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

By Joseph L. Wetchler, Lorna L. Hecker

Study the basics of family members remedy and treatment!

An advent to Marriage and kinfolk treatment provides perception and research from 20 of the most important specialists within the theoretical and perform parts of relatives remedy, delivering a distinct mix of methods and kinds. Chapters draw on each one author's specialty in exploring the background of relations remedy and the applying of platforms concept to households. perfect as a accomplished source for entry-level scholars, the publication additionally offers undergraduates a glimpse of graduate education and offers precious the right way to follow to graduate tuition and what to anticipate whereas buying graduate education.

An creation to Marriage and relations remedy is split into components: a theoretical part, the place regular theories are offered with useful case examples, and a bit dedicated to particular concerns and issues, equivalent to treatment, verbal exchange education, marital enrichment and premarital counseling. The e-book additionally covers substance abuse, divorce, gender and tradition, kinfolk violence, sexual dysfunctions and intercourse treatment therapy, and the interface of ethics and the felony system.

An creation to Marriage and relatives treatment additionally discusses:

  • the historical past of kin remedy
  • structures thought and cybernetics
  • structural and strategic family members treatment
  • cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and transgenerational cures
  • collaborative language-based types
  • present study findings
  • and lots more and plenty more!

With its distinctive and entire process, An advent to Marriage and kinfolk treatment serves as a theoretical advent to the sphere of marriage and treatment and comparable psychological future health disciplines the place kinfolk therapy is emphasised. The e-book is vital for educators in marriage and relatives counseling sessions and is a useful source for therapists, counselors, social paintings pros, pastoral educators, and family members psychologists.

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The program is relatively small, faculty and students support each other, and everyone stays closely connected through the newsletter, alumni conferences, and a mail­ ing list, as well as annual picnics and holiday parties at the homes of faculty. vt. html>. The Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has a long history of training counselors and counseling psychologists for work in a variety of settings. The department has a strong reputation for its sensitivity to multi­ cultural and diversity concerns.

We hope you will enjoy this op­ portunity to familiarize yourself with training opportunities in this impor­ tant field. This page intentionally left blank Acknowledgments It has been a long and laborious task to assemble our panel of experts and put together this textbook. We would like to first thank all of our contributors for the painstaking efforts they have put into each chapter. Their efforts and patience are appreciated to no end. We are excited that so many volunteered to share their expertise with you, the reader.

Yet another shift oc­ curred in the field in the 1980s when feminists led a revolt citing that family therapy had failed to address the larger social context in which families are embedded. They cited that the field had ignored the politics of gender, and that all people in a family system did not have equal power based on that larger social context. Soon after in this tumultuous period, multicultural family therapists also reminded us that ethnicity and race also play a factor in that context.

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