Family Therapy (7th Edition)
This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. In this Seventh Edition of their respected text, Irene and Herbert Goldenberg examine and explain traditional and evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention...
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This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. In this Seventh Edition of their respected text, Irene and Herbert Goldenberg examine and explain traditional and evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy. The authors provide practice-oriented content that will help you become an empathic and effective family therapist. The new edition includes the latest references and contemporary thinking on central issues such as family resiliency, alternative forms of family life today, gender, culture, and ethnic considerations. This edition also contains the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics?a great reference that will help you understand the importance of ethical practices.
In FAMILY THERAPY: AN OVERVIEW, SEVENTH EDITION, Irene and Herbert Goldenberg deliver an outstanding introduction to family therapy?based on traditional theoretical frameworks yet focused on the field's evolving models of practice. Completely updated and revised to reflect the state of family therapy today, the book examines and explains traditional and evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy and provides current, engaging, practice-oriented content that helps pave the way for students to become empathic and effective family therapists. The authors incorporate an array of pedagogical features, including lengthy case studies, clinical notes, multiple examples, tables, and charts that give instructors the flexibility to teach the course in their own style. These learning tools give added significance to topics and help students gain a sense of how the various family therapy techniques truly play out in practice. The case studies bring theory to life with transcripts of actual therapy sessions that demonstrate the practical applications of specific theories. FAMILY THERAPY: AN OVERVIEW is the complete resource for assisting students in mastering the many facets of family therapy and with new teaching tools, a more comprehensive and exciting package for instructors. Michael White, founder of Narrative Therapy, penned the foreword for the text.
Part I. FUNDAMENTALS OF FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY. 1. Adopting a Family Relationship Framework. 2. Family Development: Continuity and Change. 3. Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity Factors in Family Functioning. 4. Interlocking Systems: The Individual, the Family, and the Community. Part II. THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICE OF FAMILY THERAPY. 5. Origins and Growth of Family Therapy. 6. Professional Issues and Ethical Practices. Part III. THE ESTABLISHED SCHOOLS OF FAMILY THERAPY. 7. Psychodynamic Models. 8. Transgenerational Models. 9. Experiential Models. 10. The Structural Model. 11. Strategic Models. 12. The Milan Systemic Model. 13. Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Models. Part IV. NEW DIRECTIONS IN FAMILY THERAPY. 14. Social Construction Models: I. Solution-Focused Therapy and Collaborative Therapy. 15. Social Construction Models: II. Narrative Therapy. 16. Psychoeducational Models: Teaching Skills to Specific Populations. Part V. CLINICAL RESEARCH ? THE SYNERGY OF SCIENCE AND PRACTICE. 17. Research on Family Assessment and Therapeutic Outcomes. Part VI. FAMILY THEORIES AND FAMILY THERAPIES: AN OVERVIEW. 18. A Comparative View of Family Theories and Therapies. Appendix A. AAMFT Code of Ethics. Appendix B. Becoming a Competent Family Therapist: Training and Supervision. References. Glossary. Credits. Name Index. Subject Index.
Herbert Goldenberg was Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where he developed and taught classes in family therapy. Together with Irene Goldenberg he was awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. He also held membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. He was also elected fellow in that APA division. The Goldenbergs co-authored another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.
Irene Goldenberg is Professor Emeritus of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She served as Associate Chairperson of that department and as Director of Psychological Services for many years, and continues to teach marriage and family therapy courses to psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers there. She currently supervises doctoral students and directs the family therapy program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Together with Herbert, Irene Goldenberg has been awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. She also holds membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. She has been elected fellow in that APA division. The Goldenbergs are co-authors of another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.