Doing Family Therapy, Third Edition Craft and Creativity in Clinical Practice

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-05-18
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • We Buy This Book Back!
    In-Store Credit: $8.40
    Check/Direct Deposit: $8.00
    PayPal: $8.00
List Price: $48.00 Save up to $4.80
  • Rent Book $43.20
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Featuring rich case examples, this book has helped tens of thousands of students and therapists build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the full range of issues that families bring to therapy. Rather than advocating one best approach, Robert Taibbi shows that there are multiple ways to guide families and harness their strengths. The book maps out the challenges and process of the beginning, middle, and end stages of treatment; presents creative strategies for assessment and intervention with parents and kids of all ages; analyzes how working with individuals can effect helpful changes in couples and families; and offers practical tips for overcoming common roadblocks. End-of-chapter reflection questions and experiential exercises encourage readers to develop their own clinical style.

New to This Edition
*Reflects the author's clinical experience and recent advances in the field.
*Extensively revised chapter on core concepts: process, patterns, problems, and resistance.
*More detailed recommendations for conducting the first session and doing assessments.
*Quick-reference guidelines for treating frequently encountered adolescent problems.

See also the author's Doing Couple Therapy, Second Edition: Craft and Creativity in Work with Intimate Partners.

Author Biography

Robert Taibbi, LCSW, has more than 40 years' experience as a clinician, supervisor, and clinical director, primarily in community mental health, and is currently in private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the author of several books, including Doing Couple Therapy, as well as over 300 magazine and journal articles, and writes a column entitled Fixing Families for Psychology Today online. He provides training both nationally and internationally in couple therapy, family therapy, brief therapy, and clinical supervision.

Table of Contents

1. Family Therapy: Welcome to Oz
2. Core Concepts: Process, Patterns, Problems, and Resistance
3. The Basic Six
4. In the Beginning: Great Expectations
5. In the Beginning: Running the Sessions
6. The Middle Stage: Are We There Yet?
7. Endings: Enough Already?
8. Billy Has a Problem: Kids in the Family
9. Billy: The Story Continues—In the Middle of the Middle
10. “See How She Treats Me!”: The Parent–Adolescent Struggle
11. The Parent–Adolescent Struggle II: The Return of Ms. Harris and Ellen
12. Getting to the Core: Couple Work in Family Therapy
13. The Power of One: Individual Work in a Family Context
14. Staying Sane: Survival Tips for Therapists
Suggested Reading

Rewards Program

Write a Review