Relational Family Therapy

Author by : Christian Gostečnik
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Relational Family Therapy introduces a cutting-edge family and couple therapy model that synthesizes relational theories and integrates object relations theory with interpersonal psychoanalysis and self-psychology. The model holds that individuals deal with conflicts rooted in the frustrated and threatening environment they grew up in by later forming intimate relationships that are comparable to the core experiences from their primary family systems. The book outlines the three levels of experience—systemic, interpersonal, and intrapsychic—and provide concrete ways for the therapist to address client problems and promote affect regulation. Chapters include transcripts of actual family therapy sessions as well as genograms so readers can see the model in action.


Critical Topics In Family Therapy

Author by : Thorana Nelson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This Brief from the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) is a collection of chapters from the AFTA Monograph Series. The chapters specifically address responses to a wide range of contextual phenomena from a relational family therapy perspective. Chapters are grounded in family systems concepts and informed by postmodern perspectives including social justice. The collection provides cutting edge thinking and practices for a variety of experiences that strongly impact individuals and families. Authors address the treatment of couples and families oppressed by socio-contextual phenomena such as war and poverty, and of those marginalized by the insidious impact of dominant discourse on relationships and on the therapeutic context, for example, sexual/gender identity and sexual practices. Established practitioners and scholars with particular expertise in the areas addressed bring exceptional transparency and knowledge to the descriptions of their work. Researchers, clinicians, educators, and students of family and couples therapy will find this volume very useful.


The Relational Systems Model For Family Therapy

Author by : Carlton Munson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Relational Systems Model for Family Therapy presents a multi-systems approach to family therapy that teaches the therapist important self-differentiating capacities that set the tone for creating a powerful therapeutic atmosphere. While the model demands no specific treatment procedures, it does rely on the therapist’s capacity to adhere to its basic ideas, as she/he is the most vital factor in the model’s success. In The Relational Systems Model for Family Therapy, Author Donald R. Bardill encourages the therapist to be the learning vehicle for the integration of the four realities of life (self, other, context, spiritual) and the differentiating process that is necessary for human survival, safety, and growth. Understanding this model allows therapists to lead clients to heightened self-awareness and the realization of their human potential--both important factors for intellectual growth, emotional maturity, and problem solving. To this end, readers learn about: the self-differentiating therapist--the person-of-the-therapist is the crucial variable in an effective family treatment process the facing process--the client faces such issues as self-identity, life-purpose, thought and behavior patterns, emotionalized fears, and the future emotionalized right/wrong--focus is on consequences of actions rather than right/wrong judgments in relationship issues life stances--the uniqueness of the individual affects their connection to the life realities family grid--a way for the therapist to organize and talk about important family systems dynamics the therapeutic paradox--the client’s worldview is examined through the therapist’s worldview and a new worldview is formed The Relational Systems Model for Family Therapy is an important handbook for practitioners and students in the fields of clinical social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, counseling psychology, pastoral counseling, and psychiatric nursing. The book is also useful as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate classes and postgraduate seminars in family therapy and family counseling. The self-differentiation nature of the content also lends this book useful to self-help readers.


Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism

Author by : Carmel Flaskas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Postmodernist ideas are widely used in family therapy. However, it is argued that these ideas have their limits in meeting the richness and complexity of human experience and therapy practice. Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism examines postmodernism and its expressions in family therapy, raising questions about: * reality and realness * the subjective process of truth * the experience of self. Alongside identifying the difficulties in any sole reliance on narrative and constructionist ideas, this book advocates the value of selected psychoanalytic ideas for family therapy practice, in particular: * attachment and the unconscious * transference, projective identification and understandings of time * psychoanalytic ideas about thinking and containment in the therapeutic relationship. Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism offers a sustained critical discussion of the possibilities and limits of contemporary family therapy knowledge, and develops a place for psychoanalytic ideas in systemic thinking and practice. It will be of great interest to family therapists, psychotherapists and other mental health professionals.


