Family Therapy: An Overview by Herbert Goldenberg, Irene Goldenberg

By Herbert Goldenberg, Irene Goldenberg

Family members treatment offers a balanced presentation of the main theoretical underpinnings and medical practices within the box. via offering an summary of conventional and evolving viewpoints, views, values, intervention innovations, and objectives of kinfolk remedy, Herbert and Irene Goldenberg offer present, proper, practice-oriented content material laying the basis for college kids to turn into expert relatives therapists. This version displays the Goldenbergs' dedication to supplying scholars with not just conventional relations treatment theoretical frameworks but in addition the field's evolving versions of perform. it's the entire source for supporting scholars in studying the numerous points of kinfolk remedy. For this variation, Michael White, founding father of Narrative treatment, has written a brand new foreword for the e-book.

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Clinicians with a systems outlook concern themselv es with understanding what is occurring (say , conflict betw een a troubled marital pair), how it occurs (obser ving its curr ent repetitive patterns), and when it occurs (whenev er issues o ver po wer and contr ol arise), rather than sear ching for why it is occurring. That is, systems-oriented clinicians ar e more interested in the process of what they are observing in the couple’s interactions than in thecontent of those transactions. For example, a therapist working with a couple quarreling over spending money is likely to draw their attention to the trouble they are having making decisions together, rather than focusing specifically on finances.

Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. Family Resiliency To this point, w e have explored the str uctures and patterns of family systems as their members relate to each other and cr eate meaning of their shared experience. An important part of that experience involves the family’s relationship to the outside world.

Male and female role differences have become less clearly defined today as many families, especially those led by the younger generations, struggle to find more flexible, if not yet fully worked-out, patterns for living together harmoniously in a dual-working household. Time pressures, how best to juggle work and family obligations, who takes time off from work to care for a sick child—these are some of the day-to-day issues two-income families typically face. I n the case of wor king-class dual-earners, a sick child may become a family crisis if their jobs do not permit time off for either parent.

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