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Introducing User-Friendly Family Therapy - Sigurd Reimers

Introducing User-Friendly Family Therapy

Paperback Published: 8th December 1994
ISBN: 9780415074315
Number Of Pages: 288

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All too often the experience of those who receive family therapy is neglected in family therapy theorizing and literature; this in turn affects practice. The authors ofIntroducing User-Friendly Family Therapydescribe in practical detail the results of an action research project in which all the professionals involved began to modify their practice on the basis of feedback from users. They draw out the implications of what they discovered for providing a genuinely user-friendly service and set the arguments for a more humanistic approach in the wider context of contemporary social policy. Thought provoking and practical in emphasis, this is a book which will stimulate all professionals working with children and families to reassess their ways of thinking and working.

List of illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introducing user-friendly family therapyp. 1
Family therapy - a cause for concern?p. 8
Coming to terms with Jeffrey Massonp. 29
Steps towards a user-friendly approachp. 47
Further steps towards a user-friendly approachp. 65
Learning from usersp. 84
Research and practice, practice and researchp. 101
Reviewing consumer studies of therapy: social work and marriage guidance researchp. 128
Reviewing consumer studies of therapy: family therapy researchp. 149
Social policy, the family and family therapy: is there a meeting point?p. 166
User-friendliness and theories of family therapy - the contribution of second-order thinking and feminismp. 180
Guidelines for user-friendly practicep. 197
Bringing it back home: putting a user-friendly perspective into practicep. 220
Appendicesp. 241
Bibliographyp. 250
Indexp. 262
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ISBN: 9780415074315
ISBN-10: 0415074312
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 8th December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.6  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1