In this practice-based book, Suzanne Hanna shows beginners how to combine different models of family therapy into a step-by-step plan for family therapy. The author helps students with practical questions at different stages of the process that help with integration of different approaches. Students learn to develop multiple views of a problem, and to integrate common skills from traditional, post-modern, and evidence-based therapeutic models. The first part of the book compares and contrasts relevant aspects of theory that guide practice. The second part covers assessment in a way that bridges the gap between ivory tower and community-based clinics. The third part covers basic treatment skills that target cognitive, behavioral, and affective levels of relationships.
Table of Contents
Part I: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: FAMILY THERAPY AS A MOVEMENT ACROSS TIME.
1. Family Therapy: Journey through Diversity and Integration.
2. The Journey Continues: Second-Generation Trends in Family Therapy.
3. Integration of Theory: Common Themes.
4. Integration of Practice: Common Themes.
Part II: ORGANIZING TREATMENT: AN OVERVIEW OF SEQUENCES AND TASKS.
5. Starting off on the Right Foot: Referral and Intake.
6. The Initial Interview: A Template for General Tasks in Family Therapy.
7. Relational Assessments: Exploring Client Experience.
8. Beginning and Maintaining Relational Change.
Part III: THE FUTURE OF FAMILY THERAPY: EVALUATIONS, RESEARCH AND COLLABORATION.
9. Evaluations and Research in Family Therapy.
10. Family Therapy Collaborations.