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Family Therapy
An Introduction to Process, Practice and Theory

ISBN 9781138086746
Published August 25, 2017 by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

Family Therapy: An Introduction to Process, Practice and Theory is a primer for students, professionals, and trainees to understand how family therapists conceptualize the problems people bring to therapy, utilize basic therapeutic skills to engage clients in the therapeutic process, and navigate the predominant models of family therapy.  This text walks readers through each of these main areas via a straightforward writing style where they are provided with exercises and questions to help them develop the basic concepts and tools of being a family therapist. Upon finishing this book, students will have the foundational skills and knowledge needed to work relationally and systemically with clients.

Table of Contents

Preface  Part I: THINKING OF A FAMILY THERAPIST  1. General Systems Theory  2. Self of the Therapist  3. Who is Your Client?  4. Diversity  Part II: SKILLS OF A FAMILY THERAPIST  5. Beginning the Family Therapy Session  6. Basic Empathy Skills  7. Advanced Empathy Skills  8. Mutualization  9. Effective Use of Questions  10. Use of Self in Therapy  11. Dealing with Intensity  12. Goal Setting and Termination  Part III:  THEORY OF A FAMILY THERAPIST  13. Intergenerational Family Therapies  14. Experiential Family Therapies  15. Strategic Family Therapies  16. Systemic Family Therapies  17. Postmodern Family Therapies  18. Future of Family Therapy  Appendix: Master "Cheat" Sheet  References

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Michael D. Reiter, PhD, is a professor of family therapy at Nova Southeastern University and author of Therapeutic Interviewing (Pearson, 2007), Case Conceptualization in Family Therapy (Pearson, 2014), The Craft of Family Therapy (Routledge, 2014)—written with Dr. Salvador Minuchin—, and Substance Abuse and the Family (Routledge, 2015).