The Essentials of Family Therapy

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This second edition of The Essentials of Family Therapy examines the rich history, classic schools, and latest developments of family therapy while emphasizing clinical practice. Similar to another classic work from the same authors, titled Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, Sixth Edition this volume contains up-to-date descriptions of the latest models; expanded coverage of basic clinical practice; new material on research, ethics, and diversity; and a thorough, consistent emphasis on clinical techniques throughout. The Essentials of Family Therapy contains less history and theory than its larger predecessor, and highlights the accomplishments and techniques of successful contemporaries in the field.

Table of Contents

The Context of Family Therapy
The Foundations of Family Therapyp. 1
The Evolution of Family Therapyp. 7
Getting Started in Family Therapy: Basic Techniquesp. 36
The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapyp. 58
The Classic Schools of Family Therapy
Bowen Family Systems Therapyp. 83
Strategic Family Therapyp. 103
Structural Family Therapyp. 127
Experiential Family Therapyp. 147
Psychoanalytic Family Therapyp. 167
Cognitive-Behavior Family Therapyp. 189
Recent Developments in Family Therapy
Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 212
Solution-Focused Therapyp. 234
Narrative Therapyp. 249
Integrative Modelsp. 264
The Evaluation of Family Therapy
Comparative Analysisp. 280
Advances in Family Therapy Researchp. 298
App. A: Selected readingsp. 329
App. B: Careers and Trainingp. 331
Author Indexp. 339
Subject Indexp. 350
Creditsp. 363
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