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Handbook of Clinical Family Therapy

  • ID: 2214237
  • Book
  • 656 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The latest theory, research, and practice information for family therapy

The last twenty years have seen an explosion of new, innovative, and empirically supported therapeutic approaches for treating families. Mental health professionals working with families today apply a wide range of approaches to a variety of situations and clients using techniques based on their clinically and empirically proven effectiveness, their focus on specific individual and relational disorders, their applicability in various contexts, and their prominence in the field.

In this accessible and comprehensive text, each chapter covers specific problems, the theoretical and practical elements of the treatment approach, recommended intervention strategies, special considerations, supporting research, and clinical examples. The contributors provide step–by–step guidelines for implementing the approaches described and discuss particular issues that arise in different couple, family, and cultural contexts.

Handbook of Clinical Family Therapy covers treatment strategies for the most common problems encountered in family therapy, including:

  • Domestic violence
  • Adolescent defiance, anxiety, and depression
  • Trauma–induced problems
  • Stepfamily conflicts
  • ADHD disruption
  • Substance abuse in adults and adolescents
  • Couple conflict and divorce
  • Chronic illness

A detailed reference for today′s best treatment strategies, the Handbook of Clinical Family Therapy brings together the top practitioners and scholars to produce an innovative and user–friendly guide for clinicians and students alike.

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1. Family Therapy at the Beginning of the Twenty–First Century (Jay L. Lebow).


2. Attachment–Based Family Therapy for Depressed and Anxious Adolescents (Guy S. Diamond).

3. Family Therapy for Attention–Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (Karen C. Wells).

4. Brief Strategic Family Therapy for Adolescents with Behavior Problems (Viviana E. Horigian, Lourdes Suarez–Morales, Michael S. Robbins, Mónica Zarate, Carla C. Mayorga, Victoria B. Mitrani, and José Szapocznik).

5. Multisystemic Therapy for Adolescents with Serious Externalizing Problems (Sonja K. Schoenwald and Scott W. Henggeler).

6. Multidimensional Family Therapy: A Science–Based Treatment for Adolescent Drug Abuse (Howard A. Liddle, Rosemarie A. Rodriguez, Gayle A. Dakof, Elda Kanzki, and Francoise A. Marvel).

7. Functional Family Therapy for Externalizing Disorders in Adolescents (Thomas L. Sexton and James F. Alexander).


8. Psychoeducational Multifamily Groups for Families with Persons with Severe Mental Illness (William R. McFarlane).

9. Optimizing Couple and Parenting Interventions to Address Adult Depression (Maya Gupta, Steven R. H. Beach, and James C. Coyne).

10. Couples Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (Gary R. Birchler, William Fals–Stewart, and Timothy J. O Farrell).

11. Making Treatment Count: Client–Directed, Outcome–Informed Clinical Work with Problem Drinkers (Scott D. Miller, David Mee–Lee, William Plum, and Mark A. Hubble).

12. Family Therapy: Working with Traumatized Families (Michael Barnes and Charles R. Figley).


13. Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (Brian Baucom, Andrew Christensen, and Jean C. Yi).

14. Brief Integrative Marital Therapy: An Interpersonal–Intrapsychic Approach (Alan S. Gurman).

15. Creating Secure Connections: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (Scott R. Woolley and Susan M. Johnson).

16. Domestic Violence–Focused Couples Treatment (Sandra M. Stith, Eric E. McCollum, Karen H. Rosen, Lisa D. Locke, and Peter D. Goldberg).

17. Treating Affair Couples: An Integrative Approach (Donald H. Baucom, Kristina C. Gordon, and Douglas K. Snyder)

18. Couple Sex Therapy: Assessment, Treatment, and Relapse Prevention (Barry W. McCarthy and L. Elizabeth Bodnar).


19. Family Therapy with Stepfamilies (James H. Bray).

20. Integrative Family Therapy for Families Experiencing High–Conflict Divorce (Jay L. Lebow).

21. Differentiation and Dialogue in Intergenerational Relationships (Mona DeKoven Fishbane).

22. An Integrative Approach to Health and Illness in Family Therapy (Anthony R. Pisani and Susan H. McDaniel).

23. Families in Later Life: Issues, Challenges, and Therapeutic Responses (Dorothy S. Becvar).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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Jay L. Lebow
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