Introduction to Marital and Family Therapy, An, 1st edition

  • Michele Burhard Thomas

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Overview

  • Part I explores health family systems over time, and the role of the therapist as a health-care provider. It combines research on healthy families with an explanation of family systems, the family life cycle, and the importance of inter-family interactions.
  • Part II provides an overview of accepted family therapy theories, with individual chapters devoted to each specific theoretical approach.
  • The final section focuses on therapy practices in the health-care settings, and common ethical issues therapists face.

Table of contents

I. THE MAP OF MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY-HEALTHY FAMILY SYSTEMS OVER TIME.

 1. Setting the Context: Toward Health.

 2. What is a Family System?

 3. Toward Healthier Family Systems.

 4. Family Development.

 5. Individual Sub-Systems Over Time.

II. THE THERAPEUTIC PROCESS BASED UPON THEORY.

 6. The Challenge of Integrating Theory and Practice.

 7. The Experiential Humanistic Schools.

 8. Psychoanalytically-Oriented Family Therapy.

 9. Intergenerational Theorists.

10. Behavioral Approaches to Marital and Family Therapy.

11. The Structural School.

12. Brief Therapy.

13. Strategic Therapy.

14. The Systemic School of Family Therapy.

III. THE PRACTICE OF MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY.

15. The Process of Marital and Family Therapy.

16. The Ethical Practice of Marital and Family Therapy.

References.

Appendixes.

List of Tables.

List of Figures.

Index.

Published by Pearson (July 24th 1991) - Copyright © 1992