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Overview

This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. In this eighth edition, the authors provide practice-oriented content that will help you become an empathic and effective family therapist. The new edition includes the latest references and contemporary thinking on central issues such as family resiliency, alternative forms of family life today, gender, culture, and ethnic considerations. A new feature, "Thinking like a Clinician," helps students to reflect on practice issues related to each chapter. This edition also contains the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics--a great reference that will help you understand the importance of ethical practices.

Herbert Goldenberg, California State University, Los Angeles, Emeritus

Herbert Goldenberg was Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where he developed and taught classes in family therapy. Together with Irene Goldenberg he was awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. He also held membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. He was also elected fellow in that APA division. The Goldenbergs co-authored another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.

Irene Goldenberg, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute

Irene Goldenberg is Professor Emeritus of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She served as Associate Chairperson of that department and as Director of Psychological Services for many years, and continues to teach marriage and family therapy courses to psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers there. She currently supervises doctoral students and directs the family therapy program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Together with Herbert Goldenberg, Dr. Goldenberg was awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. She also holds membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. She has been elected fellow in that APA division. She is co-author of another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.
  • NEW This edition includes added information on clinical techniques to help students connect the theoretical overview to practice.
  • NEW Chapters 11 and 12 were combined to help students better understand the foundations of Strategic and Systemic models.
  • NEW New graphics illustrate the discussion of cybernetics/systems theory to help clarify concepts for students who are just learning about the material.
  • NEW "Thinking Like a Clinician" features help student reflect on practice issues within each chapter.
  • NEW Enhanced coverage in this edition includes additional information on children, gay and lesbian populations, and HIPAA.
  • The text's family life cycle outlook helps students tie family problems to life stages in intact and alternate family organizations.
  • Numerous pedagogical features, such as case transcripts, multiple examples, tables, and charts, help students apply the concepts discussed in the text. Many of these features are highlighted or "set apart" from the main text, making it easier for students to review.
  • Case studies with transcripts of actual therapy sessions demonstrate practical applications of specific theories.
  • In Chapter 3 and throughout the text, the authors present coverage of gender, culture, and ethnicity, in order to help students learn about the importance of being a culturally competent practitioner.
  • Located in each chapter, the "Clinical Notes" features draw on the authors' wealth of clinical experience with couples and families to help students gain a better understanding of the link between theory and practice.
  • The authors have spent considerable time, especially in the research chapter (Chapter 17), on evidence-based family therapy with examples of research-verified techniques.
  • Suggested readings at the end of each chapter help students further explore the key concepts discussed within each chapter.
  • The Goldenbergs' text is the complete resource for assisting students in mastering the many facets of family therapy. In the eighth edition, the Goldenbergs examine the history, development, training, research, and interventions of the field of family therapy and include a basic introduction to family systems theory and the family life cycle framework.
  • The authors give attention to all theories, including therapies that have emerged from the current postmodern influence on family therapy and such evolving areas as psychoeducation and medical family therapy. In addition, the book's expanded descriptions of object relations family therapy, medical family therapy, and the social constructionist therapies bring students up to speed on these emerging types of treatment. The authors now include more detailed coverage of training and supervision issues, and they revisit the impact of managed care on the changing practice of family therapy.
  • The authors anticipate new directions in which the field is headed and discuss how the postmodern revolution in thinking--reflected in the arts and literature--as significantly influenced family therapy. Family strength and resiliency is greatly emphasized in this edition, in keeping with the trend in the field that families, with renewed courage, are supported by therapists in seeking successful but subjugated solutions from the past to apply to a current impasse.
  • The book presents both qualitative and quantitative approaches to family research, providing students with balanced coverage.
1. Adopting a Family Relationship Framework.
2. Family Development: Continuity and Change.
3. Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity in Family Functioning.
4. Interlocking Systems: The Individual, the Family, and the Community.
5. Origins and Growth of Family Therapy.
6. Professional Issues and Ethical Practices.
7. Psychodynamic Models.
8. Transgenerational Models.
9. Experiential Models.
10. The Structural Model.
11. Strategic and Systemic Models.
12. Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Models.
13. Social Construction Models I: Solution-Focused Therapy And Collaborative Therapy.
14. Social Construction Models II: Narrative Therapy.
15. Psychoeducational Models: Teaching Skills to Specific Populations.
16. Research on Family Assessment and Therapeutic Outcomes.
17. Comparative View of Family Theories and Therapies.

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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781305870918
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.

Online PowerPoint®

ISBN: 9781305870901
These vibrant Microsoft® PowerPoint® lecture slides for each chapter assist you with your lecture by providing concept coverage using images, figures, and tables directly from the textbook.

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ISBN: 9781305871236
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.