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

By Joseph L. Wetchler, Lorna L. Hecker

ISBN-10: 041571950X

ISBN-13: 9780415719506

Now in its moment version, this article introduces readers to the wealthy historical past and perform of Marriage and kinfolk treatment, with 32 pros from around the US offering their wisdom of their components of workmanship. This combination of techniques and kinds offers this article a special voice and makes it a complete source for graduate scholars taking their first path in Marriage and relatives treatment.

The e-book is split into 3 sections:

 Part 1 makes a speciality of the elements on which twenty first century kin treatment is predicated and summarizes the latest alterations made not to in simple terms healing interventions, yet to the very idea of “family.”


 Part 2 offers an summary of the 7 significant theoretical types of the sector: structural, strategic, Milan, social constructionist, experiential, transgenerational, and cognitive-behavioral relatives remedy. every one bankruptcy during this part
• Focuses at the founding father of the speculation, its theoretical tenants, and its key techniques
• Shows how the version makes a speciality of diversity
• Presents the learn that helps the approach


Part three addresses particular remedy parts which are universal to marriage and kin therapists, equivalent to intercourse treatment, pre-marital treatment, study, and ethics and criminal issues.

As an creation to the sphere of Marriage and kin remedy, this quantity stands above the remainder. not just will readers achieve an figuring out of the wealthy historical past of the sector and its suggestions, yet they are going to additionally see a whole photograph of the context during which households are embedded, corresponding to gender, tradition, spirituality, and sexual orientation. this data is the major to realizing what differentiates Marriage and family members remedy from person psychotherapy. Glossaries, case experiences, tables, figures, and appendices seem generously in the course of the textual content to give this data and provides scholars a radical review to organize them for his or her expert lives.

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Boszormenyi-Nagy co-edited Intensive Family Therapy: Theoretical and Practical Aspects (Boszormenyi-Nagy & Framo, 1965), which was one of the first books on family therapy. More importantly, he wrote one of the first books on transgenerational family therapy, a school of therapy that believes that problems are maintained by patterns spanning several generations in families. That book was Invisible Loyalties: Reciprocity in Intergenerational Family Therapy (BoszormenyiNagy & Spark, 1973). Boszormenyi-Nagy moved to Hahneman University in Philadelphia in 1980 after the EPPI was closed; he went on to become known as the founder of contextual family therapy, which focuses on the role of ethics in family relationships (Boszormenyi-Nagy & Krasner, 1986).

Although these new gifts were typically valued by the host culture, they often did not fit with traditional practices and ended up destroying their society, an example of which could be the introduction of alcoholic beverages to Native Americans. Bateson’s The History of Marriage and Family Therapy 15 greatest fear was that therapists would intervene too much with families and destroy their inherent strengths while attempting to resolve their problems. These concerns eventually led him to prefer the study of animal behavior over family therapy.

Satir was one of the original members of the MRI and served as the Director of Family Therapy Training. In 1964, she published Conjoint Family Therapy, which became the training manual for students learning family therapy at the MRI. During the mid-1960s, she left the MRI to join the human potential movement at the Esalan Institute in Big Sur, California, where she became one of the key founders of an approach to family therapy called experiential family therapy. In 1972, she published the influential book Peoplemaking, which marked an important shift in the field toward a more positive or strength-based view of family relationships.

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