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 s ...show moretructures.
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.