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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 416 Vendor: Jossey-Bass Publication Date: 1997
Dimensions: 8.94 X 6.04 X 1.09 (inches) ISBN: 0787910708 ISBN-13: 9780787910709 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
An Innovative Approach to Family Therapy
This breakthrough book takes you beyond the theoretical boundaries that currently constrain family therapy and leads instead to an innovative approach. The authors analyze the different orientations of family therapy schools and provide a foundation for understanding the fundamental concepts that underlie all approaches. By integrating these multiple models of therapy, or metaframeworks, you can improve the flexibility and comprehensiveness of your treatment?without having to abandon your training. Full of practical ideas, methods, and examples, Metaframeworks offers a wealth of guidelines for applying these innovative strategies to a wide range of clinical problems and populations.
DOUGLAS C. BREUNLIN is vice president and chief operating officer of the Family Institute at Northwestern University. RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ is a member of the senior faculty of the Family Institute at Northwestern University. BETTY MAC KUNE-KARRER is director of the Family Systems Program of the Institute for Juvenile Research and clinical associate in psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
?This book offers something really new. It not only distills much that is already known in other approaches, but also, having extracted the best parts, is able to recombine them into a perspective that integrates other areas often ignored. Metaframeworks is a unique book in the field.? (Contemporary Psychology)
?Those new to family therapy will find that this book offers a clear introduction to systems thinking and allows for comparison and contrast of existing models of family therapy across the dimensions represented by the six metaframeworks.? (Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services)