Theory-based Treatment Planning for Marriage and Family Therapists: Integrating Theory and Practice

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Thomson/Brooks/Cole, 2003 - Psychology - 269 pages
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This text is a treatment planner and theory guide for therapists working from systemic and postmodern approaches. Unlike existing resources, this treatment planner provides a means to directly integrate family therapy theory and practice. By providing treatment planning strategies along with complete overviews of specific theories, the book provides a remedy for the common "missing link" between theory and practice. The purpose of this book is to fill the ever-widening gap between formal training in theory and actual practice in managed-care dominated workplaces. The text covers 11 of the most widely used family therapies providing a summary for each theory and then specific strategies for developing a treatment plan.

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Clear, no nonsense description of the various theories used in Family Therapy. Also has examples of how each therapy would work in practice Read full review

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The most comprehensive and approachable systems based theory and treatment planning book. Read full review

Contents

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Treatment Plan Structure
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Diane R. Gehart, Ph.D., LMFT, is a Professor at California State University, Northridge, having received her Ph.D. in Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy Specialization in 1997 from St. Mary's, University, San Antonio, Texas. A member of the original AAMFT Core Competencies Task Force, she developed the first comprehensive system for measuring student mastery of the Core Competencies, having integrated competency-based education methods into her classrooms for several years. She has authored several books, including MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THEORY AND CLINICAL CASE DOCUMENTATION (published by Brooks/Cole), THEORY-BASED TREATMENT PLANNING FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS (co-authored with Amy Tuttle; published by Brooks/Cole), THE COMPLETE MFT CORE COMPETENCIES ASSESSMENT SYSTEM, and COLLABORATIVE THERAPY: RELATIONSHIPS AND CONVERSATIONS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE (co-edited with Harlene Andreson) as well as numerous academic articles and book chapters and speaks internationally on subjects related to family therapy and training.

Amy R. Tuttle, M.S. is working on a Ph.D. at Loma Linda University. She worked as an educator for two years and received her M.S. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy at CSU, Fresno. She works as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and teaches part time. Her research interests include clinical processes, marriage and family therapy theories, family interactional processes, diversity issues, and blended families.

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