Family Therapy

Family Therapy : History, Theory, and Practice

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For upper level undergraduate or beginning graduate level marriage and family counseling courses offered through counselor education, child and family studies, and psychology departments.This best selling text has been thoroughly updated to reflect a current and in-depth look at the field of family therapy. It retains its unique approach of leading the reader developmentally from understanding how families function to using therapeutic techniques that will help them change. Extremely organized and well written, this edition offers comprehensive coverage of all major theories of family therapy.show more

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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 198.1 x 241.3 x 28.4mm | 943.49g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130167207
  • 9780130167200

About Samuel T. Gladding

Samuel T. Gladding is professor of counselor education, director of the counselor education program, and the associate provost at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has been a practicing counselor in both public and private agencies since 1971. His leadership in the field of counseling includes service as president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), president of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), president of Chi Sigma Iota (international academic and professional counseling honor society), vice president of the Counseling Association for Humanistic Education and Development (C-AHEAD), and president of the Alabama Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Gladding is the former editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work and the ASGW newsletter. He is also the author of more than 100 professional publications. In 1999, he was cited as being in the top 1% of contributors to the Journal of Counseling and Development for the 15-year period from 1978 to 1993. Some of Gladding's most recent books include The Counseling Dictionary (2001); Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession, Fourth Edition (2000); Group Work: A Counseling Specialty, Third Edition (1999); The Creative Arts in Counseling, Second Edition (1998); and this edition of Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice (2002). Dr. Gladding's previous academic appointments have been at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fairfield University (Connecticut), and Rockingham Community College (Wentworth, North Carolina). He was also director of Children's Services at the Rockingham County (North Carolina) Mental Health Center. Cladding received his degrees from Wake Forest (B.A., M.A. Ed.), Yale (M.A.R.), and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (Ph.D.). He is a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor (North Carolina). He is a former member of the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling and a current member of the Research and Assessment Corporation for Counseling (RACC). Dr. Gladding is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Chi Sigma Iota Thomas J. Sweeney professional Leadership Award, the Counseling Association for Humanistic Education and Development Joseph W and Lucille U. Hopis Outstanding Publication Award, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Professional Leadership Award, and the Association for Specialists in Group Work Eminent Career Award. He is also a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Gladding is married to the former Claire Tillson and the father of three children-Ben, Nate, and Tim. Outside of counseling, he enjoys tennis, swimming, and humor.show more

Table of contents

I. UNDERSTANDING FAMILIES. 1. Individual and Family Life Cycles. 2. Healthy and Dysfunctional Characteristics of Families. II. THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES TO WORKING WITH FAMILIES. 3. Rationale and History of Family Therapy. 4. The Process of Family Therapy. 5. Psychodynamic and Bowenian Family Therapies. 6. Experiential Family Therapy. 7. Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapies. 8. Structural Family Therapy. 9. Strategic and Systemic Family Therapies. 10. Solution-Focused and Narrative Family Therapies. III. SPECIAL POPULATIONS IN FAMILY THERAPY. 11. Working with Single-Parent Families. 12. Working with Remarried Families. 13. Working with Culturally Diverse Families. 14. Working with Substance-Related Disorders, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse in Families. IV. PROFESSIONAL ISSUES AND RESEARCH IN FAMILY THERAPY. 15. Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Family Therapy. 16. Research and Assessment in Family Therapy. Appendix A: AAMFT Code of Ethics. Appendix B: Ethical Code for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors.show more

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