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Assessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to System, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Salvador Minuchin, Michael P. Nichols, Wai Yung Lee

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 12, 2007

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A step-by-step guide to assessing couples and families, Assessing Families and Couples, offers a clear delineation of the process of family therapy through richly illustrated case material; featuring clients from a diversity of backgrounds.

 

Appealing to both new and experienced therapists, Assessing Families and Couples, portrays a clear picture of what occurs in a two-session model when conducting a family therapy assessment. In the absence of a videotape to depict the process of therapy, readers can still visualize the details of the therapeutic journey in a step-by-step manner. Students and instructors alike, will find this book an invaluable tool for the learning and teaching of family therapy assessment.  

 

The text begins with a brief historical review of family therapy and continues with a detailed explanation of the authors’ four-step assessment model. The assessment model is illustrated by a series of thoroughly detailed case studies, featuring African-American, European, Latin-American, Spanish, Irish, and Chinese families.

Table of Contents

 

 

PREFACE.

1. Introduction: A Four-Step Model for Assessing Couples and Families.

I. TROUBLED CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS.

2. The Parentified Child.

3. Conflictual Couple/Triangulated Children.

 

II. STEP-FAMILIES.

4. The Teenager Who Was a Liar.

5. Three Dyads Are Less Than a Whole Family.

 

III. COMPLEMENTARY COUPLES.

6. .  Agitated Depression in an Adult Woman.

7.  The Woman Whose Hands Were Always Dirty.

 

IV. PSYCHOSOMATIC FAMILIES.

8.  Oedipus with Stomach Cramps.

9.  A Young Chinese Man with Anorexia Nervosa.

 

V. THE FAMILY AND SOCIAL SERVICES

10. Three-Generations of Women.

11.  Residential Treatment of Drug Addiction and the Family.     

 

EPILOGUE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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$31.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-61389-2