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|Author||: Mark Rivett,Joanne Buchmüller|
Relationships are a resource for healing a range of psychological difficulties. This is the fundamental principle of family therapy, an increasingly influential form of psychotherapy that is building up a strong evidence base in a range of psychological problems across the life cycle. Family Therapy Skills and Techniques in Action is both a guide to a variety of family therapy techniques and a review of their history. It provides a thorough explanation of the techniques, explaining their origins and use in contemporary family practice, whilst guiding readers in learning new skills. The authors provide film examples and transcripts of the techniques in action so that readers can develop their skills in a practical way. The book is divided into sections that describe and demonstrate skills such as: Assessing a family; Building a therapeutic relationship with multiple family members; Enactment; Reframing; Using circular questions; ‘Externalising’ the problem; Using family therapy skills in individual work; Understanding and utilising systemic supervision. Family Therapy Skills and Techniques in Action will be an essential practical manual for a range of family therapy skills which can be used in family work by family practitioners from a variety of backgrounds: counsellors, support workers, social workers, psychologists, generic therapists and nurses.
|Author||: Daniel A. Hughes|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton|
"Here, Daniel A. Hughes, an eminent clinician and attachment specialist, is the first to expand this traditional model, applying attachment theory to a family therapy setting. Drawing on more than 20 years of clinical experience, Hughes presents his comprehensive, effective, and accessible treatment model for working with all members of a family - not simply the individual in question - to recognize, resolve, and heal personal and family problems using principles from theories of attachment and intersubjectivity."--BOOK JACKET.
|Author||: Philip Barker,Jeff Chang|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
The challenge facing the authors of texts that address the multiplicity and complexity of problems that may afflict families can be intimidating. Philip Barker has addressed this challenge head-on in each of the editions of this book. This task has been greatly facilitated by the contributions of the new co-author, Jeff Chang, and in this edition provides a clear, easily read and readily understandable introduction to family therapy. Much has happened in the field of family therapy since the fifth edition of Basic Family Therapy was published in 2007. New developments covered in this book include: Emotionally Focused Therapy The Gottman approach to couples therapy Mindfulness and psychotherapy The common factors approach to psychotherapy and to family therapy The increased emphasis on empirically supported treatments High-conflict post-divorce parenting Basic Family Therapy will be of value to readers new to family therapy and to those in the early stages of training.
|Author||: Jon L. Winek|
|Editor||: SAGE Publications|
No other available text offers such a hands-on approach to marriage and family therapy theory. At the core of Systemic Family Therapy are comprehensive sections devoted to each developmental phase of the family therapy movement. With clear descriptions and session-by-session case examples, the author explores specific approaches within each of these phases. With this pragmatic tenor, students will gain a clear and in-depth understanding of how family theory concepts relate to practice–as well as ways those concepts interact with each other. Key Features Uses specific examples and session-by-session case studies to illustrate how theoretical construct actually work in practice Outlines the shifts in thinking of the family therapy field–from modern to postmodern Uses rich graphic representations and straightforward tables to illustrate key theoretical concepts Incorporates compelling questions and learning exercises that will lead to dynamic class discussions Intended Audience A refreshing departure from traditional instruction of family therapy theory, this core textbook is an excellent resource for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of family therapy, counseling, social work, and family studies.
|Author||: Michael D. Reiter|
Family Therapy: An Introduction to Process, Practice and Theory is a primer for students, professionals, and trainees to understand how family therapists conceptualize the problems people bring to therapy, utilize basic therapeutic skills to engage clients in the therapeutic process, and navigate the predominant models of family therapy. This text walks readers through each of these main areas via a straightforward writing style where they are provided with exercises and questions to help them develop the basic concepts and tools of being a family therapist. Upon finishing this book, students will have the foundational skills and knowledge needed to work relationally and systemically with clients.
|Author||: Daniel A. Hughes|
|Editor||: W W Norton & Company Incorporated|
Daniel A. Hughes, a leading practitioner in his field, specializes in an attachment-oriented approach to family therapy. Applying his model to children and families with a range of psychological problems, this book distills just the clinical strategies, offering practitioners a host of practical exercises and interventions on the core skills of his treatment program. An accompanying DVD demonstrates Hughes putting these strategies to work in a therapy session, revealing the undeniable power of attachment-focused family therapy to create a safe psychological space for families to repair attachment breaks and build the foundation for a healthier future.