Patterns In Interpersonal Interactions

Author by : Karl Tomm
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In this book we present a comprehensive view of a systemic approach to working with families, initiated by Karl Tomm more than two decades ago at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre in Canada. The contributors of this edited book articulate the IPscope framework as it was originally designed and its evolution over time. We invite you, experienced professionals and new family therapists, to join with us to explore some of the mysteries of human relationships. While the focus on our explorations revolves around clinical mental health problems and initiatives towards solutions, the concepts are applicable in many domains of daily life. They highlight the ways in which we, as persons, invite each other into recurrent patterns of interaction that generate and maintain some stability in our continuously changing relationships. The stabilities arise when our invitations become coupled and can be characterized as mutual; yet, they always remain transient. What is of major significance is that these transient relational stabilities can have major positive or negative effects in our lives. Consequently, we could all potentially benefit from greater awareness of the nature of these patterns, how particular patterns arise, and how we might be able to influence them.


Engaging With Spirituality In Family Therapy

Author by : David Trimble
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This inspiring volume presents a unique and ethical professional framework for engaging in spiritual discussion in the context of family therapy. Addressing existential contradictions of life that can disrupt family functioning as well as religious restrictions that can create relational barriers, it models an open frame of mind for sensitive and respectful metaphysical work with diverse families. Chapter authors build on their own narratives of spiritual journey as they inform conversation with clients whose faith perspectives include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, African and Native American spiritual practice, Taoism, and Sikhism. These powerful dialogues illuminate the deeper tasks of therapy and offer significant opportunities for all family members to be involved in creating meaning and healing together. This one-of-a-kind book: Presents the narratives of a racially, culturally, and religiously diverse group of authors Explores the challenges of metaphysical psychotherapeutic practice Focuses on the intersection of therapeutic practice and spirituality in various cultural contexts Guides therapists in looking into their own spiritual lives and experience Models methods for therapists using spirituality in sessions with families Challenging professionals to step beyond the perceived boundaries of the therapist/client relationship, Engaging with Spirituality in Family Therapy: Meeting in Sacred Space is rich and eloquent reading for practitioners and researchers in family therapy.


Relationship Enhancement Family Therapy

Author by : Barry G. Ginsberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Description : Self-sufficiency should be the goal of any therapeutic undertaking. Pioneered by Bernard Guerney in the 1950s, and proven effective over several decades, relationship enhancement (RE) therapy aims at training clients in the skills they need to identify and resolve causes of stress and discord within the family for themselves. Authored by a senior clinician who trained under Bernard Guerney, Relationship Enhancement Family Therapy is the first comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of this valuable approach to family therapy. Dr. Ginsberg begins with a thorough review of the theoretical underpinnings of RE, followed by a delineation of the role of the therapist in RE. Bolstered by extensive case studies, the remainder of the book is devoted to providing clinicians with practical guidelines for applying RE methods.


Handbook Of Clinical Family Therapy

Author by : Jay L. Lebow
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The latest theory, research, and practice information for familytherapy The last twenty years have seen an explosion of new, innovative,and empirically supported therapeutic approaches for treatingfamilies. Mental health professionals working with families todayapply a wide range of approaches to a variety of situations andclients using techniques based on their clinically and empiricallyproven effectiveness, their focus on specific individual andrelational disorders, their applicability in various contexts, andtheir prominence in the field. In this accessible and comprehensive text, each chapter coversspecific problems, the theoretical and practical elements of thetreatment approach, recommended intervention strategies, specialconsiderations, supporting research, and clinical examples. Thecontributors provide step-by-step guidelines for implementing theapproaches described and discuss particular issues that arise indifferent couple, family, and cultural contexts. Handbook of Clinical Family Therapy covers treatment strategiesfor the most common problems encountered in family therapy,including: Domestic violence Adolescent defiance, anxiety, and depression Trauma-induced problems Stepfamily conflicts ADHD disruption Substance abuse in adults and adolescents Couple conflict and divorce Chronic illness A detailed reference for today's best treatment strategies, theHandbook of Clinical Family Therapy brings together the toppractitioners and scholars to produce an innovative anduser-friendly guide for clinicians and students alike.


