Family Therapy Concepts and Methods

ISBN-10: 0205223044
ISBN-13: 9780205223046
Edition: 10th 2013
List price: $143.07
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $143.07
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/2/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 416
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

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 approachesUnderstand old and new developments in the field of family therapyAnalyze successes and failures in research and the impact on current clinical practicesCompare different schools of family therapy and explain the contemporary status of distinct schools of therapy

The Context Of Family Therapy
the Evolution of Family Therapy
Basic Techniques of Family Therapy
the Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy Cybernetics
The Classic Schools Of Family Therapy
Bowen Family Systems Therapy
Strategic Family Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
Experimental Family Therapy
Psychoanalytic Family Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy
Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century
Recent Developments In Family Therapy
Solution-focused Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Comparative Analysis
Research on Family Intervention
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
the Evolution of Family Therapy
The Undeclared War
Small Group Dynamics
The Child Guidance Movement
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
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
Extramarital Affairs
Gender
Culture
The Ethical Dimension
Family Therapy with Specific Presenting Problems
Marital Violence
Sexual Abuse of Children
Working with Managed Care
Summary
Recommended Readings
References
the Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy C ybernetics
Systems Theory
General Systems Theory
Social Constructionism
Constructivism
Attachment Theory
Conclusions
The Working Concepts of Family Therapy
Interpersonal Context
Complementarity
Circular Causality
Triangles
Process/Content
Family Structure
Family Life Cycle
Resistance
Family Narratives
Gender
Culture
Summary
Recommended Readings
References
the Classic Schools of Family Therapy
Bowen Family Systems Therapy
Sketches of Leading Figures
Theoretical Formulations
Differentiation of Self
Emotional Triangles
Multigenerational Emotional Processes
Sibling Position
Emotional Cutoff
Societal Emotional Process
Normal Family Development
Development of Behavior Disorders
Goals of Therapy
Conditions for Behavior Change
Therapy
Assessment
Therapeutic Techniques
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results
Summary
Recommended Readings
References
Strategic Family Therapy
Sketches of Leading Figures
Theoretical Formulations
Normal Family Development
Development of Behavior Disorders
Goals of Therapy
Conditions for Behavior Change
Therapy
Assessment
Therapeutic Techniques
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results
Summary
Recommended Readings
References
Structural Family Therapy
Sketches of Leading Figures
Theoretical Formulations
Normal Family Development
Development of Behavior Disorders
Goals of Therapy
Conditions for Behavior Change
Therapy
Assessment
Therapeutic Techniques
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results
Summary
Recommended Readings
References
Experimental Family Therapy
Sketches of Leading Figures
Theoretical Formulations
Normal Family Development
Development of Behavior Disorders
Goals of Therapy
Conditions for Behavior Change
Therapy
Assessment
Therapeutic Techniques
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results
Summary
Recommended Readings
References
Psychoanalytic Family Therapy
Sketches of Leading Figures
Theoretical Formulations
Freudian Drive Psychology
Self Psychology
Object Relations Theory
Normal Family Development
Development of Behavior Disorders
Goals of Therapy
Conditions for Behavior Change
Therapy
Assessment
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results
Summary
Recommended Readings
References
Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy
Sketches of Leading Figures
Theoretical Formulations
Normal Family Development
Development of Behavior Disorders
Goals of Therapy
Conditions for Behavior Change
Therapy
Behavioral Parent Training
Behavioral Couples Therapy
The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Family Therapy
Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results
Summary
Recommended Readings
References
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
Single-Parent Families
African American Families
Gay and Lesbian Families
Sex and the Internet
Home-Based Services
Medical Family Therapy and Psychoeducation
Psychoeducation and Schizophrenia
Medical Family Therapy
Relationship Enrichment Programs
Summary
Recommended Readings
References
Recent Developments in Family Therapy
Solution-focused Therapy
Sketches of Leading Figures
Theoretical Formulations
Normal Family Development
Development of Behavior Disorders
Goals of Therapy
Conditions for Behavior Change
Therapy
Assessment
Therapeutic Techniques
Taking a Break and Giving Feedback
Later Sessions
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results
Summary
Recommended Readings
References
Narrative Therapy
Sketches of Leading Figures
Theoretical Formulations
Normal Family Development
Development of Behavior Disorders
Goals of Therapy
Conditions for Behavior Change
Therapy
Assessment
Therapeutic Techniques
Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results
Summary
Recommended Readings
References
Comparative Analysis
Theoretical Formulations

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