|Author||: Roger Lowe|
`I liked this book. Though I am not a family therapist, like most mental health nurses I try to bear in mind the family relationships of individuals I am working with. This is an enlightening text which not only offer a framework with which we can better understand the severe psychopathologies seen in forensic work, but also gives examples of how it may be used therapeutically' - Mental Health Practice `I think this is an important book that crystallises complex theory into a user-friendly model, using case material and discussions from the therapeutic community. A must have for counsellors working with families, this will form part of the recommended reading on the Family Counselling course' - Barbara McKay, Relate Head of Training, Relate News `The book provides a good overview of a number of recent approaches to working with families as well as how the author thinks about them' - Stephen Bray, Nurturing Potential `Roger Lowe achieves the almost impossible task of bringing together various theories, techniques and case examples in clear and accessible ways. Readers of all disciplines, from front-line hard-pressed practitioners to students on therapy and social work courses, will be grateful for the simple and, above all, useful way he tackles the burning questions that arise in working with the family group. Highly recommended!' - Harvey Ratner, Brief Therapy Practice, London Family Therapy introduces practitioners to the principles of using a constructive and collaborative approach with families. The approach builds on a strengths-based philosophy and focuses on enhancing family resilience and competence in a way that is both time-efficient and comprehensive. It brings together skills from contemporary models such as solution-focused, narrative and conversational therapies and adapts them to the specific challenges of working with family relationships. It is the first book to systematically integrate these influential approaches and apply them to family work. Setting out a clear framework for practice, Roger Lowe describes the key tasks for the therapist as: · hosting meetings · negotiating concerns, and · evoking family members' personal and relationship resources. The framework is designed to be clear but flexible, and to allow practitioners to adapt it to their own situational needs. For example, it suggests ways for practitioners to selectively 'borrow' from other therapeutic models while retaining a constructive orientation. It also explores ways in which therapists can use their 'inner' conversation during a session as a tool to overcome obstacles to the therapeutic process. Although there is a common belief that the approach is only suited to brief interventions, the author also describes ways of working constructively over a longer period of time. Throughout the book, case studies are included to show how the constructive framework is used in practice and to highlight a range of challenging situations that may be encountered during family therapy. Roger Lowe's book provides a refreshingly different approach to working with families, which chimes with the growing interest in constructive approaches. It is written for trainees and for practitioners who are interested in developing their skills in this collaborative and optimistic approach.
|Author||: Thorana S Nelson,Terry S Trepper|
Here is an exciting collection of favorite and successful family therapy interventions from therapists which inspire more creative therapy methods in your own practice. 101 Interventions in Family Therapy features contributions by a diverse group of well-known leaders in the field, “therapists on the street,” and faculty of family therapy training programs. Each clinician presents a creative and useful intervention beginning with a complete description of the method, followed by the specific indications and contraindications for its application, and concludes with a particular case illustration. These engaging and informative stories document helpful interventions that really work, not the exotic and impractical methods of prolific marriage and family authors. Therapists at all levels can learn and incorporate these into their work with families. Practicing clinicians will learn what works for other therapists while graduate-level students and beginning counselors will benefit from the integration of theory and practice exemplified in the practical case examples. The rich and varied writing styles in this enjoyable volume reflect a multitude of personal therapeutic styles. You will find valuable insight and innovative treatment methods on critical family therapy topics such as eating disorders, the adolescent years, marriage counseling, stepfamilies, divorce therapy, communication difficulties, and conflicts with dual career couples. The smorgasbord of interventions found in this book include bibliotherapy, use of touch, creative use of space, ritual enactment, gift-giving, storytelling and countless other interventions, both revolutionary and commonsense, to enhance and improve your therapy with families.
|Author||: Alan Carr|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Now in its third edition, this highly regarded and well-establishedtextbook includes up-to-date coverage of recent advances in familytherapy practice and reviews of latest research, whilst retainingthe popular structure and chapter features of previous editions. Presents a unique, integrative approach to the theory andpractice of family therapy Distinctive style addresses family behaviour patterns, familybelief systems and narratives, and broader contextual factors inproblem formation and resolution Shows how the model can be applied to address issues ofchildhood and adolescence (e.g. conduct problems, drug abuse) andof adulthood (e.g. marital distress, anxiety, depression) Student-friendly features: chapters begin with a chapter planand conclude with a summary of key points; theoretical chaptersinclude a glossary of new terms; case studies and further readingsuggestions are included throughout
|Author||: Murray Bowen|
|Editor||: Jason Aronson|
When Bowen was a student and practitioner of classical psychoanalysis at the Menninger Clinic, he became engrossed in understanding the process of schizophrenia and its relationship to mother-child symbiosis. Between the years 1950 and 1959, at Menninger and later at the National Institute of Mental Health (as first chief of family studies), he worked clinically with over 500 schizophrenic families. This extensive experience was a time of fruition for his thinking as he began to conceptualize human behavior as emerging from within the context of a family system. Later, at Georgetown University Medical School, Bowen worked to extend the application of his ideas to the neurotic family system. Initially he saw his work as an amplification and modification of Freudian theory, but later viewed it as an evolutionary step toward understanding human beings as functioning within their primary networkDtheir family. One of the most renowned theorist and therapist in the field of family work, this book encompasses the breadth and depth of Bowen's contributions. It presents the evolution of Bowen's Family Theory from his earliest essays on schizophrenic families and their treatment, through the development of his concepts of triangulation, intergenerational conflict and societal regression, and culminating in his brilliant exploration of the differentiation of one's self in one's family of origin.
