Family Therapy Review: Contrasting Contemporary Models

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-08-09
  • Publisher: Routledge
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How many answers can one problem generate? Dr. Rambo, an experienced professor of a COAMFTE accredited master's program, Dr. West, President of the AAMFT Regulatory Board, Dr. Schooley, past president of FAMFT, and Tommie Boyd, an experienced chair and professor, begin to answer this question in an edited text that introduces a basic case example that prominent practitioners from each model of family therapy examine. Readers will see what questions are asked from each model's perspective, how practitioners of one model will define the problem versus how practitioners of another model might see the situation differently, and so on. Students will be able to apply the different perspectives gained in this text to the national marriage and family therapy licensing exam.

Table of Contents

Editor and Contributor Biographiesp. xv
Introduction: About this Bookp. xxvii
The Common Case and Questionsp. xxxi
About the Field of Family Therapyp. 1
What is Family Therapy? Underlying Premisesp. 3
What Does it Take to be a "Good" Family Therapist? Questions of Competencep. 9
The Changing MFT Profession: Regulation, Technology, and Examinationp. 11
Culture and Diversity: A Lifelong Journeyp. 17
Evidence and Efficacy Issuesp. 25
Faith and Spirituality Issuesp. 33
Family Therapy Modelsp. 39
Psychoanalytic/Experiential Modelsp. 41
A Brief History of Psychoanalytic/Experiential Modelsp. 43
A Systematic Practice Influenced by Selected Psychoanalytic Ideasp. 45
Using Family Therapy la Carl Whitakerp. 51
Virginia Satir's Growth Model: Therapy as Intra- and Interpersonal Communicationp. 54
Practitioner's Perspective: Practicing Psychoanalytic and Experiential Therapies Todayp. 58
Compare and Contrast: Psychoanalytic and Experiential Modelsp. 60
Intergenerational Modelsp. 63
A Brief History of Integenerational Modelsp. 65
Bowen Family Systems Therapyp. 67
Contextual Family Therapyp. 72
Practitioner's Perspective: Integenerational Models and Organizational Consultingp. 76
Compare and Contrast: Intergenerational Modelsp. 79
Structural and Strategic Modelsp. 81
A Brief History of Structural/Strategic Modelsp. 83
Ecosystemic Family Therapyp. 86
Strategic Family Therapyp. 89
Multidimensional Family Therapy: A Science-Based, Developmental Approach for Adolescent Problemsp. 94
Multisystemic Family Therapyp. 100
Functional Family Therapyp. 104
Brief Strategic Family Therapyp. 108
Practitioner's Perspective: Fridays with Minuchinp. 114
Compare and Contrast: Structural/Strategic Modelsp. 116
Brief Therapy Modelsp. 119
A Brief History of Brief Therapyp. 121
Hypnosis and Brief Family Therapyp. 123
MRI Brief Therapyp. 129
Solution-Focused Brief Therapyp. 133
Post-Milan Systemic Therapyp. 136
Practitioner's Perspective: MRI Brief Therapy Todayp. 141
Compare and Contrast: Brief Therapy Modelsp. 144
Narrative Modelsp. 147
A Brief History of Narrative Modelsp. 149
Narrative Family Therapyp. 151
"Just Therapy"p. 156
Practitioner's Perspective: Narrative Therapy as an Essential Tool in Conflict and Trauma Resolutionp. 161
Compare and Contrast: Narrative Modelsp. 163
Collaborative Modelsp. 167
A Brief History of Collaborative Modelsp. 169
Collaborative Therapyp. 171
A Sea of Ideas on the Reflecting Process: Reflective Techniques in Community Engagement: A Collaborative Recovery Modelp. 176
Practitioner's Perspective: HGI and Beyondp. 181
Compare and Contrast: Collaborative Approachesp. 184
Integrative Modelsp. 187
A Brief History of Integrative Modelsp. 189
The Narrative Solutions Approachp. 191
Internal Family Systemsp. 196
Psychoeducational Family Therapyp. 199
A Brief History of Psychoeducational Family Therapyp. 201
Psychoeducation in Family Therapyp. 203
Couples Therapy, Separately Consideredp. 207
Couples Versus Family Therapy: Is there Such a Dichotomy?p. 209
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapyp. 213
Cognitive Behavioral Couples Therapyp. 218
Behavioral Martial Therapy, Third Wavep. 221
Gottman Couples Therapyp. 227
Pragmatic/Experiential Therapy for Couplesp. 230
Brief Sex Therapyp. 234
Compare and Contrast: Specific Couples Therapy Approachesp. 237
A Final Note: Choosing a Model or Modelsp. 239
Applicationsp. 241
Introductionp. 243
Medical Family Therapy: An Overviewp. 244
Family Therapy in Schoolsp. 247
Working with Military Familiesp. 250
Family Therapy and Family Businessp. 253
Horses and Families: Bringing Equine-Assisted Approaches to Family Therapyp. 256
Family Therapy and Corporate Americap. 259
International Family Therapyp. 262
Family Therapy and Collaborative Family Lawp. 265
Indexp. 269
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