Counseling Today's Families
Based on current research and theory, this text focuses on "doing"family therapy with differing kinds of clients, as opposed to surveying the methods and theories in family therapy. The authors offer a carefully researched look at contemporary family structures and living arrangements, specifically focusing on five family forms: single-parent-led families, remarried families, cohabiting couples, gay and lesbian couples, and dual-career marriages.The authors detail common problem areas from a family systems perspective and offer intervention guidelines with each family type. Numerous case studies and counseling strategies are described in detail. This book should be of interest to students on family therapy courses offered in departments of psychology, counsellor education, social work and health sciences.
- Paperback | 290 pages
- 130 x 198.1 x 25.4mm | 464.47g
- 29 Sep 1989
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- CA, United States
Table of contents
Part One: Families in transition. The changing American family. Part Two: Outlook and approaches in family therapy. The family as a social system. Appraising family functioning. Part Three: Counseling families with alternate life styles. Counseling the single-parent-led family. Counseling the remarried family. Counseling cohabiting heterosexual couples. Counseling gay male/lesbian female couples. Counseling the dual-career family. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.