Handbook Of Family Therapy

Author by : Thomas L. Sexton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Integrative, research-based, multisystemic: these words reflect not only the state of family therapy, but the nature of this comprehensive handbook as well. The contributors, all well-recognized names who have contributed extensively to the field, accept and embrace the tensions that emerge when integrating theoretical perspectives and science in clinical settings to document the current evolution of couples and family therapy, practice, and research. Each individual chapter contribution is organized around a central theme: that the integration of theory, clinical wisdom, and practical and meaningful research produce the best understanding of couple and family relationships, and the best treatment options. The handbook contains five parts: • Part I describes the history of the field and its current core theoretical constructs • Part II analyzes the theories that form the foundation of couple and family therapy, chosen because they best represent the broad range of schools of practice in the field • Part III provides the best examples of approaches that illustrate how clinical models can be theoretically integrative, evidence-based, and clinically responsive • Part IV summarizes evidence and provides useful findings relevant for research and practice • Part V looks at the application of couple and family interventions that are based on emerging clinical needs, such as divorce and working in medical settings. Handbook of Family Therapy illuminates the threads that are common to family therapies and gives voice to the range of perspectives that are possible. Practitioners, researchers, and students need to have this handbook on their shelves, both to help look back on our past and to usher in the next evolution in family therapy.


Family Therapy

Author by : Donald R. Bardill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Handbook Of Systemic Family Therapy Systemic Family Therapy And Global Health Issues

Author by : Mudita Rastogi
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Volume IV of The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy considers family-level interventions for issues of global public health. Information on the effectiveness of relational treatment is included along with consideration of the most appropriate modality for treatment. Developed in partnership with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), it will appeal to clinicians, such as couple, marital, and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. It will also benefit researchers, educators, and graduate students involved in CMFT.


The Practice Of Family Therapy

Author by : Suzanne Midori Hanna
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Now in its fifth edition, The Practice of Family Therapy comes at a time when traditional approaches to psychotherapy have given way to multidimensional strategies that best serve the needs of diverse groups who are grappling with the many challenges unique to family therapy practice. With expanded coverage of different models, along with new developments in evidence-based and postmodern practices, this integrative textbook bridges the gap between science and systemic/relational approaches, as it guides the reader through each stage of family therapy. Part I lays the groundwork by introducing the first-, second-, and third-generation models of family therapy, teaching the reader to integrate different elements from these models into a systemic structure of practice. Part II explores the practical application of these models, including scripts for specific interventions and rich case examples that highlight how to effectively work with diverse client populations. Students will learn how to make connections between individual symptoms and cutting-edge family practices to respond successfully to cases of substance abuse, trauma, grief, depression, suicide risk, violence, LGBTQ families, and severely mentally ill clients and their families. Also included are study guides for each model and a glossary to review main concepts. Aligned with the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards’ (AMFTRB) knowledge and content statements, this textbook will be key reading for graduate students who are preparing for the national licensing exam in marriage and family therapy.


Mastering Resistance

Author by : Carol M. Anderson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Guilford Press
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Description : Resistance--any attitude or behavior of the therapist, patient, or system that resists change--is integral to every therapeutic relationship. Family therapists are all too familiar with challenges to their professional credentials, families' reluctance to convene for treatment, cancellations, rejection of therapy, requests to exclude a family member, and numerous other maneuvers that frustrate therapeutic goals. Mastering Resistance presents concrete, accessible strategies for coping directly with specific, commonly encountered problems of resistance. Moreover, it demonstrates how resistance can effectively be used to foster a stronger therapist-client alliance.


Medical Family Therapy

Author by : Jennifer Hodgson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : “High praise to Hodgson, Lamson, Mendenhall, and Crane and in creating a seminal work for systemic researchers, educators, supervisors, policy makers and financial experts in health care. The comprehensiveness and innovation explored by every author reflects an in depth understanding that reveals true pioneers of integrated health care. Medical Family Therapy: Advances in Application will lead the way for Medical Family Therapists in areas just now being acknowledged and explored.” - Tracy Todd, PhD, LMFT, Executive Director of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Integrated, interdisciplinary health care is growing in stature and gaining in numbers. Systems and payers are facilitating it. Patients and providers are benefitting from it. Research is supporting it, and policymakers are demanding it. The emerging field of Medical Family Therapy (MedFT) is contributing greatly to these developments and Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications examines its implementation in depth. Leading experts describe MedFT as it is practiced today, the continuum of services provided, the necessary competencies for practitioners, and the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of health that the specialty works to integrate. Data-rich chapters model core concepts such as the practitioner as scientist, the importance of context in health care settings, collaboration with families and communities, and the centrality of the relational perspective in treatment. And the book's wide-spectrum coverage takes in research, training, financial, and policy issues, among them: Preparing MedFTs for the multiple worlds of health care Extending platforms on how to build relationships in integrated care Offering a primer in program evaluation for MedFTs Ensuring health equity in MedFT research Identifying where policy and practice collide with ethics and integrated care Recognizing the cost-effectiveness of family therapy in health care With its sophisticated insights into the current state – and the future – of healthcare reform, Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the fields of clinical psychology, counseling, family therapy, healthcare policy, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, public health, and social work.


