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Adolescent in Family Therapy

Harnessing the Power of Relationships 2nd ed

Joseph A Micucci

Rich with clinical wisdom, this successful text and practitioner guide offers a comprehensive framework for treating adolescent problems in the family context. Even as teenagers become increasingly independent, Joseph Micucci shows, they still need parental guidance and nurturance. By strengthening family relationships, clinicians can alleviate symptoms and promote behavioral change. Vivid examples and session transcripts illustrate specific strategies for treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, defiance, underachievement, and other frequently encountered challenges. Weaving together family therapy techniques with ideas from psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches, the book has a pragmatic focus on effective interventions for getting adolescent development back on track.

23x16cm  368 pages  $68.00  
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Attachment and Family Systems

Phyllis Erdman, Tom Caffery & Jon Carlson

The authors apply attachment theory within a systemic framework to a variety of life cycle transistional tasks and clinical issues, including: the assessment of family functioning and family emotional support, measures of affective expression, the manifestation of attachment organization in love and work relationships and systemic approaches to attachment-related trauma. The authors also deal with issues of family violence and differentiation struggles in adolescence.

24x16cm  237 pages  $100.00  
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Attachment in Psychotherapy

David Wallin

This eloquent book translates attachment theory and research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development. Advancing a model of treatment as transformation through relationship, the author integrates attachment theory with neuroscience, trauma studies, relational psychotherapy, and the psychology of mindfulness. Vivid case material illustrates how therapists can tailor interventions to fit the attachment needs of their patients, thus helping them to generate the internalized secure base for which their early relationships provided no foundation. Demonstrating the clinical uses of a focus on nonverbal interaction, the book describes powerful techniques for working with the emotional responses and bodily experiences of patient and therapist alike.

23x16cm  366 pages  $69.00  
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Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy

Susan M Johnson & Valerie E Whiffen, eds

This integrative work presents cutting-edge approaches to couple and family therapy that use attachment theory as the basis for new clinical understandings. Fresh and provocative insights are provided on the nature of interactions between adult partners and among parents and chidren; the role of attachment in distressed and satisfying relationships; and the ways attachment-oriented interventions cn address individual problems as well as marital conflict and difficult family transitions. From leading clinicians and researchers, the volume offers both general stategies and specific techniques for helping clients build stronger, more supportive relational bonds.

15x23cm  411 pages  $46.95  
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Attachment-Focused Family Therapy

Danial Hughes

Bringing ideas of attachment and intersubjectivity into the realm of family therapy. Attachment theory, while a hot topic in psychotherapy, has primarily been limited to the treatment of individuals. Daniel A. Hughes, a leading practitioner in the field, equips clinicians with the knowledge and tools to apply ideas of attachment, intersubjectivity, and affect regulation in the context of family therapy.

23x16cm  280 pages  $53.00  
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Brief Family Therapy Homework Planner

Louis J. Bevilacqua, Frank M. Dattilio

Help families develop the skills they need to work through problems Brief Family Therapy Homework Planner arms you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features: Over 30 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues in family therapeutic treatment A quick-reference format–the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problem, such as addiction, anger, mental illness, and jealousy Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises Assignments that are cross-referenced to The Family Therapy Treatment Planner–so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or behavioral problem A computer disk that contains all the exercises in a word-processing format–allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients’ unique styles and needs.

240 pages  $89.95  
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Cognitive Therapy

100 Key Points and Techniques

Michael Neenan

Cognitive Therapy: 100 Key Points "is a crisp, concise elaboration of the 100 main features of the most popular and best validated approach within the field of cognitive behavior therapy. The 100 key points cover cognitive therapy theory and practice, and examine misconceptions about this approach. Divided into helpful sections, topics covered include assessment, homework, ways of detecting NATS, uncovering core beliefs and relapse prevention. This neat, usable book is an essential guide for psychotherapists and counsellors, both in training and in practice, who need to ensure they are entirely familiar with the key features of cognitive behavioral therapy

20x14cm  260 pages  $32.00  
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Common Factors in Couple and Family Therapy

The Overlooked Foundation for Effective Practice

Douglas H Sprenkle, Sean D Davis and Jay L Lebow

Grounded in theory, research, and extensive clinical experience, this pragmatic book addresses critical questions of how change occurs in couple and family therapy and how to help clients achieve better results. The authors show that regardless of a clinician's orientation or favored techniques, there are particular therapist attributes, relationship variables, and other factors that make therapy-specifically, therapy with couples and families-more or less effective. The book explains these common factors in depth and provides hands-on guidance for capitalizing on them in clinical practice and training. User-friendly features include numerous case examples and a reproducible common factors checklist.

23x16cm  226 pages  $54.95  
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Conjoint Family Therapy

Virginia Satir

Third edition of this classic on family therapy. The introduction calls it "a conceptual frame around which to organize your data and your impressions . . . a suggested path."

