Basic Concepts in Family Therapy: An Introductory Text, Second Edition

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Februar 2000



This new edition of Basic Concepts in Family Therapy features current research and added materials in each chapter. For family therapists and students, especially those challenged by child or adolescent problems in the family context, this intelligent guide will assist you in handling specialized situations through newly added chapters on resiliency and poverty, adoption, chronic illness, spirituality and religion, and parenting strategies. Basic Concepts in Family Therapy will help you bridge theories and techniques with problems you see everyday in society to offer improved and relevant services to clients.


Contents About the Author Contributors Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Unit I: Getting Acquainted with The Family Chapter 1. Exploring the Family Structure What Is a Family The Family Life Cycles Techniques for Focusing on the Family Self-Exploration: Discovering Your Family Life Space Self-Exploration: Using the Jack Unit II: Family Concepts-A Systems Perspective Chapter 2. Individuation Parents' Socioemotional Investment in Children: Precursors to Successful Individuation and Separation Theories of Individuation Generational Boundaries, Closeness, and Role Behaviors Individuation As a Lifelong Process Self-Expoloration: Individuation Chapter 3. Separation Infancy and Early Childhood Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence Late Adolescence and Leaving Home Divorce and Joint Custody Parental Death and a Child's Grief Self-Exploration: Separations Chapter 4. Cutoffs The Concept of Cutting Off The Painful Process of Cutting Off Reconstructing the Relationship Developmental Timing When Are Cutoffs Beneficial Self-Exploration: Family Cutoffs Chapter 5. Triangles Vulnerability and Self-Protection The Universal Triangle: Father/Mother/Child Dysfunctional Triangles Triangles and Family Types Recent Research on Triangular Effects Self-Exploration: Family Triangles Chapter 6. Rituals Types of Rituals Positive Aspects of the Ritual How Family Rituals Evolve and Develop Altering Rituals and Establishing New Ones Rituals and the Family Life Cycle Self-Exploration: Family Rituals Chapter 7. Secrets Kinds of Family Secrets Adaptive versus Maladaptive Secrets Self-Exploration: Family Secrets Chapter 8. Multigenerational Effects Patterns of Multigenerational Transmission The Family Legacy Family Myths Appreciating One's Multigenerational Heritage Self-Exploration: Multigenerational Effects Chapter 9. Networks and Ecosystems Networks and In-Laws Networks and Childhood Resiliency Zones of Intimacy The Importance of Networks Networks and Elderly People Networks and Black Americans Using--and Not Using--Networks Self-Exploration: Networking Unit III: Family Concepts-Ecological Stressors Chapter 10. Family Resiliency and Poverty Poverty-Associated Risks The Resilience Model Multifamily Groups Professional Consultation and Training Self-Exploration: Family Resiliency and Poverty Chapter 11. Chronic Illness in Children: Stressors and Family Coping Strategies Prevalence and Nature of Psychological Disorders The Bad News About Prevalence The Good News About Prevalence A Family Systems Framework for Understanding Chronic Illness Illness Demands Family System Resources and Family System Dynamics Clinical Assessment of Family Meanings: The Meaning of Illness Evolves A Treatment Model for Medical Family Therapy: Strategies for Chronic Illness A Medical Family Therapy Toolbox Self-Exploration: Chronic Illness Chapter 12. Adoption and Infertility Types of Adoption Normative Processes and Developmental Issues of Adoptive Families Transracial Adoptions Conclusion Self-Exploration: Are We Ready to Adopt a Child Unit IV: Family Concepts-A Cognitive Perspective Chapter 13. Communication Styles Individual Communication Styles Spousal Communication Communicating Intimately Parental Communication The "Ka" Solution: New Terms for Stepfamilies and the New Times Self-Exploration: Family Types Self-Exploration: Parenting Style Self-Exploration: Intimacy Chapter 14. Problem Solving Strategies for Reducing Conflict Hostility and In
EAN: 9780789009418
ISBN: 0789009412
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2000
Seitenanzahl: 640 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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