Theory and Practice of Family Therapy and Counseling

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-01
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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A model for successful integration of multiple points of view, James R. Bitter's THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FAMILY COUNSELING AND THERAPY supports the development of personal, professional, and ethical family practice. The text's concrete, empirically based approaches, as well as diagnostics and visual tools, allow you to observe others in groups. Case studies, sample dialogues, and exercises help you to apply the concepts you've learned.

Table of Contents

Basic Issues In The Practice Of Family Therapy And Counseling
Introduction and Overview
The Family Practitioner as Person and Professional
Virtue, Ethics, and Legality in Family Practice
Theories And Techniques Of Family Therapy And Counseling--Introducing The Quest Family
Multigenerational Family Therapy
Adlerian Family Therapy
Human Validation Process Model
Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
Strategic Family Therapy
Solution-focused/Solution-oriented Therapy
Postmodernism, Social Construction, and Narratives in Family Therapy
Feminist Family Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy
Parenting for the 21st Century
Integration And Application
Integration I: From Self-Discovery to Family Practice: Forming a Relationship and Family Assessment
Integration II: Shared Meaning, Tailoring Interventions, and Facilitating Change--plus Integrative Family Therapy with the Quest Family
Summary and Review of Family Models
Index for Ethical Codes of the Helping Professions
Author Index
Subject Index
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