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Families and Family Therapy

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No other book in the field today so fully combines vivid clinical examples, specific details of technique, and mature perspectives on both effectively functioning families and those seeking therapy. The views and strategies of a master clinician are presented here in such clear and precise form that readers can proceed directly from the book with comparisons and modificati ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 26th 1977 by Routledge (first published May 1st 1974)
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Scott Rachui
Jun 27, 2013 Scott Rachui rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book on family therapy by one of the founders of the movement. Truly a classic book for counselors interested in family systems theory
Jesús Arroyo (Ego)
No sé cómo he podido tardar tanto en leerlo. Es muy instructivo para cualquiera que quiera acercarse a la terapia familiar desde un enfoque sistémico (no sólo estructural). Sencillo de leer y muy didáctico, como Técnicas de Terapia de Terapia Familiar, del mismo autor, pero más básico. Imprescindible.
Wouter Zwemmer
Goed boek over gezinstherapieën. Daardoor wel eenzijdig naar het problematische en naar therapeutische technieken getrokken. Toch enkele lessen te leren voor alledaags gebruik.

Gezinnen bestaan uit verschillende subsystemen: elk individu, dyades zoals man en vrouw, generatie, geslacht (grootvader-vader-zoon), taak (ouders). De drie belangrijkste zijn echtgenoten, ouders en kinderen.

Fasen levenscyclus gezin (gebaseerd op Duvall&Rogers en Minuchin):
1. Jong echtpaar zonder kinderen
2. Jong gezin
Jul 17, 2011 Geitwn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good and comprehensive manual on Milan's model of systemic therapy. The chapter about the first session with a family will be really helpful for new therapists.
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Sep 03, 2013 Chava rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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this book is one of the foundation books for family therapy. very good for any therapist
A good introduction to Minuchin's theory and practice of family therapy. If you're into family therapy, you'll have to come across this sooner or later, and if you don't, then you should have.
Jun 29, 2008 Cmausolff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A profound contribution to the field.
Jul 28, 2014 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting insights into Minuchin's theory. I loved the dialog of actual therapy sessions contained in the book and the different means of therapy that were utilized . Very interesting.
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“Only the family, society's smallest unit, can change and yet maintain enough continuity to rear children who will not be "strangers in a strange land," who will be rooted firmly enough to grow and adapt.” 9 likes
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