Handbook of Family Therapy: The Science and Practice of by Thomas Sexton, Gerald Weeks, Michael Robbins

By Thomas Sexton, Gerald Weeks, Michael Robbins

This new guide of kin remedy is the fruits of a decade of achievements in the box of family members and treatment, rising from and celebrating the dynamic evolution of marriage and relatives concept, perform, and learn. The editors have unified the efforts of the profession's significant avid gamers in bringing the main up to date and cutting edge details to the leading edge of either academic and perform settings. They evaluate the main theoretical methods and holiday new flooring by way of deciding on and describing the present period of evidence-based types and modern parts of software. The guide of relatives remedy is a accomplished, innovative, and skillful presentation of the technology and perform of relatives and treatment, and a necessary source for practitioners and scholars alike.

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Eras of epistemology 11 Specific constructs that are the hallmarks of Satir’s model include the primary survival triad of parents and child; the triad of body, mind, and feelings, with recognition that body parts and problems may be metaphors for emotional distress; and the communication stances of placating, blaming, superreasonable, irrelevant, and congruent. Her therapeutic strategies included the family life fact chronology, sculpting, modeling effective communication, humor, and games, all aimed at helping clients to grow.

John Elderkin Bell, one of the first to see entire families, based his approach on the theory of group dynamics and group psychotherapy (1961). Christian Midelfort (1951) included family members in outpatient therapy and had the relatives of hospitalized patients act as nurses’ aides and companions who supervised various therapies, took part in patient interviews, and served to minimize the risk of problematic behaviors. Era II: The Creation of Models A variety of models and more complete approaches to family therapy appeared during the 1960s and 1970s.

The first family therapists were mavericks, choosing to see the world and act within it differently. That has been our legacy and our tradition. Consistent with the systemic/cybernetic logic that change equals a change in context, it also may be the key to understanding the effectiveness of family therapy. It thus may be a sign of health that the members of this profession continue to debate and to push one another, both to achieve self-referential consistency and to explore new frontiers, searching always for better ways to write the family therapy story.

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