1st Edition

Family Therapy Review: Contrasting Contemporary Models

    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    312 Pages
    by Routledge

    This unique text uses one common case to demonstrate the applications of a wide range of family therapy models. Readers will find it useful when studying for the national family therapy licensing exam, which requires that exam takers be able to apply these models to case vignettes. The authors, all of whom are practicing family therapists, apply their chosen model of family therapy to a single, hypothetical case to  highlight what each model looks like in practice. Beginning therapists will find the exposure to new ideas about therapy useful, and will be better able to establish which approaches they want to explore in more depth. Experienced therapists and supervisors will find it useful to understand what “those other family therapists” are doing, and to meet the challenge of supervising those from different perspectives. Family Therapy Review is the practical tool therapists need to make sense of the field, and meet the varied challenges their clients present.

    Section I: Introduction to the Field and Format of the Book
    Chapter 1: A Brief History of marriage and Family Therapy
    Chapter 2: Common Foundational Skills and Micro-skills Used in Marriage and Family Therapy
    Chapter 3: Professional Identity Issues
    Section II: Explanation of Format
    Chapter 4: Common Case
    The case example that each author will be working with will be presented in this chapter. The contributors will also be asked the same set of questions, here presented to the reader. The questions will be starting points, and each set of authors will be free to include more information and discuss the case in their own terms as well. It will be anticipated that many authors will require considerable additional information, which would be provided to them, but how much information is needed to generate a treatment plan is part of the different between the models. This chapter will also explain in further detail how the rest of the book will be structured and what will be expected of each author.
    Section III: Models of Family Therapy, Area One: Behavioral
    Chapter 5: Behavioral Family Therapy
    Chapter 6: DBT, ABT, and CBT
    Chapter 7: Trends in 3d Models
    Area Two: Psychoanalytic and Experiential Family Therapy
    Chapter 8: Psychoanalytic and Object Relations Family Therapy
    Chapter 9: Experiential Family Therapy
    Chapter 10: Applications to Sex Therapy
    Area Three: Intergenerational Family Therapy
    Chapter 11: Bowen Family Therapy
    Chapter 12: Contextual Family Therapy
    Chapter 13: Current Trends
    Area Four: Brief Family Therapy
    Chapter 14: Mental Research Institute
    Chapter 15: Solution-Focused Therapy
    Chapter 16: Current Trends
    Area Five: Structural/Strategic Family Therapy
    Chapter 17: Structural Family Therapy
    Chapter 18: Strategic Family Therapy
    Chapter 19: Current Trends
    Area Six: Language Based Models
    Chapter 20: Milan Team Therapy
    Chapter 21: Narrative Therapy
    Chapter 22: Collaborative Family Therapy
    Chapter 23: Current Trends
    Area Seven: Integrative Models
    Chapter 24: Functional Family Therapy
    Chapter 25: Multisystemic Family Therapy
    Chapter 26: Integrated Strategic University of Miami Model
    Section IV: What If It’s a Couple, Not a Family? Applications to Couples Therapy
    Chapter 27: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
    Chapter 28: Behavioral Marital Therapy
    Chapter 29: Gottman Marital Therapy
    Section V: Contextual Issues
    Chapter 30: Diversity Issues
    Chapter 31: Feminist Issues
    Chapter 32: The Interface between Family Therapy and the Diagnosis/Medical Model
    Chapter 33: Conclusion


    Anne Rambo, Ph.D., has taught in Nova Southeastern University’s family therapy program for over 20 years and supervised hundreds of students who are now licensed marriage and family therapists (MFTs). She has a strong interest in training and supervision.  

    Charles West, Ph.D., is administrative faculty in the marriage and family therapy program at Northcentral University.  He is a past president of the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards and has extensive clinical and supervision experience.

    AnnaLynn Schooley, Ph.D., has taught for many years for Capella University, which has the nation’s largest marriage and family therapy program. She has been an agency clinical director as well as an academic and private practitioner, specializing in supervision for licensure.

    Tommie V. Boyd, Ph.D., is the chair of the family therapy department at Nova Southeastern University and on faculty.  She also has over 30 years of clinical and supervision experience and is the recipient of an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Leadership Award.

    "Overall, this book is an engaging read which I recommend to anyone interested in the field of FT or couples work and the applications of such work. This ultimately is a book for practitioners by practitioners; it will no doubt be useful to students, also." –Person-Centered Quarterly

    “The editors of this Family Therapy Review have pulled together an outstanding array of authors to present multiple perspectives and approaches of work with a single case. … This book invites readers to consider their own epistemological stances and to choose or integrate therapeutic approaches that fit best with their thinking and their clientele. …Short overviews of each approach are succinct and apply the approach to the single case – very helpful!” – Thorana Nelson, PhD, Professor Emerita, Utah State University

    “What a treasure! Students will be delighted with this highly readable tour that elegantly and succinctly makes sense of the complexity and creativity in the field of family therapy today. Even experienced clinicians will appreciate theory made real through up close and personal conversation about Johnny and his parents with an impressive list of leading couple and family therapists. I will be recommending this text to all our students and graduates.”Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD, Professor and Director, PhD Program in Marital and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University