Now in its third edition, this highly regarded and well-established textbook includes up-to-date coverage of recent advances in family therapy practice and reviews of latest research, whilst retaining the popular structure and chapter features of previous editions. Presents a unique, integrative approach to the theory and practice of family therapy Distinctive style addresses family behaviour patterns, family belief systems and narratives, and broader contextual factors in problem formation and resolution Shows how the model can be applied to address issues of childhood and adolescence (e.g. conduct problems, drug abuse) and of adulthood (e.g. marital distress, anxiety, depression) Student-friendly features: chapters begin with a chapter plan and conclude with a summary of key points; theoretical chapters include a glossary of new terms; case studies and further reading suggestions are included throughout Now in its third edition, this highly regarded and well-established book helps family therapy students, trainees, and professionals make sense of divergent theories and practices by providing a unique integrative framework - one which allows for the integration of ideas and practices which focus on family behaviour patterns, family beliefs and narratives, and broader contextual factors. New to this edition are: Up-to-date coverage of recent advances in family therapy practice Reviews of recent longitudinal research on the family life cycle A thorough review of the latest research on the effectiveness of family therapy, and an outline of the implications of this for evidence-based practice The third edition retains the popular structure and chapter features of previous editions, including chapter plans at the start of each chapter and a summary of key points at the end; suggestions for further reading, case examples, and full details of resources for professionals. 'Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice' is a must-have resource for all students and mental health professionals training in family therapy, and is an important tool for experienced practitioners, and those who are involved in delivering training programmes.