Book Description: Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the best-selling family therapy book on the market, is the most readable, comprehensive, and timely text available for introductory family therapy courses. This edition emphasizes contemporary approaches such as narrative and solution-focused therapies, and highlights such issues as poverty, social class, ethnicity, and spirituality. There is more emphasis on clinical practice, with clinical examples added throughout the book. There is a new chapter on Research in Family Therapy (Chapter 15). The chapter on Integrative Models (Chapter 13) has been completely updated and now includes information on working with family violence and conducting community family therapy.