Engaging, practical, and infused with clinical wisdom, this widely used text and practitioner guide helps therapists working with families to hit the ground running. The revised and updated fourth edition brings fresh insights into the issues families bring to therapy and the therapist’s moment-to-moment decision making. Rather than advocating one best approach, Robert Taibbi shows that there are multiple ways to guide parents, children, and adolescents and harness their strengths. The beginning, middle, and end stages of treatment are richly illustrated with chapter-length case examples. End-of-chapter learning exercises help readers build key skills and creatively develop their own clinical style.
New to This Edition
*All chapters revised, with new case studies throughout.
*Sidebars on common challenges facing new clinicians: self-doubt, the emotional experience of working with distressed families, and more.
*Increased attention to what the therapist can say and do to actively shape each session.
*Heightened focus on process–helping families explore the “how” of problem solving as much as the “what.”