Handbook of Family Therapy
The Science and Practice of Working with Families and Couples, 2nd Edition
Edited by Thomas Sexton, Jay Lebow
Routledge – 2014 – 560 pages
The second edition of Handbook of Family Therapy provides an overview of past family functioning and relational processes while providing a blueprint for formulating the future of the field. It is a compendium of information on family and couple therapy that honors the past, describes the present, and crafts the future. A central organizing theoretical frame ensures the integration of clinical wisdom, practical and meaningful research, and theoretical integration. A concluding chapter revisits the ideas presented by the contributing authors and ties the book together.
1. The evolution of Couple and Family Therapy Tom Sexton, Jay Lebow Section 1: Foundational Frameworks in Family & Couple Therapy 2. The Evolution of Systems Theory Alan Carr 3. Normal Family Development and Resiliency across the Life Cycle Froma Walsh 4. The Neurobiology of Relationships Mona Fishbane 5. The Diversity of Families Celia Falicov Section 2: Foundational Theoretical Principles and Core Clinical Models 6. Cognitive behavioral Models Norm Epstein, Frank Datillio 7. Structural Models Jorge Colapinto 8. Strategic Models 9. Psychodynamic Models David Scharff 10. Multigenerational Models Elizabeth Skowron 11. Narrative and Solution Oriented Models Harlene Anderson 12. Integrative Models Jay Lebow et al. Section 3: Evidence-Based Clinical Treatment Models 13. Multidimensional Family Therapy Howard Liddle 14. Functional Family Therapy Tom Sexton 15. Multisystemic Therapy Sonja Schoenwald, Scott Henggeler 16. Brief Strategic Family Therapy Jose Szapocznik 17. Family Psychoeducation based approaches for severe mental illness William McFarlane 18. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Sue Johnson 19. Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy Andy Christensen 20. Cognitive Behavior Couple Therapy Frank Datillio, Norm Epstein 21. Eating Disorders Ivan Eisler Section 4: Research Foundations 22. Current status of research on couples Erika Lawrence et al 23. Current status of the research on families Corinne Datchi, Thomas Sexton 24. Research based change mechanisms: Advances in process research Micki Frielander et al. Section 5: Emerging domains 25. Couple and Family Therapy in Medical Settings Susan McDaniel, Nancy Ruddy 26. Divorcing and Remarriage families Robert Emery 27. Measurement Information Systems to improve clinical decision-making Len Bickman, Susan Kelly, Thomas Sexton 28. Advances in models of training and Supervision Doug Breunlin 30. Integrative Problem Centered Metaframeworks William Pinsof 31. Final Thoughts & Next Steps Jay Lebow, Tom Sexton
Thomas L. Sexton, Ph.D. is a professor in the Counseling Psychology Program at Indiana University and Director of the Center for Adolescent and Family Studies, a major research center for the study of youth and family issues. Dr. Sexton is past-president of Division 43 (Family Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, and a Diplomat in Family Psychology.
Jay Lebow, PhD, is a prfoessor at The Family Institute at Northwestern University.