Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy: Systemic and Cognitive Perspectives (The Guilford Family Therapy Series)
Publisher: The Guilford Press
ISBN 10: 1572306963
ISBN 13: 978-1572306967
Featuring case presentations by many of the most distinguished practitioners of couple and family therapy, this volume brings to life the full spectrum of approaches in the field. The cases illustrate the principles and techniques of the respective approaches and allow the reader to "listen in" on highly skilled therapists at work. Editor Frank Dattilio comments on each case with a focus on ways to integrate systemic and cognitive-behavioral approaches. He suggests ways that cognitive principles might usefully be called upon at specific points. Responses from contributors consider the benefits of Dattilio's suggestions and elucidate each practitioner's decision-making process.
See also Dattilio's authored book, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with Couples and Families, which combines the empirical research base with practical clinical guidance.
"Dattilio has put together a book that leaps forward in the search for some integration in therapeutic models, particularly with couples and families. The book offers a theoretical framework that speaks to similarities and differences in clinical thinking. It all comes alive in the practical description and discussion of cases from leading clinicians in a broad sampling of therapeutic schools. This is a book for today's theoreticians, teachers, and clinicians." --Harry J. Aponte, ACSW
"What a treat! And what a pleasant way to learn: The reader gets excellent case histories by first-rate family therapists, interlaced with the comments of a masterful cognitive therapist. In this book Dattilio is like a very good supervisor: sensitive, perceptive, and always respectful of his talented 'clients.' We come away impressed by the many ways in which cognitive-behavioral therapy can inform and sharpen our work." --Augustus Y. Napier, PhD
"A masterful presentation by the specialists integrating their unique approaches with cognitive therapy. A 'must' for anyone dealing with couples or families." --Aaron T. Beck, MD, University of Pennsylvania
"Innovative and fascinating... provides readers with a unique dialogue between the authors and the editor, making it a 'must read' for anyone working with couples and families."-- Cloé Madanes, Family Therapy Institute, Washington, D.C.
"This book is a 'must' for trainees in psychology, social work, counseling, and psychiatry, as well as practicing therapists treating couples and families. The cognitive-behavioral approach has correctly been said to transcend cultural barriers. Now, renowned psychologist Frank Dattilio expertly shows how it can also transcend the 'modality barriers' in family and couple therapy. He does this by skillfully integrating cognitive-behavioral therapy with other well known modalities. This remarkable book could not have come at a better time." --Rafael García-Bárcena, MD, Chief Psychiatrist, The Cognitive-Behavioral and Transcultural Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
"Students have commented that this has been an extremely valuable book. The case examples really make the theory come alive. This book includes cases that cover all the major issues in family therapy." --Linda K. Knauss, PhD, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA
"Dattilio accomplishes a Herculean task in pulling together so many prominent theorists/therapists. Having so much information in a single source excites my students. I find each chapter to be well organized, comprehensive, and informative....The case examples represent a broad range of mental health problems, and serve as a solid basis for demonstrating the ministrations of each therapy...Dattilio's comments within each chapter provide a beneficial addition to the chapter authors' description and discussion...My students report that they find his comments very helpful in making sense of what can be a very confusing discipline." --Thomas A. Seay, PhD, Professor of Counseling and Human Services, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania