In the past decade, family therapy has evolved from a loosely defined aggregate of approaches to a mature field with codified schools of theoretical systems and concepts. Textbook of Family and Couples Therapy: Clinical Applications is the first book to draw together theories and techniques from these various schools and combine them with specific clinical approaches in a single comprehensive resource.
Under the editorial direction of acclaimed expert G. Pirooz Sholevar, Textbook of Family and Couples Therapy presents the current body of theoretical knowledge in the field along with the latest practical applications for working with couples and families.
The book is divided into seven major sections: Family Therapy: Theory and Techniques; Family Assessment; Family Therapy With Children and Adolescents; Marital Therapy; Family Therapy With Different Disorders; and Research in Family and Marital Therapy. Most sections begin with overview chapters to lay the groundwork for clinical applications.
With contributions from today's leading practitioners, Textbook of Family and Couples Therapy includes unique features such as: Family therapy approaches to specific mental disorders, including depression, psychiatric hospitalization, alcohol and substance abuse, incest, and personality disorders Specific guidance for working with couples, with detailed approaches to problems such as sexual dysfunction, divorce, remarriage, and stepfamilies -- invaluable for practicing in today's society The unique considerations of treating children in a family therapy context with practical applications such as whole-family intervention and a method for parent management training An overview of the evolution and theoretical underpinnings of family therapy which helps readers develop a solid foundation of understanding to support their clinical knowledge The latest information on issues related to gender, culture, and ethnicity and how they affect family therapy important for enhancing awareness and understanding The state of family therapy research today and future research directions with perspectives from leading academics to point the way
Blending theoretical training and up-to-date clinical strategies, Textbook of Family and Couples Therapy is a landmark event in the field. It is a must for clinicians who are currently treating couples and families -- and a major resource for training future clinicians in these highly effective therapeutic techniques.
G. Pirooz Sholevar, M.D., is clinical professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Piscataway, New Jersey. He is president of NUEVA VIDA Multicultural/Multilingual Behavioral Care in Philadelphia and South Jersey. Dr. Sholevar is a child/adolescent and general psychiatrist, a family and marital therapist, and a psychoanalyst for children and adults. His 11 published books include The Handbook of Marriage and Marital Therapy and Transmission of Depression in Families and Children. Linda D. Schwoeri, Ph.D., is on the faculty of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Osteopathic School of Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey. She is co-editor of the book Transmission of Depression in Families and Children.
ContributorsPart I: IntroductionChapter 1. Family Theory and Therapy: An OverviewPart II: Family Therapy: Theory and TechniquesChapter 2. Structural Family TherapyChapter 3. Constructing Therapy: From Strategic, to Systemic, to Narrative ModelsChapter 4. Psychodynamic Family TherapyChapter 5. Multigenerational Family Systems Theory of Bowen and Its ApplicationChapter 6. Contextual TherapyChapter 7. Behavioral Family TherapyChapter 8. Psychoeducational Family InterventionChapter 9. Social Network InterventionChapter 10. Gender-Sensitive Family TherapyChapter 11. Techniques of Family Therapy; Family Theories: ConclusionPart III: Family AssessmentChapter 12. Initial and Diagnostic Family InterviewsChapter 13. Family AssessmentChapter 14. The Family Life Cycle: A Framework for Understanding Family DevelopmentChapter 15. Functional and Dysfunctional FamiliesChapter 16. Diagnosis of Family Relational DisordersPart IV: Family Therapy With Children and AdolescentsChapter 17. Family Therapy With Children and Adolescents: An OverviewChapter 18. Family Therapy With Children: A Model for Engaging the Whole FamilyChapter 19. Parent Management TrainingPart V: Couples TherapyChapter 20. Couples Therapy: An OverviewChapter 21. Psychodynamic Couples TherapyChapter 22. Behavioral Couples TherapyChapter 23. The Divorcing Family: Characteristics and InterventionsChapter 24. The Remarried Family: Characteristics and InterventionsChapter 25. Marital Enrichment in Clinical PracticeChapter 26. Sex Therapy at the Turn of the Century: New Awareness and ResponsePart VI: Family Therapy With Different DisordersChapter 27. Family Variables and Interventions in SchizophreniaChapter 28. Depression and the Family: Interpersonal Context and Family FunctioningChapter 29. Family Intervention and Psychiatric HospitalizationChapter 30. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) and Family Psychiatry: Working Toward a Collaborative ModelChapter 31. Alcoholic and Substance-Abusing FamiliesChapter 32. Family Intervention With IncestChapter 33. Family Therapy With Personality DisordersChapter 34. Impact of Culture and Ethnicity on Family InterventionsChapter 35. Medical Family TherapyPart VII: Research in Family and Couples TherapyChapter 36. The State of Family Therapy Research: A Positive PrognosisChapter 37. Couples Therapy Research: Status and DirectionsChapter 38. Conclusion and Future DirectionsReferencesIndex