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Working with Families of the Poor / Edition 1
     

Working with Families of the Poor / Edition 1

by Patricia Minuchin, Jorge Colapinto, Salvador Minuchin
 

ISBN-10: 1572304065

ISBN-13: 9781572304062

Pub. Date: 08/01/1998

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This eagerly awaited volume draws upon the authors' many years of experience in the inner city to provide vital guidance to therapists working with poor families. While standard counseling models are often limited to individual persons and their problems, this book emphasizes the importance of understanding individual needs within a larger family framework, and

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This eagerly awaited volume draws upon the authors' many years of experience in the inner city to provide vital guidance to therapists working with poor families. While standard counseling models are often limited to individual persons and their problems, this book emphasizes the importance of understanding individual needs within a larger family framework, and considering the family itself within broader organizational and community contexts. Weaving in numerous case histories and examples of practical interventions, the authors demonstrate how their inventive approach can be used to draw out clients' strengths and to make the most of limited social service resources. Readers will learn new techniques to gather information, reframe family assumptions, handle conflict, and explore alternative patterns of interaction. In addition, the authors show therapists how to increase the level of collaboration between poor families and the multiple agencies that provide assistance with foster care, substance abuse counseling, perinatal programs, residential and psychiatric centers for children, and home-based services.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572304062
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Series:
Guilford Family Therapy Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

I. Fundamentals of Thought and Practice
1. Prologue: Angie, Her Family, and the Community of Helpers
2. The Framework: A Systems Orientation and a Family-Centered Approach
3. Working in the System: Family-Supportive Skills
4. Changing the System: Family-Supportive Procedures
II. Interventions in Different Settings
5. Foster Care: An Ecological Model
6. Substance Abuse and Pregnancy: A Family-Oriented Perinatal Program
7. Institutionalizing Children I: Residential Centers
8. Institutionalizing Children II: Psychiatric Wards
9. Home-Based Services
10. Epilogue

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