Craft of Family Therapy Challenging Certainties

ISBN-10: 0415708125

ISBN-13: 9780415708128

Edition: 2014

Authors: Salvador Minuchin, Michael D. Reiter, Charmaine Borda

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Family therapy trainees are inundated with a multitude of family therapy theories. They also have difficulty shifting from an individualistic view to one of seeing interactions and systems. How do therapists hone their own methods with all of these choices? And how do they learn how to best treat families with all of the focus being taken away from their clients and redirected instead on processes? Perhaps most importantly, how can they learn through an inductive process of exploring what has occurred during the therapeutic session? Veteran therapist and founder of Structural Family Therapy, Salvador Minuchin, goes back to basics with his two co-authors Michael D. Reiter and Charmaine Borda in The Craft of Family Therapy. In this book they teach readers basic communication and family therapy skills using some of Dr. Minuchin’s most interesting and illuminating cases. Not only do readers re-learn basic techniques, such as reframing and joining, but they are treated to an in-depth commentary on each case, with Dr. Minuchin emphasizing the techniques he uses that allow him to refocus attention from the Identifying Patient to the family as a whole. The book ends with three supervision transcripts from Dr. Minuchin’s students, whose commentary illuminates the struggles, fears, and insecurities that new family therapists face and how they can overcome them. Each of these chapters ends with a consultation interview that Dr. Minuchin conducted with each supervisee’s case family.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Jack Bowen grew up in San Diego, and now teaches philosophy. He has a variety of interests. He first studied human biology at Stanford University, but a serendipitous discovery at the library led him to earn a Master's degree in Philosophy. He has spoken at conferences and published numerous journal articles, mostly about sports ethics. As a world class athlete, two-time All-American water polo player, alternate goalie for the '96 Olympic Team and member of the 2000 Olympic Training Team, he has coached high school and served as assistant coach of the Men's National Water Polo Team. As an avid musician, he has been the recording drummer on over 10 albums, most recently with Amboy Kelso, a Bay Area favorite.

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