Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy

Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy Author Frank M. Dattilio
ISBN-10 9781462532230
Release 2017-02-13
Pages 486
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Featuring case presentations by many of the most distinguished practitioners of couple and family therapy, this volume brings to life the full spectrum of approaches in the field. The cases illustrate the principles and techniques of the respective approaches and allow the reader to "listen in" on highly skilled therapists at work. Editor Frank Dattilio comments on each case with a focus on ways to integrate systemic and cognitive-behavioral approaches. He suggests ways that cognitive principles might usefully be called upon at specific points. Responses from contributors consider the benefits of Dattilio's suggestions and elucidate each practitioner's decision-making process. See also Dattilio's authored book, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Couples and Families, which combines the empirical research base with practical clinical guidance.



Case Studies in Couples Therapy

Case Studies in Couples Therapy Author David K. Carson
ISBN-10 9781136970313
Release 2013-06-19
Pages 426
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This up-to-date, highly readable, theory-based, and application-oriented book fills a crucial void in literature on couple therapy. Few books in the couple therapy market bridge the gap between theory and practice; texts tend to lean in one direction or the other, either emphasizing theory and research with little practical application, or taking a cookbook approach that describes specific techniques and interventions that are divorced from any conceptual or theoretical base. However, couples therapy requires a high degree of abstract/conceptual thinking, as well as ingenuity, inventiveness and skill on the part of the therapist. Case Studies in Couples Therapy blends the best of all worlds: clinical applications with challenging and diverse couples that have been derived from the most influential theories and models in couples and family therapy, all written by highly experienced and respected voices in the field. In Case Studies in Couples Therapy, readers will grasp the essentials of major theories and approaches in a few pages and then see how concepts and principles are applied in the work of well-known clinicians. The case studies incorporate a wide variety of couples from diverse backgrounds in a number of different life situations. It is simultaneously narrow (including specific processes and interventions applied with real clients) and broad (clearly outlining a broad array of theories and concepts) in scope, and the interventions in it are directly linked to theoretical perspectives in a clear and systematic way. Students and clinicians alike will find the theoretical overview sections of each chapter clear and easy to follow, and each chapter’s thorough descriptions of effective, practical interventions will give readers a strong sense of the connections between theory and practice.



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Couples and Families

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Couples and Families Author Frank M. Dattilio
ISBN-10 9781606234549
Release 2009-11-06
Pages 282
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From a leading expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy and couple and family therapy, this comprehensive guide combines research and clinical wisdom. The author shows how therapeutic techniques originally designed for individuals have been successfully adapted for couples and families struggling with a wide range of relationship problems and stressful life transitions. Vivid clinical examples illustrate the process of conducting thorough assessments, implementing carefully planned cognitive and behavioral interventions, and overcoming roadblocks. Used as a practitioner resource and text worldwide, the book highlights ways to enhance treatment by drawing on current knowledge about relationship dynamics, attachment, and neurobiology. Cultural diversity issues are woven throughout. See also Dattilio's edited volume, Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy, which features case presentations from distinguished practitioners plus commentary from Dattilio on how to integrate systemic and cognitive perspectives.



The art of psychotherapy

The art of psychotherapy Author Richard Simon
ISBN-10 0471191310
Release 1999-03-15
Pages 315
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Dozens of compelling case studies drawn from two decades of the Family Therapy Networker. The most widely read magazine in the mental health field, the award-winning Family Therapy Networker is recognized as a provocative forum for examining the latest innovations and findings in the field. Drawing together two decades of the Networker's popular case studies and commentaries, this book vividly illustrates the art of psychotherapy as practiced by the nation's leading authorities on couples and family therapy. In addition to the full text of the cases, The Art of Psychotherapy also offers study questions to stimulate thought and discussion, making this text an ideal teaching tool. Organized by treatment population to make it easy to reference, the cases explore everything from couples issues (After the Affair: "Turning Down the Temperature") to working with children (Gender Identity Issues: "The Boy Who Loved Catwoman") to the unique challenges of therapy in the '90s (Recovered Memories: "Avoiding the Truth Trap").



