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Handbook of family therapy

Edited by: Thomas L. Sexton , Jay Lebow

Print publication date:  December  2015
Online publication date:  December  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415518017
eBook ISBN: 9780203123584
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203123584
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Integrative, research-based, multisystemic: these words reflect not only the state of family therapy, but the nature of this comprehensive handbook as well. The contributors, all well-recognized names who have contributed extensively to the field, accept and embrace the tensions that emerge when integrating theoretical perspectives and science in clinical settings to document the current evolution of couples and family therapy, practice, and research. Each individual chapter contribution is organized around a central theme: that the integration of theory, clinical wisdom, and practical and meaningful research produce the best understanding of couple and family relationships, and the best treatment options. The handbook contains five parts:
? Part I describes the history of the field and its current core theoretical constructs
? Part II analyzes the theories that form the foundation of couple and family therapy, chosen because they best represent the broad range of schools of practice in the field
? Part III provides the best examples of approaches that illustrate how clinical models can be theoretically integrative, evidence-based, and clinically responsive
? Part IV summarizes evidence and provides useful findings relevant for research and practice
? Part V looks at the application of couple and family interventions that are based on emerging clinical needs, such as divorce and working in medical settings.
Handbook of Family Therapy illuminates the threads that are common to family therapies and gives voice to the range of perspectives that are possible. Practitioners, researchers, and students need to have this handbook on their shelves, both to help look back on our past and to usher in the next evolution in family therapy.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Evolution of Family and Couple Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Evolution of Systems Theory Download PDF
Chapter  3:  A Family Developmental Framework Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Neurobiology of Relationships Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Multiculturalism and Diversity of Families Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Cognitive-Behavioral Couple and Family Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Structural Family Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Psychodynamic Approaches to Couple and Family Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Multigenerational Family Systems Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Postmodern/Poststructural/Social Construction Therapies Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Integrative Approaches to Couple and Family Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Multidimensional Family Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Functional Family Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Multisystemic Therapy  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Brief Strategic Family Therapy Treatment for Behavior Problem Youth Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Family Psychoeducation for Severe Mental Illness Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Traditional and Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Treating Adolescents with Eating Disorders Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Current Status of Research on Couples Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Integrating Research and Practice Through Intervention Science Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Research-Based Change Mechanisms Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Medical Family Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Separating, Divorced, and Remarried Families Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Empirically Informed Couple and Family Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Advancing Training and Supervision of Family Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Integrative Problem Centered Metaframeworks (IPCM) Therapy Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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