Title Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
Subtitle Theory, Skills, Assessment, and Application
Author Brandé Flamez, Janet Hicks
ISBN 9781516510351
List price USD 128.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 666
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Cognella Academic Publishing (Eurospan Group)
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Description:

Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy: Theory, Skills, Assessment, and Application gives readers a strong foundation in marriage and family therapy history, theory, and clinical assessment, and supports the development of skills and competencies needed to be effective, ethical counseling practitioners.

The book is organized into four sections. The first covers the history and conceptual frameworks of marriage and family counseling. The second focuses on research, intake, assessment, and progress evaluation, information not covered in any other comparable textbook. In the third section, students learn about the major schools and models of family therapy, while the fourth section is devoted to special issues in the discipline.

Each section includes learning objectives based on COAMFTE and CACREP standards, guided practice exercises, reflections from contributors on how to use the material in real practice, case scenarios, and a list of additional resources. Effectively blending instruction and application, Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy is ideal for courses in marriage and family counseling, family issues, and psychology for pre-service practitioners.


Contents:

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the Editors

List of Contributors

Part I: History and Conceptual Framework

Chapter 1: Family Therapy: Concepts, Context, and Criteria • General Systems Theory • Cybernetics • Functionalism • Structuralism • Family • Family Life Cycle • Family Therapy • Differentiation • Attachment • Triangulation • Narratives • Identified Patient • Family Therapy Indicators • When Is Family Therapy Warranted? • Individual Versus Family Therapy • Cultural Considerations and Adaptations • Advantages • Challenges • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • References

Chapter 2: History and Development of Family Therapy • 1900s–Early 1950s • The Social Work Movement’s Influence • The Child Guidance Movement • The Groves Conference • The New York Meetings • First Institutes of Professional Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling (1930s) • Kurt Lewin and Small Group Dynamics • Nathan Ackerman • Frieda Fromm-Reichmann • Theodore Lidz • John Bowlby •
Don Jackson • Mid-1950s to Mid-1960s • Major Contributors • Double Bind • Study Centers • International Family Therapy • Mid-1960s to Mid-1970s • Review of Family Therapists From the 1950s • Family Therapists From the 1960s • International Family Therapy in the 1960s • Family Therapy Legacy of the 1960s • Family Therapy in the 1970s • International Therapy in the 1970s • Late 1970s to Mid-1980s • Family Therapy in the 1980s • International Family Therapy in the 1980s • Mid-1980s to Present • Competencies and Standards • International Family History • Research and Trends • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • Readings • Videos • References

Chapter 3: Principles and Paradigms in Family Therapy • Family Dynamics • Family Geometry • Family Structure • Family Life Cycle • Family Wellness • Family Culture • Clinical Applications and Challenges • Therapist Role in Systemic Process • Resistance • The Role of the Symptom • Summary • Keystones • Reflection from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • References

Chapter 4: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling • Training and Competency • Who Is the Client? • Informed Consent • Limits to Confidentiality • Confidentiality and Secrets • Confidentiality and Minors • Treatment Planning and Goals • Intimate Partner Violence, Treatment Goals, and Safety • Boundaries in Family Therapy • Diagnosis in Family Therapy • Values in Couple and Family Therapy • Distance Counseling, Technology, and Social Media • Competency  • Legal and Jurisdictional Issues • Informed Consent • Confidentiality • Social Media and E-mail • Summary • Keystones • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • References

Chapter 5: Intercultural Family Counseling • Families • Intercultural Counseling • Individual Counseling • Couple Counseling • Family Counseling • Theoretical Constructs of Intercultural Family Counseling • Professional Standards and Ethical Considerations • Intercultural Family Counseling Considerations • The JAST Model • Joining with the Family • Assessing the Family Structure • Supporting the Client in Bringing About Desired Change • Terminating and Leaving the Family Empowered • Counselor Self-Awareness • Emerging Trends • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • Readings • Videos • References

Part II: Research, Intake, and Assessment

Chapter 6: Couple and Family Therapy Research: Evaluating Therapy and Practice Implications • History and Background • Background • Policy and Funding for Couple and Family Therapy • Effectiveness of Couple and Family Research • Specific Treatment Model Research Outcomes • General Findings of Marriage, Couple, and Family Research • Family Therapy for Major Mental Illness • Family Therapy for Depression • Family Risk Factors for Depression • Family-Based Treatment for Anxiety • Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, OCD, and PTSD • Family-Based Treatment for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Problems • Family Therapy for Substance Use • Family Risk Factors for Substance Use • Family-Based Interventions for Adolescent Substance Use • Family-Based Interventions for Adult Substance Use • Family Therapy for Eating Disorders • Family Risk Factors for Eating Disorders • Efficacy of Marriage and Couples Therapy • Assessment • The Basics of Research • Ethics and Cultural Considerations • Future Directions • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • References