Common Factors In Couple And Family Therapy

Author by : Douglas H. Sprenkle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Guilford Publications
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Description : Grounded in theory, research, and extensive clinical experience, this pragmatic book addresses critical questions of how change occurs in couple and family therapy and how to help clients achieve better results. The authors show that regardless of a clinician's orientation or favored techniques, there are particular therapist attributes, relationship variables, and other factors that make therapy--specifically, therapy with couples and families--effective. The book explains these common factors in depth and provides hands-on guidance for capitalizing on them in clinical practice and training. User-friendly features include numerous case examples and a reproducible common factors checklist.


Creating Connection

Author by : Judith V. Jordan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT) is developed to accurately address the relational experiences of persons in de-valued cultural groups. As a model, it is ideal for work with couples: it encourages active participation in relationships, fosters the well-being of everyone involved, and acknowledges that we grow through and toward relationships throughout the lifespan. Part and parcel with relationships is the knowledge that, whether intentionally or not, we fail each other, misunderstand each other, and hurt each other, causing an oftentimes enduring disconnect. This book helps readers understand the pain of disconnect and to use RCT to heal relationships in a variety of settings, including with heterosexual couples, lesbian and gay couples, and mixed race couples. Readers will note a blending of approaches (person-centered, narrative, systems, and feminist theory), all used to change the cultural conditions that can contribute to problems: unequal, sometimes abusive power arrangements, marginalization of groups, and rigid gender, race, and sexuality expectations. Readers will learn to help minimize economic and power disparities and encourage the growth of mutual empathy while looking at a variety of relational challenges, such as parenting, stepfamilies, sexuality, and illness. Polarities of “you vs. me” will be replaced with the healing concept of “us.”


Systemic Research In Individual Couple And Family Therapy And Counseling

Author by : Matthias Ochs
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Description : This book examines systemic family therapy research, addressing key topics across the interrelated disciplines of psychotherapy, social work, and counseling. Drawing from contributions at the 2017 International Systemic Research Conference in Heidelberg, it includes both quantitative and qualitative research perspectives and outlines a wide array of approaches, using systems theory and constructivist epistemology. In addition, the book focuses on innovative paradigms, research strategies, and methods, seeking to bridge the gap between research and practice in the field of systemic family therapy. Finally, it provides guidance on submitting and maximizing the likelihood of research paper acceptance to leading family therapy journals. Topics featured in this book include: Effectiveness of research-informed systemic therapy. Mindfulness and compassion-based interventions in relational contexts. Use of SCORE (Systemic Clinical Outcome and Routine Evaluation) as an indicator of family functioning in Europe. Systemic approaches for working with couples with high conflict behaviors. Therapeutic-Factor-Oriented skill building in systemic counseling. Importance of client feedback in development of professional knowledge base. Systemic Research in Individual, Couple, and Family Therapy and Counseling is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students in family therapy, clinical psychology, general practice/family medicine, and social work as well as all interrelated psychology and medical disciplines.


Socio Emotional Relationship Therapy

Author by : Carmen Knudson-Martin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This path-breaking volume introduces Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy for clinical work with troubled couples. Practice-focused and engaging, it integrates real-world knowledge of the intersections of gender, culture, power, and identity in relationships with empirical findings on the neurobiology of attraction. Case examples detail the process of therapists in the moment as they develop both their clinical skills and their understanding of the social contexts fueling couples' difficulties. Applications of the method, which can be used with same-sex couples as well as heterosexual ones, are shown in addressing infidelity, tapping into partners' spirituality, and modeling and encouraging mutual respect and support. Among the topics covered: Undoing gendered power in heterosexual couple relationships. Interpersonal neurobiology, couples, and the societal context. How gender discourses hijack couple therapy—and how it can be avoided. How SERT therapists develop interventions that address the larger context. Building a circle of care in same-sex couple relationships. Couple therapy with adult survivors of child abuse: gender, power, and trust. Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy opens out practical new possibilities for marriage and family therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers, and counselors seeking ideas for more meaningful couples work.


