This sixth edition of a text for counseling students places greater emphasis on the clinical practice of family therapy, and offers expanded coverage of professional ethics, home-based services, and narrative and integrative models. There are more case studies, and there is a new chapter on research. Nichols teaches family therapy at the College of William and Mary. Schwartz was formerly an associate professor at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The full scope of family therapy is described, including its history, the classic schools, and recent developments. Revisions include an expanded treatment of the cognitive-behavioral approach, a richer description of the research literature, and a more thorough and consistent emphasis on clinical techniques throughout. Chapters cover Bowen, experiential, psychoanalytic, and structural family therapy; the evolution of brief therapy; narrative therapy; integrative models; comparative analysis; and family therapy research. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.