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Relationships are a resource for healing a range of psychological difficulties. This is the fundamental principle of family therapy, an increasingly influential form of psychotherapy that is building up a strong evidence base in a range of psychological problems across the life cycle. Family Therapy Skills and Techniques in Action is both a guide to a variety of family therapy techniques and a review of their history. It provides a thorough explanation of the techniques, explaining their origins and use in contemporary family practice, whilst guiding readers in learning new skills. The authors provide film examples and transcripts of the techniques in action so that readers can develop their skills in a practical way.
The book is divided into sections that describe and demonstrate skills such as:
Assessing a family;
Building a therapeutic relationship with multiple family members;
Using circular questions;
`Externalising' the problem;
Using family therapy skills in individual work;
Understanding and utilising systemic supervision.
Family Therapy Skills and Techniques in Action will be an essential practical manual for a range of family therapy skills which can be used in family work by family practitioners from a variety of backgrounds: counsellors, support workers, social workers, psychologists, generic therapists and nurses.
Mark Rivett is the director of Family and Systemic Psychotherapy training at the University of Exeter and a family therapist in South Wales. He is a past editor of the Journal of Family Therapy. Joanne Buchmuller is a specialist family and systemic psychotherapist in an adolescent inpatient unit in South Wales and a visiting lecturer in systemic family therapy at the Universities of Bristol and Exeter.
Preface Chapter One: Introduction, setting the scene Chapter Two: Listening to the orchestra Chapter Three: Assessment, finding out what we need to know Chapter Four: Integrative family therapy, a contemporary practice Chapter Five: Structural family therapy, creating a dance with families Chapter Six: Strategic family therapy, making language therapeutic Chapter Seven: Milan and Post-Milan Family Therapy, changing rules and meanings Chapter Eight: Narrative family therapy, interpreting the story Chapter Nine: Working Systemically with Individuals, opening up a different view Chapter Ten: Reflective Practice in Family Therapy