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Theory-Based Treatment Planning for Marriage and Family Therapists : Integrating Theory and Practice
Gehart, Diane R. and Amy R. Tuttle
Brooks/Cole / Softcover / 2002-09-01 / 0534536166
Couple & Family Studies / Couple Therapy
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This text is a treatment planner and theory guide for therapists working from systemic and postmodern approaches. Unlike existing resources, this treatment planner provides a means to directly integrate family therapy theory and practice. By providing treatment planning strategies along with complete overviews of specific theories, the book provides a remedy for the common "missing link" between theory and practice. The purpose of this book is to fill the ever-widening gap between formal training in theory and actual practice in managed-care dominated workplaces. The text covers 11 of the most widely used family therapies providing a summary for each theory and then specific strategies for developing a treatment plan. --- from the publisher

About the Authors:

Diane R. Gehart
Diane R. Gehart, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Fresno, and is the Director of Fresno Family Counseling Center and the University's New Horizon's in Family Therapy speaker series. She has received several grants to develop programs that support innovative services to economically disadvantaged children and families in the region and has developed an extensive family and child play therapy training program grounded in constructionist practices. Her research has included several qualitative projects on clients' perspective on therapy process.
Amy R. Tuttle
Amy R. Tuttle, M.S. is working on a Ph.D. at Loma Linda University. She worked as an educator for two years and received her M.S. in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy at CSU, Fresno. She works as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and teaches part time. Her research interests include clinical processes, marriage and family therapy theories, family interactional processes, diversity issues, and blended families.


1. Treatment Planning.
2. Structural Family Therapy.
3. Strategic Therapy.
4. Milan Systemic Approach.
5. MRI Approach.
6. Satir's Communication Approach.
7. Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy.
8. Intergenerational Family Therapy.
9. Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy.
10. Solution-Focused Therapy.
11. Narrative Therapy.
12. Collaborative Therapies.
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