Summary: A casebook for courses in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, and Social Work.
The authors believe that prospective counselors must learn from the experience of practicing counselors. This enjoyable-to-read, inexpensive casebook offers nineteen live marriage and family therapy case studies that exemplify the major approaches taken to marriage and family counseling. The nineteen contributors provide real-life data about their counseling sess...show moreions, their decision-making process, their personal feelings, and even their mistakes. It is telling that the contributing authors have provided the case that touched them most, not their most successful case. Features :
NEW - Three new contributors/cases bring unique new scenarios to the text--Albert Valadez' case is noteworthy for its use of metaphor, Montserrat Casado tells the story of an immigrant family, and Bibiana Gutierrez introduces a lesbian relationship.
Capture students' attention with up-to-the-minute challenges that truly reflect today's family and marriage situations--showcase the diversity of therapy clients and help students understand the vast spectrum of problems families and couples face.
A common organization for each case study (Editor's Commentary, Conceptualization, Process, Outcome, and Discussion)--Introducing the problem; the diagnosis, goals, and strategies; session-by-session accounts; results; and a "post-mortem."
Facilitates comparison between situations, clients, and therapy approach--gives students enough detail for them to feel they've had a "personal encounter" with both the therapist and the clients.
A Summary of Cases chart at the beginning of the text--Categorizes cases by the Patients/Presenting Problem, Systemic Foci, and Featured Strategies.
Showcases the major aspects of each case--helps students identify the "heart" of each case, facilitates review at exam time as well as referencing once students are "in the field."
A truly topical blend of subject matter--With situations involving an Internet "love affair," the loss of a loved one, parent-child conflicts, non-traditional relationships, ethnic issues, etc.
Highlights the relevance of marriage and family therapy to "what's happening" in today's world--helps students prepare for the types of challenges they will face in their own practices, and their lives.
Edition/Copyright:2ND 04 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Merrill Education/Prentice Hall Published: 07/29/2003 International: No
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Golden, Larry : University of Texas at San Antonio
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Summary of Cases.
1. Internet Man, Jeffrey Angera and John M. Littrell. 2. When the Problem Becomes a Gift, Gabrielle Carey. 3. Living Between Two Worlds, Montserrat Casado. 4. Rename the Blame Frame, Collie W. Conoley. 5. An Affair to Forget, Phyllis Erdman. 6. Losses and Gains, Marcheta Evans. 7. It's Not Our Fault, Molly Geil and William M. Walsh. 8. Let Me Be Me, Joshua M. Gold. 9. The Boy Who Wouldn't Leave Home, Larry B. Golden. 10. Coming Out, Bibiana Gutierrez. 11. Holding the Family Together, Fred J. Hanna. 12. From Russia with Love, Karin B. Jordan. 13. A Family's Grief, Connie M. Kane. 14. A "Selfish" Mom; A "Difficult" Teen, Bruce S. Neben. 15. Mr. and Mrs. Blah, Patrick O'Malley. 16. Beyond Stalemate: Steps to Intimacy, Vimala Pillari. 17. Time Wasted or Time Invested?, Thomas Scofield. 18. The Speed Demon and the Back Seat Driver, James N. Sells. 19. The Boxer and the Cutman: A Metaphor for a Marriage, Albert Valadez.
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