Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice, Global Edition

Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice, Global Edition

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For courses in Marriage and Family Counseling, Marital Therapy, and Family Therapy.

Inviting, well-illustrated, and developmental in approach-a comprehensive look at the theory and practice of working with families.

Considered the most thorough, well-written text in the field, Samuel T. Gladding's, Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice, give readers clear coverage of all aspects of working with couples and families from proven, evidence-based theories. In a user-friendly organization and writing style, it covers important background information on healthy and functional families and different types of families, and includes an overview of how individual and family life cycles intertwine. The basic processes involved in treating couples and families are made clear, before delving into a dozen theoretical ways of treating families.

Thoroughly updated, the Sixth Edition of Family Therapy, includes an abundance of examples and case studies, new illustrations, more than 175 new references, helpful learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, a new chart comparing the different therapies, and more.

User-friendly and well illustrated, this book is developmental in its approach to working therapeutically with families.
The practitioner-oriented focus shows how to work with different types of families.
Illustrations, diagrams, summaries, examples, case studies, and a glossary help readers understand and retain the main points in the text.
NEW! Realigned chapters put new emphasis on some of the materials in former chapters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 771.1g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 6th edition
  • 129205879X
  • 9781292058795
  • 397,562

Table of contents


Part I: Foundations of Family Therapy

History of Family Therapy: Evolution and Revolution
The Theoretical Context of Family Therapy
Types and Functionality of Families
Working with Single-Parent and Blended Families
Working with Culturally Diverse Families
Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Family Therapy

Part II: Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families

The Process of Family Therapy
Couple and Marriage Therapy and Enrichment
Transgenerational Therapies: Psychodynamic and Bowen Family Therapies
Experiential Family Therapy
Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapies
Structural Family Therapy
Strategic Family Therapies
Solution-Focused and Narrative Family Therapies

Part III: Professional Issues and Research in Family Therapy

Working with Substance-Related Disorders, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Research and Assessment in Family Therapy
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