Family Therapy Research Paper

Family Therapy Research Paper

Family Therapy ConCepts and Methods

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Family Therapy ConCepts and Methods

eLeVenth edItIon

Michael P. Nichols College of William and Mary

with Sean D. Davis Alliant International University

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Nichols, Michael P., author. Family therapy : concepts and methods / Michael P. Nichols, College of William and Mary with Sean D. Davis, Alliant International University. — Eleventh edition. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-13-382660-9 — ISBN 0-13-382660-0 1. Family psychotherapy. I. Davis, Sean D., author. II. Title. RC488.5.N53 2016 616.89’156—dc23 2015032118

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The Stages of the Family Life Cycle xiii Major Events in the History of Family Therapy xv Foreword xxi Preface xxiii


Introduction The Foundations of Family Therapy 1 The Myth of the Hero 3 Psychotherapeutic Sanctuary 4 Family versus Individual Therapy 5 Thinking in Lines, Thinking in Circles 6 The Power of Family Therapy 6

1 The Evolution of Family Therapy 8 The Undeclared War 8

Small Group Dynamics 9 The Child Guidance Movement 11 Marriage Counseling 12

Research on Family Dynamics and the Etiology of Schizophrenia 13 Gregory Bateson—Palo Alto 13 Theodore Lidz—Yale 15 Lyman Wynne—National Institute of Mental Health 15 Role Theorists 16

From Research to Treatment: The Pioneers of Family Therapy 16 John Bell 16 Palo Alto 17 Murray Bowen 19 Nathan Ackerman 21 Carl Whitaker 21 Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy 22 Salvador Minuchin 22 Other Early Centers of Family Therapy 23

The Golden Age of Family Therapy 24 SUMMARY 25


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