Family Therapy Concepts, Process and Practice

ISBN-10: 0470014555

ISBN-13: 9780470014554

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Alan Carr

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"Alan Carr has once more demonstrated his unique ability to combine an encyclopaedic breadth of knowledge with clear pragmatic ideas about how to apply this knowledge in clinical practice. The 2 nd edition of this book is more than just an update with new sections on common factors in therapy and on integrative models of family therapy which are particularly welcome." -Ivan Eisler, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, UK Editor, Journal of Family Therapy "Carr's style of comprehensively considering different theories and approaches in a practical manner and demonstrating their integrative and cohesive properties is exceptionally helpful and grounding for the reader. There is little doubt that this volume will well serve students, trainees and experienced practitioners for sometime to come." -Eddy Street, Former Editor of Journal of Family Therapy Now in its second edition, Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice has been fully updated to cover recent advances in theory and practice. It offers a critical evaluation of the major schools of family therapy, provides an integrative model for the practice of marital and family therapy, and demonstrates how this model can be used in everyday practice with a range of common child-focused and adult-focused problems. It also provides a thorough, up-to-date review of research on the effectiveness of family therapy and outlines implications for evidence-based practice. This popular text now includes exercises that can be used by trainers and trainees to foster family therapy skills development. Other key features from the first edition are retained, including: Chapter plans at the start of each chapter and a helpful summary of key points at the end Suggestions for further reading Glossary of key terms in theoretical chapters Case examples Full details of resources for professionals, including useful web sites. Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice is a must-have resource for all students and mental health professionals training in family therapy. It will also be of interest to experienced practitioners, and those who are involved in delivering training programmes.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

About the Author
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Endorsements of the first edition
Central Concepts in Family Therapy
Goals of Family Therapy Across the Lifecycle
The family lifecycle
Lifecycle stages associated with separation and divorce
The individual lifecycle
Sex-role development
Gay and lesbian lifecycles
Class, creed and colour
Summary
Further reading
Origins of Family Therapy
Movements: Child guidance, marriage counselling and sex therapy
Disciplines: Social work, psychiatry and clinical psychology
Group therapy: Group analysis, encounter groups, psychodrama and Gestalt therapy
Research traditions: Work groups, role theory and schizophrenia
Gregory Bateson
Three organising themes: Behaviour patterns, beliefs and contexts
Summary
Glossary
Further reading
Theories that Focus on Behaviour Patterns
MRI brief therapy
Strategic family therapy
Structural family therapy
Cognitive-behavioural marital and family therapy
Functional family therapy
Closing comments
Glossary
Further reading
Theories that Focus on Belief Systems
Epistemology: Positivism, constructivism, social constructionism, modernism and postmodernism
A constructivist approach to family therapy
Milan systemic family therapy
Social constructionist developments
Solution-focused therapy
Narrative therapy
Closing comments
Glossary
Further reading
Theories that Focus on Contexts
Transgenerational family therapy
Psychoanalytic family therapy
Attachment-based therapies
Experiential family therapy
Multisystemic family therapy
Psychoeducational family therapy
Closing comments
Glossary
Further reading
Integrative Models
Metaframeworks
Integrative problem-centred therapy
Brief integrative marital therapy
Pluralistic couples therapy
Integrative applications within specific professions
Closing comments
Glossary
Further reading
Processes in Family Therapy
The Stages of Family Therapy
Planning
Assessment
Treatment
Disengaging or recontracting
Summary
Further reading
Formulating Problems and Exceptions
The three-column problem formulation model
The three-column exception formulation model
Questions to ask when constructing three-column formulations
Recursive reformulation
Summary
Further reading
Interventions for Behaviour, Beliefs and Contexts
Criteria for selecting interventions
Behaviour-focused interventions
Interventions focusing on belief systems
Interventions that focus on historical, contextual and constitutional factors
Summary
Further reading
Family Therapy Practice with Child- and Adolescent-Focused Problems
Physical Child Abuse
Systemic model of physical child abuse
Family therapy for physical child abuse
Summary
Further reading
Sexual Abuse
Systemic model of child sexual abuse
Family therapy for child sexual abuse
Summary
Further reading
Conduct Problems
Systemic model of conduct problems
Family therapy for conduct problems
Summary
Further reading
Further reading for parents
Drug Abuse in Adolescence
Systemic model of drug abuse in adolescence
Family therapy for drug abuse in adolescence
Summary
Further reading
Family Therapy Practice with Adult-Focused Problems
Distressed Couples
Systemic model of distressing intimate relationships
Couples therapy
Summary
Further reading
Further reading for clients
Depression and Anxiety
Depression
Anxiety
Systemic model of anxiety and depression
Couples therapy for anxiety and depression
Summary
Further reading
Alcohol Problems in Adulthood
Systemic model of alcohol problems in adulthood
Couples therapy for alcohol problems in adulthood
Summary
Further reading
Schizophrenia
Systemic model of schizophrenia
Couples and family therapy for schizophrenia
Summary
Further reading
Research and Resources
Evidence-based Practice in Marital and Family Therapy
Child-focused problems
Adult-focused problems
Common factors
Closing comments
Glossary
Further reading
Professional Resources
Family therapy associations
Training and supervision
Ethics
Assessment instruments
Training videotapes
Web resources
Journals
Institutes, associations and websites for specific types of family therapy and systemic interventions
Written communication in therapy
Training exercises
Conclusion
References
Index
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