Chapter 7: Getting Started: Intake and Clinical Assessment in Family Therapy • Case Presentation: Ray’s Phone Call • Family Therapy Approaches to Clinical Assessment • Systemic Approach to Assessment • Initial Interview • Genogram • Genogram Development • Family of Origin Information • Relationship History Information • Assessing Individual Issues • Drug and Alcohol Use • Stress and Work-Related Issues • Gender Issues • Sources of Support • Assessing Interaction Patterns • Intimate Partner Violence • Family Strengths • Challenges to Assessment • Determining Readiness for Family Therapy • Unwilling Family Member • Culturally Competent Family Therapy • Using Assessment in Treatment Planning • Communicating with Other Professionals • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Play and Expressive Techniques for Family Assessment with Children and Adolescents • Readings • Useful Website • Trauma Assessment and Interventions • Readings • Useful Websites • Parenting and Attachment Resources • Readings • Useful Website • Readings • Useful Website • References

Chapter 8: Gathering Information to Help Families Change: Assessment in Marriage and Family Counseling • Evaluating the Plan • Assessments • Progress Notes • Considerations for Choosing Marriage and Family Assessments • Reliability and Validity • Norming Groups • Administrator Qualifications • Qualitative Assessments • Family Sculpting • Recursive Frame Analysis • Observational Assessments • Standardized Assessments • Assessment in Premarital Counseling • Couple and Marital Assessment • Assessing Specific Problems and Stressors • Assessing the Quality of the Relationship • Family Assessment Instruments • Systematic Clinical Outcome Routine Evaluation • Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale IV • Family Assessment Measure • Family Environment Scale, 4th Edition • Parenting Assessments • The Adult–Adolescent Parenting Inventory-2 • The Alabama Parenting Questionnaire • The Parenting Scale • Individual Assessments • Myers–Briggs Type Indicator • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 • Cultural and Ethical Considerations • Cultural Considerations • Ethical Considerations • Evaluating Progress • Standardized Versus Nonstandardized Assessments • Final Thoughts on Outcome • Writing Progress Notes • Case Presentation: The Taylor Family • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • Readings • References

PART III: The Schools and Models of Family Therapy

Chapter 9: Transgenerational Family Therapies • Murray Bowen • Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy • James Framo • Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy and Contextual Family Therapy• James Framo and Object Relations Therapy • Premises of the Theory • Bowen Family Theory • Boszormenyi-Nagy and Contextual Family Therapy • James Framo and Object Relations Therapy • Role of the Therapist • Assessment in Transgenerational Family Therapies • Presenting Problem • Identifying the Systemic Context • Family History • Strengths and Limitations • Case Presentation: The Case of Jase and Shundra • Presenting Problem • Role of the Therapist • Assessment • Treatment Techniques and Outcomes • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • Readings • Videos • References

Chapter 10: Strategic and Milan Systemic Family Therapy • Profile of Main Figures • Premises of the Theory • First- and Second-Order Change • Symptoms as an Attempt to Communicate and Redefining Problems • Brief Therapy • Units and Circularity • Triangles, Sequences, and Hierarchies • Role of the Therapist • Assessment and Treatment • Case Presentation: The Case of Leena and Shann • Introduction to Treatment • Inquiry and Definition of the Problem • Estimation of Behavior Maintaining the Problem • Goal-Setting Stage • Task-Setting Stage • Long, but Brief Therapy • Structured Family Sessions • Premise of the Theory • Theoretical Assumptions • Goals of Strategic Family Counseling and Milan Family Therapy • Role of the Therapist • Assessment and Treatment • Milan Case Presentation: The Case of Natalie • Pre-session • Session • Intersession • Intervention • Discussion • Strengths and Limitations • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • Readings • Videos • References

Chapter 11: Getting Into the Mix: Structural Family Therapy • Profile of Main Figures • Salvador Minuchin • Theory Development • Minuchin on Minuchin: In His Own Words • Premises of the Theory • Role of the Therapist • Assessment and Treatment Process in Structural Family Therapy • Assessment and Accommodation to the Family • Joining the Family Structure • Positioning of the Therapist • Close Position • Median Position • Disengaged Position • Cautions on Joining • Joining and Accommodation to the Family • Observation of Family Structure, Interactions, and Boundaries • Boundaries • Case Conceptualization in Structural Family Therapy • Enactment of Dysfunctional Patterns • Spontaneous Transactions • Eliciting Transactions • Alternative Transactions • Mapping the Family System • Strengths and Limitations of Structural Family Therapy • Limitations and Criticisms of Structural Family Therapy • Strengths of Structural Family Therapy • Putting It All Together: Working With a Family Using Structural Family Therapy • Regulating Intensity and Meeting the Contextual Needs of the Family • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Website • Video • Reading • References

