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    DescriptionIn this Second Edition, the author continues to explore both the larger context surrounding families and stress and the inner context, which includes perceptions and meanings. The author emphasizes the need for a more general contextual model of family stress and crises than other models. The goal is to provide a framework for students and professionals engaged in helping families learn how to manage their stress.

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    Family Stress Management
    A Contextual Approach
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pauline Boss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780803973909
    ISBN 10: 080397390X

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    BISAC V2.8: SEL024000
    DC21: 306.85019
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    LC classification: HQ536 .B674 2002, HQ536.B674
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    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    SAGE Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    SAGE Publications Inc
    Publication date
    17 January 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Thousand Oaks
    Author Information
    Pauline Boss, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, a Fellow in the American Psychological Association and American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy; a former president of the National Council on Family Relations, and a family therapist in private practice. Dr. Boss received her Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she subsequently taught for many years. In 1981, she joined the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota, where she was Professor and Clinical Supervisor in the doctoral training program in marriage and family therapy. She was appointed Visiting Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, 1995-96. With her groundbreaking work as a scientist-practitioner, Dr. Boss is the principal theorist in the study of ambiguous loss, a term she coined in the 1970s. Since then, she has researched various types of ambiguous loss, summarizing her work in the widely acclaimed book, Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief (Harvard University Press, 1999). In addition, Loss, Trauma, and Resilience (Norton, 2006), presents six therapeutic guidelines for treatment when loss is complicated by ambiguity. These guidelines are based on her years of work with families of the physically missing during the Vietnam War, after 9/11, and in Kosovo, as well as in clinical work with families with loved ones who are missing psychologically from Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, as well as from traumatic brain injury. Dr. Boss's most recent book, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia (Jossey-Bass, 2011) outlines proven strategies for managing the ongoing stress and grief while caring for someone who has dementia and offers hope for dealing with the ambiguous loss of dementia--having a loved one both here and not here, physically present but psychologically absent.
    Table of contents
    Preface Acknowledgements 1. What Is New? 2. The Contextual Model: Understanding Family Stress in Science and Practice 3. Definitions: A Guide to Family Stress Theory 4. Coping, Adapting, Being Resilient...or Is It Managing? 5. Boundary Ambiguity: A Risk Factor in Family Stress Management 6. The Link Between Ambiguity and Ambivalence in Family Stress Management 7. Denial: Barrier if Buffer in Family Stress Management 8. Family Values and Belief Systems: Influences on Family Stress Management 9. The Family's External Context 10. Family Crisis: Overcoming Trauma and Victimization 11. Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? Postscript References Index About the Author