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Brief Family Therapy

Brief Family Therapy

Book Title

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling

Document Type

Book Chapter



Publication Date



Jon Carlson, Shannon B. Dermer


brief family therapy, counseling, therapy


The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling is a new, all-encompassing, landmark work for researchers seeking to broaden their knowledge of this vast and diffuse field. Marriage and family counseling programs are established at institutions worldwide, yet there is no current work focused specifically on family therapy. While other works have discussed various methodologies, cases, niche aspects of the field and some broader views of counseling in general, this authoritative Encyclopedia provides readers with a fully comprehensive and accessible reference to aid in understanding the full scope and diversity of theories, approaches and techniques and how they address various life events within the unique dynamics of families, couples and related interpersonal relationships. Key topics include: Assessment, Communication, Coping, Diversity, Interventions and Techniques, Life Events/Transitions, Sexuality, Work/Life Issues, and more. Key features include: More than 500 signed articles written by key figures in the field span four comprehensive volumes ; Front matter includes a Reader's Guide that groups related entries thematically ; Back matter includes a Chronology on the development of the field, a Resource Guide to key associations, websites, journals, and classic publications, a full Bibliography and a detailed Index.


SAGE Publications, Inc.


Thousand Oaks, CA


Counseling | Social and Behavioral Sciences


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