Basic Approach: Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods is the definitive classic text in the field of family therapy. The first textbook written for family therapy, it continues to be the most authoritative and comprehensive. By covering all major schools and developments in family therapy, students receive a thorough grounding in the profession. Numerous case studies throughout the text help students understand the link between history, theory, and practice. New to This Edition: At the heart of the changes in this new edition of Family Therapy are Chapters 6 and 7 on solution-focused and narrative therapy. These chapters have been completely revamped and expanded, taking a more sympathetic, detailed approach to these therapies and including much new case material. Other changes in the new edition include: NEW! Chapter 4 discusses the basic techniques of family therapy Expanded coverage in Chapter 6 provides a detailed exploration of Jay Haley s strategic therapy NEW! Section in Chapter 8 covers play therapy techniques with young children Extended case study in Chapter 10 demonstrates the step-by-step practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy NEW! Section in Chapter 11 incorporates feminist family therapy practice NEW! Chapter 16 addresses the role of research in understanding what works best in family therapy Clinical technique emphasized throughout for a more consistent focus Also by Michael Nichols: Assessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to System, ISBN: 0-205-47012-2, by Dr. Salvador Minuchin, Michael P. Nichols, College of William and Mary, and Wai Yung Lee, HKU Family Institute A step-by-step guide to assessing couples and families, Assessing Families and Couples, offers a clear delineation of the process of family therapy through richly illustrated case material, featuring clients from diverse backgrounds. For ordering information, go to www.ablongman.com Contact your local representative to learn about MyHelpingLab Where Practice Comes To Life! and special value-packaging options: www.ablongman.com/replocatorNichols, Michael P. is the author of 'Family Therapy Concepts and Methods', published 2007 under ISBN 9780205543205 and ISBN 0205543200.