Family Therapy: A Systemic Integration (Pearson New International Edition) 8/E ePDF

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Becvar, DS; Becvar, RJ


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A comprehensive, user-friendly guide to marriage and family therapy that takes a holistic view to look at people within the context of their environment.

Family Therapy: A Systemic Integration helps students understand the process of shifting from an individual psychology paradigm to a cybernetic or systems' paradigm. The text is divided into three sections:
  • The systemic framework;
  • The practice of family therapy;
  • The systemic practitioner; and
it includes historical information, current developments and ongoing debates.

Various family and developmental theories are examined. The family therapy models considered include psychodynamic, natural systems, experiential, structural, communications, strategic, behavioral/cognitive and several post-modern approaches. Assessment, intervention, training and supervision, research and epistemological challenges are discussed within the context of practice.

Upon completing this book, students should be able to:
  • Describe and compare various family therapy models;
  • Discuss practical applications for different family and developmental theories;
  • Review and assess unique family systems to determine the appropriate family therapy model; and
  • Understand how concepts with the same name differ in meaning at different levels, i.e. 1st order versus 2nd order cybernetics.
This eBook is in ePDF format, which enables you to:
  • View the entire book offline on desktop or tablet;
  • Search for and highlight text; and
  • Add and edit personal notes directly in your eBook.
More Information
Author(s) Becvar, DS; Becvar, RJ
Level/Grade Tertiary
Brand Pearson
Imprint Pearson
ISBN 9781292051871
Licence Perpetual licence
File type ePDF
Format Fixed layout
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