Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, 11th edition
Published by Pearson (January 6th 2016) - Copyright © 2017
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Long considered the standard of excellence—the best introduction and guide to the practice of family therapy available—this accessible resource explores the rich history and contemporary practice of the entire field. Thorough, thoughtful, fair, and balanced, Family Therapy by Michael P. Nichols presents ideas and techniques that give readers a clear focus on clinical practice. While exploring the history, the classic schools, and the latest developments, this new edition puts an increased, pragmatic focus on clinical practice, which includes discussions of the author’s observations of actual sessions with leading practitioners, as well as the best case studies of several invited master therapists. Included are video links, interactive chapter quizzes, new case studies, a new section on the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and many more content changes that bring the reader up to date on the latest and most critical issues in the field of family therapy today. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos and assessments.
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Table of contents
Part One: The Context of Family Therapy
Introduction: The Foundations of Family Therapy
1. The Evolution of Family Therapy
2. Basic Techniques of Family Therapy: From Symptom to System
3. The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy
Part Two: The Classic Schools of Family Therapy
4. Bowen Family Systems Therapy
5. Strategic Family Therapy
6. Structural Family Therapy
7. Experiential Family Therapy
8 Psychoanalytic Family Therapy
9. Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy
10. Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century
Part Three: Recent Developments in Family Therapy
11. Solution-Focused Therapy
12. Narrative Therapy
13. Comparative Analysis
14. Research on Family Intervention
Appendix A. Chapter-by-Chapter Recommended Readings
Appendix B. Selected Readings in Family Therapy
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