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

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 family members remedy, with 32 pros from around the US featuring their wisdom of their parts of craftsmanship. This combination of techniques and types supplies this article a special voice and makes it a accomplished source for graduate scholars taking their first direction in Marriage and family members remedy.


The publication is split into 3 sections:


 Part 1 specializes in the parts on which twenty first century kin remedy is predicated and summarizes the latest adjustments made not to basically healing interventions, yet to the very suggestion of “family.”



 Part 2 provides an outline of the 7 significant theoretical versions of the sphere: structural, strategic, Milan, social constructionist, experiential, transgenerational, and cognitive-behavioral relations remedy. each one bankruptcy during this part
• Focuses at the founding father of the speculation, its theoretical tenants, and its key techniques
• Shows how the version specializes in diversity
• Presents the study that helps the approach



Part three addresses particular remedy components which are universal to marriage and kinfolk therapists, resembling intercourse treatment, pre-marital remedy, examine, and ethics and felony issues.


As an advent to the sector of Marriage and relatives treatment, this quantity stands above the remainder. not just will readers achieve an realizing of the wealthy background of the sector and its recommendations, yet they'll additionally see an entire photo of the context within which households are embedded, akin to gender, tradition, spirituality, and sexual orientation. this information is the main to knowing what differentiates Marriage and relations remedy from person psychotherapy. Glossaries, case stories, tables, figures, and appendices look generously during the textual content to provide this knowledge and provides scholars a radical evaluate to arrange them for his or her specialist lives.

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