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

By Joseph L. Wetchler, Lorna L. Hecker

Research the basics of family members treatment and treatment!

An advent to Marriage and relatives remedy provides perception and research from 20 of the key specialists within the theoretical and perform components of relatives remedy, delivering a different mix of methods and kinds. Chapters draw on every one author's specialty in exploring the background of family members treatment and the appliance of platforms conception to households. perfect as a complete source for entry-level scholars, the publication additionally provides undergraduates a glimpse of graduate education and gives necessary the best way to practice to graduate institution and what to anticipate whereas buying graduate education.

An advent to Marriage and family members treatment is split into components: a theoretical part, the place common theories are provided with functional case examples, and a bit dedicated to distinct concerns and subject matters, corresponding to remedy, verbal exchange education, marital enrichment and premarital counseling. The booklet additionally covers substance abuse, divorce, gender and tradition, relatives violence, sexual dysfunctions and intercourse remedy therapy, and the interface of ethics and the criminal system.

An creation to Marriage and relations treatment additionally discusses:

  • the heritage of relatives treatment
  • platforms idea and cybernetics
  • structural and strategic relatives treatment
  • cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and transgenerational remedies
  • collaborative language-based types
  • present examine findings
  • and lots more and plenty more!

With its certain and entire strategy, An creation to Marriage and relatives treatment serves as a theoretical advent to the sphere of marriage and treatment and similar psychological future health disciplines the place family members therapy is emphasised. The booklet is vital for educators in marriage and family members counseling sessions and is a useful source for therapists, counselors, social paintings pros, pastoral educators, and family members psychologists.

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Students in the program are exposed to a va­ riety of family system theories, and are encouraged to integrate these theo­ Programs in Marriage and Family Therapy xxix ries in a manner that makes sense to each therapist. , gender socialization, culture, social class), can influence their work with clients. Students in their second year are placed in community agencies where they provide 500 hours of therapy. , couple therapy, children and adolescents, chronically mentally ill, bereavement, child and adolescent inpatient).

Their initial concern was with the origin of schizophre­ nia. Because they were unable to get accurate descriptions of the history of their schizophrenic patients or their families, they decided to study their communication patterns by interviewing them and taping their sessions (Weakland, Watzlawick, and Riskin, 1995). This led to their desire to pro­ vide treatment and to their receiving a subsequent grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the effects of family therapy on schizo­ phrenics and their families.

John Bell John Elderkin Bell, a psychologist at Clark University in Worchester, Massachusetts, began seeing families in 1951. Although he may be consid­ ered the first family therapist (Broderick and Schrader, 1991; Nichols and Schwartz, 1998), he did not publish his ideas for several years and did not develop a clinical center or train well-known students. As a result, many of his ideas remained on the periphery of the field. His most noteworthy contribution was a book, Family Group Therapy (1961), in which he described an approach to families based on the ideas of group therapy, a form of treatment in which individuals discuss their prob­ lems in a group setting, allowing them to receive support and feedback from other group members.

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