Theory based Treatment Planning for Marriage and Family Therapists

Author: Diane R. Gehart
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534536169
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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.

Foundations of Couples Marriage and Family Counseling

Author: David Capuzzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111871122X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A comprehensive and practical approach to the world of marriage,couples, and family counseling Esteemed academics David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer presentthe theory, research, and real-life practice of today's counselorsand therapists in family therapy settings. Aligned with the Councilfor Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs(CACREP) and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and FamilyTherapy Education (COAMFTE), this useful text covers foundationalteaching important to readers, but also critical modern topics notincluded in other texts, such as sexuality, trauma, divorce,domestic violence, and addictions, filial play therapy, and usingcommunity genograms to position culture and context in familytherapy. With a unique focus on practical applications, the bookdiscusses the major family therapy theories, and provides graduatestudents and post-graduate learners in counseling, mental health,and behavioral health fields the skills and techniques they need tohelp couples and families as part of their work in a variety ofhelping environments. Each chapter contains case studies andanecdotes that help readers think critically about the issues theyare likely to deal with as clinicians. Written by recognized and respected contributors, this bookhelps readers see the connection between what they know and whathappens in couples and family counseling sessions. Readerswill: Learn the knowledge and skills essential to family therapy Understand the history, concepts, and techniques associatedwith major theories Examine the key issues specific to couples work, with relevantintervention Explore solutions to the complexities generated by specialissues Discusses the modern realities of family, diversity andculture, and systemic contexts Family and couples counseling presents a complex interplay ofvarious factors inherent to each individual, the dynamic interplaybetween each person's issues, and the outside influences that shapebehavior. Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and FamilyCounseling helps readers sort out the complexity and guideclients toward lasting resolution.

Theory and Practice of Family Therapy and Counseling

Author: James Bitter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111840504
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A model for successful integration of multiple points of view, James R. Bitter’s THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FAMILY THERAPY AND COUNSELING, 2nd Edition supports the development of personal, professional, and ethical family practice. The book’s concrete, empirically based approaches, as well as diagnostics and visual tools, allow readers to observe others in groups. Updated to reflect recent research and current practice, the Second Edition also includes a new chapter on Object Relations Family Therapy. Case studies, sample dialogues, and exercises help readers apply the concepts they have learned. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Career counseling

Author: Vernon G. Zunker
Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co
ISBN: 9780534367237
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This highly successful book has been called the most comprehensive text on the market, providing students with needed career theory as well as practical techniques and examples. Through the author's clear writing style, case examples, tables, and exercises, students develop a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling and are thoroughly exposed to the practical information on how to effectively counsel clients about career issues.

Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy A Practical Approach to Theory and Clinical Case Documentation

Author: Diane R. Gehart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305943279
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MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THEORY AND CLINICAL CASE DOCUMENTATION, 3rd Edition enables faculty to easily measure clinical competencies as required by accrediting bodies for counseling, family therapy, psychology, and social work. Using an inviting and engaging tone, Diane R. Gehart introduces students to family therapy theories using real-world clinical forms, which are incorporated into the text. Diversity and research considerations are integrated into theoretical discussions and practical applications to facilitate a more holistic understanding of couple and family therapy. Updated throughout, this edition includes new and revised treatment forms; a new model based on the work of Karl Tomm that facilitates cross-theoretical comparison; coverage of two new theories (integrative behavioral couple's theory, a leading evidence-based treatment; and intensive structural therapy); and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Couples therapy

Author: Linda Berg-Cross
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803971288
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"The use of exercises and clinical vignettes is an important strength. . . . A major contribution is that the text could be recommended by family therapists to their clients, which would greatly enhance the therapist-client therapeutic relationship. . . . This is a very practical text dealing with how clinicians from different orientations and professions could assist their clients with their interpersonal relationship problems. Couples Therapy is particularly useful for marriage and family therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, pastoral counselors, and psychiatrists." --Freddy A. Paniagua, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch "Easily accessible for beginning-level therapists/counselors, Couples Therapy includes lots of practical suggestions, in enough detail to be readily usable." --Sally Stabb, Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Texas Woman's University "I liked Linda Berg-Cross's approach very much. She blends research and clinical knowledge, behavioral and psychodynamic approaches, and theory and practice in an easily understandable form. . . . I also really enjoyed the author's writing style. . . . It's clear, concise, down to earth, and easy to follow. . . . I think the style will be highly appealing to clinicians and beginning grad students. . . . . Couples Therapy is also research-informed and very comprehensive in scope. . . . Its scope and sensitivity go beyond typical marital therapy texts." --Richard E. Heyman, Department of Psychology, SUNY at Stony Brook Help couples work toward establishing successful, fulfilling relationships using Couples Therapy, a practical, skills-based book. Based on the latest research but also integrating a variety of theoretical orientations, this book shows students and practicing therapists how to build effective interventions with couples. Using theories and findings from research, author Linda Berg-Cross bases her integrative approach around four basic domains, or cornerstones, of relationships: resiliency, development of social support, adaptability, and self-fulfillment. She then builds on each cornerstone to explore common issues that can lead to trouble within relationships, including anger, depression, anxiety, parenting, home and paid work, in-laws, communication, sexuality, and spirituality. Chapter features also include self-assessment questionnaires that therapists can easily use with clients, therapeutic exercises that couples can use either in sessions or on their own to set goals for improvement, and recommended books and videos for clients. Also providing suggestions for applications, this book examines case examples, intervention suggestions for the therapist, outlines for planning couples' group sessions, and questions to help the student or practitioner deepen his or her understanding of the issues covered in the chapter. Integrating cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive, family systems, psychodynamic, and humanistic approaches to couples work, Couples Therapy offers a model that cuts across theoretical disciplines. Valuable to therapeutic professionals, this book also functions well as a text for counseling/clinical psychology and social work courses in marriage and couples therapy, especially at master's and certification levels.

Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy

Author: Susan M. Johnson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572308732
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Offering fresh and provocative insights on the practice of couple and family therapy, this unique volume shows how attachment theory can inform, enhance, and guide interventions for a wide range of relationship problems and clinical issues. Chapters from leading attachment researchers and family therapists integrate the literature from both fields to provide a multifaceted perspective on the role of attachment in distressed and satisfying relationships. Illustrated with evocative clinical material, the book presents research-based therapy models for embattled couples, families struggling with parent-child conflict and adolescent problems, and adoptive and foster families. Also discussed are ways to support stronger mother-infant attachment attachment-oriented interventions for couples facing specific clinical problems, including depression, PTSD, and chronic pain applications for same-sex couples and much more.