Assessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to System by Salvador MinuchinAssessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to System by Salvador Minuchin

Assessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to System

bySalvador Minuchin, Michael P. Nichols, Wai Yung Lee

Paperback | March 23, 2006

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A step-by-step guide to assessing couples and families, this text offers a clear delineation of the process of family therapy through richly illustrated case material, featuring clients from a diversity of backgrounds

 

Appealing to both experienced and novel therapists, Assessing Families and Couples portrays a clear picture of what occurs in a two-session model in conducting a family therapy assessment. In the absence of a videotape to depict the process of therapy, readers can still visualize the details of the therapeutic journey in a step-by-step manner. Students and instructors, alike, will find this book an invaluable tool for the learning and teaching of family therapy assessment.  

 

The text begins with a brief historical review of family therapy today and continues with a detailed explanation of the authors’ four-step assessment model. The assessment model is illustrated by a series of thoroughly detailed case studies, featuring African-American, European, Latin-American, Spanish, Irish, and Chinese families.

Salvador Minuchin was born in San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina on October 13, 1921. He received a medical degree from the National University of Córdoba in Argentina and then enlisted in the Israeli Army during the 1948 war for independence. He studied child psychiatry in the United States. He returned to Israel to treat Holocaust orph...
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Title:Assessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to SystemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:March 23, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205470122

ISBN - 13:9780205470129

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Table of Contents

 

 

PREFACE.

1. Introduction: A Four-Step Model for Assessing Couples and Families.

I. TROUBLED CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS.

2. The Parentified Child.

3. Conflictual Couple/Triangulated Children.

 

II. STEP-FAMILIES.

4. The Teenager Who Was a Liar.

5. Three Dyads Are Less Than a Whole Family.

 

III. COMPLEMENTARY COUPLES.

6. .  Agitated Depression in an Adult Woman.

7.  The Woman Whose Hands Were Always Dirty.

 

IV. PSYCHOSOMATIC FAMILIES.

8.  Oedipus with Stomach Cramps.

9.  A Young Chinese Man with Anorexia Nervosa.

 

V. THE FAMILY AND SOCIAL SERVICES

10. Three-Generations of Women.

11.  Residential Treatment of Drug Addiction and the Family.     

 

EPILOGUE.