Family Therapy: An Overview Hardcover – Mar 8 2007
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"The chapters on the schools of family therapy are very effective: clear, well-organized, up-to-date, and accompanied by helpful examples and tables."
"I use the Goldenberg [and] Goldenberg text because of its clear review and overview of some of the major models of Family Therapy. My students and I generally find the discussion of concepts clear and informative."
"The Goldenbergs do a wonderful job in creating a balanced presentation of family therapy approaches. I was initially introduced to the works of the Goldenbergs in my own graduate studies many years ago. It provided me with a wonderful introduction to family therapy approaches as a beginning clinician. Now that I am a "seasoned" family therapist and a full time professor, I want my students to learn from the best!"
"I have closely reviewed this textbook and love it. It is clearly written and is perfect for our first year graduate students."
Key strengths include: "a more comprehensive section on narrative therapy, cultural diversity was incorporated well, online/internet component, and enrichment workbook."
About the Author
Herbert Goldenberg was Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where he developed and taught classes in family therapy. Together with Irene Goldenberg he was awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. He also held membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. He was also elected fellow in that APA division. The Goldenbergs co-authored another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.
Irene Goldenberg is Professor Emeritus of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She served as Associate Chairperson of that department and as Director of Psychological Services for many years, and continues to teach marriage and family therapy courses to psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers there. She currently supervises doctoral students and directs the family therapy program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Together with Herbert, Irene Goldenberg has been awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. She also holds membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. She has been elected fellow in that APA division. The Goldenbergs are co-authors of another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.
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This text by the Goldenberg's, I have been told, is a veritable classic. I can see why. The book is very logical in its layout and construction, with the authors eschewing jargon and therapy-speak for clear, lucid, and cogent language.
I have come to learn that there is a world of difference between individual therapy, and family therapy. The Goldenberg's make sure that this vital distinction is clear to the reader, and they do so without pedantry.
I would recommend this book as a resource or as the primary text for any graduate level family therapy course. This book is so comprehensive that it can stand alone, or be used to supplement your studies.
My greatest advice for you is to not forget to use the website as a help to the book. The website backup materials will guarantee you to have a great grade in the course.
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