Book Description: The Sixth Edition of this best selling text continues to be the most comprehensive and timely text available, now with greater emphasis on the clinical practice of family therapy. Real-life case material and a comprehensive look at all major schools and developments in family therapy make this the text of choice for family therapy courses across the country. Highlights of the Sixth Edition: *Includes expanded coverage of professional ethics, reflecting the need for students to have increased awareness of professional issues in family therapy. *Includes a new section on the unique issues family therapists encounter when providing home-based services. *Offers expanded coverage of the latest approaches to family therapy, including solution-focused, narrative, and integrative models. *More case studies throughout the text help students understand the link between history, theory, and practice. Includes a brand new research chapter by Howard Liddle, a leading researcher in the field (Ch. 16).