The fourth edition of Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practiceis a comprehensive and developmental textbook. It covers all aspects of working with families. It begins by helping students understand the differences between functional and dysfunctional families. It then explains basic processes involved in treating couples and families before it delves into a dozen theoretical ways of treating families.This text covers the history of family therapy, multicultural aspects of family therapy, ways of working with various types of families, ethical and legal issues in involved in family therapy, and ways of assessing families. This is the most thorough and well written text in the field.