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Family Therapy: An Overview 9th Edition

Irene Goldenberg, Mark Stanton, Herbert Goldenberg

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2013, 2008, 2004
  • 608 Pages
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Overview

Completely up-to-date, this engaging and practice-oriented text is your complete resource to help students master the many facets of family therapy. In this ninth edition, the authors provide practice-oriented content in a more concise format that will help students become empathic and effective family therapists. New material focuses on how students can practice systemic thinking and on how to develop core competencies in family therapy. There is also increased attention to LGBTQ families and alternative forms of family life, and to gender, culture, and ethnic considerations. Color-coded boxes highlight key aspects of family therapy, such as family diversity, evidence-based practice research, "Thinking Like a Clinician" student exercises, case studies, clinical notes, and therapeutic encounters. Examples illustrate family therapists from many professions, including social work, MFT, psychology, and counseling. Learning objectives focus students' attention on key concepts.

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.

Mark Stanton, Azusa Pacific University

Mark Stanton is the Provost and Professor of Graduate Psychology at Azusa Pacific University (APU). He served APU previously as founding dean of Behavioral and Applied Sciences, chair of the Department of Graduate Psychology, and founding director of the APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology program. He was the 2011–2012 president of the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology, a constituent board of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and the 2005 president of the Society for Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California, board certified in couple and family psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. The Society for Family Psychology recognized him as the Family Psychologist of the Year in 2007. Stanton is the author of over 50 articles, books, and book chapters on aspects of couple and family therapy. He was the inaugural editor (2011–2014) of Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, a peer-reviewed journal published by APA, and previously served as editor of The Family Psychologist (2002–2007). He is co-author of SPECIALTY COMPETENCIES IN COUPLE AND FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY (with Robert Welsh) and the co-editor of the HANDBOOK OF FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY (with James Bray, 2009).

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.
  • Color-coded boxes highlight material on key themes of family therapy, helping students absorb and understand important ideas. These include "Family Diversity" boxes on ethnicity, culture, gender, and LGBTQ issues; new and revised "Thinking Like a Clinician" exercises that ask readers to address clinical situations from the different theoretical perspectives; "Evidence-Based Practice" boxes featuring recent relevant research; case studies; clinical notes; and "Therapeutic Encounter" vignettes featuring dialogue of clinical interactions.
  • Examples and material throughout the text illustrate family therapists from many professions, including social work (CSWE), MFT (AAMFT), psychology (APA), and counseling (CACREP) -- making the material valuable for a wide range of readers.
  • Numbered learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter are aligned with major sections throughout the chapter, helping to focus students' attention on important concepts.
  • Increased attention to LGBTQ families and issues appears throughout the book and in the student exercises. Several of the "Thinking Like a Clinician" boxes raise real-life issues faced by LBGTQ families.
  • Updated and streamlined throughout, this edition features more concise content --aligned to the reading assignments of contemporary courses -- as well as new reference citations and recommended readings.
  • The new MindTap® for Family Therapy: An Overview, is an online learning platform offering customizable content, course analytics, an e-reader, and an applied learning experience -- all delivered within your current learning management system. With its rich array of media assets -- all tagged by learning objective and Bloom's Taxonomy level -- MindTap engages students, guides them toward mastery of basic concepts, and advances their critical thinking abilities.
  • The various mental health professions (MFT, social work, psychology, counseling) that practice family therapy are featured in the text in examples and model material.
  • Numerous pedagogical features such as case transcripts, examples, tables, visuals, and online learning tools (in MindTap) help students apply the concepts discussed in the text.
  • This text is a complete resource for assisting students in mastering the many facets of family therapy, providing a concise, yet comprehensive review of the history, development, training, research, and interventions of the field.
  • The authors give attention to all theories, from foundational models originated by the pioneers of family therapy to postmodern influences on family therapy and evolving areas like medical family therapy. Recent adaptations or developments are described for each of the schools of family therapy and recent research on the models is presented.
  • Family strengths and resiliency are emphasized, 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.
1. Adopting a Family Relationship Framework.
2. Family Development: Continuity and Change.
3. Diversity in Family Functioning.
4. Systems Theory and Systemic Thinking.
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 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. Population-Based Family Treatments.
16. Evidence-Based Family Therapy.
17. Comparative View of Family Theories and Therapies.
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