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ISBN-10 0205827209ISBN-13 9780205827206
ISBN-10 0205827195ISBN-13 9780205827190
Author(s): Michael P. Nichols
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 416

THE definitive classic text in the field of Family Therapy

Family Therapy: Concepts & Methods describes and analyzes the field of family therapy, covering its history, schools, and developments. Numerous case studies throughout the text help students understand the link between history, theory, and practice.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Describe clinical approaches

  • Understand old and new developments in the field of family therapy

  • Analyze successes and failures in research, and the impact on current clinical practices

  • Compare different schools of family therapy and explain the contemporary status of distinct schools of therapy

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