Family Therapy

Family Therapy : History, Theory, and Practice

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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133833720. Considered the most thorough, well-written book 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. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and internet resources. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText*The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad (R) and Android (R) tablet.* Affordable. The Enhanced Pearson eText may be purchased stand-alone or with a loose-leaf version of the text for 40-65% less than a print bound book. *The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 180.34 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 816.46g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 013348890X
  • 9780133488906
  • 1,667,282

About Samuel T. Gladding

Samuel T. Gladding, Ph.D., is Chair of and a Professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is a fellow in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and its former president (2004-2005). Additionally, Dr. Gladding has served as president of two ACA divisions (ACES and ASGW), president of Chi Sigma Iota (the international counseling honorary society), president of the American Association of State Counseling Boards, and chair of the ACA Foundation. A Fulbright Specialist, Dr. Gladding has taught counseling and worked with universities and counselors in Turkey, China, Estonia, Austria, Malaysia, Sweden, the Philippines, South Africa, Australia, Mexico, and Canada. He has authored numerous professional publications, including 40 books, four videos, and over six dozen (72) scholarly articles. Some of his most recent Pearson books include Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession (7th edition, 2013), Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency Settings (4th edition with Deborah Newsome, 2014), Group Work: A Counseling Specialty (6th edition, 2011), The Counseling Dictionary (3rd edition, 2011), and this 6th edition of Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice. Dr. Gladding has been married to his wife, Claire, for 28 years. They are the parents of three grown children. Dr. Gladding received his degrees from Wake Forest, Yale, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He continues to work as a licensed professional counselor and serves on the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. He has been honored by the American Counseling Association with the Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person, the Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award, and the David K. Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award.show more

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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. Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features: Embedded video links illustrate key concepts and strategies. Internet resources. Weblinks to further explore content related to the chapter.show more

Table of contents

Prologue 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 Therapyshow more

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