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Family Therapy and Counseling

Series Editor: Jon Carlson

The Family Therapy and Counseling Series is devoted to providing practitioners and students with current information on specific topics relevant to marriage and family therapy, counseling, couples therapy, and child and adolescent therapy.

Forthcoming volumes in the series will explore immigrant families, aging, couples therapy, and parenting.

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  1. Solving Modern Family Dilemmas

    An Assimilative Therapy Model

    By Patricia Pitta

    Series: Family Therapy and Counseling

    Context is the unifying principle that guides a therapist’s formulation of the modern family’s presenting dilemmas, functioning, relationships, and attitudes. We can no longer assume that a family is comprised of a mother, father, and children; the composition and systems a family operates within...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Patterns in Interpersonal Interactions

    Inviting Relational Understandings for Therapeutic Change

    Edited by Karl Tomm, Sally St. George, Dan Wulff, Tom Strong

    Series: Family Therapy and Counseling

    In this book we present a comprehensive view of a systemic approach to working with families, initiated by Karl Tomm more than two decades ago at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre in Canada. The contributors of this edited book articulate the IPscope framework as it was originally designed and...

    Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Global Perspectives in Family Therapy

    Development, Practice, Trends

    Edited by Kit S. Ng

    Series: Family Therapy and Counseling

    Global Perspectives in Family Therapy: Development, Practice, Trends provides an overview of the development of the family and the issues and concerns they are faced with in different cultural contexts. Contributions from experts in the field expand on the different aspects on the historical...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Behavioral Health

    Integrating Individual and Family Interventions in the Treatment of Medical Conditions

    By Len Sperry

    Series: Family Therapy and Counseling

    The emergence of behavioral health, how it is practiced, and how it will be practiced is at the heart of this book. Len Sperry, a prominent author and educator, is one of the first to describe and advocate for an approach to health care that can significantly increase the efficacy and efficiency of...

    Published July 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Creating Connection

    A Relational-Cultural Approach with Couples

    Edited by Judith V. Jordan, Jon Carlson

    Series: Family Therapy and Counseling

    Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) posits that people grow through and toward relationship throughout the lifespan. Rather than emphasizing movement toward autonomy and self-sufficiency, it focuses on the power of connection in people’s lives. Culture and power are seen as formative in...

    Published June 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Love, Intimacy, and the African American Couple

    Edited by Katherine M. Helm, Jon Carlson

    Series: Family Therapy and Counseling

    This exciting new text on counseling African American couples outlines critical components to providing culturally-sensitive treatment. Built around a framework that examines African American couples’ issues as well as the specific contextual factors that can negatively impact their relationships,...

    Published March 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Couples in Collusion

    Short-Term, Assessment-Based Strategies for Helping Couples Disarm Their Defenses

    By Dennis A. Bagarozzi

    Series: Family Therapy and Counseling

    When a couple enters therapy, both partners have either explicit or implicit understandings of what can—and, more importantly, cannot—be discussed in therapy. Even when empirically tested assessments are used to help pinpoint areas of concern and conflict, couples may choose to identify only those...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Changing Aging, Changing Family Therapy

    Practicing With 21st Century Realities

    Edited by Paul R. Peluso, Richard E. Watts, Mindy Parsons

    Series: Family Therapy and Counseling

    As the baby boomers move into retirement and later stages of life, gerontology and geriatrics have begun to receive much more attention. Changing Aging, Changing Family Therapy explores the ways in which family therapists’ expertise in systems theory makes them uniquely qualified to take a leading...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling

    A Choice Theory and Reality Therapy Approach

    Edited by Patricia A. Robey, Robert E. Wubbolding, Jon Carlson

    Series: Family Therapy and Counseling

    Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling explores the most difficult issues that people in the helping professions face when treating couples and provides concrete solutions for addressing them effectively. Using the revolutionary choice theory and reality therapy approaches to couples counseling,...

    Published February 14th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Handbook of Counseling Military Couples

    Edited by Bret A. Moore

    Series: Family Therapy and Counseling

    The military imposes unique and often severe challenges to couples, which clinicians – particularly the growing numbers of civilian clinicians who see military couples – often struggle to address. These problems are only compounded by misunderstandings and misconceptions about what it means to be...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Multicultural Family Art Therapy
    Edited by Christine Kerr
    To Be Published January 12th 2015
  2. Understanding and Treating Contemporary Families
    Edited by Scott W. Browning, Kay Pasley
    To Be Published June 29th 2015

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