By Joseph L. Wetchler, Lorna L. Hecker
Now in its moment version, this article introduces readers to the wealthy historical past and perform of Marriage and relations remedy, with 32 pros from around the US proposing their wisdom of their parts of craftsmanship. This mix of ways and kinds offers this article a different voice and makes it a entire source for graduate scholars taking their first direction in Marriage and family members treatment.
The e-book is split into 3 sections:
Part 1 specializes in the elements on which twenty first century relatives remedy is predicated and summarizes the latest alterations made not to purely healing interventions, yet to the very proposal of “family.”
Part 2 provides an outline of the 7 significant theoretical versions of the sector: structural, strategic, Milan, social constructionist, experiential, transgenerational, and cognitive-behavioral relatives treatment. every 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 learn that helps the approach
Part three addresses particular therapy components which are universal to marriage and kin therapists, reminiscent of intercourse treatment, pre-marital treatment, learn, and ethics and felony issues.
As an advent to the sector of Marriage and relations remedy, this quantity stands above the remainder. not just will readers achieve an realizing of the wealthy heritage of the sector and its options, yet they'll additionally see a whole photograph of the context within which households are embedded, similar to gender, tradition, spirituality, and sexual orientation. this information is the major to figuring out what differentiates Marriage and kinfolk remedy from person psychotherapy. Glossaries, case stories, tables, figures, and appendices seem generously in the course of the textual content to provide this data and provides scholars a radical evaluate to arrange them for his or her expert lives.
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For example, Joan Laird and Robert-Jay Green (1996) published the groundbreaking book Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families: A Handbook for Therapists, which is recognized by many as the first book specifically written for family therapists on working with samesex couples. In the early 2000s, Julianne Serovich, Janie Long, and Jerry Bigner shed light on (a) the dearth of scholarship in the field related to working with LGBT populations, (b) the homophobic and heterosexist biases that are present in family therapy practices, and (c) the desperate need for family therapy training programs to better prepare students to work with LGBT clients.
175). Another important outcome of the LGBT family therapy movement has been a call to alter the name of the field from “marriage and family therapy” to “couple and family therapy” to be more inclusive of all types of couple and family relationships. While symbolic in nature, changing the name of the field would represent an acknowledgement that family therapists should competently and affirmatively work with all couples and, at the same time, recognize that some couples may not have the right to legal marriage.
For example, she was employed by Satir to edit Conjoint Family Therapy and also worked as an editor for Don Jackson. Her relationships with Satir and the opportunities she had to observe Satir’s work led Hoffman to pursue a master’s degree in social work and a career as a family therapist. She would later co-author the influential book Techniques of Family Therapy with Jay Haley in 1967. She also authored several other important family therapy books, including Family Therapy: An Intimate History (2002), which reflects her experience of having worked closely with some of the most influential figures in family therapy: Salvador Minuchin, Peggy Papp, Olga Silverstein, Mara Selvini Palazzoli, Harry Goolishian, Michael White, and David Epston.