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Handbook of Family Therapy

The Science and Practice of Working with Families and Couples

By Mike Robbins, Tom Sexton, Gerald Weeks

Edited by Thomas L. Sexton, Jay Lebow

© 2004 – Routledge

520 pages

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pub: 2003-07-18
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This new Handbook of Family Therapy is the culmination of a decade of achievements within the field of family and couples therapy, emerging from and celebrating the dynamic evolution of marriage and family theory, practice, and research. The editors have unified the efforts of the profession's major players in bringing the most up-to-date and innovative information to the forefront of both educational and practice settings. They review the major theoretical approaches and break new ground by identifying and describing the current era of evidence-based models and contemporary areas of application. The Handbook of Family Therapy is a comprehensive, progressive, and skillful presentation of the science and practice of family and couples therapy, and a valuable resource for practitioners and students alike.


"The editors of this important Handbook have taken on the matchmaker role in a most challenging context. They have drawn together a most interesting gathering of authors, some of whom focus on the 'state of the science' of family therapy, some of whom focus on the 'state of the art' of family therapy. I applaud the editors' matchmaking efforts." -- from the foreword by Alan S. Gurman

Table of Contents

Gurman, Foreword: Ushering in a New Era. Sexton, Weeks, Robbins, Preface: A New Era of Couple and Family Therapy. Part I: Understanding Families and Couples: The Foundations of Practice. Becvar, Eras of Epistemology: A Survey of Family Therapy. Robbins, Mayorga, Szapocznik, The Ecosystemic "lens" to Understanding Family Functioning. Falicov, Ethnicity and Culture in Family Therapy: New Variations on a Fundamental Theme. Part II: Major Theoretical Models of Couple and Family Therapy. J. Scharff, D. Scharff, Object-relations and Psychodynamic Approaches to Couple and Family Therapy. Nichols, Family of Origin Treatment. Duncan, Miller, Sparks, Interactional and Solution Focused Brief Therapies: Evolving Concepts of Change. Anderson, Postmodern Social Construction Therapies. Dattilio, Epstein, Cognitive-behavioral Couple and Family Therapy. Mitrani, Structural-strategic Approaches to Couple and Family Therapy. Lebow, Integrative Approaches to Couple and Family Therapy. Part III: Evidence Based Couple and Family Intervention Programs. Sexton, Robbins, Hollimon, Mease, Mayorga, Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Change Mechanisms in Couple and Family Therapy. Johnson, Emotionally-focused Couples Therapy: Empiricism and Art. Atkins, Dimidjian, Christensen, Behavioral Couple Therapy: Past, Present and Future.Sheidow, Henggler, Schoenwald, Multisystemic Therapy. Sexton, Alexander, Functional Family Therapy: A Mature Clinical Model for Working with At-risk Adolescents and Their Families. Part IV: Special Applications/Special Populations. Plaut, Donahey, Evaluation and Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction. Ruddy, McDaniel, Medical Family Therapy. Ozechowski, Waldron, Turner, The Treatment of Adolescent Conduct Disorders and Drug Abuse. L'Abate, Treatment through Writing: A Unique New Direction. DeMaria, Psychoeducation and Enrichment: Clinical Considerations for Couple and Family Therapy. Storm, McDowell, Long, The Metamorphosis of Training and Supervision. Part V: The Future of Couple and Family Therapy. Sexton, Weeks, Robbins, The Future of Couple and Family Therapy.

About the Authors/Editors

Thomas L. Sexton , Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University.

Michael S. Robbins, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the University of Miami School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Gerald Weeks, Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family