Normal Family Processes, Third Edition: Growing Diversity and Complexity / Edition 3

Normal Family Processes, Third Edition: Growing Diversity and Complexity / Edition 3

by Froma Walsh, Froma Walsh
     
 


Since its original publication two decades ago, this widely adopted text has been acclaimed as a milestone in the clinical literature. Surveying the vast diversity of family forms, life challenges, and value systems in our rapidly changing society, the volume has helped redefine the boundaries of "normal family life" for generations of students and practitioners.… See more details below

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Since its original publication two decades ago, this widely adopted text has been acclaimed as a milestone in the clinical literature. Surveying the vast diversity of family forms, life challenges, and value systems in our rapidly changing society, the volume has helped redefine the boundaries of "normal family life" for generations of students and practitioners. This fully revised and expanded third edition once again brings together leading contributors to illuminate the complexities of healthy family functioning across varied structural arrangements and sociocultural and developmental contexts. Existing chapters have been updated or fully rewritten to reflect the latest theories, research, demographic trends, and clinical practices. Seven entirely new chapters address single parent families, immigrant families, spirituality, family resilience, key processes in marital success and failure, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572308169
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/20/2002
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
678
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


Part I. Overview
1. Changing Families in a Changing World: Reconstructing Family Normality
Froma Walsh
2. Clinical Views of Family Normality, Health, and Dysfunction: From Deficit to Strengths Perspective
Froma Walsh

Part II. Varying Family Forms and Challenges
3. Contemporary Two-Parent Families: Navigating Work and Family Challenges Peter Fraenkel
4. Risk and Resilience after Divorce
Shannon M. Greene, Edward Anderson, E. Mavis Hetherington, Marion S. Forgatch, David S. DeGarmo
5. The Diversity, Strength, and Challenges of Single-Parent Households
Carol Anderson
6. Remarriage Families and Stepparenting
Emily B. Visher, John S. Visher, and Kay Pasley
7. Lesbian and Gay Families
Joan Laird
8. Adoptive Families
Cheryl Rampage, Marina Eovaldi, Cassandra Ma, Catherine Weigel-Foy

Part III. Cultural Dimensions in Family Functioning
9. Culture: A Challenge to Concepts of Normality
Monica McGoldrick
10. Race, Class, and Poverty
Nancy Boyd-Franklin
11. Immigrant Family Processes
Celia Jaes Falicov
12. Changing Gender Norms: Transitional Dilemmas
Shelley A. Haddock, Toni Schindler Zimmerman, Kevin P. Lyness
13. The Spiritual Dimension of Family Life
Froma Walsh, Julia Pryce

Part IV. Developmental Perspectives on Family Functioning
14. The Family Life Cycle
Monica McGoldrick, Betty Carter
15. Family Resilience: Recovery and Growth Out of Crisis and Challenge
Froma Walsh
16. Normal Family Transitions, Nonnal Family Process, and Healthy Child Development
Philip A. Cowan, Carolyn Pape Cowan
17. Mastering Family Challenges in Illness and Disability
John S. Rolland

Part V. Healthy Couple and Family Processes: Mapping the Complexity
18. Interactional Patterns in Marital Success and Failure
Janice Driver, Amber Tabares, Alyson Shapiro, Eun Young Nahm, John M. Gottman
19. Circumplex Model of Marital and Family Systems
David H. Olson, Dean M. Gorall
20. Measuring Family Competence: The Beavers Systems Model
W. Robert Beavers, Robert B. Hampson
21. The McMaster Model: A View of Healthy Family Functioning
Nathan Epstein, Christine E. Ryan, Duane S. Bishop, Ivan W. Miller, Gabor I. Keitner
22. Unraveling the Complexity of Genetic and Environmental Influences on Family Relationships
Hilary Towers, Erica Spotts, David Reiss

Part VI. Social Policy Perspectives: Societal Constructions of Family Health
23. Family Social Policy: Dilemmas, Controversies, and Opportunities
Ann Hartman

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