Inside Family Therapy: A Case Study in Family Healing / Edition 2

Inside Family Therapy: A Case Study in Family Healing / Edition 2

by Michael P. Nichols
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205611079

ISBN-13: 9780205611072

Pub. Date: 06/20/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Follow a family therapist’s narrative diary as he documents the process of working with the Salazars, as they explore each stage of their relationship-from courtship through the departure of the children from the home.

This unique casebook provides an in-depth, personal account from the counselor’s perspective, while also looking at the

Overview

Follow a family therapist’s narrative diary as he documents the process of working with the Salazars, as they explore each stage of their relationship-from courtship through the departure of the children from the home.

This unique casebook provides an in-depth, personal account from the counselor’s perspective, while also looking at the personal viewpoints of family members. Each major stage of the family life is presented in a separate chapter and the book includes discussions of the effects of gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation on individuals and families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205611072
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/20/2008
Series:
Pearson Custom Social Work Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
562,108
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Disturbing the Peace

“Can You Help Us?”

Looking for Leverage

Dialogue: Setting the System in Motion

It Must Be a Marital Problem

Linear versus Circular Causality

2 The Making of a Family Therapist

Behind the One-Way Mirror

3 Love’s Young Dream

“We’ll Sing in the Sunshine”

Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

“I Do”

4 The Progress of Love

“Why Are You so Mean to Me?”

Idealization

Accommodation

Boundaries

How to Succeed as a Couple by Really Trying

5 In-Laws

“Alone at Last”

Invaders from Another Planet

Accommodation and Boundary-Making with the In-Laws

Invisable Loyalties

Past Tense and Imperfect Future

6 The Depressed Young Mother

The Impossible Job

The Family Life Cycle

2 + 1 = 2

Heather’s Birth

The Young and the Restless

Renegotiating Boundaries with Grandparents

Reciprocity

Bitter Fruit

7 Why Can’t Jason Behave?

Fix my Child without Disturbing Me

Family Rules

Family Structure

The Strucural Model

Blueprint for a Healthy Family

Uncovering the Structure in a Family

Building Children’s Self-Esteem

8 The Overinvolved Mother and Peripheral Father

The need to Restructure the Family

Shared Parenting

The Best of Intentions

Pursuers and Distancers

Self-Defeating Cycles

9 Family Feud

Sibling Rivalry

Enmeshment

Disengagement

Brotherhood and Sisterhood

10 Loss of Innocence

To Tell or Not to Tell, That Is the Question

All Hell Breaks Loose

“Why, Why, Why?”

Moving On

11 Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepparenting

Families in Transition

Uncoupling

Reorganizing

Blending

12 Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Rebellious Teenager

That Awful, Awkward Age

“How Worried Should I Be about My Teenager?”

The Terrible Teens

13 The Salazars’ Family Therapy

Shifting Boundaries

All Together Again, and Out

14 Letting Go

“It’s the End of Our Family”

The Long Good-Bye

Boomerang Kids

“Under Certain Conditions”

Index

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