Synopses & Reviews
This volume reflects the achievements in developing new concepts and models of family therapy and new approaches to special clinical issues and problems during the 1980s. Chapters by experts such as Boszormenyi-Nagy, Everett, Guttman, Lankton, Liddle, McGoldrick, Madanes, and Walsh offer insight into a variety of areas including systems theory, cybernetics, and epistemology; contextual therapy; Ericksonian therapy; strategic family therapy; treating divorce in family therapy practice; ethnicity and family therapy; and training and supervision in family therapy.
Table of Contents
Foreword / Lyman C. Wynne -- The history of professional marriage and family therapy / Carlfred B. Broderick & Sandra S. Schrader -- An open-systems, group-analytic approach to family therapy / Robin Skynner -- Couples therapy and marriage contracts / Clifford J. Sager -- The integration of marital therapy with sessions with family of origin / James L. Framo -- Contextual family therapy / Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy & David N. Ulrich -- Symbolic-experiential family therapy / Carl A. Whitaker & David V. Keith -- Family systems theory and therapy / Michael E. Kerr -- The interactional view: family therapy approaches of the Mental Research Institute / Arthur M. Bodin -- Structural family therapy / Harry J. Aponte & John M. VanDeusen -- Strategic approaches to family therapy / M. Duncan Stanton -- Functional family therapy / Cole Barton & James F. Alexander -- Problem-centered systems therapy of the family / Nathan B. Epstein & Duane S. Bishop --