Essentials of Family Therapy provides a concise overview of several popular systemic approaches to family therapy using a consistent format that enables readers to quickly identify similarities and differences among the models. Recent research findings on models of family therapy are included. The first chapter now includes a brief discussion of first and second-order cybernetic models plus an overview of family therapy outcome research. Each chapter starts with a list of key terms to serve as an advanced organizer for readers. Narrative family therapy has been expanded, along with descriptive summaries of emotionally focused therapy, multi-systemic therapy, and feminist family therapy. Essentials of Family Therapy is designed for counseling and social work graduate students in family systems and in marriage and family therapy classes. Clinicians in practice and professionals preparing for licensure examination will also find it invaluable. It provides comprehensive coverage of eight major models of MFT at a glance. Each model contains same easy-to-read outline format. It is designed to use as review for licensing and graduate comprehensive exam.