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This text provides readers with the critical link between theory and practice illustrating how to actually "do" family therapy. It is a nuts-and-bolts primer that takes students step-by-step through the process of conducting family therapy sessions. The book starts with the initial session and finishes with the terminating session covering assessment, diagnosis, skills and techniques needed throughout each stage. The case of the Martin family, a blended family, is followed throughout the treatment process.
Mark Worden is a professor of Psychology at Fairfield University in Connecticut. His doctorate is from St. Louis University.
"This text is a very good integration of the theories material I use in my class and would be an excellent 'how to' text for beginning family therapists."
"The writing is crisp and engaging. I feel like I am listening to a master. This book comes as close to an actual experience of counseling that I have ever encountered."
"Lively, crisp, engaging, knowledgeable. The book is a gold mine for the tongue-tied family therapist because it is chock full of clinical examples."
"An excellent overview of family therapy basics without getting sidelined into vague areas or issues."