Family Therapy and Counseling

Series Editor: Jon Carlson

The Family Therapy and Counseling Series is devoted to providing practitioners and students with current information on specific topics relevant to marriage and family therapy, counseling, couples therapy, and child and adolescent therapy.

Forthcoming volumes in the series will explore immigrant families, aging, couples therapy, and parenting.

  • Contemporary Families

    Translating Research Into Practice

    Edited by Scott Browning, Kay Pasley

    Written for researchers, practitioners, and students in advanced courses, this book furthers our understanding of the complexity of contemporary families. Seven types of families are the focus of this book, based on the research available and the challenges they present for mental health…

    Paperback – 2015-06-16
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  • Multicultural Family Art Therapy

    Edited by Christine Kerr

    How does the family art therapist understand the complexities of another’s cultural diversity? What are international family therapist’s perspectives on treatment? These questions and more are explored in Multicultural Family Art Therapy, a text that demonstrates how to practice psychotherapy…

    Paperback – 2015-01-13
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  • Solving Modern Family Dilemmas

    An Assimilative Therapy Model

    By Patricia Pitta

    Context is the unifying principle that guides a therapist’s formulation of the modern family’s presenting dilemmas, functioning, relationships, and attitudes. We can no longer assume that a family is comprised of a mother, father, and children; the composition and systems a family operates within…

    Paperback – 2014-08-04
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  • Patterns in Interpersonal Interactions

    Inviting Relational Understandings for Therapeutic Change

    Edited by Karl Tomm, Sally St. George, Dan Wulff, Tom Strong

    In this book we present a comprehensive view of a systemic approach to working with families, initiated by Karl Tomm more than two decades ago at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre in Canada. The contributors of this edited book articulate the IPscope framework as it was originally designed and…

    Paperback – 2014-05-26
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  • Global Perspectives in Family Therapy

    Development, Practice, Trends

    Edited by Kit S. Ng

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-03-18
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  • Behavioral Health

    Integrating Individual and Family Interventions in the Treatment of Medical Conditions

    By Len Sperry

    The emergence of behavioral health, how it is practiced, and how it will be practiced is at the heart of this book. Len Sperry, a prominent author and educator, is one of the first to describe and advocate for an approach to health care that can significantly increase the efficacy and efficiency of…

    Paperback – 2013-07-14
    Routledge
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  • Creating Connection

    A Relational-Cultural Approach with Couples

    Edited by Judith V. Jordan, Jon Carlson

    Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) posits that people grow through and toward relationship throughout the lifespan.  Rather than emphasizing movement toward autonomy and self-sufficiency, it focuses on the power of connection in people’s lives. Culture and power are seen as formative in…

    Paperback – 2013-06-11
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  • Love, Intimacy, and the African American Couple

    Edited by Katherine M. Helm, Jon Carlson

    This exciting new text on counseling African American couples outlines critical components to providing culturally-sensitive treatment. Built around a framework that examines African American couples’ issues as well as the specific contextual factors that can negatively impact their relationships,…

    Paperback – 2013-03-18
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  • Couples in Collusion

    Short-Term, Assessment-Based Strategies for Helping Couples Disarm Their Defenses

    By Dennis A. Bagarozzi

    When a couple enters therapy, both partners have either explicit or implicit understandings of what can—and, more importantly, cannot—be discussed in therapy. Even when empirically tested assessments are used to help pinpoint areas of concern and conflict, couples may choose to identify only those…

    Paperback – 2012-07-12
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  • Changing Aging, Changing Family Therapy

    Practicing With 21st Century Realities

    Edited by Paul R. Peluso, Richard E. Watts, Mindy Parsons

    As the baby boomers move into retirement and later stages of life, gerontology and geriatrics have begun to receive much more attention. Changing Aging, Changing Family Therapy explores the ways in which family therapists’ expertise in systems theory makes them uniquely qualified to take a leading…

    Hardback – 2012-04-16
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  • Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling

    A Choice Theory and Reality Therapy Approach

    Edited by Patricia A. Robey, Robert E. Wubbolding, Jon Carlson

    Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling explores the most difficult issues that people in the helping professions face when treating couples and provides concrete solutions for addressing them effectively. Using the revolutionary choice theory and reality therapy approaches to couples counseling,…

    Hardback – 2012-02-14
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  • Handbook of Counseling Military Couples

    Edited by Bret A. Moore

    The military imposes unique and often severe challenges to couples, which clinicians – particularly the growing numbers of civilian clinicians who see military couples – often struggle to address. These problems are only compounded by misunderstandings and misconceptions about what it means to be…

    Hardback – 2011-12-13
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  • Family Assessment

    Contemporary and Cutting-Edge Strategies, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Len Sperry

    In an era that demands ever-increasing levels of accountability and documentation, Family Assessment is a vital tool for clinicians. It covers more than one hundred assessment methods – both the most widely used strategies as well as those that are more specialized and issue-specific. Techniques…

    Paperback – 2011-11-21
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  • Case Studies in Couples Therapy

