Family therapy is increasingly recognised as one of the evidence based psychotherapies. In contemporary therapeutic practice, family therapy is helpful across the age span and for distress caused by family conflict, trauma and mental health difficulties. Because of this, many psychotherapists integrate elements of family therapy within their approaches.
Family Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise and jargon-free guide to 100 of the fundamental ideas and techniques of this approach.
Divided into helpful sections, it covers:
* Family therapy theory
* Essential family therapy practice
* Using family therapy techniques
* Common challenges in family therapy
* Contemporary debates and issues
* Self issues for family therapists.
Family Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques is an invaluable resource for psychotherapists and counsellors in training and in practice. As well as appealing to established family therapists, this latest addition to the 100 Key Points series will also find an audience with other mental health professionals working with families and interested in learning more about family therapy techniques.
"This book is excellent - clear, well organised, and very easy to find your way about!" - Arlene Vetere, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Surrey.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Systems Theory. Part 2: Complexities and Debates. Part 3: Beginning Therapy. Part 4: The Therapist’s Techniques. Part 5: Developing Interventions. Part 6: Techniques from Schools of Family Therapy. Part 7: Ending Therapy. Part 8: The Self of the Therapist. Part 9: Dealing with Common Challenges in Family Therapy. Part 10: Family Therapy in Contexts. Part 11: Debates and Issues.
About the Authors:
Mark Rivett is a UKCP registered family therapist and Senior Lecturer and Director of Family Therapy Training at Bristol University. He is the current editor of the Journal of Family Therapy.
Eddy Street is a Chartered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist (BPS) and having spent most of his professional career in NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services he is now working independently. He is a past editor of the Journal of Family Therapy, and has published widely on this subject.