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  1. Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice
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  2. Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice

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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to the Enhanced Pearson eText. To order the Enhanced Pearson eText packaged with a bound book, use ISBN 0133833720.


Considered the most thorough, well-written book in the field, Samuel T. Gladding’s, Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice, give readers clear coverage of all aspects of working with couples and families from proven, evidence-based theories.  In a user-friendly organization and writing style, it covers important background information on healthy and functional families and different types of families, and includes an overview of how individual and family life cycles intertwine.  The basic processes involved in treating couples and families are made clear, before delving into a dozen theoretical ways of treating families. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and internet resources.


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Samuel T. Gladding
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This book was purchased as "New" from Amazon using Prime. This book is much thicker (1.3in) than the original 6th edition (1.0in) and the pages are not smooth and glossy like the original, they are rough dry. The book arrived late, in a damaged box but Amazon took care of that. I took away 2 stars because I wanted the original with book glossy pages, that is thinner for carrying and more lightweight. (Book weight adds up in a backpack!)
The book didn't talk as much about identifying unhealthy family dynamics. Focusing on healthy family dynamics is great but if I am seeing a family who is coming in because they don't have those healthy qualities in place, then I need to be able to better identify unhealthy dynamics.
A very useful and insightful textbook that provides culturally diverse examples.
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