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Family Therapy : An Overview

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This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. In this ninth edition, the authors examine and explain key viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy -- featuring practice-oriented content to help you become an empathic and effective family therapist. Color-coded boxes highlight key aspects of family therapy, such as family diversity, evidence-based practice research, "Thinking Like a Clinician" exercises, case studies, clinical notes, and therapeutic encounters. Examples illustrate family therapists from many professions, including social work, MFT, psychology, and counseling. You'll also find up-to-date material representing the latest thinking on central issues and topics, including increased attention to LGBTQ families and alternative forms of family life and to gender, culture, and ethnic considerations.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 210 x 262 x 23mm | 1,043g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
  • Mason, OH, United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 1305092961
  • 9781305092969
  • 609,858

Table of contents

1. Adopting a Family Relationship Framework. 2. Family Development: Continuity and Change. 3. Diversity in Family Functioning. 4. Systems Theory and Systemic Thinking. 5. Origins and Growth of Family Therapy. 6. Professional Issues and Ethical Practices. 7. Psychodynamic Models. 8. Transgenerational Models. 9. Experiential Models. 10. The Structural Model. 11. Strategic Models. 12. Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Models. 13. Social Construction Models I: Solution-Focused Therapy And Collaborative Therapy. 14. Social Construction Models II: Narrative Therapy. 15. Population-Based Family Treatments. 16. Evidence-Based Family Therapy. 17. Comparative View of Family Theories and Therapies.show more

About Mark Stanton

Mark Stanton is the Provost and Professor of Graduate Psychology at Azusa Pacific University (APU). He served APU previously as founding dean of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, chair of the Department of Graduate Psychology, and founding director of the APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology program. He was the 2011-2012 president of the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology, a constituent board of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and the 2005 president of the Society for Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California, board certified in couple and family psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. The Society for Family Psychology recognized him as the Family Psychologist of the Year in 2007. Stanton is the author of over 50 articles, books, and book chapters on aspects of couple and family therapy. He was the inaugural editor (2011-2014) of Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, a peer-reviewed journal published by APA, and previously served as editor of The Family Psychologist (2002-2007). He is co-author of SPECIALTY COMPETENCIES IN COUPLE AND FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY (with Robert Welsh) and the co-editor of the HANDBOOK OF FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY (with James Bray, 2009). Herbert Goldenberg was Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where he developed and taught classes in family therapy. Together with Irene Goldenberg he was awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. He also held membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. He was also elected fellow in that APA division. The Goldenbergs co-authored another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition. Irene Goldenberg is Professor Emeritus of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She served as Associate Chairperson of that department and as Director of Psychological Services for many years, and continues to teach marriage and family therapy courses to psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers there. She currently supervises doctoral students and directs the family therapy program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Together with Herbert Goldenberg, Dr. Goldenberg was awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. She also holds membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. She has been elected fellow in that APA division. She is co-author of another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.show more

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