Doing Family Therapy: Craft & Creativity In Clinical...

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Edition 03
Author Taibbi, Robert
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Featuring rich case examples, this book has helped tens of thousands of students and therapists build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the full range of issues that families
ing to therapy. Rather than advocating one best approach, Robert Taibbi shows that there are multiple ways to guide families and harness their strengths. The book maps out the challenges and process of the beginning, middle, and end stages of treatment; presents creative strategies for assessment and intervention with parents and kids of all ages; analyzes how working with individuals can effect helpful changes in couples and families; and offers practical tips for overcoming common roadblocks. End-of-chapter reflection questions and experiential exercises encourage readers to develop their own clinical style.New to This Edition*Reflects the author's clinical experience and recent advances in the field.*Extensively revised chapter on core concepts: process, patterns, problems, and resistance.*More detailed recommendations for conducting the first session and doing assessments.*Quick-reference guidelines for treating frequently encountered adolescent problems.See also the author'sDoing Couple Therapy, Second Edition: Craft and Creativity in Work with Intimate Partners.

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Featuring rich case examples, this book has helped tens of thousands of students and therapists build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the full range of issues that families
ing to therapy. Rather than advocating one best approach, Robert Taibbi shows that there are multiple ways to guide families and harness their strengths. The book maps out the challenges and process of the beginning, middle, and end stages of treatment; presents creative strategies for assessment and intervention with parents and kids of all ages; analyzes how working with individuals can effect helpful changes in couples and families; and offers practical tips for overcoming common roadblocks. End-of-chapter reflection questions and experiential exercises encourage readers to develop their own clinical style.New to This Edition*Reflects the author's clinical experience and recent advances in the field.*Extensively revised chapter on core concepts: process, patterns, problems, and resistance.*More detailed recommendations for conducting the first session and doing assessments.*Quick-reference guidelines for treating frequently encountered adolescent problems.See also the author'sDoing Couple Therapy, Second Edition: Craft and Creativity in Work with Intimate Partners.

Table of Contents
1. Family Therapy: Welcome to Oz2. Core Concepts: Process, Patterns, Problems, and Resistance3. The Basic Six4. In the Beginning: Great Expectations5. In the Beginning: Running the Sessions6. The Middle Stage: Are We There Yet?7. Endings: Enough Already?8. Billy Has a Problem: Kids in the Family9. Billy: The Story Continues—In the Middle of the Middle10. “See How She Treats Me!: The Parent-Adolescent Struggle11. The Parent-Adolescent Struggle II: The Return of Ms. Harris and Ellen12. Getting to the Core: Couple Work in Family Therapy13. The Power of One: Individual Work in a Family Context14. Staying Sane: Survival Tips for TherapistsSuggested ReadingReferences