You are here

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling
Share

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling

Four Volume Set
  • Jon Carlson - Lake Geneva Wellness Clinic, Lake Geneva, WI, Adler University, Chicago, Governors State University, University Park, IL, USA
  • Shannon B. Dermer - Governors State University, USA

© 2017 | 2 008 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling is a new, all-encompassing, landmark work for researchers seeking to broaden their knowledge of this vast and diffuse field.

Marriage and family counseling programs are established at institutions worldwide, yet there is no current work focused specifically on family therapy. While other works have discussed various methodologies, cases, niche aspects of the field and some broader views of counseling in general, this authoritative Encyclopedia provides readers with a fully comprehensive and accessible reference to aid in understanding the full scope and diversity of theories, approaches and techniques and how they address various life events within the unique dynamics of families, couples and related interpersonal relationships.

 Key topics include:

  • Adolescence
  • Adoption
  • Assessment
  • Communication
  • Coping
  • Diversity
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Interventions and Techniques
  • Life Events/Transitions
  • Parenting Styles
  • Sexuality
  • Work/Life Issues, and more

 Key features include:

  • More than 500 signed articles written by key figures in the field span four comprehensive volumes
  • Front matter includes a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically
  • Back matter includes  a history of the development of the field, a Resource Guide to key associations, websites, journals, a selected Bibliography of classic publications, and a detailed Index
  • All entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross References to related entries to aid the reader in their research journey

 

Rebecca M. Goldberg
Communication Errors/Problems in Couples and Families
Rebecca M. Goldberg
Gottman Method Couple Therapy
Rebecca M. Goldberg
Nonverbal Communication

This four-volume set provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the history, theories, therapeutic approaches, clinical techniques, and important people in the field of marriage and family counseling...The articles are clear and concise and would be an excellent starting point for undergraduate research. This work would both update and complement the International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, especially by providing a focus on current clinical diagnoses and therapies in the field.—Theresa Muraski

T. Muraski
ARBA

This sweeping, authoritative encyclopedia edited by Carlson (Adler Univ.) and Dermer (Governors State Univ.) brings together a broad range of concepts and disciplinary literature from the fields of social work, psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy. The four-volume set contains more than 500 alphabetically arranged, signed entries by nearly 400 experts in the field, each offering references to further readings. All of the volumes contain a comprehensive alphabetical list of entries and a reader's guide with entries arranged by subject...The uniqueness, range, and scope of the subject matter set this reference work apart from others...This encyclopedia is a must-have for academic libraries with marriage, family, and couples-counseling programs. 

Summing Up: Highly recommended. Beginning students through researchers/faculty; practicing professionals.

N. Nero
CHOICE

"This set meets the goal set by Carlson and Dermer to “accurately tell the complete story of working with couples, family, and marriage therapy.” However, most of the articles offer little more depth than a general social sciences encyclopedia. The liberal use of jargon and acronyms presume a counseling background in readers.
Verdict Most beneficial as part of a professional collection for counselors, graduate counseling students, or advanced undergraduate students majoring in counseling."
Laurie Selwyn, formerly with Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX

Laurie Selwyn
Library Journal
Key features

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling is a new, all-encompassing, landmark work for researchers seeking to broaden their knowledge of this vast and diffuse field.

Marriage and family counseling programs are established at institutions worldwide, yet there is no current work focused specifically on family therapy. While other works have discussed various methodologies, cases, niche aspects of the field and some broader views of counseling in general, this authoritative Encyclopedia provides readers with a fully comprehensive and accessible reference to aid in understanding the full scope and diversity of theories, approaches and techniques and how they address various life events within the unique dynamics of families, couples and related interpersonal relationships.

 Key topics include:

  • Adolescence
  • Adoption
  • Assessment
  • Communication
  • Coping
  • Diversity
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Interventions and Techniques
  • Life Events/Transitions
  • Parenting Styles
  • Sexuality
  • Work/Life Issues, and more

 Key features include:

  • More than 500 signed articles written by key figures in the field span four comprehensive volumes
  • Front matter includes a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically
  • Back matter includes  a history of the development of the field, a Resource Guide to key associations, websites, journals, a selected Bibliography of classic publications, and a detailed Index
  • All entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross References to related entries to aid the reader in their research journey

Preview this book

For instructors

This book is not available as a review copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781483369556

This title is also available on SAGE Knowledge, the ultimate social sciences online library. If your library doesn’t have access, ask your librarian to start a trial.