Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy: Theory, Skills, Assessment, and Application
Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy: Theory, Skills, Assessment, and Application gives readers a strong foundation in marriage and family therapy history, theory, and clinical assessment, and supports the development of skills and competencies needed to be effective, ethical counseling practitioners.
The book is organized into four sections. The first covers the history and conceptual frameworks of marriage and family counseling. The second focuses on research, intake, assessment, and progress evaluation, information not covered in any other comparable textbook. In the third section, students learn about the major schools and models of family therapy, while the fourth section is devoted to special issues in the discipline.
Each section includes learning objectives based on COAMFTE and CACREP standards, guided practice exercises, reflections from contributors on how to use the material in real practice, case scenarios, and a list of additional resources. Effectively blending instruction and application, Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapyis ideal for courses in marriage and family counseling, family issues, and psychology for pre-service practitioners.
Brandé Flamez, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is a licensed professional counselor and clinical professor at Lamar University. Her background includes working with children, adolescents, and families in community-based and private counseling settings. She is the CEO and founder of the nonprofit SALTworld Inc., which provides donations and volunteer services to developing countries. She has served as president of the International Association of Marriage and Counselors, has received numerous national awards, and has presented at national and international conferences. She is the author of numerous book chapters and articles and serves on the editorial board of The Family Journal.
Janet Hicks, LPC, CSC, currently serves as professor and director of the Mental Health Counseling Program at Belmont University. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and book chapters and she has been invited to present at national conferences such as the American Counseling Association Conference and Expo. She has received several honors and awards including induction into the American Counseling Association Fellows in 2015. She has chaired committees for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors as well as the Texas Counseling Association.
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