    Theory-Based Approaches

    Edited by David K. Carson, Montserrat Casado-Kehoe

    This up-to-date, highly readable, theory-based, and application-oriented book fills a crucial void in literature on couple therapy. Few books in the couple therapy market bridge the gap between theory and practice; texts tend to lean in one direction or the other, either emphasizing theory and…

    Paperback – 2011-07-13
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  • Poisonous Parenting

    Toxic Relationships Between Parents and Their Adult Children

    Edited by Shea M. Dunham, Shannon B. Dermer, Jon Carlson

    How does the toxicity associated with particular parenting styles affect attachment? How do the contaminated views of themselves that children of poisonous parents have affect their relationships into adulthood? Like physicians, clinicians do not want to amputate, but they sometimes find it…

    Hardback – 2011-06-12
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  • Working With Immigrant Families

    A Practical Guide for Counselors

    Edited by Adam Zagelbaum, Jon Carlson

    Working With Immigrant Families examines the theoretical and practice-based issues that must be considered by counseling professionals when performing family therapy with immigrant clients. It provides practitioners with insights into why immigrant families come to the United States,…

    Hardback – 2010-11-14
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  • Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships

    A Clinician's Guide

    Edited by Jon Carlson, Len Sperry

    The loss of intimacy is one of the most difficult—but also one of the most common—factors in the destruction of any relationship. Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships lays out practical, evidence-based guidelines on which clinicians can depend as they wade through the intense emotions and…

    Hardback – 2010-07-06
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  • Attachment

    Expanding the Cultural Connections

    Edited by Phyllis Erdman, Kok-Mun Ng

    Attachment: Expanding the Cultural Connections is an exciting exploration of the latest trends in the theory and application of attachment within cross-cultural settings. The book's insightful analysis, remarkable case studies, and groundbreaking research make it essential reading…

    Hardback – 2010-05-17
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  • Divorced, without Children

    Solution Focused Therapy with Women at Midlife

    By Debra D. Castaldo

    The topic of women divorced at midlife without children is one that has, to date, been absent from professional and academic literature, though these women make up a considerable and growing portion of our population. This book explores the experience, meaning, and impact of divorce at midlife for…

    Hardback – 2008-01-23
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  • Family Art Therapy

    Foundations of Theory and Practice

    By Christine Kerr, Janice Hoshino, Judy Sutherland, Sharyl Thode Parashak, Linda Lea McCarley

    Family Art Therapy is designed to help the reader incorporate clinical art therapy intervention techniques into family therapy practice. Expressive modalities are often used in work with families, particularly visual art forms, and there is already considerable evidence and literature that point to…

    Hardback – 2007-08-14
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  • The Role of Religion in Marriage and Family Counseling

    Edited by Jill Duba Onedera

    Religion can play a vital role in the way people relate to each other, particularly with interpersonal dynamics within a family. The role of a couple or family’s religion(s) in the counseling room is no less important. This book provides practitioners with an overview of the principles of the major…

    Hardback – 2007-07-18
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  • Infidelity

    A Practitioner’s Guide to Working with Couples in Crisis

    Edited by Paul R. Peluso

    When one partner in a relationship is unfaithful to the other, it takes a lot of work by both parties involved to salvage the relationship. In today’s therapy-friendly climate, marriage/couples counseling is often a part of that rebuilding process. Many couples seek out professional therapy after…

    Hardback – 2007-06-14
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  • Engaging Children in Family Therapy

    Creative Approaches to Integrating Theory and Research in Clinical Practice

    Edited by Catherine Ford Sori

    A common question at the initial meeting of a family therapist and a new client(s) is often whether or not to include a child or children in the counseling sessions. The inclusion of a child in the family therapy process often changes the dynamic between client and therapist -- and between the…

    Hardback – 2006-06-26
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  • Counseling and Family Therapy with Latino Populations

    Strategies that Work

    Edited by Robert L. Smith, R. Esteban Montilla

    For the Latino population, the family bond is powerful and enduring. Family serves as the primary source of support, care, guidance, and healing; all difficulties that arise for an individual are surmounted together. Therefore, a practitioner working with a Latino client must gain the trust and…

    Hardback – 2005-12-15
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  • Treating Families and Children in the Child Protective System

    Strategies for Systemic Advocacy and Family Healing

    By Wes Crenshaw

    Written by a psychologist who has worked with families and foster children for 11 years, Treating Families and Children in the Child Protective System is designed for therapists, social workers, family preservationists, court officers, attorneys, judges, and others caught up in the interplay of…

    Hardback – 2004-03-24
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  • Attachment and Family Systems

    Conceptual, Empirical and Therapeutic Relatedness

    Edited by Phyllis Erdman, Tom Caffery

    IAttachment and Family Systems is a cogent and compelling text addressing the undeniable overlap between two systems of thought that deal with the nature of interpersonal relationships and how these impact functioning. In this enlightening work, leading thinkers in the field apply attachment theory…

    Hardback – 2002-11-07
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