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Family Therapy: An Overview 9th Edition

Irene Goldenberg | Herbert Goldenberg

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Overview

Completely up-to-date, this practice-oriented resource helps students master the many facets of family therapy. The ninth edition provides practice-oriented content in a more concise format to 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. Color-coded boxes highlight key aspects of family therapy, such as family diversity, evidence-based practice research, "Thinking Like a Clinician" exercises, case studies, clinical notes, and therapeutic encounters. Examples illustrate family therapists from many professions, including social work, MFT, psychology, and counseling.

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.

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.

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  • 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.

Family Therapy: An Overview

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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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