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Family Therapy: Concepts & Methods (8th Edition)

Nichols, Michael P.

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ISBN 10: 0205543200 / ISBN 13: 9780205543205
Published by U.S.A.: Allyn & Bacon, 2007
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Title: Family Therapy: Concepts & Methods (8th ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Allyn & Bacon

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: Teacher's Edition

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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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