Family Therapy Pearson New International Edition, plus MySearchLab without eText

Series
Pearson
Author
Michael P. Nichols  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Pub.-date
October 2013
ISBN13
9781447969310
ISBN
1447969316
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Description

THE definitive classic text in the field of Family Therapy

 

Family Therapy: Concepts & Methods describes and analyzes the field of family therapy, covering its history, schools, and developments. Numerous case studies throughout the text help students understand the link between history, theory, and practice.

 

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Describe clinical approaches
  • Understand old and new developments in the field of family therapy
  • Analyze successes and failures in research, and the impact on current clinical practices
  • Compare different schools of family therapy and explain the contemporary status of distinct schools of therapy

Features

  • Engaging and accessible writing style
  • Numerous tables and figures to present the very latest research and data
  • Heavy concentration on clinical practice
  • Relevant examples to everyday experiences
  • Includes analysis of current status of each school of family therapy
  • Description and analysis of latest trends (integrative models and new approaches)
  • Discusses the complexity of conducting meaningful research, its limiting impact on practice, and increasing the relevance of empirical research for clinical practice
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New to this Edition

  • Research findings integrated into each chapter
  • New research chapter includes a discussion on why research has failed to influence practice, and offers suggestions for improvement.
  • New Case Studies
  • Greater focus on clinical practice
  • New section on working with transgendered persons
  • Significantly revised cognitive-behavioral chapter, with more focus on recent trends in clinical practice

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART ONE THE CONTEXT OF FAMILY THERAPY  

 

Chapter 1  The Evolution of Family Therapy

Chapter 2  Basic Techniques of Family Therapy  

Chapter 3  The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy Cybernetics

 

PART TWO  THE CLASSIC SCHOOLS OF FAMILY THERAPY 

 

Chapter 4   Bowen Family Systems Therapy   

Chapter 5   Strategic Family Therapy

Chapter 6   Structural Family Therapy

Chapter 7   Experimental Family Therapy

Chapter 8   Psychoanalytic Family Therapy

Chapter 9   Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy  

Chapter 10  Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century 

 

PART THREE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FAMILY THERAPY 

 

Chapter 11  Solution-focused Therapy

Chapter 12  Narrative Therapy

Chapter 13  Comparative Analysis  

Chapter 14  Research on Family Intervention  

 

2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PART ONE  The Context of Family Therapy

 

Introduction   The Foundations of Family Therapy

The Myth of the Hero

Psychotherapeutic Sanctuary   

Family versus Individual Therapy  

Psychology and Social Context

Thinking in Lines, Thinking in Circles

The Power of Family Therapy   

Recommended Readings

 

Chapter 1: The Evolution of Family Therapy   

The Undeclared War 

Small Group Dynamics

The Child Guidance Movement  

Research on Family Dynamics and the Etiology of Schizophrenia 

Gregory Bateson–Palo Alto 

Theodore Lidz–Yale 

Lyman Wynne–National Institute of Mental Health

Role Theorists

Marriage Counseling  

From Research to Treatment: The Pioneers of Family Therapy  

John Bell  

Palo Alto  

Murray Bowen

Nathan Ackerman   

Carl Whitaker 

Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy

Salvador Minuchin  

Other Early Centers of Family Therapy

The Golden Age of Family Therapy  

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

Chapter 2: Basic Techniques of Family Therapy  

Getting Started  

The Initial Telephone Call  

The First Interview

The Early Phase of Treatment  

The Middle Phase of Treatment

Termination

Family Assessment

The Presenting Problem

Understanding the Referral Route

Identifying the Systemic Context

Stage of the Life Cycle  

Family Structure

Communication   

Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Domestic Violence and Child Abuse 

Extramarital Affairs

Gender

Culture

The Ethical Dimension

Family Therapy with Specific Presenting Problems 

Marital Violence  

Sexual Abuse of Children   

Working with Managed Care 

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

Chapter 3: The Fundamental Concepts of Family Therapy Cybernetics   

Systems Theory

General Systems Theory   

Social Constructionism   

Constructivism   

Attachment Theory  

Conclusions

The Working Concepts of Family Therapy  

Interpersonal Context

Complementarity

Circular Causality   

Triangles

Process/Content

Family Structure

Family Life Cycle

Resistance  

Family Narratives   

Gender

Culture

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

PART TWO The Classic Schools of Family Therapy

 

Chapter 4: Bowen Family Systems Therapy   

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations   

Differentiation of Self

Emotional Triangles  

Multigenerational Emotional Processes

Sibling Position   

Emotional Cutoff

Societal Emotional Process  

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy   

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy  

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results   

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

Chapter 5: Strategic Family Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations   

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy   

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy  

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results   

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

Chapter 6: Structural Family Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations   

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy   

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy  

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results   

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

Chapter 7: Experimental Family Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations   

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy   

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy  

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results   

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

Chapter 8: Psychoanalytic Family Therapy  

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations   

Freudian Drive Psychology

Self Psychology  

Object Relations Theory

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy   

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy  

Assessment

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results   

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

Chapter 9: Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy   

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations   

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy   

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy  

Behavioral Parent Training

Behavioral Couples Therapy 

The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Family Therapy   

Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results   

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

Chapter 10: Family Therapy in the Twenty-First Century

Erosion of Boundaries  

Postmodernism   

The Feminist Critique

Feminist Family Therapy

Social Constructionism and the Narrative Revolution  

Family Violence   

Multiculturalism   

Race  

Poverty and Social Class   

Gay and Lesbian Rights  

Advances in Neuroscience

Spirituality  

Tailoring Treatment to Populations and Problems  

Single-Parent Families   

African American Families  

Gay and Lesbian Families   

Sex and the Internet

Home-Based Services

Medical Family Therapy and Psychoeducation

Psychoeducation and Schizophrenia

Medical Family Therapy  

Relationship Enrichment Programs

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

PART THREE  Recent Developments in Family Therapy

 

Chapter 11: Solution-focused Therapy  

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations   

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy   

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy  

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Taking a Break and Giving Feedback

Later Sessions

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results   

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

Chapter 12: Narrative Therapy

Sketches of Leading Figures

Theoretical Formulations   

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Goals of Therapy   

Conditions for Behavior Change

Therapy  

Assessment

Therapeutic Techniques

Evaluating Therapy Theory and Results   

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

Chapter 13: Comparative Analysis

Theoretical Formulations   

Families as Systems 

Stability and Change

Process/Content

Monadic, Dyadic, or Triadic Models 

Normal Family Development 

Development of Behavior Disorders 

Inflexible Systems  

Pathologic Triangles

Therapy  

Assessment

Decisive Interventions   

 

INTEGRATIVE MODELS   

Eclecticism  

Selective Borrowing  

Specially Designed Integrative Models  

Integrative Problem Centered Metaframeworks

The Narrative Solutions Approach

Integrative Couples Therapy

Dialectical Behaviorism

Other Integrative Models

Models Designed for Specific Clinical Problems

Working with Family Violence

Community Family Therapy  

Summary

Recommended Readings

References  

 

Chapter 14: Research on Family Intervention  

Research and Practice: Worlds Apart

Methodological Challenges in Studying the Effectiveness of Family Therapy

Research Findings on the Effectiveness of Family Focused Interventions

Family Therapy Process Research

Future Directions

Recommended Readings

References  

Appendix A   RECOMMENDED READINGS

Appendix B   GLOSSARY  

Name Index

Subject Index