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Marriage and Family Therapy, Second Edition

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Marriage and Family Therapy, Second Edition

SKU# 9780826161246

A Practice-Oriented Approach

Author: Linda Metcalf PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S



This text provides students of family therapy with a unique opportunity to understand and compare the inner workings of 14 traditional and non-traditional family therapy models. The book demonstrates, through innovative “guiding templates,” how the different therapeutic models are applied in an actual family therapy situation. The second edition features a new chapter on neuroscience, new interviews with master therapists on topics such as LGBT families, EMDR and research, and coverage of ethical issues concerning electronic safety and telephonic therapy.

Overviews of every model include history, views of change, views of the family, and the role of the therapist. Chapters on every model also provide responses to one, realistic case study with commentary and analysis by master therapists to illustrate how each one addresses the same scenario. Interviews with master therapists illustrate how each mode of therapy actually “works” and how therapists “do it.” Print version of the book includes free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents!

New to the Second Edition:

  • Examines neuroscience and its role in family therapy
  • New chapter on solution focused narrative therapy with families
  • Includes enhanced coverage of self-care and mindfulness for the therapist
  • Contains educator resources including instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides, and a test bank
  • Updated references provide current developments in the field of marriage and family therapy
  • Provides insight on submitting research articles for publication through an interview with a current journal editor
  • Reports on current, revised ethical guidelines from the AAMFT

Key Features:

  • Provides a guiding template for each family therapy model from assessment through termination
  • Describes a practice-oriented approach to family therapy
  • Uses a single case study throughout the book where different approaches to therapy are applied by master therapists
  • Introduces the theory, history, theoretical assumptions, techniques, and components of each model
  • Includes numerous interviews, case study commentary, and analyses by master therapists

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 21, 2018
  • Page Count 544
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826161246

About The Author(s) 

Linda Metcalf, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, is a professor and director, Graduate Counseling Program, Texas Wesleyan University. She is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist in Texas and maintains a private practice in the Fort Worth, Texas, area. Dr. Metcalf is a leader in the development and application of solution focused approaches in a wide range of settings and audiences, as well as the practice of marriage and family therapy. She is the author of 10 books for professional and lay audiences, including the best-selling Counseling Toward Solutions: A Practical Solution-Focused Program for Working With Students, Teachers, and Parents, 2nd Edition (2008); Marriage and Family Therapy: A Practice-Oriented Approach (Springer Publishing, 2010), and Solution Focused Group Therapy (2007). Dr. Metcalf has served as president and board member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) as well as president of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Additionally, she is the current president of the Association of Solution Focused Practitioners and has presented and trained extensively throughout the United States and internationally, including Australia, Japan, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, Thailand, Amsterdam, Singapore, and Canada.

Table of Contents 

I. Introduction

1. The Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy

Linda Metcalf

2. Self-Care of the Therapist

Bethany Suppes

II. Theories in Marriage and Family Therapy

3. Bowen Family Systems Theory

Maja Popovic

4. Contextual Family and the Evolution of Restoration Therapy

Kathleen Sweeney

5. Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy

Christian Love Hutcheson

6. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Megan R. Pickens

7. Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy

Carolyn Becker and Lisa Saunders

8. Satir Human Validation Process Model

K. Jacobie Robinson

9. Milan Systemic Family Therapy

Kimberley Benson-Toynes

10. Structural Family Therapy

Paulina Johnston and Luis Pina-Narvaez

11. Strategic Family Therapy

Russell Bartee

12. Solution Focused Therapy With Families

Vernesa Perry

13. Narrative Therapy With Families

Ericka Pitts

14. Emotionally Focused Therapy With Families

Socorro Preciado

15. Medical Family Therapy

Katharine O’Connor

16. Solution Focused Narrative Therapy With Families

Kristen M. Lowe

17. Neuroscience and Family Therapy

Michael Ellison

III. Other Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy

18. Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy

Heather M. Cawthon and Brandi M. Smith

19. Research in Marriage and Family Therapy

Bianca Mickan and Angela Stillman

20. Ethical Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy

Quintrella Gahagan

21. Working With Diverse Families and Couples

Layla Z. Scott