural Factors

The Ethical Dimension

Family Therapy with Specific Presenting Problems

Marital Violence

Sexual Abuse of Children

Working with Managed Care

Summary

Recommended Readings

References


4 The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy

Cybernetics

Systems Theory

General Systems Theory

Social Constructionism

Constructivism

The Social Construction of Reality

Attachment Theory

Conclusions

The Working Concepts of Family Therapy

Interpersonal Context

Complementarity

Circular Causality

Triangles

Process/Content

Family Structure

The Meaning (Function) of Symptoms

Family Life Cycle 

Resistance

Family Narratives

Gender

Culture

Summary

Recommended Readings  

References

Part Two      The Classic Schools of Family Therapy

5 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


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 

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References 


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 

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References 


8 Experiential 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 


9 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

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References 


10 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


Part Three     Recent Developments in Family Therapy

11 Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century

Erosion of Boundaries

Postmodernism

The Feminist Critique

Feminist Family Therapy

Social Constructionism and the Narrative Revolution

Family Therapy’s Answer to Managed Care: Solution-Focused Therapy

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


12 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

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results

Summary

Recommended Readings

References 


13 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

14 Integrative Models

Eclecticism

Selective Borrowing

Specially Designed Integrative Models

Comprehensive, Theoretically Inclusive Models

Models That Combine Two Distinct Approaches

Models Designed for Specific Clinical Problems

Community Family Therapy

Summary

Recommended Readings

References 


Part Four   The Evaluation of Family Therapy

15 Comparative Analysis

Theoretical Formulations

Families as Systems

Stability and Change

Process/Content

Monadic, Dyadic, or Triadic Model

The Nuclear Family in Context

The Personal as Political

Boundaries

Normal Family Development

Development of Behavior Disorders

Inflexible Systems

The Function of Symptoms

Underlying Dynamics

Pathologic Triangles

Goals of Therapy

Conditions for Behavior Change

Action or Insight?

Resistance

Therapy

Assessment

Decisive Interventions

Summary

Recommended Readings

References


16 Research on Family Intervention: Family Treatment and Prevention Programs

George W. Howe, Kristin Olson, and Erin Kelley

The Evolution of Family-Focused Interventions

Family Therapy for Patients with Diagnosable Psychopathology

Children with Behavior and Conduct Problems

Troubled Marriages

Families Faced with Challenges

Characterizing Family-Focused Interventions

The Emergence of Scientific Methods for Studying Program Effectiveness

Scientific Methods for Testing the Effectiveness of Family-Focused Interventions

Specifying the Intervention

Choosing the Sample

Choosing the Comparison Condition

Assignment to Condition

Measurement of Outcomes

Assessing Change

Combining Results from Multiple Studies 

Research Findings on the Effectiveness of Family-Focused Intervention

Family Interventions for Individual Disorders

Child and Adolescent Disorders

Adult Disorders

Family Interventions for Relationship Disorders

Disorders of Attachment

Child Maltreatment

Couples Conflict

Interventions to Help Families Weather Adversity and High-Risk Transitions

Programs to Help Families Make Normative Developmental Transitions

Effectiveness of Programs Helping Families Cope with Severe Stress or Adversity

Summary

Family Intervention Process Research

Process Research Methods

The Therapeutic Alliance

Critical Events and Change Points

Summary

Conclusions and Future Directions

Recommended Readings

References


Appendix A    Recommended Readings

Appendix B    Glossary

Appendix C    Careers and Training





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