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Multigenerational Family Therapy - David S. Freeman

Multigenerational Family Therapy

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Published: 17th December 1991
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Multigenerational Family Therapy is a book about honoring and helping families. Rich with personal reflections and anecdotes from the author's many years as a family therapist, this volume's major strength lies in its precise definition of the process and content of the therapy itself. As the family is the major resource system available to an individual, this important book provides therapists with the keys for helping family members help each other and provides a framework for understanding how the family, as a multigenerational system, moves through various stages of the therapeutic process. By emphasizing the importance of family members utilizing the past as a positive force for change and featuring complete transcripts of family therapy sessions, this sensitive book clearly illustrates how therapists can use the positive forces of family for dealing with today's uncertainties and dilemmas. The step-by-step approach details how family therapists can work with families in a positive, healing manner. Several chapters illustrate the transition from the beginning to middle phases of family therapy to the terminating phase and provide a framework for how therapy evolves over time. Other chapters discuss the special skills required to work with various family constellations, such as couples, parents with children, siblings, adult children with aged parents, and individuals as well as extended family members. Helpful advice on how to deal with special issues and dilemmas of family therapy such as secret-keeping, affairs, co-therapy, crises and emergencies is also included in this comprehensive book. Beginning and advanced family therapy practitioners, students of family theory and therapy, faculty of social work practice, clinical psychology, nursing, family life education, and counseling psychology will find many positive ideas for working with families in this detailed book.

Senior Editor's Comments
Foreword
Preface
Family Therapyp. 1
Family Theoryp. 23
The Major Systems Involved in the Family Therapy Processp. 57
How to Begin the Family Therapy Processp. 69
Family Therapy with Parents and Childrenp. 113
Family Therapy with Couplesp. 159
Middle Phase of Family Therapyp. 199
Family Therapy with Siblingsp. 287
Family Therapy with Individualsp. 317
Endingsp. 345
Special Therapeutic Issuesp. 367
Bibliographyp. 381
Indexp. 391
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ISBN: 9781560241263
ISBN-10: 1560241268
Series: Haworth Marriage & the Family
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 389
Published: 17th December 1991
Publisher: Routledge
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 14.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1