An Introduction To Marriage And Family Therapy

Author by : Joseph L. Wetchler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Now in its second edition, this text introduces readers to the rich history and practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, with 32 professionals from across the US presenting their knowledge in their areas of expertise. This blend of approaches and styles gives this text a unique voice and makes it a comprehensive resource for graduate students taking their first course in Marriage and Family Therapy. The book is divided into three sections: Part 1 focuses on the components on which 21st century family therapy is based and summarizes the most recent changes made to not only therapeutic interventions, but to the very concept of “family.” Part 2 presents an overview of the 7 major theoretical models of the field: structural, strategic, Milan, social constructionist, experiential, transgenerational, and cognitive-behavioral family therapy. Each chapter in this section • Focuses on the founder of the theory, its theoretical tenants, and its key techniques • Shows how the model focuses on diversity • Presents the research that supports the approach Part 3 addresses specific treatment areas that are common to marriage and family therapists, such as sex therapy, pre-marital therapy, research, and ethics and legal issues. As an introduction to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy, this volume stands above the rest. Not only will readers gain an understanding of the rich history of the field and its techniques, but they will also see a complete picture of the context in which families are embedded, such as gender, culture, spirituality, and sexual orientation. This knowledge is the key to understanding what differentiates Marriage and Family Therapy from individual psychotherapy. Glossaries, case studies, tables, figures, and appendices appear generously throughout the text to present this information and give students a thorough overview to prepare them for their professional lives.


Multi Generational Family Therapy

Author by : Maurizio Andolfi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Multi-generational Family Therapy reveals the limits of the medical model in treating mental and relational problems. It instead provides a toolkit for therapists, observing family functioning over at least three generations to explore the developmental history of the family in order to discover links between past trauma and broken emotional bonds, and current problems experienced by family members. Maurizio Andolfi honours the voices of children in therapy and enlists them as the key to unlocking unresolved family issues. The book provides an experiential model of intervention that centres on creativity and humanity as the best way to build an alliance and work with a family in crisis. Demonstrating with case examples, Andolfi outlines the relational skills and inner self of the therapist, focusing on the ability to be direct, authentic and emphatic. The use of relational questioning, silence, body language, physical contact and movement in therapy are explored in depth. Multi-generational Family Therapy will be of interest to anyone working with individuals, couples and families including child, adolescent and adult psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and counsellors. It will also prove useful to private practitioners, social workers, doctors, paediatricians and educators


The Handbook Of Systemic Family Therapy Systemic Family Therapy With Couples

Author by : Adrian J. Blow
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Volume III of The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy focuses on therapy with couples. Information on the effectiveness of relational treatment is included along with consideration of the most appropriate modality for treatment. Developed in partnership with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), it will appeal to clinicians, such as couple, marital, and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. It will also benefit researchers, educators, and graduate students involved in CMFT.


An Introduction To Marriage And Family Therapy

Author by : Lorna L. Hecker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : The editors have compiled insight and analysis from 20 experts in the theoretical and practice areas of family therapy. Topics covered include couples therapy, communication training, marital enrichment, premarital counselling, substance abusem divorce, gender and culture, family violence and sexual dysfunctions.


Doing Family Therapy Third Edition

Author by : Robert Taibbi
Languange : en
Publisher by : Guilford Publications
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Description : "Subject Areas/Keywords: adolescents, assessments, children, clinical practice, counseling, couples, families, family therapy, interventions, marital, marriage, methods, parenting, parents, psychotherapy, relationships, techniques, teens, treatments DESCRIPTION Featuring rich case examples, this book has helped tens of thousands of students and therapists build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the full range of issues that families bring to therapy. Rather than advocating one best approach, Robert Taibbi shows that there are multiple ways to guide families and harness their strengths. The book maps out the challenges and process of the beginning, middle, and end stages of treatment; presents creative strategies for assessment and intervention with parents and kids of all ages; analyzes how working with individuals can effect helpful changes in couples and families; and offers practical tips for overcoming common roadblocks. End-of-chapter reflection questions and experiential exercises encourage readers to develop their own clinical style. "--


Marriage And Family Therapy

Author by : Linda Metcalf
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Publishing Company
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Description : This practical textbook helps students in marriage and family programmes, as well as practicing marriage and family therapists, understand and apply a variety of the most popular family therapy models.


