Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy Books

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Brief Therapy With Couples and Families in Crisis

Brief Therapy With Couples and Families in Crisis

by Robert Taibbi

  • Paperback £26.67 (RRP : £27.99 save £1.32)

As the average length of therapy shortens, clinicians need a resource to lead them step-by-step through the goals and process of the opening sessions of brief therapy as well as clear treatment maps... (more)

Creating an Effective Couple Therapy Practice

Creating an Effective Couple Therapy Practice

by Butch Losey

  • Paperback £36.89 (RRP : £40.99 save £4.10)

Most clinicians think they are effective but have no true indicators that this is the case. Some may even be implementing evidence-based interventions yet have no true understanding of their results.... (more)

Family Therapy: An Introduction to Process, Practice, and Theory

Family Therapy: An Introduction to Process, Practice, and Theory

by Michael Reiter

  • Paperback £30.03 (RRP : £32.99 save £2.96)

Family Therapy: An Introduction to Process, Practice and Theory is a primer for students, professionals, and trainees to understand how family therapists conceptualize the problems people bring to... (more)

The Anatomy of a Couples Therapy Session: The 50 Minute Hour in Eight Stages

The Anatomy of a Couples Therapy Session: The 50 Minute Hour in Eight Stages

by Judith P. Leavitt

  • Paperback £29.19 (RRP : £31.99 save £2.80)

How does a couples' therapist actually run a 50-minute session? What needs to happen? What must happen? Managing this time and knowing how to guide a couple through what can be a rocky roller coaster... (more)

Family Therapy: A Constructive Framework

Family Therapy: A Constructive Framework

by Roger Lowe

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Family Therapy introduces practitioners to the principles of using a constructive and collaborative approach with families. The approach builds on a strengths-based philosophy and focuses on... (more)

Uncoupling Convention: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Same-sex Couples and Families

Uncoupling Convention: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Same-sex Couples and Families

Edited by Ann D'Ercole, Jack Drescher

  • Hardback £94.50 (RRP : £105.00 save £10.50)

What does it mean to be member of a gay/lesbian couple or family? The contributors to Uncoupling Convention: Psychoanalytic Approaches to Same-Sex Couples and Families address this question by... (more)

Supporting Parents: Messages from Research

Supporting Parents: Messages from Research

by David Quinton

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"Supporting Parents" explores the range of supports that parents find effective and how those supports might be improved or better mobilized. It draws from studies on the general population as well... (more)

Treating Infidelity: Therapeutic Dilemmas and Effective Strategies

Treating Infidelity: Therapeutic Dilemmas and Effective Strategies

Edited by Gerald R. Weeks, Robert E. Jenkins

  • Hardback £23.00

In Treating Infidelity the authors provide therapists and counselors with concepts, insights, and therapeutic plans that will allow them to work effectively with couples undergoing a crisis of broken... (more)

Couples and Sex: An Introduction to Relationship Dynamics and Psychosexual Concepts

Couples and Sex: An Introduction to Relationship Dynamics and Psychosexual Concepts

by Carol Martin-Sperry

  • Paperback £28.99

This text on relationship dynamics provides theoretical understanding for trained counsellors and psychotherapists to put couples in a psychological, developmental and systematic context. It offers... (more)

Stepping Out: Using Games and Activities to Help Your Child with Special Needs

Stepping Out: Using Games and Activities to Help Your Child with Special Needs

by Sarah Newman

  • Paperback £17.61 (RRP : £18.99 save £1.38)

Parents and carers of children with conditions such as autism, Down's Syndrome or other forms of developmental delay can do much to help encourage their childs development. Stepping Out provides... (more)

Studies in the Assessment of Parenting

Studies in the Assessment of Parenting

Edited by Peter Reder, Clare Lucey

  • Paperback £30.59 (RRP : £33.99 save £3.40)

Studies in the Assessment of Parenting brings together experts who consider difficult questions that can arise during family proceedings, and respond with practical approaches for dealing with these... (more)

After adoption: Contact and relationships

After adoption: Contact and relationships

by Timothy B. Smith

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Providing a comprehensive understanding of adoption issues and based on research with a large number of adoptive parents, children and birth relatives, "After Adoption" considers the impact of direct... (more)

The Birth of an Adoptive, Foster or Stepmother: Beyond Biological Mothering Attachments

The Birth of an Adoptive, Foster or Stepmother: Beyond Biological Mothering Attachments

by Barbara Waterman

  • Paperback £20.37 (RRP : £21.99 save £1.62)

Adoptive, foster and stepmothers, like biological mothers, find their lives completely changed by motherhood although they are not always granted the rights and privileges accorded to those who give... (more)

Real and Imaginary Fathers: Development, Transference, and Healing

Real and Imaginary Fathers: Development, Transference, and Healing

by Salman Akhtar

  • Paperback £29.66 (RRP : £32.95 save £3.29)

