|William M. Walsh, University of Northern Colorado
James A. McGraw, Longview Community College, Kansas City, Missouri
This text provides a concise overview of several popular systemic approaches to family therapy using a consistent format. This enables readers to quickly identify similarities and differences among the models. The audience will be counseling and social work graduate students in family systems and in marriage and family therapy classes. Clinicians in practice and professionals preparing for licensure examinations will also find this book to be very helpful.
Recent research findings on models of family therapy are included. The first chapter now includes a brief discussion of first- and second- order cybernetic models plus an overview of family therapy outcome research. Each chapter starts with a list of key terms designed to serve as an advanced organizer for readers.
Narrative family therapy has been expanded, along with descriptive summaries of emotionally focused therapy, multi-systemic therapy, and feminist family therapy.
- Comprehensive coverage of eight major models of MFT at a glance
- Each model contains same easy-to-read outline format
- Designed to use as review for licensing and graduate comprehensive exams
- Overview of Family Therapy Models
- Communication/Validation Family Therapy
- Bowenian Theory
- Structural Family Therapy
- Strategic Family Therapy
- Milan Systemic Family Therapy
- Adlerian Family Therapy
- Solution Focused Family Therapy
- Narrative Family Therapy
- Integrative Family Therapy
- Descriptive Summary of Other Models