The Space Between

Author by : Carmel Flaskas
Languange : en
Publisher by : Karnac Books
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Description : This book focuses on the therapeutic relationship between the family and the therapist, an element present in every therapy session. Clinical examples are found throughout the book to illustrate both positive and negative outcomes of therapy. Part of the Systemic Thinking and Practice Series.


The Relational Systems Model For Family Therapy

Author by : Carlton Munson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Relational Systems Model for Family Therapy presents a multi-systems approach to family therapy that teaches the therapist important self-differentiating capacities that set the tone for creating a powerful therapeutic atmosphere. While the model demands no specific treatment procedures, it does rely on the therapist’s capacity to adhere to its basic ideas, as she/he is the most vital factor in the model’s success. In The Relational Systems Model for Family Therapy, Author Donald R. Bardill encourages the therapist to be the learning vehicle for the integration of the four realities of life (self, other, context, spiritual) and the differentiating process that is necessary for human survival, safety, and growth. Understanding this model allows therapists to lead clients to heightened self-awareness and the realization of their human potential--both important factors for intellectual growth, emotional maturity, and problem solving. To this end, readers learn about: the self-differentiating therapist--the person-of-the-therapist is the crucial variable in an effective family treatment process the facing process--the client faces such issues as self-identity, life-purpose, thought and behavior patterns, emotionalized fears, and the future emotionalized right/wrong--focus is on consequences of actions rather than right/wrong judgments in relationship issues life stances--the uniqueness of the individual affects their connection to the life realities family grid--a way for the therapist to organize and talk about important family systems dynamics the therapeutic paradox--the client’s worldview is examined through the therapist’s worldview and a new worldview is formed The Relational Systems Model for Family Therapy is an important handbook for practitioners and students in the fields of clinical social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, counseling psychology, pastoral counseling, and psychiatric nursing. The book is also useful as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate classes and postgraduate seminars in family therapy and family counseling. The self-differentiation nature of the content also lends this book useful to self-help readers.


The Vibrant Relationship

Author by : Kirsten Seidenfaden
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Creating and sustaining a vibrant relationship is one of the most difficult challenges we come across in our lives. But when we do succeed, it is the source of a truly deep and lasting happiness. To succeed, we need some tools to help us on our way.The subject of this book is the Dialogue of Acknowledgement, an extremely efficient and loving tool that can help people come to grips with problems as well as form the basis for a new way of living and ethical practice, both within the couple and in all other relationships in life. This book hopes to introduce the reader to a way to a shared life of openness, curiosity, acknowledgement, appreciation, and recognition and help them to learn how to converse and listen so that it will be possible for you to explore yourselves and each other in new ways.


Mindfulness Based Play Family Therapy Theory And Practice

Author by : Dottie Higgins-Klein
Languange : en
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : Incorporating mindfulness and family therapy into play-family sessions. When a child is offered a space to relax the “busy mind,” his experience is comparable to mindfulness meditation. Therapists can help children remain in this calm state—in the state of the present moment—if they have the right tools and techniques to do so. During this stillness, a child can reach a level of consciousness that is parallel to the deepened awareness that occurs during mindfulness meditation. Conducting play sessions in this stage allows for healing and progress. Not only can the symptoms of children’s pain be reduced in intensity and duration, but their self-esteem can be enhanced. This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for helping children through play therapy within the context of the family and incorporating ideas from the practice of mindfulness. This experience-based therapeutic model respectfully derives from the best roots of traditional family therapy and play therapy modalities. Additionally, it draws from child development theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and mindfulness. Either spontaneous play or directed play can be used according to the need.


The Handbook Of Systemic Family Therapy Systemic Family Therapy With Children And Adolescents

Author by : Lenore M. McWey
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 51
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Description : Volume II of The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy presents established and emerging models of relational treatment of children and young people. Developed in partnership with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), it will appeal to clinicians, such as couple, marital, and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. It will also benefit researchers, educators, and graduate students involved in CMFT.