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Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy is the first comprehensive reference work in the area. It presents a list of major concepts, approaches, strategies, techniques, persons, terms, and structural entities in the field of couple and family therapy.
Couple and family therapy now number among the most frequently practiced psychotherapies. Couple therapy is seen as the treatment of choice for couples in distress as well as a method for helping numerous specific problems that manifest in individuals such as chemical dependency and depression. Family therapy is encountered both as a stand-alone treatment as well as a component in multi-format therapies, and is frequently employed in the treatment of schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, childhood and adolescent internalizing and acting out disorders, as well as in relation to innumerable family difficulties.
A very large number of psychologists, social workers, and counselors primarily practice couple and family therapy. The field continually grows with hundreds of books and over 30 journals in the area. This reference work brings all of that information together into one helpful resource.