An Introduction to Family Therapy

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McGraw-Hill Education, Jun 1, 2005 - Psychology - 335 pages
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An introduction to the theory and practice of systemic family therapy

This invaluable introductory title offers an overview of the core conceptual framework of family therapy, illustrated throughout by lively examples drawn from clinical practice. The book has been carefully designed as a teaching tool and includes a set of resources that can be used by individual readers or as part of teaching workshops.

This new edition has been comprehensively updated throughout. Key additions and changes include:

More on the evidence base for the effectiveness of family therapy A stronger focus on attachment and psychodynamic perspectives An entirely new chapter on assessment and formulation An entirely new chapter on integrative practice For counselors, family therapists, psychologists, and students.

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About the author (2005)

Rudi Dallos is Programme Director and Reader in Clinical Psychology on the Plymouth University doctoral training course in clinical psychology. He is also a consultant clinical psychologist specialising in therapeutic work with adolescents and their families in Somerset. His other books with Open University Press include: Couples, Sex and Power (with Sally Dallos), Researching Psychotherapy and Counselling (with Arlene Vetere) and Attachment Narrative Therapy.

Ros Draper is a therapist and teacher who has made major contributions to the development of family therapy in Britain over the last 30 years. As Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Tavistock Clinic, London, and the Institute of Family Therapy, London, she has worked in both adult and child psychiatric settings. Ros chairs for the Institute of Family Therapy and Birkbeck College, University of London their course in a Systemic Approach to Management and Consultation and has a private practice in Hampshire where she sees individuals, couples, families and organizations.

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