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Readings in Family Therapy

Readings in Family Therapy
From Theory to Practice

Edited by:

October 2009 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The only annotated full-text reader that addresses key issues in family therapy

Filling the need for a resource that goes beyond the scope of basic textbooks, this reader provides a compilation of 18 full-text articles that highlight family therapy models and related issues. The editors have included a diverse range of topics authored by leading scholars to showcase the far-reaching capacity of the field. Each article includes editorial comments that offer even greater context for readers.

Although it is designed as a stand-alone text, this reader can be used in conjunction with the upcoming Family Therapy: Models, Skills, and Techniques to enhance students' understanding of topics presented in the book chapters: the history of family therapy, modern family structures and challenges, approaches to clinical practice, ethical issues, and more.

This reader can be used in any Family/Marriage Therapy course in psychology, nursing, social work, human services, and other related disciplines.

Janice M. Rasheed, Mikal N. Rasheed, James A. Marley
Don Collins, Karl Tomm
Ch 1. Karl Tomm: His Changing Views on Family Therapy Over 35 Years
Regina M. Bures
Ch 2. Living Arrangements Over the Life Course: Families in the 21st Century
Anita Jones Thomas
Ch 3. Understanding Culture and Worldview in Family Systems: Use of the Multicultural Genogram
Dennis O'Connor, Leodones Yballe
Ch 4. Maslow Revisited: Constructing a Road Map of Human Nature
Connie M. Kane
Ch 5. Family-Of-Origin Work for Counseling Trainees and Practitioners
Ryan T. Hammond and Michael P. Nichols
Ch 6. How Collaborative is Structural Family Therapy?
Judith A. Nelson
Ch 7. For Parents Only: A Strategic Family Therapy Approach in School Counseling
Cynthia Franklin, Joan Biever, Kelly Moore, David Clemons, and Monica Scamardo
Ch 8. The Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Therapy With Children in a School Setting
John Wheeler
Ch 8. A helping Hand: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Amy Krain, Jennifer L. Hudson, Meredith Coles, and Philip Kendall
Ch 9. The Case of Molly L.: Use of a Family Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Childhood Anxiety
Christopher Peyton Miller and Alan W. Forrest
Ch 10. Ethics of Family Narrative Therapy
Mary Etchison, David M. Kleist
Ch 11. Review of narrative Therapy: Research and Utility
Mark S. Carich, Karen Spilman
Ch 11. Basic Principles of Intervention
Patrick Johnson, Jill M. Thorngren, and Adina J. Smith
Ch 12. Parental Divorce and Family Functioning: Effects on Differentiation Levels of Young Adults
Jennifer L. Adams, Jodi D. Jaques, and Kathleen M. May
Ch 12. Counseling Gay and Lesbian Families: Theoretical Considerations
Alytia A. Levendosky, Alissa C. Huth-Bocks, Michael A. Semel, Deborah L. Shapiro
Ch 13. Trauma Symptoms in Preschool-Age Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
Vanja M. K. Stenius, Bonita M. Veysey
Ch 13. "It's the Little Things": Women, Trauma, and Strategies for Healing
Stephen Southern, Robert L. Smith, Marvarene Oliver
Ch 14. Marriage and Family Counseling: Ethics in Context
About the Editors

This is a very useful and well-written text which covers many relevant aspects of contemporary family therapy. In addition there are chapters on ethics and research re narrative therapy which capture complex issues effectively.

Mr Paul Buckley
Nursing , Bradford University
February 25, 2010
Key features
  • Theories of various approaches to assessing and intervening with families;
  • Understanding the similarities, differences and strategies of change among  the major models of family therapy;
  • Most current available research on the effectiveness of different approaches to family intervention;
  • Family functioning from a life cycle perspective, taking into account client's race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender issues, age, socioeconomic status, disability, and differences from the "traditional" family;
  • Techniques and strategies related to stages of the intervention in family therapy;
  • Critique of the appropriateness of the theoretical models and its intervention techniques according to family developmental factors as well as the particular needs of the family.

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