An Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and Practice


This popular introduction to the theory and practice of family therapy offers a comprehensive overview of the core concepts and ideas that have developed in systemic theory from the 1950s to the present day. Thoroughly updated with the latest research and developments, and illustrated throughout with lively examples drawn from clinical practice, this user-friendly guide provides practical resources and suggestions for improved therapeutic practice. New to this edition: A new chapter on systemic formulation A new chapter on practice development 2000-2004 Increased coverage of the evidence base for the effectiveness of family therapy Stronger focus on attachment and psychodynamic perspectives Comprehensive references to key people, events and texts Written by experienced authors, this essential resource is key reading for students and practitioners of family therapy as well as those from the fields of counselling, psychology, social work and the helping professions who deal with family issues.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Maidenhead, England
Publication year:
  • 2005
  • 2nd


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