FAMILY THERAPY provides a balanced presentation of the major theoretical underpinnings and clinical practices in the field. By presenting an overview of traditional and evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy, Herbert and Irene Goldenberg provide current, relevant, practice-oriented content laying the foundation for students to become proficient family therapists. This edition reflects the Goldenbergs’ commitment to providing students with not only traditional family therapy theoretical frameworks but also the field’s evolving models of practice. It is the complete resource for assisting students in mastering the many facets of family therapy. For this edition, Michael White, founder of Narrative Therapy, has written a new foreword for the book.
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.
Good information, but it had a lot of repetition. I felt the chapters were extremely long on my kindle and you can’t find the page number on the digital copy.
The book has good information but it is repetitive and goes over obvious information. If you don’t anything about writing papers, then this book is good. However, I only read the first 3 chapters and never needed it again for the rest of the semester.
I needed the book for a marriage and family therapy graduate class. Very good overview of different theories and concepts.
Product Details :
- Series: Psy 644 Family Therapy
- Hardcover: 600 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning; 8 edition (January 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1111828806
- ISBN-13: 978-1111828806
- Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8 x 9.8 inches