Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families, Second Edition / Edition 2
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Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families, Second Edition / Edition 2

by William C. Madsen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 159385434X

ISBN-13: 9781593854348

Pub. Date: 02/22/2007

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Thoroughly revised and expanded, the second edition of this successful text and professional resource offers an alternative approach to thinking about and working with "difficult" families. From a nonpathologizing stance, William C. Madsen demonstrates creative ways to help family members shift their relationship to longstanding problems; envision desired lives;

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Thoroughly revised and expanded, the second edition of this successful text and professional resource offers an alternative approach to thinking about and working with "difficult" families. From a nonpathologizing stance, William C. Madsen demonstrates creative ways to help family members shift their relationship to longstanding problems; envision desired lives; and develop more proactive coping strategies. The second edition has been thoroughly updated with practice innovations and many new case illustrations. New appendices provide outlines for crafting collaborative assessments, therapy contracts, and other documentation that enhances accountability while also engaging clients and eliciting their strengths. Anyone working with families in crisis, especially in settings where time and resources are scarce, will gain valuable insights and tools from this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593854348
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/22/2007
Series:
Guilford Family Therapy Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
388
Sales rank:
556,743
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reflective Practice in Frenzied Times
1. Working with Multi-Stressed Families: Recognizing the Importance of Relational Stance
2. What We See Is What We Get: Reexamining Our Assessment Process
3. Collaboration Is a Two-Way Street: Engaging Reluctant Families
4. Developing a Proactive Vision to Guide Clinical Work: Collaborative Therapy Contracts
5. Collaborative Inquiry: An Anthropological Approach to "Intervening" with Families
6. Examining the Relationship between Clients and the Problems in Their Lives
7. Helping Clients Shift Their Relationship to Problems and Develop Preferred Lives
8. Developing Communities to Support New Lives
9. Solidifying New Lives through Therapeutic Documents
10. Sustaining a Collaborative Practice in the "Real" World
Appendices: A. One Example of a Strength-Based Assessment Outline. B. Questions to Assess Externalized Problems Rather Than Families. C. Considerations in Collaborative Therapy Contracts. D. An Interview Outline to Consolidate Alternative Stories. E. Coauthoring Termination/Consolidation Summaries with Clients.

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