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ISBN-13 9780132900836ISBN-10 0132900831
ISBN-10 0132889072ISBN-13 9780132889070
Author(s): Michael D. Reiter
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 288

Written for graduate courses in family therapy, practicum and internship, the text is also suitable for advanced undergraduates taking an introductory family therapy course.

In this highly-anticipated new text, the reader will learn the key concepts and techniques of the various family therapy models, how to use these concepts to develop a case conceptualization of why a family is currently having difficulties, and what course of treatment might be most appropriate. Each chapter utilizes the same case family to explore the intricacies of how that model views the theory of problem formation as well as the theory of problem resolution. Further, a mock first session for each approach is provided to allow the reader to gain a richer grasp of how the models are enacted. Uniquely engaged with one case study family throughout, readers will be drawn into the depth and subtleties of applying the most prominent family therapies, integrating theories when necessary, for the betterment of the family involved in seeking treatment.

A robust Instructor’s Resource Manual with Test Bank includes eight additional cases for exploration of a broader diversity of family constellations and presenting issues.