Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, Sixth Edition

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9780205359059: Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, Sixth Edition

The Sixth Edition of this best selling text continues to be the most comprehensive and timely text available, now with greater emphasis on the clinical practice of family therapy. Real-life case material and a comprehensive look at all major schools and developments in family therapy make this the text of choice for family therapy courses across the country. Highlights of the Sixth Edition: *Includes expanded coverage of professional ethics, reflecting the need for students to have increased awareness of professional issues in family therapy. *Includes a new section on the unique issues family therapists encounter when providing home-based services. *Offers expanded coverage of the latest approaches to family therapy, including solution-focused, narrative, and integrative models. *More case studies throughout the text help students understand the link between history, theory, and practice. Includes a brand new research chapter by Howard Liddle, a leading researcher in the field (Ch. 16).

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"Major strengths of this book  include: the chapters are well organized, well written and comprehensive; the examples are outstanding, relevant and timely; the text is extremely "teachable". I enjoyed reading this truly outstanding text and plan to adopt it as a required text for my course."
–Stephen Brannen, Southwest Missouri State University

"We use the current edition of  Nichols/Schwartz Family Therapy in all sections of graduate Family Practice, because it is comprehensive; student friendly; and well balanced between  theory and practice content. The authors filter in the differences and uniqueness of family therapy versus other forms of treatment with individuals and groups. We plan to adopt the new edition when it's ready."
–Maria Napoli, Arizona State University

"The writing style is excellent, much better than the book I'm currently using. I especially like part two of the book, where the format allows students to  compare and contrast the various schools of therapy. It also has excellent coverage of the use of assessment of families,  as well as the ethics involved in treating families, in particular the limits of confidentiality when working with multiple members of a family. I will definitely consider adopting this for my course."
–Marilyn Paavola, University of Tennessee.

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