Ecological Perspective in Family-Centered Therapy

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This book presents a combination of salient theoretical concepts, with closely related examples of practice themes in family health services. A major emphasis is its focus on family strengths and how these can be utilized. From an ecological perspective, this text emphasizes the uses of a multi-resource base. Eleven chapters provide a wide array of options for strategies of change. The flexibility and creativity of alternate routes to family change are a unique characteristic of this text. The presentation of a number of interventions with families from an ecological perspective is of interest to educators, professionals, and students involved in the teaching and practice of family therapy offered by departments including nursing, psychiatry, psychology, and social work.


"Rodway has compiled an excellent book on family therapy that genuinely applies the ecological perspective to family intervention. . . .this is a good book that offers a unique perspective on family therapy and family intervention that would be of interest to students and practitioners of family therapy. The writing is even and clear. . . . On the whole, this is an excellent book, and it is highly recommended." -- Charles Munson in Scholarly Research and Review

"I believe this book is groundbreaking. It is the first serious collection on ecologically based family therapy, and will likely lead the way to others. By clearly defining the field, Rodway and Trute have made a major contribution to not only family therapy theory and research, but also to the entire field of psychotherapy." -- Dr. Terry S. Trepper, Director, Family Studies Center, Purdue University

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