In this work, Salman Akhtar looks at how many fathers unconsciously, and sometimes quite consciously, attempt to revise their own traumatized childhood by providing their children with possibilities... (more)

Rituals in Families & Family Therapy: Revised Edition

Rituals in Families & Family Therapy: Revised Edition

Edited by Evan Imber-Black

  • Paperback £19.95 (RRP : £20.00 save £0.05)

Family rituals are the events, big and small, that give family life texture and meaning. Daily rituals, holiday traditions, and rites of passage mark our time, create unforgettable memories, and... (more)

Short-Term Object Relations Couples Therapy: The Five-Step Model

Short-Term Object Relations Couples Therapy: The Five-Step Model

by James M. Donovan

  • Hardback £94.50 (RRP : £105.00 save £10.50)

Brief therapies have become popular - indeed a necessity - in today's managed care environment. Perhaps because it is one of the more complex psychoanalytical models, object relations theory for... (more)

Family Therapy as an Alternative to Medication: An Appraisal of Pharmland

Family Therapy as an Alternative to Medication: An Appraisal of Pharmland

by Phoebe Prosky, David Keith

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Addresses the issue of the increased reliance on pharmaceuticals as a "quick fix" for treating mental illness. Psychiatric medications have achieved dominance because of political and marketing... (more)

The Counselling of Couples in Health Care Settings: A Handbook for Clinicians

The Counselling of Couples in Health Care Settings: A Handbook for Clinicians

by Patricia D'Ardenne, Deirdre Morrod

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This handbook is aimed at clinicians wanting to cousel couples in hospital, community or domestic settings. Its focus is on helping the reader to form an alliance with the couple to maintain or... (more)

Looking for Oliver: A Mother's Search for the Son she Gave Up for Adoption

Looking for Oliver: A Mother's Search for the Son she Gave Up for Adoption

by Marianne Hancock

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Vividly recalling the stigma of her schoolgirl pregnancy and the pain of adoption, the story follows Emma's search for and reunion with Oliver and the consequences this has for her family life. This... (more)

Coming Home Again: A Family-of-Origin Consultation

Coming Home Again: A Family-of-Origin Consultation

Edited by James Framo, Felise B. Levine

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Coming Home Again is a compelling case study of a single family that underwent family-of-origin therapy, presented by one of the earliest and best-known pioneers in the field. This book is unique in... (more)

Negotiating Parent-Adolescent Conflict: A Behavioral-Family Systems Approach

Negotiating Parent-Adolescent Conflict: A Behavioral-Family Systems Approach

by Arthur L. Robin, Foster Sharon L

  • Paperback £26.09 (RRP : £28.99 save £2.90)

Parent-adolescent discord is often handled from a unitary perspective, whether the focus is on enhancing parenting skills, resolving conflicts in family relationships, or working to improve the... (more)

Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence: Fear Can Stop You Loving

Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence: Fear Can Stop You Loving

by Caroline Archer, Alan Burnell

  • Paperback £19.99

Exploring the complex issues of trauma, attachment and family placement, the contributors to this book provide a variety of complementary perspectives on practice in this area. Focussing on how to... (more)

Healing Their Wounds: Psychotherapy with Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

Healing Their Wounds: Psychotherapy with Holocaust Survivors and Their Families

Edited by Paul Marcus, Alan Rosenberg

  • Hardback £54.00 (RRP : £60.00 save £6.00)

This is a comprehensive anthology on the psychological treatment of Holocaust survivors and their families. It covers the full range of current theoretical and therapeutic approaches. It is a major... (more)

Attachment and family systems: Conceptual, empirical and therapeutic relatedness

Attachment and family systems: Conceptual, empirical and therapeutic relatedness

by Phyllis Erdman, Tom Caffery

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Attachment and Family Systems is a cogent and compelling text addressing the undeniable overlap between two systems of thought that deal with the nature of interpersonal relationships and how these... (more)

Aesthetics of Change

Aesthetics of Change

by Bradford P. Keeney

  • Paperback £22.99
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The fundamental concern of psychotherapy is change. While practitioners are constantly greeted with new strategies, techniques, programs, and interventions, this book argues that the full benefits of... (more)

The Alcoholic Family In Recovery: A Developmental Model

The Alcoholic Family In Recovery: A Developmental Model

by Virginia Lewis

  • Paperback £27.89 (RRP : £30.99 save £3.10)

Family relationships change dramatically when one or more members stops drinking. Far from offering a "quick fix" to family problems, in fact, the first years of sobriety are often marked by... (more)

Short-term couple therapy

Short-term couple therapy

by James M. Donovan

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A practice-orientated text bringing together representatives of the major family therapy approaches to demonstrate their short-term work with couples. Case excerpts and clinical examples allow... (more)

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