Family Therapy Basics

ISBN-10: 0534357695

ISBN-13: 9780534357696

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Mark Worden

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This text provides readers with the critical link between theory and practice illustrating how to actually "do" family therapy. It is a nuts-and-bolts primer that takes students step-by-step through the process of conducting family therapy sessions. The book starts with the initial session and finishes with the terminating session covering assessment, diagnosis, skills and techniques needed throughout each stage. The case of the Martin family, a blended family, is followed throughout the treatment process.
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List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/6/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.45" long
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Mark Worden is a professor of Psychology at Fairfield University in Connecticut. His doctorate is from St. Louis University.

The Movement to Systems and Social Constructionp. 1
Individual Versus Systems Dynamicsp. 2
Linear Versus Circular Causalityp. 5
Content Versus Process Dynamicsp. 6
Applicability of Systems Perspectivep. 8
Social Constructionismp. 8
The Ongoing Debatep. 11
Summaryp. 12
Overview of the Bookp. 13
Glossaryp. 14
The First Interview: Initiating Assessment and Engagementp. 17
Developing the Capacity to Observep. 18
Basic Interactive Concepts: Preliminary Observationsp. 19
The First Interviewp. 25
Summaryp. 37
Glossaryp. 37
Engagement: Establishing Therapeutic Boundariesp. 41
Therapeutic Alliance: Conceptual Notesp. 42
Case Presentationp. 55
Treatment Notesp. 57
Summaryp. 70
Glossaryp. 70
Assessment: Diagnosis and Systems Modelsp. 73
Individual Versus Systems Assessmentp. 74
Models of Systems Assessmentp. 76
Case Presentationp. 81
Assessment Guidelinesp. 92
Summaryp. 98
Glossaryp. 98
Assessment: The Process of Identifying Family Patternsp. 101
Assessment Processp. 103
Case Presentationp. 120
Treatment Notesp. 123
Summaryp. 130
Glossaryp. 130
Change and Resistancep. 131
Conceptualizing Changep. 132
Case Presentationp. 140
Treatment Notesp. 145
Summaryp. 152
Glossaryp. 153
Change Techniquesp. 155
First-Order Techniquesp. 157
Second-Order Techniquesp. 164
Techniques with Young Childrenp. 183
Summaryp. 184
Glossaryp. 185
Terminationp. 187
Treatment Summaryp. 188
Termination Processp. 189
Premature Terminationp. 194
Dropoutsp. 194
Summaryp. 197
Epiloguep. 199
Referencesp. 201
Indexp. 209
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