Author: Michael P. Nichols Genre: Psychology Publisher: Prentice Hall ISBN: 0205827195 Book Pages: 391 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Mike Nichols' engaging yet thorough guide has long been the standard in family therapy. The author describes and analyzes the field of family therapy, covering its history, schools, and developments. Numerous cases help readers appy theories to real situations and make the text even more engaging. 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 Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost).
Author: Thorana S Nelson Genre: Psychology Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 9781317773306 Book Pages: 454 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Here is an exciting collection of favorite and successful family therapy interventions from therapists which inspire more creative therapy methods in your own practice. 101 Interventions in Family Therapy features contributions by a diverse group of well-known leaders in the field, “therapists on the street,” and faculty of family therapy training programs. Each clinician presents a creative and useful intervention beginning with a complete description of the method, followed by the specific indications and contraindications for its application, and concludes with a particular case illustration. These engaging and informative stories document helpful interventions that really work, not the exotic and impractical methods of prolific marriage and family authors. Therapists at all levels can learn and incorporate these into their work with families. Practicing clinicians will learn what works for other therapists while graduate-level students and beginning counselors will benefit from the integration of theory and practice exemplified in the practical case examples. The rich and varied writing styles in this enjoyable volume reflect a multitude of personal therapeutic styles. You will find valuable insight and innovative treatment methods on critical family therapy topics such as eating disorders, the adolescent years, marriage counseling, stepfamilies, divorce therapy, communication difficulties, and conflicts with dual career couples. The smorgasbord of interventions found in this book include bibliotherapy, use of touch, creative use of space, ritual enactment, gift-giving, storytelling and countless other interventions, both revolutionary and commonsense, to enhance and improve your therapy with families.
Author: John B Burnham Genre: Family & Relationships Publisher: Routledge ISBN: 9781134971565 Book Pages: 260 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Family therapy is a rapidly expanding field. This book introduces a range of concepts, skills and applications from a systemic approach. The first part sets out the theory and examines relationship types, the family life cycle, interactional sequences and different models of change. The next section puts the theory into practice. It describes verbal and non-verbal techniques which are used to elicit information and initiate change. The last part considers some of the necessary conditions for the successful integration and application of this approach in social work practice, illustrated by detailed case examples. A series of graduated exercises is designed to encourage readers to explore the theory and practice of family therapy in their own agencies.
Author: José Szapocznik Genre: Family & Relationships Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA) ISBN: 1433831708 Book Pages: 240 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
"Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) is a strengths based model for diagnosing and changing repetitive patterns of behavior that cause friction in families. This clinical guide to BSFT shows how practitioners can transform family interactions from conflictive to collaborative, from habitual to proactive, so the love trapped behind anger can flourish. When, for example, a teen is acting out, using drugs, or not attending school, the adults in the family need to assume leadership, and all members of the family must adapt their patterns of talking and behaving with one another for positive changes to take place. BSFT therapists aid in this process by analyzing how the family operates as a whole and the role that each member plays in the family organism. Readers of this book will learn how to engage reluctant families or family members, and structure 12 to 16 week cognitive and affective interventions that will effect powerful behavior change. Detailed clinical examples show practitioners how to navigate family complexities, and work through the challenging decision points they present"--
Author: Robert Taibbi Genre: Psychology Publisher: Guilford Publications ISBN: 9781462521210 Book Pages: 324 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Featuring rich case examples, this book has helped tens of thousands of students and therapists build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the full range of issues that families bring to therapy. Rather than advocating one best approach, Robert Taibbi shows that there are multiple ways to guide families and harness their strengths. The book maps out the challenges and process of the beginning, middle, and end stages of treatment; presents creative strategies for assessment and intervention with parents and kids of all ages; analyzes how working with individuals can effect helpful changes in couples and families; and offers practical tips for overcoming common roadblocks. End-of-chapter reflection questions and experiential exercises encourage readers to develop their own clinical style. New to This Edition Reflects the author's clinical experience and recent advances in the field. Extensively revised chapter on core concepts: process, patterns, problems, and resistance. More detailed recommendations for conducting the first session and doing assessments. Quick-reference guidelines for treating frequently encountered adolescent problems. See also the author's Doing Couple Therapy: Craft and Creativity in Work with Intimate Partners.
Author: Irene Goldenberg Genre: Family psychotherapy Publisher: ISBN: UOM:39015016304423 Book Pages: 273 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. In this Seventh Edition of their respected text, Irene and Herbert Goldenberg examine and explain traditional and evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy. The authors provide practice-oriented content that will help you become an empathic and effective family therapist. The new edition includes the latest references and contemporary thinking on central issues such as family resiliency, alternative forms of family life today, gender, culture, and ethnic considerations. This edition also contains the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics-a great reference that will help you understand the importance of ethical practices.