Chapter 12: Becoming, Genuineness, and Open Communication: The Experiential Family Therapies • Profile of Main Figures • Carl Whitaker • The Therapeutic Relationship and Premises of the Theory • Major Goals and Role of the Therapist • Carl Whitaker: In His Own Words • Virginia Satir • Premise of the Theory • Key Concepts • Virginia Satir: In Her Own Words • Susan Johnson and Les Greenberg • Theory Development and Key Concepts: Attachment and Emotion • Humanistic Roots and Premises of EFT • Transformative Emotional Experiences • Role of the Therapist • Susan Johnson: In Her Own Words • Les Greenberg: In His Own Words • Assessment and Case Conceptualization Processes in Experiential Therapies • Whitaker’s Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy Example • Capacity for Engaging in Playful or Metaphorical Thinking • Satir’s Human Validation Model Example • Greenberg and Johnson’s EFT Case Presentation • Putting It All Together: Working with a Family Using Experiential Therapies • Carl Whitaker Case Presentation: Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy • Distinguishing Between Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Fantasy Stress • Treatment Process in Human Validation Model: Putting It All Together • Treatment Process: Relationship Development and Facilitation • Communication Patterns in Human Validation Model Work • Communication and Roles within the Family • The Satir Change Model • Case Presentation: Human Validation Model • Human Validation Model: Limitations and Recommendations • Treatment Process in Greenberg and Johnson’s Emotion-Focused Family Therapy: Putting It All Together • Greenberg and Johnson’s EFT: Limitations and Recommendations • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • Readings • Video • References

Chapter 13: Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With Couples and Families • Cognitive Couple and Family Therapy • Premise of the Theory • Theoretical Assumptions • Goals of Cognitive Family Therapy • Therapeutic Structure • Role of the Therapist • Strengths and Limitations • Behavioral Couple and Family Therapy • Profile of Main Figures • Premise of Behavior Theory • Theoretical Assumptions • Global Goals • Behavioral Parent Training • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy • Functional Family Therapy • Premise of the Theory • Role of the Therapist • Strengths and Limitations • Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy • Profile of Main Figures • Key Concepts • Case Presentation: The Case of Jennifer and Barry • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributors Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • Readings • References

Chapter 14: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Constructivist Couples and Family Approach • History and Background of SFBT • Profile of Main Figures • Evolution of the Theory • Premises of the Theory • Theoretical Description • Role of the Therapist • Assessment and Treatment • Assessment • Assumptions • Goals • Techniques • Multicultural Considerations • Ethical Considerations • Strengths and Limitations • Special Issues in the Couples and Family Setting • Counseling Parents and Children in the School Setting • Case Presentations: The Cases of Danny, Lydia, and Rosa • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from The Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Website • Readings • Associations • References

Chapter 15: Narrative Therapy: Principles and Practices • Profile of Main Figures • Michael White • David Epston • Stephen Madigan •
Jill Freedman and Gene Combs • Premises of the Theory • Role of the Therapist • Key Concepts and Strategies • Externalizing the Problem • Thin and Thick Stories • Storytelling Rights and Reauthoring Conversations • Landscape of Action and Landscape of Identity • Therapeutic Letters and Documents • Definitional Ceremonies and Outsider Witness Practice • Scaffolding Conversations • Assessment and Treatment • Assessment • Process of Treatment • Strengths and Limitations • Case Presentation: 15.2: George and Ramona • George and Ramona • Consultation Process • Ethical and Cultural Considerations • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • References

Chapter 16: Family Psychoeducation and Enrichment • Overview and History of Psychoeducation • Relationship Enhancement: Historical Background • The 2000s: The Growth of Psychoeducation and Enrichment Programs • Role of the Therapist • Psychoeducation and Mental Illness • Profile of Main Figures • Treatment of Disorders of Childhood • Case Presentation: Parent Management Training • Children’s Mental Health: Statistical Information • Premises of Parent Management Training • PMT: Role of the Therapist • Psychoeducation: Families and Medical Illness • Psychoeducation: Role of the Therapist • Donald Bloch and Nathan Ackerman: Trauma and Families with Medical Illness • John Rolland: Premises of Family Systems Illness Model • Present Trends: Medical Family Therapy • Family Enrichment and Marriage Enrichment • Marital Enrichment • Psychoeducation: Stepfamily Preparation • Profile of Main Figures • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributors’ Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • Videos • Readings • References

