Family therapists present cases that illustrate the integration of several different approaches. Cases demonstrate work with couples, families in transition, and families coping with serious physical and mental illness, and highlight integrative interventions in which a couple's or family's ethnicity, religion, health status, socioeconomic class, or sexual orientation are particularly important. After describing the theoretical background the therapist works from, each case describes interventions used. Therapists' willingness to reveal their struggles to find solutions allows readers to understand how the therapist thought about the case at critical decision points.
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