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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 historical past and perform of Marriage and relations treatment, with 32 execs from around the US proposing their wisdom of their parts of workmanship. This mixture of ways and kinds offers this article a different voice and makes it a accomplished source for graduate scholars taking their first direction in Marriage and kin remedy.

The ebook is split into 3 sections:

 Part 1 makes a speciality of the elements on which twenty first century relatives remedy is predicated and summarizes the latest alterations made not to in simple terms healing interventions, yet to the very thought of “family.”


 Part 2 provides an summary of the 7 significant theoretical types of the sphere: structural, strategic, Milan, social constructionist, experiential, transgenerational, and cognitive-behavioral relations treatment. 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 makes a speciality of diversity
• Presents the learn that helps the approach


Part three addresses particular therapy components which are universal to marriage and relations therapists, akin to intercourse treatment, pre-marital treatment, learn, and ethics and criminal issues.

As an creation to the sector of Marriage and relatives remedy, this quantity stands above the remainder. not just will readers achieve an knowing of the wealthy heritage of the sector and its innovations, yet they'll additionally see an entire photo of the context during which households are embedded, equivalent to gender, tradition, spirituality, and sexual orientation. this information is the foremost to realizing what differentiates Marriage and kinfolk treatment from person psychotherapy. Glossaries, case reviews, tables, figures, and appendices seem generously during the textual content to provide this knowledge and provides scholars a radical evaluate to arrange them for his or her specialist lives.

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The discovery that schizophrenic symptoms made sense in the context of some families may have been a scientific advance, but it had moral and political overtones. Not only did these investigators see themselves as avenging knights bent on rescuing “identified patients” by slaying family dragons, they were also crusaders in a holy war against the psychiatric establishment. Outnumbered and surrounded by hostile critics, the champions of family therapy challenged the orthodox assumption that schizophrenia was a biological disease.

He would prod silent members to speak up and would encourage more dominant members to speak less often. Some of his ideas led to the early belief that family therapy was similar to group therapy, but there are many distinguishing characteristics. First of all, group therapy brings several individuals together to form a temporary support group in which individuals work through their problems. Relationships between individuals often terminate when an individual leaves the group or the group disbands.

It is difficult to document in a concise manner all the people who gained eminence through these projects, especially since many of them went on to influence the field differently than their original work in Palo Alto would have suggested. Still, besides Bateson and Jackson, this is where family therapy innovators such as Richard Fisch, Jay Haley, Cloe Madanes, Virginia Satir, Carlos Sluzki, Paul Watzlawick, and John Weakland got their start. Gregory Bateson Family therapy owes a major debt to Gregory Bateson, yet he was not a family therapist and was in fact opposed to therapeutic interventions of any kind.

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