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Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, 9th Edition
by:Michael P. Nichols
Michael P. Nichols provides college and university students with an authoritative resource in his textbook entitled Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, 9th Edition, ISBN 9780205768936. Presenting readers with coverage of the history as well as the significant schools and developments in family therapy, this text integrates a wide variety of effective...
Michael P. Nichols provides college and university students with an authoritative resource in his textbook entitled Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, 9th Edition, ISBN 9780205768936. Presenting readers with coverage of the history as well as the significant schools and developments in family therapy, this text integrates a wide variety of effective features and instructional pedagogy including concise biographies accompanied by photos of some of the most renowned family therapists in the twentieth century. Other features include expansive exposure to professional ethics, distinctive issues that family therapists deal with when providing home-based services, and the most current research data surrounding the family therapy field. This latest edition boasts a myriad of new inclusions such as various new case studies, summaries of major theoretical concepts, a section on working with common forms of family triangles, and new sections on sex and the internet as well as neuroscience and relationships. Michael P. Nichols strategically organizes the contents of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, 9th Edition across four sections and 16 chapters. Part I provides an introduction to 'The Context of Family Therapy' with chapters devoted to the foundations and evolution of family therapy, group process and communications analysis, and the fundamental concepts of family therapy. Part II presents readers with information on 'The Classic Schools of Family Therapy.' Chapters in this section discuss various types of therapy including the Bowen Family Systems, strategic, structural, experiential, psychoanalytic, and cognitive-behavioral family therapies. 'Recent Developments in Family Therapy' is the focus of part 3 with chapters devoted to topics such as family therapy in the twenty-first century, solution-focused therapy, narrative therapy, and integrative models. The concluding section of this text, part 4, presents 'The Evaluation of Family Therapy' with final chapters devoted to comparative analysis and advances in family therapy research.
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