Counseling Today's Families / Edition 4

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Overview

The new edition of COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES is thoroughly revised and updated continuing to use systems-based approach to understanding, assessing, and counseling a variety of today's families. The authors examine current family structures and living arrangements, detail common problem areas from a family systems perspective, and offer intervention guidelines for working effectively with varying family types. Cultural considerations, gender issues, and social context are included for each family pattern to ensure that the coverage in the text does indeed offer a realistic view of families today.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The manuscript is a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of family practice with today's families. The focus is on familiarizing beginning practitioners with prominent theories, knowledge and skills for practice with a wide range of families. Readers are oriented to the profession of marriage and family therapy through case examples, research knowledge, and presentations of the skills needed to work effectively with families."
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Examines contemporary family structures and living arrangements and details common problem areas from a family systems perspective. Offers appraisal and intervention guidelines for counselors working with single-parent and blended families, cohabiting heterosexual, gay and lesbian couples, dual career marriages, and ethnically diverse families. Includes case studies of families dealing with issues such as anorexia, gay coming out, and teenage parents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534367114
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/1/2001
  • Series: Marital, Couple, & Family Counseling Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 282,181
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Herbert Goldenberg was Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where he developed and taught classes in family therapy. Together with Irene Goldenberg he was awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. He also held membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. He was also elected fellow in that APA division. The Goldenbergs co-authored another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.

Irene Goldenberg is Professor Emeritus of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She served as Associate Chairperson of that department and as Director of Psychological Services for many years, and continues to teach marriage and family therapy courses to psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers there. She currently supervises doctoral students and directs the family therapy program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Together with Herbert, Irene Goldenberg has been awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. She also holds membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. She has been elected fellow in that APA division. The Goldenbergs are co-authors of another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding Family Relationships. 1. Counseling Today's Changing Families. 2. The Family as a Social Unit: Systems Theory and Beyond. 3. Appraising Couple and Family Functioning. 4. Multiple Views of Family Counseling: A Case Study. 5. Intervening in Troubled Couple and Family Relationships. Part II: Counseling Families with Varied Lifestyles. 6. Counseling the Single-Parent-Led-Family. 7. Counseling the Remarried Family. 8. Counseling Cohabiting Heterosexual Adults. 9. Counseling Gay Male and Lesbian Families. Part III: Counseling Families with Special Circumstances. 10. Counseling the Dual-Career Family. 11. Counseling Ethnically Diverse Minority Families. Glossary. References. Index.

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