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Theory and Practice of Family Therapy and Counseling, 2nd Edition

  • James R. Bitter East Tennessee State University
  • ISBN-10: 1111840504  |  ISBN-13: 9781111840501
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $143.25
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Overview

A model for successful integration of multiple points of view, James R. Bitter's THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FAMILY THERAPY AND COUNSELING, 2nd Edition supports the development of personal, professional, and ethical family practice. The text's concrete, empirically based approaches, as well as diagnostics and visual tools, allow students to observe others in groups. Updated to reflect recent research and current practice, the Second Edition also includes a new chapter on Object Relations Family Therapy. Case studies, sample dialogues, and exercises help students apply the concepts they have learned. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FAMILY COUNSELING AND THERAPY, 2nd Edition embraces multiple perspectives and provides a comprehensive discussion of contemporary family theories and practices, including human validation process and symbolic-experiential models.
  • Bitter encourages students' personal growth and development as family therapists with a warm, inviting writing style and numerous self-reflection and active-learning exercises.
  • Learning is enhanced through a consistent chapter organization and the use of a single case, the Quest family, throughout. This approach enables students to compare and contrast the various models and see how different approaches can be used in an integrated way.
  • The text presents a four-stage process for conducting family sessions, including processes for forming relationships, family assessment, hypothesizing and shared meaning, and facilitating change.
  • Each chapter ends with a Quest family case (which applies the model discussed in the chapter to the fictional Quest family), a summary and multicultural evaluation section, exercises for personal and professional growth, contact and Web information for finding out more about the specific therapy, recommended supplementary readings, and references.
  • Additional cases throughout the text, based on Bitter's years of practice in marriage and family counseling, help students see how theories play out in the real world.
  • A unique chapter on "Parenting for the 21st Century" addresses the fact that a majority of family counseling deals with parenting questions and issues.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview.
2. The Family Practitioner as Person and Professional.
3. Virtue, Ethics, and Legality in Family Practice.
4. Object Relations Family Therapy.
5. Adlerian Family Therapy.
6. Multigenerational Family Therapy.
7. The Satir Model: The Human Validation Process Model.
8. Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy.
9. Structural Family Therapy.
10. Strategic Family Therapy.
11. Solution-Focused and Solution Oriented Therapy.
12. Postmodern, Social Construction, and Narratives in Family Therapy.
13. Feminist Family Therapy.
14. Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy.
15. Parenting for the 21st Century.
16. Integration, Parts I and II.

What's New

  • An expanded Chapter 1 now discusses the history of the field as well as the influence of broader systems on family systems.
  • This edition features a new chapter on Object Relations Family Therapy.
  • To better align with the typical chronological order in which theories are presented in class, the chapter on Adlerian Therapy has been moved ahead of the chapter that addresses Multigenerational Family Therapy (based on the theories of Murray Bowen).
  • This edition presents additional discussion of the work of Virginia Satir, the work of Jean McLendon, and the material in two new books by John Banmen.
  • The chapters on Structural Family Therapy and Strategic Family Therapy have been revised to reflect new texts and research published in the past year.
  • The chapter on Narrative Therapy now includes additional discussion of female contributors, and the chapter on Feminist Therapy has been thoroughly revised to reflect the latest research.
  • The chapter on Parenting includes new material from Total Transformation, a new audio/video training program on parenting, as well as material from Cheryl McNeil's work on parent coaching.
  • The chapter on Integration now introduces core competencies and offers updated discussion of case conceptualization and family assessment.
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DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133354815 | ISBN-13: 9781133354819)

This companion DVD demonstrates key techniques and family therapy theories in action. It includes up-to-date counseling examples as well as counseling theories demonstrated in 15-minute segments. This allows you to show clips in class easily or assign the viewing of individual clips for homework. The DVD can be used in conjunction with other family texts, including those by Goldenberg/Goldenberg, Hanna, Tomlison, Gehart/Tuttle, and Worden.

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DVD  (ISBN-10: 1133354815 | ISBN-13: 9781133354819)

This companion DVD brings concepts to life by demonstrating key techniques and family therapy theories in action. It includes up-to-date counseling examples, as well as counseling theories demonstrated in 15-minute segments.

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CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 113337137X | ISBN-13: 9781133371373)

Cengage Learning's Counseling CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, videos, quizzes, and more in your Counseling CourseMate through www.cengagebrain.com.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

James R. Bitter

James R. Bitter is a professor in the Counseling Department at East Tennessee State University. He has more than 38 years of teaching experience and has authored numerous publications, including 33 chapters or sections written for textbooks and trade books, more than 30 journal articles, and six videos. He also has served on four editorial boards and has conducted many seminars across the country and internationally. His teaching, publications, and training have focused on marriage and family and Adlerian therapy.