This unique text uses one common case to demonstrate the applications of a wide range of family therapy models. Readers will find it useful when studying for the national family therapy licensing exam, which requires that exam takers be able to apply these models to case vignettes. The authors, all of whom are practicing family therapists, apply their chosen model of family therapy to a single, hypothetical case to  highlight what each model looks like in practice. Beginning therapists will find the exposure to new ideas about therapy useful, and will be better able to establish which approaches they want to explore in more depth. Experienced therapists and supervisors will find it useful to understand what “those other family therapists” are doing, and to meet the challenge of supervising those from different perspectives. Family Therapy Review is the practical tool therapists need to make sense of the field, and meet the varied challenges their clients present.

chapter 1|6 pages

What is Family Therapy?

Underlying Premises

chapter 3|6 pages

The Changing MFT Profession

Regulation, Technology, and Examination

chapter 4|8 pages

Culture and Diversity

A Lifelong Journey

chapter 5|8 pages

Evidence and Efficacy Issues

part A|21 pages

Psychoanalytic/Experiential Models

chapter 10|4 pages

Virginia Satir's Growth Model

Therapy as Intra- and Interpersonal Communication

chapter 11|2 pages

Practitioner's Perspective

Practicing Psychoanalytic and Experiential Therapies Today

chapter 12|2 pages

Compare and Contrast

Psychoanalytic and Experiential Models

part B|18 pages

Intergenerational Models

chapter 14|5 pages

Bowen Family Systems Therapy

chapter 16|3 pages

Practitioner's Perspective

Intergenerational Models and Organizational Consulting

chapter 17|2 pages

Compare and Contrast

Intergenerational Models

part C|38 pages

Structural and Strategic Models

chapter 20|5 pages

Strategic Family Therapy

chapter 21|6 pages

Multidimensional Family Therapy

A Science-Based, Developmental Approach for Adolescent Problems

chapter 25|2 pages

Practitioner's Perspective

Fridays With Minuchin

chapter 26|3 pages

Compare and Contrast

Structural/Strategic Models

part D|28 pages

Brief Therapy Models

chapter 29|4 pages

MRI Brief Therapy

chapter 30|3 pages

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

chapter 31|5 pages

Post-Milan Systemic Therapy

chapter 32|3 pages

Practitioner's Perspective

MRI Brief Therapy Today

chapter 33|3 pages

Compare and Contrast

Brief Therapy Models

part E|19 pages

Narrative Models

chapter 35|5 pages

Narrative Family Therapy

chapter 36|5 pages

“Just Therapy”

chapter 37|2 pages

Practitioner's Perspective

Narrative Therapy as an Essential Tool in Conflict and Trauma Resolution

chapter 38|3 pages

Compare and Contrast

Narrative Models

part F|19 pages

Collaborative Models

chapter 40|5 pages

Collaborative Therapy

chapter 41|5 pages

A Sea of Ideas on the Reflecting Process

Reflective Techniques in Community Engagement: A Collaborative Recovery Model

chapter 42|3 pages

Practitioner's Perspective

HGI and Beyond

chapter 43|2 pages

Compare and Contrast

Collaborative Approaches

part G|12 pages

Integrative Models

part H|8 pages

Psychoeducational Family Therapy

chapter 49|4 pages

Couples Versus Family Therapy

Is There Such a Dichotomy?

chapter 53|3 pages

Gottman Couples Therapy

chapter 55|3 pages

Brief Sex Therapy

chapter 56|2 pages

Compare and Contrast

Specific Couples Therapy Approaches

chapter 57|1 pages

A Final Note

Choosing a Model or Models

chapter 59|3 pages

Medical Family Therapy

An Overview

chapter 60|3 pages

Family Therapy in Schools

chapter 61|3 pages

Working with Military Families

chapter 62|3 pages

Family Therapy and Family Business

chapter 63|3 pages

Horses and Families

Bringing Equine-Assisted Approaches to Family Therapy