An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy Author Joseph L. Wetchler
ISBN-10 9781317963400
Release 2014-08-27
Pages 634
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Now in its second edition, this text introduces readers to the rich history and practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, with 32 professionals from across the US presenting their knowledge in their areas of expertise. This blend of approaches and styles gives this text a unique voice and makes it a comprehensive resource for graduate students taking their first course in Marriage and Family Therapy. The book is divided into three sections: Part 1 focuses on the components on which 21st century family therapy is based and summarizes the most recent changes made to not only therapeutic interventions, but to the very concept of “family.” Part 2 presents an overview of the 7 major theoretical models of the field: structural, strategic, Milan, social constructionist, experiential, transgenerational, and cognitive-behavioral family therapy. Each chapter in this section • Focuses on the founder of the theory, its theoretical tenants, and its key techniques • Shows how the model focuses on diversity • Presents the research that supports the approach Part 3 addresses specific treatment areas that are common to marriage and family therapists, such as sex therapy, pre-marital therapy, research, and ethics and legal issues. As an introduction to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy, this volume stands above the rest. Not only will readers gain an understanding of the rich history of the field and its techniques, but they will also see a complete picture of the context in which families are embedded, such as gender, culture, spirituality, and sexual orientation. This knowledge is the key to understanding what differentiates Marriage and Family Therapy from individual psychotherapy. Glossaries, case studies, tables, figures, and appendices appear generously throughout the text to present this information and give students a thorough overview to prepare them for their professional lives.



Casebook in Family Therapy

Casebook in Family Therapy Author David M. Lawson
ISBN-10 0534344151
Release 1999
Pages 358
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This unique book presents actual case transcripts based on 12 different theories of family therapy. Each author describes his or her theoretical orientation and then presents transcripts, interspersed with commentary on how the model of therapy is expressed in the sessions. This blend of theory and practice is ideal for students who understand basic principles of family therapy, yet need an illustration of how to put these concepts into practice. No other text includes the gamut of family therapy models, with specific transcripts of why, when, how, and what therapists say to their clients.



Case Studies in Sex Therapy

Case Studies in Sex Therapy Author Raymond Rosen
ISBN-10 0898628482
Release 1995
Pages 400
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With simple cases of premature ejaculation or anorgasmia becoming increasingly rare, clinicians are now utilizing a sophisticated array of multidisciplinary approaches to treat a complex variety of challenging problems and patient populations. Bringing together, under one cover, case studies and clinical discussions by the very authorities whose work is changing the field, Case Studies in Sex Therapy provides a state-of-the-art guide to current clinical practice. Chapters in the first section focus on cases of sexual desire disorders and explore such issues as desire disparity between partners, clinical interventions in marital and sex therapy, biological aspects of inhibited sexual desire, treatment considerations with a homosexual couple, the application of integrative therapy for treating secondary low sex desire, and the many factors that may contribute to sexual avoidance. The next section demonstrates both the opportunities and the complex challenges posed to the clinician by the array of new medical, surgical, and pharmacological therapies. Addressing the growing interest in sexual addiction and compulsion, the third section covers controversial issues such as the treatment of a sexually addictive client and the treatment implications when a client has been sexually exploited by another therapist.



Foundations of Couples Marriage and Family Counseling

Foundations of Couples  Marriage  and Family Counseling Author David Capuzzi
ISBN-10 9781118710784
Release 2015-01-07
Pages 544
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A comprehensive and practical approach to the world of marriage, couples, and family counseling Esteemed academics David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer present the theory, research, and real-life practice of today's counselors and therapists in family therapy settings. Aligned with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), this useful text covers foundational teaching important to readers, but also critical modern topics not included in other texts, such as sexuality, trauma, divorce, domestic violence, and addictions, filial play therapy, and using community genograms to position culture and context in family therapy. With a unique focus on practical applications, the book discusses the major family therapy theories, and provides graduate students and post-graduate learners in counseling, mental health, and behavioral health fields the skills and techniques they need to help couples and families as part of their work in a variety of helping environments. Each chapter contains case studies and anecdotes that help readers think critically about the issues they are likely to deal with as clinicians. Written by recognized and respected contributors, this book helps readers see the connection between what they know and what happens in couples and family counseling sessions. Readers will: Learn the knowledge and skills essential to family therapy Understand the history, concepts, and techniques associated with major theories Examine the key issues specific to couples work, with relevant intervention Explore solutions to the complexities generated by special issues Discusses the modern realities of family, diversity and culture, and systemic contexts Family and couples counseling presents a complex interplay of various factors inherent to each individual, the dynamic interplay between each person's issues, and the outside influences that shape behavior. Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling helps readers sort out the complexity and guide clients toward lasting resolution.



Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy Author Linda Metcalf
ISBN-10 9780826106810
Release 2011-06-23
Pages 543
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This practical textbook helps students in marriage and family programmes, as well as practicing marriage and family therapists, understand and apply a variety of the most popular family therapy models.



Marital and Family Therapy

Marital and Family Therapy Author Ira D. Glick
ISBN-10 1585621749
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 739
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Marital and Family Therapy, now in its Fourth Edition, continues its tradition as a classic resource for psychiatrists and family therapists -- trainees and practitioners alike -- by combining psychiatric and integrative family models into a single framework. The recent growth and changes in the field, especially the movement away from narrowly based schools of therapy toward an integrative approach, prompted the authors to expand and rewrite the text. The authors have included the results of 20 years of successful field testing by trainees and have supplemented the text with well-placed case vignettes and charts. The authors have further renewed the appeal of this definitive text by 1) rewriting the discussion of how new attitudes and information about gender, culture, class, and race are affecting family theory building, 2) updating their text for compatibility with DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10, 3) adding a section on treating Axis I disorders by combining family therapy with medication, 4) adding a section on the new subspecialty of family systems medicine, 5) offering the latest on family therapy effectiveness and training, and 6) discussing afresh the ethical, financial, and professional issues facing therapists today. With two new authors, up-to-date references for the advanced therapist, and suggested readings for both instructor and student, this volume will spend little time on the shelf. Psychiatrists, family therapists, social workers, nurses, family education teachers, counselors, family physicians, and family law professionals will turn to this practical reference time and time again as they seek a better understanding of the evolving field of marital and family therapy.



Family Therapy

Family Therapy Author Janice M. Rasheed
ISBN-10 9781483305356
Release 2010-07-27
Pages 536
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This text offers a straightforward, comprehensive overview of both traditional and evolving theoretical models of family therapy and intervention techniques as well as a discussion of clinical issues unique to family therapy practice. Aiming to prepare students to develop beginning proficiency in family therapy, the authors outline major family therapy models in detail, including a step by step description of concepts, theories, skills, and techniques as well as a history of each model and its conceptual and theoretical underpinnings. The text also provides extensive case illustrations of family interviews that identify the specific stages, clinical issues, concepts, theories and techniques associated with each model. This core text is designed for graduate level courses such as Family Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Marriage and Family Counseling, Family Systems Theory, and Family Counseling in departments of social work, psychology, nursing, education, or human services.



Inside Family Therapy

Inside Family Therapy Author Michael P. Nichols
ISBN-10 0205611079
Release 2008-06-01
Pages 226
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Follow a family therapist's narrative diary as he documents the process of working with the Salazars, as they explore each stage of their relationship-from courtship through the departure of the children from the home.This unique casebook provides an in-depth, personal account from the counselor's perspective, while also looking at the personal viewpoints of family members. Each major stage of the family life is presented in a separate chapter and the book includes discussions of the effects of gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation on individuals and families. What Reviewers Are Saying: "Strengths include presentation of therapy scenarios; focus on one family going through the therapy to demonstrate the stages of therapy and the stages of family life; real life experiences of the Salazar family members (students get inducted into this and usually 'read ahead' of what is assigned, something not normally done!).""William Quinn, Clemson University" "The Inside Family Therapy book is perfect. What is so very impressive about the content and the writing style is how Mike Nichols weaves and threads ways of thinking as he sits with this family, along with specific skills he utilizes in his work with them. It allows students to see and experience what is going on within Nichols and how that is played out in what he says and does with the family. This is not an easy thing to do with the written word (except in novels) but he does it so very well. It also leads to much greater self awareness on the part of the students. "Robert Jackson, University of Iowa"



The Task Planner

The Task Planner Author William J. Reid
ISBN-10 9780231506199
Release 2000-07-12
Pages 320
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A comprehensive, A-to-Z set of task planners for more than one hundred psychosocial problems from alcoholism and anxiety to domestic violence and sexual abuse. Each entry includes a menu of actions the client can undertake to affect resolution, a guide to the practitioner's role in facilitating these actions, and a reference list. An accompanying disk allows social workers to update the task planners they are working with and enables keyword searches for specific topics.



