Family Therapy Models and Techniques
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Description: This text will provide a comprehensive overview of traditional and evolving theoretical models of family therapy and intervention techniques. The objective of this text is to enable a student to gain beginning proficiency as a family therapist along with understanding the impact of a client's race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender issues, age, socioeconomic status, disability, and differences from the 'œtraditional' family on family assessment and intervention. The book has six goals, as follows: (1) acquaint students with the theoretical underpinnings of various approaches to assessing and intervening with families (2) assist students in understanding the similarities, differences and strategies of change among the major models of family therapy (3) introduce the student to the current available research on the effectiveness of different approaches to family intervention (4) help students assess family functioning from a life cycle perspective and make a valid plan, taking into account client's race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender issues, age, socioeconomic status, disability, and differences from the 'œtraditional' family (5) help students develop techniques and strategies related to stages of the intervention in family therapy (6) enable the student to critique the appropriateness of the theoretical models and its intervention techniques according to family developmental factors as well as the particular needs of the family.Features:(1) Comprehensive coverage of familty therapy theory and research2) Presentation of clinical process issues unique to family therapy(3) Inclusion of family live cycle and developement issues and the impact on family assessment and treatment planning(4) Interventions in diverse family structures(5) Interventions with special family issues such as substance abuse, domestic violence and poverty(6) An emphasis throughout on helping students to develop beginning competencies in family therapy practice(7) Numerous case examples
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/29/2010
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction and Background|
|The History of Family Therapy: Conceptual and Clinical Influences|
|The Ecology of Families: A Systems/Developmental Perspective|
|Ethnicity and Family Life|
|Models of Family Therapy|
|Communications/Humanistic Family Therapy|
|Family of Origin Family Therapy|
|Structural Family Therapy|
|Strategic Family Therapy|
|Solution-Focused Family Therapy|
|Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy|
|Narrative Family Therapy|
|Clinical Issues in Family Therapy|
|Phases of Family Therapy|
|Families in Transition: Alternative Family Patterns|
|Family Stress, Crisis, and Trauma: Building Family Resilience|
|Family Therapy Research: Implications for the Practicing Family Therapist|
|AAMFT Code of Ethics|
|About the Authors|