|Author||: Raphael J. Becvar,Dorothy Stroh Becvar|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
This book provides an overview of the basic concepts of a systems theoretical perspective using families and family therapy as examples and illustrations of their application in professional practice. This meta-perspective focuses on viewing problems in context. The difference between first-order and second-order cybernetics is explicated. Readers then are invited to see themselves as parts of the systems with which they are working consistent with a second-order cybernetics perspective. Along the way a difference between modernism and post-modernism as well as constructionism and social constructionism also are described. In addition, theories of individual and family development are presented with implications for their use in family therapy. The book concludes with more than 100 examples of how the meta-perspective of systems theory can be used in work with families.
|Author||: Mark Rivett,Eddy Street|
Drawing on many years' experience in practice, teaching and research, Mark Rivett and Eddy Street present philosophical, sociological and empirical views of family therapy. Balancing the perceived benefits against the potential limitations, they pose questions, which challenge those within the profession to think hard about their role. } does family therapy work? } can those most in need really be helped? } is family therapy a means of social control? } who does professionalization help? While most texts offer a straightforward and uncritical perspective, in contrast Family Therapy in Focus aims to stimulate debate among practitioners and to help trainees adopt a more reflective and critical attitude towards their own professional development and the development of their profession.
|Author||: Michael P. Nichols|
|Editor||: Prentice Hall|
Mike Nichols' engaging yet thorough guide has long been the standard in family therapy. The author describes and analyzes the field of family therapy, covering its history, schools, and developments. Numerous cases help readers appy theories to real situations and make the text even more engaging. Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Describe clinical approaches Understand old and new developments in the field of family therapy Analyze successes and failures in research and the impact on current clinical practices Compare different schools of family therapy and explain the contemporary status of distinct schools of therapy Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost).
|Author||: Maria Gomori|
Since Maria Gomori first met and studied with Virginia Satir in 1968, she has worked tirelessly around the world to fulfill Satir's dream of changing the world "one family at a time." In Satir Family Therapy in Action, Maria presents five varied and impactful cases from a family therapy teaching project conducted in China in 2011 and 2012. Testament to the universality of underlying issues in cultures across the globe, the sessions will be inspirational both to parents and families and to practitioners and students. They are masterclasses in the art of family therapy, demonstrating Maria's firm belief that change in families is always possible. Satir Family Therapy in Action also contains two personal essays, one on the life and pioneering work of Virginia Satir, another on Maria's own involvement in the development of Satir's work in North America, Asia, and around the world.
|Author||: Crittenden, Patricia,Dallos, Rudi,Landini, Andrea|
|Editor||: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)|
This book explores an integration of ideas from attachment theory and systemic family therapy including current developments and integrated cases.
|Author||: Adele LaFrance,Katherine A. Henderson,Shari Mayman|
|Editor||: American Psychological Association (APA)|
"This treatment manual provides mental health professional with guidelines for implementing emotion-focused family therapy (EFFT), an exciting new intervention in which caregivers are the primary healing agents in their loved ones' treatment. Initially created to treat eating disorders, the authors have developed EFFT into a transdiagnostic approach that can be applied to any emotion- or behavior-based disorder with various relationship dynamics across the lifespan, including parent-child relationships (even if the child is an adult) and romantic partnerships. The authors describe how to teach caregivers advanced skills for supporting their loved ones through emotion and behavior coaching. Therapists will also learn collaboratives strategies for strengthening healing bonds between the caregiver and the loved one and repairing relationship fractures. Techniques for processing caregivers' emotional blocks are also explored, as are methods for clinicians to work through their own blocks via supervision. Vivid case examples illustrate EFFT being implemented in a wide variety of realistic scenarios. Clinical handouts are included in the appendices and are also available online: http://pubs.apa.org/books/supp/lafrance"
|Author||: Mudita Rastogi,Reenee Singh|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Volume IV of The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy considers family-level interventions for issues of global public health. Information on the effectiveness of relational treatment is included along with consideration of the most appropriate modality for treatment. Developed in partnership with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), it will appeal to clinicians, such as couple, marital, and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. It will also benefit researchers, educators, and graduate students involved in CMFT.
|Author||: Salvador MINUCHIN|
|Editor||: Harvard University Press|
Transcripts of six group sessions illuminate the tactics of therapists, methods of mapping and restructuring human relationships, and the nature of family problems
|Author||: Gregory W. Brock,Charles P. Barnard|
|Editor||: Pearson College Division|
Procedures in Marriage and Family Therapy. Basic Approach: This handy reference book guides practitioners through the procedures in marriage and family therapy-from common to troublesome situations-including child-custody evaluation, alcohol abuse, and more! With in-depth explanations and clear directions for clinical practice, readers are guided through the many procedures to use in successful marriage and family therapy. This handbook is both a student's and clinician's guide to handling situations through the use of in-depth explanations. Those studying Family Therapy or just starting their careers will especially appreciate the handbook's clear directions, along with the authors' values-which are the product of many years of experience. Features of the New Edition: A compilation of up to contemporary techniques and procedures for marriage and family therapy students and clinicians; Strategies and solutions, organized around a handbook format, that can be used at any stage of a therapist's career; New! A carefully constructed and comprehensive index makes finding solutions quick and easy. -- [p. 4 de la p. de couv.].