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Handbook of Family Therapy: The Science and Practice of Working with Families and Couples

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This new Handbook of Family Therapy is the culmination of a decade of achievements within the field of family and couples therapy, emerging from and celebrating the dynamic evolution of marriage and family theory, practice, and research. The editors have unified the efforts of the profession's major players in bringing the most up-to-date and innovative information to the ...more
Hardcover, 489 pages
Published July 18th 2003 by Routledge (first published July 1st 2003)
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Ben Cook
Apr 04, 2016 Ben Cook rated it really liked it
A great book at working with families and groups when counseling. Counseling a couple of people at the same time can be, or at least feel, overwhelming. You are not only dealing with one set of emotions, backgrounds, worldviews, or other impacting influences on another's life. You deal with multiple at the same time. This book helps take the fear and mystery out of how to help those meeting together. I love how this book also keeps the importance of individual counseling sessions, but pushes on ...more
Morgan Blackledge
Aug 06, 2014 Morgan Blackledge rated it liked it
Some of the chapters are great. Clear and economical. Some of the chapters took me back to the nightmare that was art school in the 90's, reading pretentious French literary criticism, verbose queer theory (not that there's anything wrong with that) and prolix (yes prolix) pomo critical theory.

As the field of psychotherapy progresses, texts are becoming more clear and more functional. To me this is a good thing.

Some of the models represented in this compilation haven't gotten a contemporary re
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