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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Major Events in the History of Family Therapy - A foreword by Salvador Minuchin, M.D. Preface Part One - The Context of Family Therapy Introduction The Foundations of Family Therapy The Myth of the Hero Psychotherapeutic Sanctuary Family versus Individual Therapy Psychology and Social Context Thinking in Lines, Thinking in Circles The Power of Family Therapy Recommended Readings References Chapter 1 - The Evolution of Family Therapy The Undeclared War Small Group Dynamics The Child Guidance Movement The Influence of Social Work Research on Family Dynamics and the Etiology of Schizophrenia Gregory Bateson Palo Alto Theodore Lidz Yale Lyman Wynne National Institute of Mental Health Role Theorists Marriage Counseling From Research to Treatment: The Pioneers of Family Therapy John Bell Palo Alto Murray Bowen Nathan Ackerman Carl Whitaker Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy Salvador Minuchin Other Early Centers of Family Therapy The Golden Age of Family Therapy Summary Recommended Readings References Chapter 2- Lessons from the Early Models: Group Process and Communications Analysis Sketches of Leading Figures Theoretical Formulations Normal Family Development Development of Behavior Disorders Goals of Therapy Conditions for Behavior Change Techniques Summary Lessons from the Early Models Systems Anxiety Recommended Readings References Chapter 3 - Basic Techniques of Family Therapy Getting Started The Initial Telephone Call The First Interview The Early Phase of Treatment The Middle Phase of Treatment Termination Family Assessment The Presenting Problem Understanding the Referral Route Identifying the Systemic Context Stage of the Life Cycle Family Structure Communication Drug and Alcohol Abuse Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Extamarital Involvements Gender Issues Cultural Factors The Ethical Dimension Family Therapy with Specific Presenting Problems Marital Violence Sexual Abuse of Children Working with Managed Care Summary Recommended Readings References Chapter 4 - The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy Cybernetics Systems Theory General Systems Theory Social Constructionism Constructivism The Social Construction of Reality Attachment Theory Conclusions The Working Concepts of Family Therapy Interpersonal Context Complementarity Circular Causality Triangles Process/Content Family Structure The Meaning (Function) of Symptoms Family Life Cycle Resistance Family Narratives Gender Culture Summary Recommended Readings References Part Two - The Classic Schools of Family Therapy Chapter 5 - Bowen Family Systems Therapy Sketches of Leading Figures Theoretical Formulations Differentiation of Self Emotional Triangles Nuclear Family Emotional Process Family Projection Process Multigenerational Transmission Process Sibling Position Emotional Cutoff Societal Emotional Process Normal Family Development Development of Behavior Disorders Goals of Therapy Conditions for Behavior Change. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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 authoritive and comprehensive. The eighth edition continues this tradition and contains significantly revised and improved chapters on the latest models of family therapy.

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Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods is the definitive classic text in the field of family therapy. The first textbook written for family therapy, 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.

 

New to This Edition:

 

At the heart of the changes in this new edition of Family Therapy are Chapters 6 and 7 on solution-focused and narrative therapy. These chapters have been completely revamped and expanded, taking a more sympathetic, detailed approach to  these therapies and including much new case material.

 

Other changes in the new edition include:

  • NEW! Chapter 4 discusses the basic techniques of family therapy 
  • Expanded coverage in Chapter 6 provides a detailed exploration of Jay Haley’s
    strategic therapy
  • NEW! Section in Chapter 8 covers play therapy techniques with young children
  • Extended case study in Chapter 10 demonstrates the step-by-step practice of
    cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • NEW! Section in Chapter 11 incorporates feminist family therapy practice
  • NEW! Chapter 16 addresses the role of research in understanding what works
    best in family therapy
  • Clinical technique emphasized throughout for a more consistent focus

 Also by Michael Nichols: Assessing Families and Couples: From
Symptom to System,
  ISBN:  0-205-47012-2, by Dr. Salvador
Minuchin, Michael P. Nichols, College of William and Mary, and

Wai Yung Lee, HKU Family Institute

 

A step-by-step guide to assessing couples and families, Assessing
Families and Couples,
offers a clear delineation of the process of
family therapy through richly illustrated case material, featuring
clients from diverse backgrounds.

 

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