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Family Therapy Concepts and Methods, 10th Edition

Mike Nichols’ engaging yet thorough guide has long been the standard in family therapy.

The author describes and analyzes the field of family therapy, covering its history, schools, and developments. Numerous cases help readers appy theories to real situations and make the text even more engaging.

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Describe clinical approaches
  • Understand old and new developments in the field of family therapy
  • Analyze successes and failures in research and the impact on current clinical practices
  • Compare different schools of family therapy and explain the contemporary status of distinct schools of therapy


In this volume, Mike Nichols tells the story of family therapy – and tells it very well. It’s hard to imagine a more readable and informative guide to the field. . . . It is a thorough and thoughtful, fair and balanced guide to the ideas and techniques that make family therapy such an exciting enterprise. Dr. Nichols has managed to be comprehensive without being tedious. Perhaps the secret is the engaging style of his writing . . . this superb book has long set the standard of excellence as the best introduction and guide to the practice of family therapy.”

Salvador Minuchin, M.D.Boca Raton, FL

About the Author

Michael P. Nichols is a professor at the College of William and Mary. Dr. Nichols received his B.A. from the University of WIsconsin, and his P.h.D. from the University of Rochester. He teaches and practices family therapy, and is the author of numerous journal articles and books, inlucdingInside Family Therapy, The Lost Art of Listening, Stop Arguing with Your Kids, and Essentials of Family Therapy. He is co-author, along with Salvador Minuchin and Wai-Yung Lee, of the newly published Assessing Families and Couples: From Symptom to System.

I purchased this book with the MySeachLab access card package. Amazon lists this package as the “paperback” version, but it is actually just the hardcover version but with the added access card to view the online features. It was only $8 more and I feel that it was worth the extra cost. The online website allows you to view the entire book online, view videos and additional readings, print out flashcards, and have access to additional tests. A great resource for the serious student.I was a bit surprised at how small the book was when it arrived, though. It is shorter and thinner than a typical textbook. I am pleased with my purchase overall.

I was required to purchase this book for my counseling class. This is a interesting book. It goes deeper into the family area of counseling and explains some of the issues that family members have. How to change or solve these issues so it is not so detrimental to the family as a whole. I like how it gives a lot of case study examples of problems.

Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 10 edition (July 12, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205827195
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205827190
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7.3 x 9.1 inches

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