9780205858804

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    9780205858804

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    0205858805

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2/13/2013
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Illustrates family therapy techniques. 

 

With its clinical focus and extremely practical presentation, The Essentials of Family Therapy, 6/e examines the rich history, classic schools, and latest developments in family therapy. The sixth edition is edited to focus more on the contemporary clinical practice and case studies illustrating family therapy techniques. Written by a leading family therapist, descriptions of the various models are based on actual experience.

 

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Utilize various family therapy techniques.
  • Recognize the techniques of successful contemporaries in the field.
  • Understand why research has failed to influence clinical practice.  

Author Biography

Michael P. Nichols has been a leading teacher and practitioner of family therapy for 40 years. He trained with Salvador Minuchin and Murray Brown and has worked with many leaders of the various schools. He’s written a number of books, including the most respected textbook in family therapy, Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, as well as the best-selling The Lost Art of Listening, and, most recently, Assessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to System (with Salvador Minuchin and Wai-Yung Lee). He currently teaches at the College of William and Mary. He is also a national champion powerlifter.

 

Table of Contents

 

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 

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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part One: The Context of Family Therapy

 

Chapter 1:     The Foundations of Family Therapy

Chapter 2:     The Evolution of Family Therapy

Chapter 3:     Basic Techniques of Family Therapy

Chapter 4:     The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy

 

Part Two: The Classic Schools of Family Therapy

 

Chapter 5:     Bowen Family Systems Therapy

Chapter 6:     Strategic Family Therapy

Chapter 7:     Structural Family Therapy

Chapter 8:     Experiential Family Therapy

Chapter 9:     Psychoanalytic Family Therapy

Chapter 10:   Cognitive-Behavior Family Therapy

 

Part Three: Recent Developments in Family Therapy

 

Chapter 11:   Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century

Chapter 12:   Solution-Focused Therapy

Chapter 13:   Narrative Therapy

 

Part Four: The Evaluation of Family Therapy

 

Chapter 14:   Comparative Analysis

Chapter 15:   Research on Family Intervention

 

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  FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part One: The Context of Family Therapy

 

Chapter 1:     The Foundations of Family Therapy

The Myth of the Hero

Psychotherapeutic Sanctuary

Family Versus Individual Therapy

The Power of Family Therapy

 

Chapter 2:     The Evolution of Family Therapy

The Undeclared War

Small Group Dynamics

The Child Guidance Movement

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

 

Chapter 3:     Basic Techniques of Family Therapy

The Stages of Family Therapy

Family Assessment

The Ethical Dimension

Family Therapy with Specific Presenting Problems

 

Chapter 4:     The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy

Cybernetics

Systems Theory

Social Constructionism

Attachment Theory

The Working Concepts of Family Therapy

 

Part Two: The Classic Schools of Family Therapy

 

Chapter 5:     Bowen Family Systems Therapy

Evolution of the Model

The Basic Model

Therapy

Current Status of the Model

 

Chapter 6:     Strategic Family Therapy

Evolution of the Model

The Basic Model

Current Status of the Model

 

Chapter 7:     Structural Family Therapy

Evolution of the Model

The Basic Model

Therapy

Current Status of the Model

 

Chapter 8:     Experiential Family Therapy

Evolution of the Model

The Basic Model

Therapy

 

Chapter 9:     Psychoanalytic Family Therapy

Evolution of the Model

The Basic Model

Therapy

Current Status of the Model

 

Chapter 10:   Cognitive-Behavior Family Therapy

Evolution of the Model

The Basic Model

Therapy

Current Status of the Model

 

Part Three: Recent Developments in Family Therapy

 

Chapter 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 Violence

Multiculturalism

Race

Poverty and Social Class

Gay and Lesbian Rights

Advances in Neuroscience

Spirituality

Tailoring Treatment to Populations and Problems

Home-Based Services

Psychoeducation and Medical Family Therapy

Relationship Enrichment Programs

 

Chapter 12:   Solution-Focused Therapy

Accentuating the Positive

Evolution of the Model

The Basic Model

Therapy

Current Status of the Model

 

Chapter 13:   Narrative Therapy

Evolution of the Model

The Basic Model

Therapy

Current Status of the Model

 

Part Four: The Evaluation of Family Therapy

 

Chapter 14:   Comparative Analysis

Theoretical Formulations

Normal Family Development

Development of Behavior Disorders

Therapy

Integrative Models

 

Chapter 15:   Research on Family Intervention

The Science of Clinical Practice

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

Rewards Program

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