An Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy by Joseph L. Wetchler, Lorna L. Hecker

By Joseph L. Wetchler, Lorna L. Hecker

Examine the basics of relatives remedy and treatment!

An creation to Marriage and kin remedy offers perception and research from 20 of the most important specialists within the theoretical and perform parts of kinfolk remedy, delivering a special mixture of ways and types. Chapters draw on each one author's specialty in exploring the heritage of kin treatment and the applying of structures conception to households. excellent as a entire source for entry-level scholars, the e-book additionally supplies undergraduates a glimpse of graduate education and gives valuable how to follow to graduate institution and what to anticipate whereas buying graduate education.

An creation to Marriage and relatives treatment is split into components: a theoretical part, the place widely used theories are offered with functional case examples, and a piece dedicated to specific concerns and issues, resembling remedy, conversation education, marital enrichment and premarital counseling. The publication additionally covers substance abuse, divorce, gender and tradition, family members violence, sexual dysfunctions and intercourse remedy therapy, and the interface of ethics and the criminal system.

An advent to Marriage and kin remedy additionally discusses:

  • the background of kinfolk remedy
  • structures idea and cybernetics
  • structural and strategic relations treatment
  • cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and transgenerational cures
  • collaborative language-based versions
  • present learn findings
  • and lots more and plenty more!

With its special and accomplished strategy, An creation to Marriage and kin treatment serves as a theoretical creation to the sphere of marriage and remedy and comparable psychological healthiness disciplines the place family members therapy is emphasised. The publication is key for educators in marriage and kinfolk counseling periods and is a useful source for therapists, counselors, social paintings execs, pastoral educators, and family members psychologists.

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MFT students in this program represent diverse ethnic backgrounds, in terms of characteristics such as gender, age, race, religion, and ethnicity. Upon completion of the program, students typically find employment in therapeutic and other human service agencies, public policy settings, and educational settings. Others continue their education in doctoral programs, including the PhD program in the Department of Family Studies at the Uni­ versity of Maryland. University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Marriage and Family Therapy Pro­ gram (see Chapter 16) is nationally accredited by the Commission on Ac­ creditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).

Pp. 13-14) In 1962, at the close of the Bateson project, Jay Haley and John Weakland joined Jackson at the MRI. In 1967, with Paul Watzlawick and Janet Beavin, he published Pragmatics o f Human Communication (Watzlawick, Beavin, and Jackson, 1967), which was the first book-length treatise on the inter­ actional theories of the MRI. Don Jackson’s premature death in 1968 de­ prived the field of a major leader and innovator; however, his name will con­ tinue to live on through the ongoing accomplishments of the MRI.

I remember one funny incident in particular. We tried to get a control group of so- The History of Marriage and Family Therapy 17 called normals, and we rounded up three normal couples. I remember one was a father and a mother, whose marriage seemed to be very much all right after something like 17 years. They had a 15-year-old daughter and she was doing well at school and there were no prob­ lems. So they qualified for our idea of normal. ” (pp. 13-14) In 1962, at the close of the Bateson project, Jay Haley and John Weakland joined Jackson at the MRI.

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