An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy by Joseph L. Wetchler, Lorna L. Hecker

By Joseph L. Wetchler, Lorna L. Hecker

Now in its moment version, this article introduces readers to the wealthy historical past and perform of Marriage and kinfolk remedy, with 32 pros from around the US featuring their wisdom of their components of workmanship. This mixture of methods and types offers this article a different voice and makes it a entire source for graduate scholars taking their first path in Marriage and kin remedy.

The e-book is split into 3 sections:

 Part 1 makes a speciality of the parts on which twenty first century family members remedy relies and summarizes the latest alterations made not to purely healing interventions, yet to the very idea of “family.”


 Part 2 offers an outline of the 7 significant theoretical types of the sphere: structural, strategic, Milan, social constructionist, experiential, transgenerational, and cognitive-behavioral family members remedy. every one bankruptcy during this part
• Focuses at the founding father of the idea, its theoretical tenants, and its key techniques
• Shows how the version specializes in diversity
• Presents the study that helps the approach


Part three addresses particular remedy components which are universal to marriage and relatives therapists, akin to intercourse remedy, pre-marital remedy, study, and ethics and felony issues.

As an advent to the sphere of Marriage and kinfolk treatment, this quantity stands above the remaining. not just will readers achieve an figuring out of the wealthy heritage of the sphere and its thoughts, yet they're going to additionally see a whole photo of the context within which households are embedded, comparable to gender, tradition, spirituality, and sexual orientation. this information is the main to knowing what differentiates Marriage and kinfolk treatment from person psychotherapy. Glossaries, case stories, tables, figures, and appendices look generously during the textual content to provide this knowledge and provides scholars a radical evaluate to arrange them for his or her expert lives.

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He just listened to the tape. He would then say something as concrete as, “All right, if they have a son, he is probably delinquent. If they have a girl, she probably has some 16 Christi R. McGeorge, et al. ” He was right every bloody time. And we would say, “For God’s sake, Don, how do you do it? ” We still did not know what was the thing that made him say it, but he was always right. I remember one funny incident in particular. We tried to get a control group of so-called normals, and we rounded up three normal couples.

McGeorge, et al. In 1989, McGoldrick, Anderson, and Walsh edited the seminal Women in Families: A Framework for Family Therapy. The contributions of these feminist family therapists have forever altered the way family therapy is conceptualized and continue to challenge the field to acknowledge gender as a central organizing principle in families. Betty Carter Betty Carter was originally trained as a social worker and is known as one of the pioneers of the feminist family therapy movement. Among her many contributions, she is recognized as one of the first to integrate feminism in an existing family therapy theory.

Although he died in 1990, the ongoing work of the faculty at the Georgetown Family Therapy Center is his legacy. 20 Christi R. McGeorge, et al. Theodore Lidz Theodore Lidz was a psychoanalytically oriented researcher interested in the role of families in the development of schizophrenia. At Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, he concluded that individuals with schizophrenia often came from homes with numerous family and marital problems (Lidz & Lidz, 1949). This certainly was a significant finding for its day and opened the door for other family models of severe mental illness.

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