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The Essentials of Family Therapy - Michael P. Nichols

The Essentials of Family Therapy

Paperback Published: 2nd January 2013
ISBN: 9780205956166
Number Of Pages: 384

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Illustrates family therapy techniques.

With its clinical focus and extremely practical presentation, The Essentials of Family Therapy, 6/e examines the rich history, classic schools, and latest developments in family therapy. The sixth edition is edited to focus more on the contemporary clinical practice and case studies illustrating family therapy techniques. Written by a leading family therapist, descriptions of the various models are based on actual experience.

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Learning Goals

  • Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:
  • Utilize various family therapy techniques.
  • Recognise the techniques of successful contemporaries in the field.
  • Understand why research has failed to influence clinical practice.

In this Section:
1. Brief Table of Contents
2. Full Table of Contents



BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part One: The Context of Family Therapy

Chapter 1: The Foundations of Family Therapy
Chapter 2: The Evolution of Family Therapy
Chapter 3: Basic Techniques of Family Therapy
Chapter 4: The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy

Part Two: The Classic Schools of Family Therapy

Chapter 5: Bowen Family Systems Therapy
Chapter 6: Strategic Family Therapy
Chapter 7: Structural Family Therapy
Chapter 8: Experiential Family Therapy
Chapter 9: Psychoanalytic Family Therapy
Chapter 10: Cognitive-Behavior Family Therapy

Part Three: Recent Developments in Family Therapy

Chapter 11: Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century
Chapter 12: Solution-Focused Therapy
Chapter 13: Narrative Therapy

Part Four: The Evaluation of Family Therapy

Chapter 14: Comparative Analysis
Chapter 15: Research on Family Intervention



FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part One: The Context of Family Therapy

Chapter 1: The Foundations of Family Therapy
The Myth of the Hero
Psychotherapeutic Sanctuary
Family Versus Individual Therapy
The Power of Family Therapy
Chapter 2: The Evolution of Family Therapy
The Undeclared War
Small Group Dynamics
The Child Guidance Movement
Research on Family Dynamics and the Etiology of Schizophrenia
Marriage Counseling
From Research to Treatment: The Pioneers of Family Therapy
The Golden Age of Family Therapy

Chapter 3: Basic Techniques of Family Therapy
The Stages of Family Therapy
Family Assessment
The Ethical Dimension
Family Therapy with Specific Presenting Problems

Chapter 4: The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy
Cybernetics
Systems Theory
Social Constructionism
Attachment Theory
The Working Concepts of Family Therapy

Part Two: The Classic Schools of Family Therapy

Chapter 5: Bowen Family Systems Therapy
Evolution of the Model
The Basic Model
Therapy
Current Status of the Model

Chapter 6: Strategic Family Therapy
Evolution of the Model
The Basic Model
Current Status of the Model

Chapter 7: Structural Family Therapy
Evolution of the Model
The Basic Model
Therapy
Current Status of the Model

Chapter 8: Experiential Family Therapy
Evolution of the Model
The Basic Model
Therapy

Chapter 9: Psychoanalytic Family Therapy
Evolution of the Model
The Basic Model
Therapy
Current Status of the Model

Chapter 10: Cognitive-Behavior Family Therapy
Evolution of the Model
The Basic Model
Therapy
Current Status of the Model

Part Three: Recent Developments in Family Therapy

Chapter 11: Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century
Erosion of Boundaries
Postmodernism
The Feminist Critique
Feminist Family Therapy
Social Constructionism and the Narrative Revolution
Family Violence
Multiculturalism
Race
Poverty and Social Class
Gay and Lesbian Rights
Advances in Neuroscience
Spirituality
Tailoring Treatment to Populations and Problems
Home-Based Services
Psychoeducation and Medical Family Therapy
Relationship Enrichment Programs

Chapter 12: Solution-Focused Therapy
Accentuating the Positive
Evolution of the Model
The Basic Model
Therapy
Current Status of the Model

Chapter 13: Narrative Therapy
Evolution of the Model
The Basic Model
Therapy
Current Status of the Model

Part Four: The Evaluation of Family Therapy

Chapter 14: Comparative Analysis
Theoretical Formulations
Normal Family Development
Development of Behavior Disorders
Therapy
Integrative Models

Chapter 15: Research on Family Intervention
The Science of Clinical Practice
Research and Practice: Worlds Apart
Methodological Challenges in Studying the Effectiveness of Family
Therapy
Research Findings on the Effectiveness of Family-Focused
Interventions
Family Therapy Process Research
Future Directions

ISBN: 9780205956166
ISBN-10: 0205956165
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 2nd January 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 18.8  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 6

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