Summary: The new edition of COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES is thoroughly revised and updated continuing to use systems-based approach to understanding, assessing, and counseling a variety of today's families. The authors examine current family structures and living arrangements, detail common problem areas from a family systems perspective, and offer intervention guidelines for working effectively with varying family types. Cultural considerations, gender issues, and social cont
ext are included for each family pattern to ensure that the coverage in the text does indeed offer a realistic view of families today.
Summary: The new edition of COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES is thoroughly revised and updated continuing to use systems-based approach to understanding, assessing, and counseling a variety of today's families. The authors examine current family structures and living arrangements, detail common problem areas from a family systems perspective, and offer intervention guidelines for working effectively with varying family types. Cultural considerations, gender issues, and social context are included for each family pattern to ensure that the coverage in the text does indeed offer a realistic view of families today. ...show less
Goldenberg, Herbert : California State University, Los Angeles
Dr. Herbert Goldenberg is a professor of Psychology at the California State University, Los Angeles campus. His doctorate is from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the co-author with Irene Goldenberg of Family Therapy: An Overview, Fourth Edition and My Family Story: Told and Examined, Fourth Edition.
Goldenberg, Irene : University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Irene Goldenberg is currently a professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the co-author with Herbert Goldenberg of Family Therapy: An Overview, Fourth Edition and My Family Story: Told and Examined, Fourth Edition.
"The manuscript is a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of family practice with today's families. The focus is on familiarizing beginning practitioners with prominent theories, knowledge and skills for practice with a wide range of families. Readers are oriented to the profession of marriage and family therapy through case examples, research knowledge, and presentations of the skills needed to work effectively with families."
--Professor - Elizabeth Sirles, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Thomson Learning Web Site, August, 2001
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PART I: UNDERSTANDING FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS.
1. Counseling Today's Changing Families. 2. The Family as a Social Unit: Systems Theory and Beyond. 3. Appraising Couple and Family Functioning. 4. Multiple Views of Family Counseling: A Case Study. 5. Intervening in Troubled Couple and Family Relationships.
PART II: COUNSELING FAMILIES WITH VARIED LIFESTYLES.
6. Counseling the Single-Parent-Led-Family. 7. Counseling the Remarried Family. 8. Counseling Cohabiting Heterosexual Adults. 9. Counseling Gay Male and Lesbian Families.
PART III: COUNSELING FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES.
10. Counseling the Dual-Career Family. 11. Counseling Ethnically Diverse Minority Families.
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