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By Joseph L. Wetchler, Lorna L. Hecker

ISBN-10: 041571950X

ISBN-13: 9780415719506

Now in its moment variation, this article introduces readers to the wealthy background and perform of Marriage and family members treatment, with 32 pros from around the US featuring their wisdom of their parts of workmanship. This mix of methods and types provides this article a distinct voice and makes it a accomplished source for graduate scholars taking their first path in Marriage and relatives treatment.

The ebook is split into 3 sections:

 Part 1 makes a speciality of the parts on which twenty first century relatives treatment is predicated and summarizes the newest adjustments made not to basically healing interventions, yet to the very proposal of “family.”


 Part 2 provides an outline of the 7 significant theoretical types of the sector: structural, strategic, Milan, social constructionist, experiential, transgenerational, and cognitive-behavioral family members remedy. each one bankruptcy during this part
• Focuses at the founding father of the idea, its theoretical tenants, and its key techniques
• Shows how the version specializes in diversity
• Presents the examine that helps the approach


Part three addresses particular therapy parts which are universal to marriage and kin therapists, similar to intercourse treatment, pre-marital treatment, examine, and ethics and criminal issues.

As an creation to the sphere of Marriage and kinfolk remedy, this quantity stands above the remaining. not just will readers achieve an figuring out of the wealthy background of the sector and its suggestions, yet they'll additionally see a whole photo of the context within which households are embedded, akin to gender, tradition, spirituality, and sexual orientation. this information is the major to realizing what differentiates Marriage and family members remedy from person psychotherapy. Glossaries, case reports, tables, figures, and appendices seem generously during the textual content to offer this knowledge and provides scholars an intensive assessment to arrange them for his or her specialist lives.

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In 1971, Wynne moved to the University of Rochester Medical School, where he conducted research on schizophrenia and families. He chaired the Department of Psychiatry from 1971 to 1977, and then served as professor of psychiatry until his retirement to emeritus status in 1998. Wynne died in 2007 at the age of 83. Carl Whitaker Of all of the charismatic founders of the family therapy field, Carl Whitaker is considered the most irreverent and colorful (Gale & Long, 1996; Nichols & Schwartz, 1998).

In group therapy, the therapist brings together a group of strangers to develop a support network. Their initial relationship is with the therapist and then expands to the group. Group members do not have as big an investment in the other group members’ problems and are willing to help the therapist in getting members to talk about their problems. In family therapy, the therapist is confronted with an organized system in which the members have a history of assuming specific roles and following a certain culture.

He initially worked under the tutelage of Nathan Ackerman, who taught him the rudiments of family therapy. During the early 1960s, Minuchin worked with inner-city “delinquent youths” at the Wiltwyck School in New York. Here he faced the challenge of working with minority families who were not interested in insight and were more concerned with the real-world problems of keeping their children away from crime. He noticed that these families tended to be underorganized, with no one in charge. This posed a major problem, as traditional therapies did not seem appropriate for these families.

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