A best-selling text rich in case studies that reflects on the unique complexities of marriage, couples, and family counseling.
Developed for students, educators, supervisors, and practitioners alike, this text examines the significant classical and contemporary issues in marriage and family therapy. The text opens with a thoughtful discussion of client and therapist worldviews, value sensitive care, the ecology of therapy, and commonalities between personal and professional acculturation. Following the book’s preliminary discussion, the text moves on to consider the legal, ethical, and professional issues that marriage and family therapists face each day as well as the best strategies for navigating these issues.
The new fifth edition includes a number of new topics, including multicultural issues reflecting institutional oppression; boundary, competency, and liability concerns associated with technology-based client care; the significance of supervision in both skill acquisition and professional acculturation in one’s early career; nontraditional family care; conflicts between legal and ethical obligations; emerging issues in MFT licensure; and ethical and empirical considerations related to evidence-based care.
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SAMUEL T. GLADDING is a professor in and director of the Counselor Education Program at Wake Forest University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of North Carolina, a National Certified Counselor, and a National Certified Mental Health Counselor. Dr. Gladding is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Dr. Gladding received a B.A. and M.A. Ed. from Wake Forest University, an M.A.R. from Yale University, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the author of numerous publications including Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice (3rd ed). He is the former editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work and former president of the Alabama Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Gladding is married to the former Claire Tillson. They are the parents of three children. As a family they enjoy travel, camping, and attending athletic and artistic events.
THEODORE P. REMLEY, JR. is a professor and coordinator of the Counseling Graduate Program at the University of New Orleans. He is a member of the bar in Virginia and Florida and is licensed as a Professional Counselor in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Virginia. He is a National Certified Counselor. Dr. Remley holds a B.A. in English, an M.Ed., and Ed.S., and a Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of Florida, and a J.D. from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Remley is the co-author with Barbara Herlihy of Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling. In addition, he has edited and written books and monographs, book chapters, and numerous articles in professional journals on the topic of legal issues in mental health. He is a former Executive Director of the American Counseling Association and was founding president of the American Association of State Counseling Boards. He has served on the counselor licensure boards in Louisiana, the District of Columbia, Mississippi, and Virginia. Dr. Remley is an officer in the Mardi Gras Krewe of Orpheus an enjoys jogging and sailing with his friends in New Orleans.
CHARLES H. HUBER is on the faculty in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, New Mexico State University. A licensed psychologist in the states of Connecticut, Florida, and New Mexico, he also holds diplomas in family psychology and behavioral psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. In addition, Dr. Huber is a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an approved supervisor and fellow of the Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. He maintains a private practice with Associates for Marriage and Family Therapy in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Dr. Huber received his B.A. from Upsala College, M.Ed. and Ed.S. from Florida Atlantic University, and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He has authored or co-authored 10 books, served as editor of several professional journals, and written numerous articles and book chapters. He is active in a number of professional organizations, most recently serving as president of the New Mexico Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Huber has been married for over two decades to his partner, Betsy. They and their two children raise and train labrador retrievers as their family hobby.
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