The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives / Edition 3

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Overview

How does one define the concept of "family"? Is it primarily a biological link, or purely a social construction? Can it be a combination of both? Does it have to be? In this age of single parents, alternative lifestyles, and joint custody, "family" has become a fluid term which reflects a sweeping change in society -- from the rigid structure of the nuclear family to a more diverse and inclusive circle of people that one refers to as Rfamily.S In this revision of their classic work in family therapy issues and techniques, the authors propose Ra new and more comprehensive way to think about human development and the life cycle,S by widening the perspective of family therapy to include diversity of family forms and lifestyles, as well as cultural diversity. Their expanded view of family includes the impact and issues at multiple levels of the human system: the individual, family households, the extended family, the community, the cultural group, and the larger society. The new edition offers lively and dynamic writing, with contributed chapters by some of the best-known therapists and experts in family therapy. Some issues with expanded focus include race, class, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, spirituality, politics, work, time, community, values, and belief systems. Social workers, psychologists, nurses, and family therapists.

Incl. conceptual perspectives, perspectives on the evolving American family, clinical applications, etc.

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New edition of a text for health care and social service professionals and students in medicine, social work, psychology, sociology, and counseling. Topics include the individual life cycle in systemic perspective, cultural influences on the family life cycle, the Latino family life cycle, siblings through the life cycle, death, migration, perspectives on the evolving American family, and clinical applications. The focus is on diversity and the many families whose family life cycles vary in significant ways from the traditional stage outline. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205200092
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/4/1998
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 541
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Conceptual Perspectives
Ch. 1 Overview: The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives 1
Ch. 2 Self in Context: The Individual Life Cycle in Systemic Perspective 27
Ch. 3 History, Genograms, and the Family Life Cycle: Freud in Context 47
Ch. 4 Culture and the Family Life Cycle 69
Ch. 5 Social Class and the Family Life Cycle 88
Ch. 6 Women and the Family Life Cycle 106
Ch. 7 Men in Transition: The "New Man" 124
Ch. 8 The Latino Family Life Cycle 141
Ch. 9 Siblings Through the Life Cycle 153
Ch. 10 Migration and the Family Life Cycle 169
Ch. 11 Death and the Family Life Cycle 185
Ch. 12 Creating Meaningful Rituals for New Life Cycle Transitions 202
Pt. 2 Perspectives on the Evolving American Family
Ch. 13 Becoming an Adult: Leaving Home and Staying Connected 215
Ch. 14 Becoming a Couple 231
Ch. 15 Becoming Parents: The Family with Young Children 249
Ch. 16 Transformation of the Family System During Adolescence 274
Ch. 17 The Launching Phase of the Life Cycle 287
Ch. 18 Families in Later Life: Challenges and Opportunities 307
Ch. 19 The Family Life Cycle of African American Families Living in Poverty 327
Ch. 20 Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Family Life Cycle 346
Ch. 21 The Single Adult and the Family Life Cycle 362
Ch. 22 The Divorce Cycle: A Major Variation in the American Family Life Cycle 373
Ch. 23 Divorce: An Unscheduled Family Transition 381
Ch. 24 Single-Parent Families: Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and Interventions 399
Ch. 25 Remarried Families 417
Pt. 3 Clinical Applications
Ch. 26 Coaching at Various Stages of the Life Cycle 436
Ch. 27 Alcohol Problems and the Family Life Cycle 455
Ch. 28 Violence and the Family Life Cycle 470
Ch. 29 Chronic Illness and the Family Life Cycle 492
Ch. 30 Interactions Between the Therapist's and Client's Life Cycle Stages 512
Name Index 520
Subject Index 528
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