Family Therapy : Concepts and Methods

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Michael P. Nichols is a Professor at the College of William and Mary.

Family Therapy: Concepts & Methods is the definitive classic text in the field of Family Therapy. It was the first textbook written for family therapy, and it continues to be the most authoritative and comprehensive.

By covering all major schools and developments in family therapy, students receive a thorough grounding in the profession. Numerous case studies throughout the text help students understand the link between history, theory, and practice.

"Nichols work, now in the 9th edition, is a seminal work in family therapy. This new edition has some extra-features, which make it even more desirable than the 8th. It is more sympathetic to the postmodern therapies (solutions-focused, narrative), which I either practice or have been heavily influenced by ". By Sean M. McLaughlin "Sean Michael McLaughlin - Pastoral Counselor and Solutions-Focused Brief Therapist"

Table of Contents

Major Events in the History of Family Therapy
The Context of Family Therapy
Introduction: The Foundations of Family Therapyp. 1
The Evolution of Family Therapyp. 11
Lessons From the Early Models: Group Process and Communications Analysisp. 49
Basic Techniques of Family Therapyp. 65
The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapyp. 97
The Classic Schools of Family Therapy
Bowen Family Systems Therapyp. 125
Strategic Family Therapyp. 155
Structural Family Therapyp. 183
Experiential Family Therapyp. 211
Psychoanalytic Family Therapyp. 237
Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapyp. 265
Recent Developements in Family Therapy
Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 299
Solution-Focused Therapyp. 345
Narrative Therapyp. 375
Integrative Modelsp. 399
The Evaluation of Family Therapy
Comparative Analysisp. 421
Research on Family Intervention: Family Treatment and Prevention Programsp. 445
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Informative July 31, 2011
This textbook is thorough and informative. This textbook not only explores the history of the theory, it provides examples of how the theory is used and an ample number case studies for each theory. Gives very good descriptions of family and couples therapy theories and techniques. It is the right choice if you are trying to get familiar with this area. I received this cheap textbook within days. Seller was good, I give my highest recommendation.
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