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Systemic Diagnosis: An Application of Family Systems Theory 

An introductory textbook to help marriage and family therapists learn how to diagnose systems, not just individuals.

Learn why theory and diagnosis are key to providing excellent care and how to incorporate into your practice. Rooted in family systems theory, discover a model to diagnosis the history, structure, and boundaries of family systems. Start at traditional and relational models of diagnosis before diving into systemic diagnosis.

Filled with case studies throughout, the book also includes digital content so students can practice a diagnosis process rooted in family systems theory.

Designed to be used in COAMFTE accredited programs.

Lennart Lorås, Professor, Western Norway University of Applied Scienced and VID Spezialized University, Oslo-Norway

“The way systemic theory is transcended into the field of diagnosis is masterly done. A presentation for the next generation of therapist."

The Science of Family Systems Theory

An essential textbook for marriage and family therapy students as well as mental health professionals working with families. Examine how the science of autonomy and adaptation informs all family therapy approaches and learn how you, as a clinician, can use this science to improve your practice and care.

The Science of Family Systems Theory draws on research from:

  • Genetics

  • Physiology

  • Emotion

  • Regulation

  • Attachment

  • Triangulation


Tied into family systems theory and supported through practical case examples, learn how a comprehensive science-informed theory of family systems can be applied to a range of problematic family patterns and how autonomy and attachment are connected to systems of power, privilege, and oppression.

Sesen Negash, PhD, LMFT, associate professor and director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, San Diego State University

"This book is balanced and captivating. It guides the reader through a clear, comprehensive, and grounded review of the knowledge and practices in the area of family systems. A great resource for family researchers, educators, and clinicians seeking to advance their work." 
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