Procedures in Marriage and Family Therapy
Most writing in marriage and family therapy presents readers with an established system of how to change families so as to relieve the symptoms of the stress they are suffering. The reader is encouraged to follow a rigid system and adopt one particular theoretical basis for bringing about change. The authors, two hands-on teachers, offer something different. They are sharing a "clinical anthropologist's" view of what happens when a family interacts with a professional who has dallied with the fads but finds success in doing what works. The authors have gathered data and organized it into a multifaceted notebook with value for both the novice and more experienced therapist. Hidden behind the descriptions of what to do and when readers can see the message of gentle care offered to families in pain. Topics covered include: first contact procedures, assessment, initial and middle stage treatment procedures, procedures for challenging sessions, and more. A resource all clinicians can draw upon, especially those early in their careers and those just beginning as marriage and family therapists.
47 pages matching family system in this book
Results 1-3 of 47
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
First Contact Procedures
Family Structure and Function Indicators
18 other sections not shown
abuse ADHD adolescent African American Al-Anon alcohol assessment attempt attention become behavior Carl Whitaker child clients clinical clinician codependency communication competence concern confrontation consultant cotherapist couple crisis described develop discussion drinking effective encourage ents example experience family members family system family therapy family-based family's feelings focus frequently functioning genogram goals homeostasis identified important individual session initial instance interac interaction intervention involved issue label marital marriage and family married couples ment Narrative therapy occur out-of-session parents partner pattern perceived perceptions person phase of therapy pist portunity potential present problem procedure promote psychiatrist PTSD questions recognize refer reframe relabel relationship reporting laws response result rituals role rule self-disclosure sense serve sex therapy sexual situation skills specific spouse statement structure talk task teaching termination thera therapeutic therapist needs time-out tion treatment typically understanding valuable violence