Family Therapy : Models and Techniques

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/29/2010
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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This text will provide a comprehensive overview of traditional and evolving theoretical models of family therapy and intervention techniques. The objective of this text is to enable a student to gain beginning proficiency as a family therapist along with understanding the impact of a client's race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender issues, age, socioeconomic status, disability, and differences from the 'útraditional'Ě family on family assessment and intervention. The book has six goals, as follows: (1) acquaint students with the theoretical underpinnings of various approaches to assessing and intervening with families (2) assist students in understanding the similarities, differences and strategies of change among the major models of family therapy (3) introduce the student to the current available research on the effectiveness of different approaches to family intervention (4) help students assess family functioning from a life cycle perspective and make a valid plan, taking into account client's race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender issues, age, socioeconomic status, disability, and differences from the 'útraditional'Ě family (5) help students develop techniques and strategies related to stages of the intervention in family therapy (6) enable the student to critique the appropriateness of the theoretical models and its intervention techniques according to family developmental factors as well as the particular needs of the family.Features:(1) Comprehensive coverage of familty therapy theory and research2) Presentation of clinical process issues unique to family therapy(3) Inclusion of family live cycle and developement issues and the impact on family assessment and treatment planning(4) Interventions in diverse family structures(5) Interventions with special family issues such as substance abuse, domestic violence and poverty(6) An emphasis throughout on helping students to develop beginning competencies in family therapy practice(7) Numerous case examples

Table of Contents

Introduction and Background
The History of Family Therapy: Conceptual and Clinical Influences
The Ecology of Families: A Systems/Developmental Perspective
Ethnicity and Family Life
Models of Family Therapy
Communications/Humanistic Family Therapy
Family of Origin Family Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
Strategic Family Therapy
Solution-Focused Family Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy
Narrative Family Therapy
Clinical Issues in Family Therapy
Phases of Family Therapy
Families in Transition: Alternative Family Patterns
Family Stress, Crisis, and Trauma: Building Family Resilience
Family Therapy Research: Implications for the Practicing Family Therapist
AAMFT Code of Ethics
About the Authors
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