Family Therapy Skills and Techniques in Action
Relationships are a resource for healing a range of psychological difficulties. This is the fundamental principle of family therapy, an increasingly influential form of psychotherapy that is building up a strong evidence base in a range of psychological problems across the life cycle. Family Therapy Skills and Techniques in Action is both a guide to a variety of family therapy techniques and a review of their history. It provides a thorough explanation of the techniques, explaining their origins and use in contemporary family practice, whilst guiding readers in learning new skills. The authors provide film examples and transcripts of the techniques in action so that readers can develop their skills in a practical way.
The book is divided into sections that describe and demonstrate skills such as:
Assessing a family;
Building a therapeutic relationship with multiple family members;
Using circular questions;
`Externalising' the problem;
Using family therapy skills in individual work;
Understanding and utilising systemic supervision.
Family Therapy Skills and Techniques in Action will be an essential practical manual for a range of family therapy skills which can be used in family work by family practitioners from a variety of backgrounds: counsellors, support workers, social workers, psychologists, generic therapists and nurses.
- Hardback | 218 pages
- 159 x 235 x 19.05mm | 581g
- 12 Oct 2017
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 10 Line drawings, black and white; 19 Halftones, black and white; 25 Tables, black and white; 29 Illustrations, black and white
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"This is the book for which systemic practice trainers and students have been waiting. Mark and Joanne discuss complex concepts in a manner that is clear, engaging and jargon free. They pull out key ideas and link them to excellent practice examples illustrated with film. Highlights include an excellent chapter on formulation a thorough exploration of the family life cycle and reworking of older concepts into a modern practice environment. Highly recommended for all trainers and students."-Judith Lask, Former Chair of Systemic College of UKCP and AFT and former Head of Family Therapy Training at Kings College London.
About Mark Rivett
Joanne Buchmuller is a specialist family and systemic psychotherapist in an adolescent inpatient unit in South Wales and a visiting lecturer in systemic family therapy at the Universities of Bristol and Exeter.
Table of contents
Chapter One: Introduction, setting the scene
Chapter Two: Listening to the orchestra
Chapter Three: Assessment, finding out what we need to know
Chapter Four: Integrative family therapy, a contemporary practice
Chapter Five: Structural family therapy, creating a dance with families
Chapter Six: Strategic family therapy, making language therapeutic
Chapter Seven: Milan and Post-Milan Family Therapy, changing rules and meanings
Chapter Eight: Narrative family therapy, interpreting the story
Chapter Nine: Working Systemically with Individuals, opening up a different view
Chapter Ten: Reflective Practice in Family Therapy