23x15cm  289 pages  $44.00  
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Families and Family Therapy

Salvador Minuchin

Dr. Minuchin presents six chapter-length transcripts of actual family sessions-two devoted to ordinary families who are meeting their problems with relative success; four concerned with families seeking help. Accompanying each transcript is the author's running interpretation of what is taking place, laying particular stress on the therapist's tactics and maneuvers. These lively sessions are interpreted in a brilliant theoretical analysis of why families develop problems and what it takes to set them right. The author constructs a model of an effectively functioning family and defines the boundaries around its different subsystems, whether parental, spouse, or sibling. He discusses ways in which families adapt to stress from within and without, as they seek to survive and grow.

24x16cm  280 pages  $85.00  
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Families in Perpetual Crisis

Richard Kagan & Shirley Schlosberg

An honest guide to family therapy in the trenches! This is a moving and inspiring book, chock-full of the best insights of systems thinking applied with a sustained and passionate commitment to working with families in child welfare agencies.

23x15cm  208 pages  $37.95  
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Family Focused Grief Therapy

A Model of Family-centred Care During Palliative Care and Bereavement

David W Kissane & Sidney Bloch

Family members are often intimately involved in the care of dying people and themselves require support through both their experience of palliative care and bereavement. This book describes a comprehensive model of family care and how to go about it.

23x15cm  252 pages  $57.95  
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Family Therapy

A Constructive Framework

Roger Lowe

Introduces practitioners to the principles of using a constructive approach with families. Unlike more traditional approaches to family therapy, the focus is on creating an atmosphere of safety, inclusion and reflection in the therapy room, and avoiding the tensions and conflict which often characterize family therapy sessions. Setting out a clear framework for practice, Roger Lowe describes the key tasks for the therapis in: hosting meetings; negotiating concerns, and; evoking client's preferences, goals and competencies. Exploring the idea of the therapist's 'inner conversation' which takes during a session, the author shows how this can be used as a tool to overcome obstacles to the therapeutic process. Throughout the book, case studies are used to show how the constructive framework is used in practice and to highlight the range of challenging situations which are encountered during family therapy. Although often assumed to only suited to brief interventions, the book also describes ways of working constructively over a longer period of time.

23x16cm  224 pages  $58.95  
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Family Therapy

(Theories of Psychotherapy)

William J Doherty, Susan H McDaniel

Family therapy provides a way of thinking in systemic, relational terms, and a set of strategies for intervening with individuals, couples, families, and other systems. Whether the client is a large family or a single person, family therapy focuses on changing relational interactions. In addition to this relationship focus, family therapy considers biological, environmental, and cultural influences on the client. In this book, William J. Doherty and Susan H. McDaniel present and explore this approach, its theory, history, the therapy process, primary change mechanisms, empirical basis, and future developments.

23x15cm  125 pages  $43.95  
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Family Therapy - Concepts, Process and Practice

2nd ed

Alan Carr

Now in its second edition, Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice has been fully updated to cover recent advances in theory and practice. It offers a critical evaluation of the major schools of family therapy, provides an integrative model for the practice of marital and family therapy, and demonstrates how this model can be used in everyday practice with a range of common child-focused and adult-focused problems. It also provides a thorough, up-to-date review of research on the effectiveness of family therapy and outlines implications for evidence-based practice.

656 pages  $116.95  
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Family Therapy Techniques

Integrating and Tailoring Treatment

Jon Carlson and others

Briefly reviews the basic theories of Marriage and Family Therapy. It then goes into treatment models designed to facilitate the tailoring of therapy to specific populations and the integration of techniques from what often seems like disparate theories. Based on the assumption that no single approach is the definitive approach for every situation, the book leads students through multiple perspectives.

23x16cm  248 pages  $73.00  
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Family Therapy Treatment Planner

Arthur E Jongsma & Frank M Dattilio

Patterned after the bestselling The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, this invaluable sourcebook brings a proven, well-regarded treatment planning system to the family treatment arena. It contains all the necessary elements for developing focused, formal treatment plans for family relational problems that satisfy all of the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payers, and state and federal review agencies. Organized around 38 main presenting problems, from child/parent conflict and alcohol abuse to divorce/separation, depression, jealousy, and more

26x18cm  336 pages  $72.95  
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Family Ties That Bind

A Self-Help Guide to Change Through Family of Origin Therapy

Ronald W Richardson

Now in its fourth edition. Most people's lives are complicated by family relationships. The "rules" we are brought up with can affect both our self-esteem and our relationsThis easy-to-read book explains what you can do to change the way you act within your family and with other important people. The step-by-step exercises show how to apply the principles to your own situation and develop a more positive approach to your life. hips.

23x15cm  142 pages  $20.00  
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Genograms

3rd ed

Monica McGoldrick

Widely used to train health and mental health professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing information gathered during a family assessment and identifying patterns in the family system. This popular text--updated and expanded to highlight new developments in genogram use--thoroughly explains how to draw, interpret, and apply the genogram. Using genograms of famous families as examples--including those of Sigmund Freud, the Kennedys, Bill Clinton, and Thomas Jefferson, to name a few--the authors examine the principles of family systems theory and systemic interviewing. Clinical applications of genograms in both family therapy and family medicine are described, and new frontiers of research are explored, particularly the use of computer-generated genograms.

