ERIC Number: ED393029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Treating People in Families: An Integrative Framework.
Nichols, William C.
Directed at practitioners and students of family therapy, this book presents a treatment framework that is compatible with a wide variety of therapeutic techniques. Focusing on the development over time of the family life cycles--from marriages in formation to the "postparental couple"--this book explores the unique challenges and opportunities that each stage of family life presents. Section one, "Personality, Context and Integration," offers a theoretical overview of family therapy, stressing the need to consider the force of the individual human personality in treatment. Chapters are: (1) Family Therapy: Revolution and Evolution; (2) An Integrative Approach to Family Therapy; and (3) The Family System and Development. The second section, "Evaluation and Treatment," demonstrates how to apply the integrative approach outlined in the first section to the various stages of the family's developmental life cycle. Chapters are: (4) Perspectives on Therapy; (5) Family Evaluation and Treatment; (6) Therapy with Families in Formation; (7) Therapy with Expanding Families; (8) Therapy with Contracting Families; (9) Therapy with Postparental Couples; (10) Therapy with Families in Transition: Divorce; and (11) Therapy with Families in Transition: Remarriage. Contains an index and over 400 references. (PKB)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Developmental Stages, Divorce, Family Attitudes, Family Counseling, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Family Structure, Marital Instability, Personality, Psychological Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Therapy
Guilford Publications, 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012 ($35).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Foreword by Augustus Y. Napier.