Caregiver Family Therapy: Empowering Families to Meet the Challenges of Aging

Caregiver Family Therapy: Empowering Families to Meet the Challenges of Aging

by Sara Honn Qualls, Ashley A. Williams
     
 

Caring for an older family member with physical or cognitive impairments is a difficult, strenuous process that brings challenges as well as rewards. Caregivers often struggle to balance their own needs with those of the care recipient. Their relationships with family, friends, coworkers, and even the care recipient can suffer as well. As a result, family members

Overview

Caring for an older family member with physical or cognitive impairments is a difficult, strenuous process that brings challenges as well as rewards. Caregivers often struggle to balance their own needs with those of the care recipient. Their relationships with family, friends, coworkers, and even the care recipient can suffer as well. As a result, family members often seek professional help to guide them through the caregiving process. This book presents caregiver family therapy (CFT), a systems approach to working with families that care for an aging adult. In CFT, the therapist helps family members identify challenges and resources, clarify values and strategies for addressing each challenge, restructure family roles, and balance caregiving with self-care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433812149
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
12/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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