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Understanding Diverse Families : What Practitioners Need to Know

Understanding Diverse Families : What Practitioners Need to Know - 96 edition

Understanding Diverse Families : What Practitioners Need to Know - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9781572304178

ISBN10: 1572304170

Understanding Diverse Families : What Practitioners Need to Know by Barbara F. Okun - ISBN 9781572304178
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Guilford Press
Published: 1996
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Understanding Diverse Families : What Practitioners Need to Know by Barbara F. Okun - ISBN 9781572304178

ISBN13: 9781572304178

ISBN10: 1572304170

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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Summary

Today's mental health practitioners face a rapidly changing clientele. Divorce, remarriage, multiracial marriages, different types of adoption, openly gay and lesbian relationships--all have significantly altered the nature and composition of families. An indispensable classroom text and an important resource for clinicians working in private practice, managed care, and other settings, this book insightfully examines a range of healthy families with creative family structures.

Mental health clinicians in a range of practice settings; students of family therapy, clinical and counseling psychology, psychiatry, nursing, and social work.

Serves as a text for graduate-level courses on family therapy and counseling, psychotherapy, and multicultural, gender, and lesbian/gay issues in therapy.

Author Bio

Okun, Barbara F. : Northeastern University

Barbara F. Okun, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation, and Special Education at Northeastern University; Clinical Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; and a supervisor in the Cambridge Hospital Couples and Family Therapy program. She has published several books, including Intimate Environments: Sex, Intimacy, and Gender in Family Therapy (coedited with David Kantor), as well as numerous chapters and articles, and she serves as Editor of a book series that focuses on women and mental health. Dr. Okun's clinical practice comprises a diverse clientele of individuals, couples, and families.




Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction


1. Diverse Families in Context
2. About Adoption: The Participants in Context
3. Adapting to Adoption over the Life Span
4. Treatment Issues Pertaining to Adoption
5. About Homosexuality: The Participants in Context
6. Homosexuality over the Life Span
7. Treatment Issues Pertaining to Homosexuality
8. About Multiraciality: The Participants in Context
9. Multiraciality across the Life Span
10. Treatment Issues Pertaining to Interracial Couples and Families
11. Emerging Families