ERIC Number: ED387720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Marriage & Family Counseling in Mental Health Practice.
Feist, Stanley C.
Marriage and Family Therapy is an increasingly popular treatment that was almost unknown 50 years ago. Family Therapy has been multidisciplinary from the beginning, drawing practitioners from social work, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, and pastoral and mental health counseling. It is often difficult to get a whole family to arrange schedules so that all may attend therapy simultaneously. This paper briefly describes: the medical model of linear causation of emotional disorder; Family Systems Theory; components of a family system; Structural Therapy; Communications Theory; family treatment techniques; and the narrative approach. Many other theories and techniques exist in the field of family therapy that are not covered here. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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