Generation to Generation

Generation to Generation Author Edwin H. Friedman
ISBN-10 1609189566
Release 2011-06-17
Pages 319
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This acclaimed, influential work applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations. Edwin H. Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics and functioning as an effective leader. Clergy from diverse denominations, as well as family therapists and counselors, have found that this book directly addresses the dilemmas and crises they encounter daily. It is widely used as a text in courses on family systems and pastoral care.



Psychosocial Aspects of Disability

Psychosocial Aspects of Disability Author Noreen M. Glover-Graf, RhD, CRC
ISBN-10 9780826106032
Release 2011-07-27
Pages 528
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"What a marvelous and amazing textbook. Drs. Marini, Glover-Graf and Millington have done a remarkable job in the design of this highly unique book, that comprehensively and very thoughtfully addresses the psychosocial aspects of the disability experience. These highly respected scholars have produced a major work that will be a central text in rehabilitation education for years to come." From the Foreword by Michael J. Leahy, Ph.D., LPC, CRC Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Michigan State University "This is an excellent book, but the best parts are the stories of the disabled, which give readers insights into their struggles and triumphs." Score: 94, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews What are the differences between individuals with disabilities who flourish as opposed to those who never really adjust after a trauma? How are those born with a disability different from individuals who acquire one later in life? This is the first textbook about the psychosocial aspects of disability to provide students and practitioners of rehabilitation counseling with vivid insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features the first-person narratives of 16 people living with a variety of disabling conditions, which are integrated with sociological and societal perspectives toward disability, and strategies for counseling persons with disabilities. Using a minority model perspective to address disability, the book focuses on historical perspectives, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the psychology of disability with a focus on positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family. A wealth of counseling guidelines and useful strategies are geared specifically to individual disabilities. Key Features: Contains narratives of people living with blindness, hearing impairments, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, polio, mental illness, and other disabilities Provides counseling guidelines and strategies specifically geared toward specific disabilities, including "dos and don'ts" Includes psychological and sociological research relating to individual disabilities Discusses ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for rehabilitation counselors Presents thought-provoking discussion questions in each chapter Authored by prominent professor and researcher who became disabled as a young adult



Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy

Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy Author David A Baptiste
ISBN-10 9781317791300
Release 2014-04-23
Pages 466
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How would you handle these situations? Check your expertise against the approaches presented here! This fascinating collection shows how a practicing therapist handled clients stuck in the therapeutic process. Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy: A Practitioner’s Casebook of Therapeutic Insights, Perceptions, and Breakthroughs presents a cross-section of approaches and orientations as they work in practice. The families and couples discussed here have experienced a wide range of difficulties, and the presenting and commenting therapists run the gamut in age, gender, race, and theoretical orientation. The serendipitous turning points presented here are all true case studies, but Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy offers more than the chance to second-guess a single therapist’s handling of explosive moments. Each case study is also discussed by two other therapists representing divergent points of view. This point-counterpoint structure allows readers to analyze the effectiveness of different therapeutic approaches and to recognize that in practice, heterogeneous orientations may result in similar strategies. Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy demonstrates the factors that contribute to doing successful therapy, including: ensuring that clients feel they are being treated with respect establishing a sound therapeutic relationship making successful treatment bargains moving away from your therapeutic agenda when necessary being persistent in the face of a stubborn refusal to change Clinical Epiphanies in Marital and Family Therapy offers fresh strategies for experienced practitioners, beginning therapists, and educators in the field of mental health.



Generalist Practice

Generalist Practice Author Eleanor Reardon Tolson
ISBN-10 9780231507523
Release 2003-01-05
Pages 368
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This essential text presents a "task-centered" methodology—a structured, short-term problem-solving approach—applicable across systems at five levels of practice: the individual, the family, the group, organizations, and communities. The second edition offers more information on systems theories and includes case studies and practice questions with each chapter, as well as checklists for each level of practice and exercises to help students monitor their understanding and skill development.