This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete
resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. In this
ninth edition, the authors examine and explain key viewpoints,
perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family
therapy -- featuring practice-oriented content to help you become
an empathic and effective family therapist. Color-coded boxes
highlight key aspects of family therapy, such as family diversity,
evidence-based practice research, "Thinking Like a Clinician"
exercises, case studies, clinical notes, and therapeutic
encounters. Examples illustrate family therapists from many
professions, including social work, MFT, psychology, and
counseling. You'll also find up-to-date material representing the
latest thinking on central issues and topics, including increased
attention to LGBTQ families and alternative forms of family life
and to gender, culture, and ethnic considerations.