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ISBN-10 0205613896ISBN-13 9780205613892
ISBN-10 0205470122ISBN-13 9780205470129
Author(s): Salvador Minuchin; Michael P. Nichols; Wai-Yung Lee
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2007 Pages: 224

A step-by-step guide to assessing couples and families,Assessing Families and Couples,offers a clear delineation of the process of family therapy through richly illustrated case material; featuring clients from a diversity of backgrounds.

Appealing to both new and experienced therapists, Assessing Families and Couples, portrays a clear picture of what occurs in a two-session model when conducting a family therapy assessment. In the absence of a videotape to depict the process of therapy, readers can still visualize the details of the therapeutic journey in a step-by-step manner. Students and instructors alike, will find this book an invaluable tool for the learning and teaching of family therapy assessment.  

The text begins with a brief historical review of family therapy and continues with a detailed explanation of the authors’ four-step assessment model. The assessment model is illustrated by a series of thoroughly detailed case studies, featuring African-American, European, Latin-American, Spanish, Irish, and Chinese families.