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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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Online Instructor's Manual
This detailed manual provides sample syllabi, course guidelines, in-class exercises, and chapter objectives to assist instructors in teaching the course.
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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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.