Global Perspectives in Family Therapy: Development, Practice, Trends provides an overview of the development of the family and the issues and concerns they are faced with in different cultural contexts. Contributions from experts in the field expand on the different aspects on the historical beginnings, current developments, training issues, theoretical variations, future trends, and research potential in family therapy throughout 14 countries. It explores the diverse cultural approach to family therapy and suggests various clinical interventions that are helpful to clinicians dealing with families from different countries, including case studies, vignettes and research outcomes of family therapy overseas.
Table of Contents
Piercy, Foreword. Ng, Toward a Global View of Family Therapy Development. Part I:The History of Family Therapy in Asia. Tamura, The Development of Family Therapy and the Experience of Fatherhood in Japanese Context. Ng, Family Therapy in Malaysia: An Update. Tan, The Emerging of Family Therapy in Postmodern Singapore. Prabhu, The Beginning of Family Therapy in India. Part II: The Development of Family Therapy in Europe. Klammer, Systemic Family Therapy in Austria.Bertrando, The Effects of Family Therapy in Italy. Varga, Family Therapy and Family Life Cycle in Russia. La Goff, Family Therapy in France: A Brief Overview. Softas-Nall, Reflections on Forty Years of Family Therapy, Research and Systemic Thinking in Greece. Part III: Family Therapy in Africa. Adekson, Indigenous Family Work in Nigeria: The Yoruba Experience. Gerhardt, Shuda, Finding Our Voices: The Development of Family Therapy in South Africa. Part IV: Family Therapy in Other Countries. Lavee, Family Therapy in a Multicultural Society: The Case of Israel. Bucher, da Costa, Family Therapy in Brazil: Memoir and Development. IHuag, Min, Observing the Growth and Development of Family Therapy in Ecuador.
Kit S. Ng, Ph.D., is a Graduate Faculty Member and Coordinator of the Psychological Services and Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Kean University. He is an approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. For more than a decade, he has worked as a case manager, clinical therapist, consultant, and clinical supervisor. He is a member of the editorial board of The Family Journal, and the New Jersey Professional Counseling Journal, and has published numerous articles on family therapy.