24x18cm  272 pages  $48.95  
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Handbook of Clinical Family Therapy

Jay L Lebow, ed

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.

26x18cm  630 pages  $155.00  
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New Peoplemaking

Virginia Satir

Revised and expanded seminal work on families, with over a million copies sold in 12 languages. The New Peoplemaking expresses Satir's most evolved thoughts on self-worth, communication, family systems, and the ways in which people relate to one another. Drawing on Satir's lifetime of experience with thousands of families around the world, it is written in the engaging style for which she is famous. The New Peoplemaking is completely revised and enlarged by six new chapters that elaborate on the whole of life.

16x23cm  400 pages  $39.00  
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Parenting Skills Treatment Planner

Sarah Edison Knapp, Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.

The Parenting Skills Treatment Planner provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal review agencies. A critical tool for mental health professionals addressing today’s complex family structures and the increased pressures on children and adolescents from school, peers, and the general culture Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized treatment plans for parents and other caregivers Organized around 31 main presenting problems with a focus on giving parents the skills they need to effectively help their children navigate contemporary issues such as the trauma associated with divorce, school pressures, and sexual abuse Over 1,000 well-crafted, clear statements describe the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and clinically tested treatment options Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem or DSM-IVTR™ diagnos

311 pages  $89.95  
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Play in Family Therapy

Eliana Gil

Gil provides a hands-on guide to a wealth of play therapy techniques for working with children ages 3 to 12, and shows how to adapt these techniques to conjoint family therapy. Illustrating the inexhaustible potential that play techniques hold for enhancing relatedness, communication, and understanding among families, this essential new volume represents a major step toward merging child and family therapy. Chapters in Part One cover the history of play therapy and the integration of play into family therapy. In Part Two, clinical vignettes illustrate in user-friendly detail the application of such techniques as puppet interviews, art therapy, and story-telling.

23x15cm  226 pages  $46.95  
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Positive Psychology and Family Therapy

Creative Techniques and Practical Tools for Guiding Change and Enhancing Growth

Collie W Conoley & Jane Close Conoley

Integrated, practical approach which allows family therapists to utilize positive psychology principles into their interventions right away, without additional training. Positive psychology is one of the hottest trends in therapy, but very little is available on how to actually put it into practice.

24x15cm  175 pages  $54.95  
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Relationship Counselling for Children, Young People and Families

David Geldard, Kathryn Geldard

This book is a practical skills-based introduction to relationship counselling. It covers couple counselling for parents, whole family counselling and counselling for children and young people with regard to their relationships with siblings, peers, and parents. The text also includes: an introduction to relationship counselling theory and concepts; discussion of the importance of relying on a clearly defined theory of change; ways to address parenting issues; an exploration of confidentiality, disclosing inappropriate behaviour and personal safety. Kathryn and David Geldard present an integrative model of relationship counselling which combines skills and strategies from a number of approaches. Their practical guide integrates individual and subgroup counselling with whole family counselling, providing much-needed material on methods and approaches for communicating with children and young people. The book will be invaluable to new relationship counsellors learning the skills required in order to bring about change, and will be a useful reference book for experienced counsellors.

23x16cm  272 pages  $49.95  
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Resilient Therapy

Working with Children and Families

Angie Hart , Derek Blincow

Whilst much has been written about the identification of resilience in children and their families, comparatively little has been written about what practitioners can do to support those children and families who need the most pressing help.
This book explores a new therapeutic methodology designed to help children and young people find ways to keep positive when living amidst persistent disadvantage. Using detailed case material from a range of contexts, the authors illustrate how resilient mechanisms work in complex situations, and how resilient therapy works in real-life situations. In addition to work with families, helping welfare organisations achieve greater resilience is also tackled. This book will be essential reading for practitioners working with children, adolescents and their families who wish to help their clients cope with adversity and promote resilience

23x16cm  216 pages  $72.00  
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Satir Step By Step

A Guide to Creating Change in Families

Virginia Satir & Michelle Baldwin

Annotated transcript of Satir conducting family therapy -- showing what she's thinking and how she selects a particular phrase or intervention -- and then an account of her theoretical foundations and methods.

16x23cm  282 pages  $42.00  
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Stepfamily Therapy

A 10-Step Clinical Approach

Scott Browning, Elise Artelt

In this book, the authors combine successful interventions within an original theoretical framework for stepfamily therapy. They envision the stepfamily as a collection of subsystems, a key insight that enables clinicians to divide the stepfamily into more manageable units and plan treatment accordingly. The ultimate goal is increased communication among family members, with stepfamilies that are fully integrated, functioning and happy.

26x18cm  280 pages  $89.00  
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