College of Education

February 2012 Dr. David L. Fenell Fourth Edition Book Released

February 1, 2012

Dr. David L. Fenell, professor of the UCCS College of Education's Counseling and Human Services Department has announced the release of his 4th Edition book, An Introduction to Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy. As in the prior editions the text is concrete, pragmatic, and relevant to aspiring family therapists. The foundation to the family therapy section is a training process that links individual and group consulting theories and practices systems intervention models. This edition continues to help students link some of these family systems therapies with psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic theories. New to the 4th edition is a focus on the recent developments in the profession. Discussion on the evolving definitions of marriage and the family and the controversies that have emerged from these definitions enhance the family therapy section. There are two new chapters in this edition. One chapter focuses on counseling military families and the demand for marital and family therapy services for returning veterans and their families.