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Family Therapy

From Theory to Practice (Second Edition)
Jon Winek
©2017, 434 pages
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    Family Therapy: From Theory to Practice discusses relevant theories within their historical and philosophical contexts, explores the relationships of these theories to one another, and links them to their applications in family therapy practice.

    The book begins by examining the shift from linear to systemic, and modern to post-modern epistemology in the field. Subsequent sections address first generation, systemic, and post-modern models of therapy. Specific family therapy theories discussed include psychodynamic, Bowen family systems therapy, Satir transformational and symbolic-experiential, Mental Research Institute, structural, strategic, Milan, solution-focused brief and constructivist therapy, narrative, behavioral, and cognitive-behavioral family therapy. The final section is devoted to professional processes and research and outcomes.

    This revised and updated 2nd edition includes expanded chapters with additional information on topics such as the social justice lens, cognitive behavior family therapy, Satir transformational therapy, and new chapters on psychodynamic and Milan family therapy.

    All chapters of the text are based on the most current literature in the field. Each section features learning exercises that allow students to apply and synthesize the material, and discussion questions to support comprehension and reflection. In addition, the book is paired with a video series for classroom use. An ideal introductory text, Family Therapy: From Theory to Practice is well-suited to courses in marriage and family therapy programs, as well as those in counseling, social work, and other helping professions.

    Jon Winek earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Southern California. Dr. Winek is a professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where he teaches courses in family therapy and counseling. Dr. Winek is licensed as both a professional counselor and a marriage and family therapist. His writing has appeared in numerous professional journals including Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Contemporary Family Therapy, The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, and The Community Psychologist.
    Cognella Active Learning is available for this title! Adopting instructors can provide students with dynamic online learning activities that reinforce key concepts from the text, provide engaging educational experiences, support various learning styles, and make coursework fun. Please note: students must purchase the Cognella Active Learning component to access the course activities online.

    Cognella Active Learning activities for this title include:

    • 7 video lessons that discuss the theoretical approaches presented in Family Therapy; each video contains a full demonstration of a family therapy interview, including an introduction to the approach followed by a role play session
    • 27 learning exercises that prompt in-depth exploration into questions and topics that cover a wide range of topics related to family therapy and becoming a therapist
    • More than 65 discussion prompts that spark conversation between students and can be used for in-class exercises or as written assignments
    • 16 practice quizzes, one for each learning module, totaling 650 questions
    • A list of clear objectives for each of the 16 modules that can be used to map out student learning objectives
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