An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy by Joseph L. Wetchler,Lorna L. Hecker

By Joseph L. Wetchler,Lorna L. Hecker

Now in its moment variation, this article introduces readers to the wealthy background and perform of Marriage and kin treatment, with 32 execs from around the US providing their wisdom of their components of craftsmanship. This combination of ways and types provides this article a special voice and makes it a accomplished source for graduate scholars taking their first path in Marriage and relatives remedy.

The publication is split into 3 sections:

 Part 1 makes a speciality of the elements on which twenty first century relations remedy relies and summarizes the newest alterations made not to simply healing interventions, yet to the very suggestion of “family.”

 Part 2 offers an outline of the 7 significant theoretical types of the sphere: structural, strategic, Milan, social constructionist, experiential, transgenerational, and cognitive-behavioral relations remedy. each one bankruptcy during this part
• Focuses at the founding father of the idea, its theoretical tenants, and its key techniques
• Shows how the version specializes in diversity
• Presents the study that helps the approach

Part three addresses particular remedy components which are universal to marriage and kinfolk therapists, equivalent to intercourse treatment, pre-marital treatment, examine, and ethics and criminal issues.

As an advent to the sphere of Marriage and family members treatment, this quantity stands above the remainder. not just will readers achieve an knowing of the wealthy historical past of the sector and its ideas, yet they're going to additionally see a whole photograph of the context during which households are embedded, similar to gender, tradition, spirituality, and sexual orientation. this information is the most important to knowing what differentiates Marriage and relatives remedy from person psychotherapy. Glossaries, case reports, tables, figures, and appendices look generously during the textual content to give this knowledge and provides scholars an intensive assessment to organize them for his or her expert lives.

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