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The Family Crucible : The Intense Experience of Family Therapy

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For all families considering therapy, this bestselling guide will provide a broad understanding of the family therapy experience. "Brings fresh insights to our understanding of family interactions."-- "Psychology Today" "Brings fresh insight to our understanding of family interactions, the forces that contribute to marital failure, and how family therapy can aid in revitalizing interpersonal relationships." "--Psychology Today"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0060914890
  • 9780060914899
  • 143,700

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This extraordinary book presents scenarios of one family's therapy experience and explains what underlies each encounter. You will discover the general patterns that are common to all families--stress, polarization and escalation, scapegoating, triangulation, blaming, and the diffusion of identity--and you will gain a vivid understanding of the intriguing field of family therapy.
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." . . brings fresh insight to our understanding of family interactions, the forces that contribute to marital failure, and how family therapy can aid in revitalizing interpersonal relationships."-- "Psychology Today""If you have a troubled marriage, a troubled child, a troubled self, if you're in therapy or think that there's no help for your predicament, " The Family Crucible" will give you insights . . . that are remarkably fresh and helpful." -- "The New York Times Book Review""This is a book that shows how psychological growth occurs and opens new avenues of thought about changing daily life patterns." -- "The Los Angeles Times""Highly absorbing and readable."-- "American Journal of Psychiatry"A thoughtful, well-written book for the general reader."-- "The Milwaukee Journal"
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1,920 ratings
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