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Family Therapy : An Overview

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Author: Herbert GoldenbergIrene GoldenbergMark Stanton

Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc

Publish Date: 03 Mar 2016

ISBN-13: 9781305092969

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English



This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. In this ninth edition, the authors examine and explain key viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy — featuring practice-oriented content to help you become an empathic and effective family therapist. Color-coded boxes highlight key aspects of family therapy, such as family diversity, evidence-based practice research, “Thinking Like a Clinician” exercises, case studies, clinical notes, and therapeutic encounters. Examples illustrate family therapists from many professions, including social work, MFT, psychology, and counseling. You’ll also find up-to-date material representing the latest thinking on central issues and topics, including increased attention to LGBTQ families and alternative forms of family life and to gender, culture, and ethnic considerations.
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Table of Contents

1. Adopting a Family Relationship Framework.
2. Family Development: Continuity and Change.
3. Diversity in Family Functioning.
4. Systems Theory and Systemic Thinking.
5. Origins and Growth of Family Therapy.
6. Professional Issues and Ethical Practices.
7. Psychodynamic Models.
8. Transgenerational Models.
9. Experiential Models.
10. The Structural Model.
11. Strategic Models.
12. Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Models.
13. Social Construction Models I: Solution-Focused Therapy And Collaborative Therapy.
14. Social Construction Models II: Narrative Therapy.
15. Population-Based Family Treatments.
16. Evidence-Based Family Therapy.
17. Comparative View of Family Theories and Therapies.
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