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By Joseph L. Wetchler, Lorna L. Hecker

ISBN-10: 0789002779

ISBN-13: 9780789002778

Study the basics of relatives remedy and treatment!

An creation to Marriage and kin treatment offers perception and research from 20 of the most important specialists within the theoretical and perform components of kin remedy, delivering a different mix of techniques and types. Chapters draw on each one author's distinctiveness in exploring the heritage of relatives treatment and the appliance of platforms conception to households. perfect as a accomplished source for entry-level scholars, the e-book additionally supplies undergraduates a glimpse of graduate education and gives beneficial how one can observe to graduate college and what to anticipate whereas buying graduate education.

An creation to Marriage and kin treatment is split into elements: a theoretical part, the place typical theories are provided with sensible case examples, and a bit dedicated to targeted concerns and themes, resembling treatment, communique education, marital enrichment and premarital counseling. The ebook additionally covers substance abuse, divorce, gender and tradition, relations violence, sexual dysfunctions and intercourse remedy remedy, and the interface of ethics and the felony system.

An advent to Marriage and relatives remedy additionally discusses:

  • the heritage of kin treatment
  • platforms idea and cybernetics
  • structural and strategic family members remedy
  • cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and transgenerational cures
  • collaborative language-based versions
  • present learn findings
  • and lots more and plenty more!

With its special and finished technique, An creation to Marriage and family members remedy serves as a theoretical advent to the sector of marriage and treatment and comparable psychological future health disciplines the place family members therapy is emphasised. The ebook is vital for educators in marriage and kinfolk counseling periods and is a useful source for therapists, counselors, social paintings execs, pastoral educators, and kin psychologists.

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Working out of Washington Univer­ sity Medical School in Saint Louis, Missouri, they conducted a vast body of scientific research in both the areas of sexual problems and treatment. Al­ though written for professionals, their book Human Sexual Response (1966) was a popular success, selling over 300,000 copies (Broderick and Schrader, 1991). However, it was their second book, Human Sexual Inadequacy (1970), that promoted and popularized the field of sex therapy. Many cou­ ples today continue to receive treatment at their Saint Louis clinic.

It continues to be a major force in the marriage and family therapy field, training thousands of clini­ cians and publishing numerous papers and books. In 1938, husband and wife David and Vera Mace formed the first Mar­ riage Guidance Council in London. Their idea was to use a few profession­ als to train and supervise several paraprofessionals who could provide coun­ seling at a much-reduced cost to the numerous working-class families of England. By 1943 it had become the National Guidance Council of Great Britain and regularly provided counseling to couples throughout the British Commonwealth (Mace, 1945, 1948).

You may even learn about yourself and explore the context in which you grew up as you read through these chapters. This can be both an exhilarating and anxietyprovoking process at times, as we sometimes have to shift beliefs we hold near and dear to us in order to learn new ways of thinking. Last, you will see xxxiii xxxiv AN INTRODUCTION TO MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY the results of one more rebellion within the field led by social construction­ ist advocates. Chapter 6, “The Collaborative Language-Based Models of Family Therapy: When Less Is More,” reflects yet another change in think­ ing that has recently become popular in the field of marriage and family therapy.

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