Basic Family Therapy

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Oxford University Press, 1986 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 334 pages
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Eclectic, readable, and up-to-date, this text highlights the strengths and limitations of the main contemporary schools of family therapy. The second edition is thoroughly revised, with new chapters on basic concepts in family therapy, how to establish treatment goals, and strategic and developed therapies as well as fuller coverage on healthy families and optimal family functioning, the different schools of family therapy, supervision and consultation, and how to deal with treatment interruptions.

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The Development of Family Therapy
Healthy Families and Their Development
Some Basic Theoretical Concepts

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Phil Barker has considerable experience in both software engineering and in finance and investment having taught courses at the National Alvey HCI centre, a government funded organisation transferring university based research into commercial applications. Prior to this he lectured at Heriot-Watt University where he taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in computer science and accountancy. His research focused on neural networks and cognitive modelling involving the use of software simulations. He is currently an independent consultant to the financial and investment sector.

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