Family Therapy: A Systemic Integration

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Pearson Allyn and Bacon, 2006 - Psychology - 414 pages
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The systemic-cybernetic framework in "Family Therapy" provides a framework for understanding people and families in context. The text--divided into three sections including The Systemic Framework, The Practice of Family Therapy, and The Systemic Practitioner--includes historical information, current developments, and ongoing debates.

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"As teaching students to think systematically is one of my primary course objectives, the Becvar and Becvar text could not provide a better main text for meeting that particular objective."
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"The authors have modified original counseling theories and updated them so that they are more user friendly. When it is time for me to make a textbook change, I will be strongly inclined to adopt this text for use in my Family Counseling Class."
"Dr. Wanda Staley, Morehead State University"

Highlights of the Sixth Edition. . . Updated with recent developments and ongoing issues of which the family therapy practitioner needs to be aware (Chapter 2). Updated with new information about various approaches to family therapy (Chapters 6-13). Increased emphasis on importance of training and supervision (Chapter 16). Discussion of the most recent research findings as well as related methodological issues (Chapter 17). NEW! Marriage and family therapy Videoworkshop, on CD-Rom, includes a student learning guide along with 85 minutes (20 clips) of specific video footage. Available FREE when packaged with Becvar/Becvar! Research Navigator(TM) for Social Work
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Becvar is Professor and Hanna Spyker Eminent Scholars Endowed Chair in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Louis University.

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