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Marriage, couple, and family therapy : theory, skills, assessment, and application

Brandé Flamez (Author), Janet Hicks (Author)
This book gives readers a strong foundation in marriage and family therapy history, theory, and clinical assessment, and supports the development of skills and competencies needed to be effective, ethical counseling practitioners. The book is organized into 4 sections. The first covers the history and conceptual frameworks of marriage and family counseling. The second focuses on research, intake, assessment, and progress evaluation, information not covered in any other comparable textbook. In the third section, students learn about the major schools and models of family therapy, while the fourth section is devoted to special issues in the discipline
Print Book, English, 2019
First edition
Cognella. Inc., [San Diego, CA], 2019
xl, 626 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9781516510351, 1516510356
Part 1: history and conceptual framework
Family therapy: concepts, context, and criteria
History and development of family therapy
Principles and paradigms in family therapy
Ethical, legal, and professional issues in marriage, couples, and family counseling
Intercultural family counseling
Part 2: research, intake, and assessment
Couple and family therapy research: evaluating therapy and practice implications
Getting started : intake and clinical assessment in family therapy
Gathering information to help families change: assessment in marriage and family counseling
Part 3: the schools and models of family therapy
Transgenerational family therapies
Strategic and milan systemic family therapy
Getting into the mix: structural family therapy
Becoming, genuineness, and open communication: the experiential family therapies
Behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapy with couples and family
Solution-focused brief therapy: a constructivist couples and family approach
Narrative therapy: principles and practices
Family psychoeducation and enrichment
Integrative models
Part 4: special issues
Nonnuclear family constellations
Influences of parental functioning on the family
Child and adolescent influences on the family