Chapter 17: Integrative Models • Internal Family Systems • History, Background, and Profile of Main Figures • Key Concepts: Definitions of Parts • Premises of the Theory • Role of the Therapist • Theoretical Strengths and Limitations • Multicultural Issues Involved in IFS • Metaframeworks Model • History, Background, and Profile of Major Figures • Premises of the Theory • Role of the Therapist • Theoretical Strengths and Limitations • Multicultural Issues Involved in Metaframeworks • Ethical Considerations • Integrative Problem-Centered Therapy • History, Background, and Profile of Main Figures • Evolution of the Theory • Key Concepts of IPCT Therapy as Human Problem Solving • Premises of the Theory • Theoretical Framework • Principles of Application • Role of the Therapist • Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy • History, Background, and Profile of Main Figures • Key Concepts, Terminology, and Techniques • Role of the Therapist • Theoretical Strengths and Limitations • Narrative Solutions Approach • Historical Background and Profile of Main Theorists • Evolution of the Theory • Narrative Solutions Theoretical Premises and Interventions • Key Concepts • Assumptions of the Problem • Premises of the Theory • Role of the Therapist • Interventions • Strengths and Limitations of Narrative Solutions • Assessment and Treatment with Integrative Theories • Case Presentation: The Case of Amanda, Bobby, and Sara • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • Readings • References

Part IV: Special Issues

Chapter 18: Nonnuclear Family Constellations • Single-Parent Families • Characteristics and Types of Single-Parent Families • Cultural Considerations • Intervention Strategies • Unified Families • What Do We Call This Nonnuclear Family Constellation? • Characteristics of Unified Families • Intervention Strategies • Adoptive Families • Characteristics and Types of Adoptive Families • Cultural Considerations • Intervention Strategies • Same-Sex-Parent Family Constellation • Characteristics of Same-Sex-Parent Families • Cultural Considerations • Intervention Strategies • Multigenerational and Immigrant Families • Parenting in Extended Families • Cultural Considerations • Intervention Strategies • Ethical Considerations When Working with Nonnuclear Family Constellations • Future Directions • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • References

Chapter 19: Influences of Parental Functioning on the Family • Parental Health • Mental Health • Influence on Development • Parental Addiction • Overall Impact • Models of Addiction • Family Roles • Family Rules • Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Effectuating Change • Parental Behaviors • Intimate Partner Violence • Types of Violence • Impact of Exposure in Childhood • Separation and Divorce • Nature of Conflict • Child Abuse and Neglect • Types of Abuse • Child Protective Services Interventions • Summary • Keystones • Reflection from the Contributor’s Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • Readings • References

Chapter 20: Child and Adolescent Influences on the Family • History of Child and Adolescent Treatment • Importance of Clinical Interventions • The Modern Family • Need for Competence • Behavioral and Emotional Issues • Behavioral Contributions • Emotional Contributions • Physical Health Contributions • Feeding and Eating Disturbances • Sleep Disturbances • Elimination Issues • Chronic Illness • Cognitive and Developmental Contributions • Early Life Development • Prenatal and Infant Care • Nurturance and Attachment • Neurodevelopmental Disorder and Issues • Intellectual Disabilities • Autistic Spectrum Disorder • Trauma • Healthy Development • Psychosocial and Environmental Contributions • Chaotic Family Environments • Divorce and Conflicted Parent Relations • Changing Educational Environments • Peer Pressure and Peer-Related Issues • Problems with Technology • Trends in Addictions in Children and Adolescents • Youth Addiction’s Effect on the Family • Summary • Keystones • Reflections from the Contributors’ Chair • Additional Resources • Useful Websites • References

Appendix A: Code of Ethics

Appendix B: International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors Code of Ethics

Appendix C: 2014 ACA Code of Ethics

Glossary of Terms

Index

 

About the Editors:

Brandé Flamez, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is a licensed professional counselor and clinical professor at Lamar University. Her background includes working with children, adolescents, and families in community-based and private counseling settings. She is the CEO and founder of the nonprofit SALTworld Inc., which provides donations and volunteer services to developing countries. She has served as president of the International Association of Marriage and Counselors, has received numerous national awards, and has presented at national and international conferences. She is the author of numerous book chapters and articles and serves on the editorial board of The Family Journal.

Janet Hicks, LPC, CSC, currently serves as professor and director of the Mental Health Counseling Program at Belmont University. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and book chapters and she has been invited to present at national conferences such as the American Counseling Association Conference and Expo. She has received several honors and awards including induction into the American Counseling Association Fellows in 2015. She has chaired committees for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors as well as the Texas Counseling Association.


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Useful for marriage and family counseling, family issues, and psychology for pre-service practitioners.

 
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