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Family Therapy Concepts, Process and Practice

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ISBN-10: 1119954657

ISBN-13: 9781119954651

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Alan Carr

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Now in its third edition, this highly regarded and well–established textbook includes up–to–date coverage of recent advances in family therapy practice and reviews of latest research, whilst retaining the popular structure and chapter features of previous editions.Presents a unique, integrative approach to the theory and practice of family therapyDistinctive style addresses family behaviour patterns, family belief systems and narratives, and broader contextual factors in problem formation and resolutionShows how the model can be applied to address issues of childhood and adolescence (e.g. conduct problems, drug abuse) and of adulthood (e.g. marital distress, anxiety,…    
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 550
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

About the Author
Foreword to the Third 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
Gender-role Development
Gay and Lesbian Lifecycles
Class, Creed and Colour
Further Readings
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
Further Readings
Theories that Focus on Behaviour Patterns
MR1 Brief Therapy
Strategic Family Therapy
Structural Family Therapy
Cognitive-behavioural Couple and Family Therapy
Functional Family Therapy
Further Readings
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
Further Readings
Theories that Focus on Contexts
Transgenerational Family Therapy
Psychoanalytic Family Therapy
Attachment-based Therapies
Experiential Family Therapy
Multisystemic Family Therapy
Psychoeducational Family Therapy
Further Readings
Integrative Models
Integrative Problem-centred Therapy
Integrative Problem-centred Metaframeworks
Attachment Narrative Therapy
Integrative Couple Therapy
Affective-reconstructive Couple Therapy
Integrative Applications within Specific Professions
Further Readings
Processes in Family Therapy
The Stages of Family Therapy
Stage 1. Planning
Stage 2. Assessment
Stage 3. Treatment
Stage 4. Disengaging or Recontracting
Further Readings
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
Further Reading
Interventions for Behaviour, Beliefs and Contexts
Criteria for Selecting Interventions
Behaviour-focused Interventions
Interventions Focusing on Belief Systems
Interventions Focusing on Historical, Contextual and Constitutional Factors
Further Readings
Family Therapy Practice with Child-and Adolescent-focused Problems
Conduct Problems
Systemic Model of Conduct Problems
Family Therapy for Conduct Problems
Further Readings
Drug Misuse in Adolescence
Systemic Model of Drug Misuse in Adolescence
Family Therapy for Drug Misuse in Adolescence
Further Readings
Family Therapy Practice with Adult-focused Problems
Distressed Couples
Systemic Model of Distressing Intimate Relationships
Couple Therapy
Further Readings
Depression and Anxiety
Systemic Model of Depression and Anxiety
Couple Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
Further Readings
Research and Resources
Evidence-based Practice in Couple and Family Therapy
Overall Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Systemic Therapy
Child-focused Problems
Adult-focused Problems
Common Factors
Further Reading
Professional Resources
Written Communication
Training Exercises