Working with Families of the Poor, Second Edition / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $27.16
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 15%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $27.16   
  • New (3) from $30.76   
  • Used (6) from $27.16   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$30.76
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4481)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$32.68
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(125)

Condition: New
Brand New item. 100% Guaranteed. Reliable customer service.

Ships from: Wharton, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
$34.03
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17622)

Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Now in a substantially revised second edition, this widely adopted text and practical guidebook presents the fundamentals of family-based intervention with clients struggling with chronic poverty-related crises and life stressors. Grounded in Salvador Minuchin's influential systemic model and the extensive experience of all three highly regarded authors, the book illustrates innovative ways for professionals within substance abuse, foster care, and mental health contexts to build collaboration with families and other helpers, and to elicit families' strengths. The second edition features many new case examples and includes discussions of exemplary programs. It also gives increased attention to key factors that make agencies effective and enable them to maintain a family focus over time.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Trends in human services in the last two decades have pushed the family out of the ways that problems are conceptualized and people are served. The costs of this trend are becoming increasingly clear. Yet few have known how to push the pendulum back. The second edition of this classic book buttresses the authors' case for a family approach in substance abuse treatment, child welfare, and mental health contexts, offering up-to-date examples of interventions that have helped individuals reconnect with their families. For a half-century, these authors have relentlessly advocated a family perspective in human services, and have creatively demonstrated how family-focused care can be done. This valuable book is both an inspiration and a practical resource for practitioners and administrators in all fields of human service."—Gordon Harper, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
 

"This wonderful second edition contains powerful new case examples that have expanded the authors' seminal work with poor families into many different areas. The book serves a need, so often expressed by clinicians, for effective, 'real-world' intervention strategies that incorporate a family systems approach. This is an essential text for use in training and continuing education in all mental health fields, and an invaluable addition to the libraries of beginning and experienced clinicians."—Nancy Boyd-Franklin, PhD, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University
 

"This brilliant and humane second edition is a 'must read' for all those who truly want to make a difference in the complex needs of poor families today. Using a family and systems resource model, the authors show how to transform efforts that are typically uncoordinated into integrated, effective services that highlight clients' strengths. They offer an indispensable practical framework for teaching, practice, and policy focused on low-income families facing multiple life stressors."—Celia J. Falicov, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
"The authors provide brilliant descriptions of how families as systems attempt to survive, how government agencies as systems attempt to help, and how the 2 or more systems interact....Of great value are specific word-for-word accounts of interactions that demonstrate how one approaches system-thinking on one's feet. While the authors stress that clinicians should restrain their expertise, that is not a call for passivity. Instead, as one reads the interactions of these clinicians with the families, one is impressed with the courage of the clinicians. This book has multiple strengths....We applaud this book for its attempt to call attention to a group that is largely overlooked, yet whose members have the potential to make positive changes in their lives if given some help. The writers are on the front lines of this fight, and by describing their experiences with their clients, they put a human face on problems society would prefer to ignore....Those who work with the multicrisis poor will find this book a useful resource."—Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Family Journal
"The authors begin the book by superbly chronicling the need for a family approach in our social service system....Has certainly added some helpful insights, techniques, and new paradigms to the family systems field."—Family Journal
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
"A powerful read for any professional whose work revolves around families who live on the margins of society....In clear and precise prose, the authors describe their work in detail, with case examples, anecdotes, and useful commentary....An excellent book, full of descriptive case examples, and written in a firm, persuasive, clear, and authentic voice. It covers a multitude of areas relevant to anyone who works with marginalized families today—whether in agency, a protective services office, or a family therapy training program....A book that focuses on restoring people's humanity in the small and important ways it can be lost in these troubled times. The book's celebrated authors offer careful, creative, well-thought-out and well-tested ideas for how to forge a path out of the madness—for institutions and the people who work within them, and, most of all, for the families often swept up in their wake. As such, the book's potential utility in and outside the field is timeless."—Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593853471
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/5/2007
  • Series: Guilford Family Therapy Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 259
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Minuchin, PhD, is codirector of Family Studies, Inc., Professor Emeritus at Temple University, and currently associated with the Minuchin Center for the Family. Dr. Minuchin has taught at Tufts University and served as Senior Research Associate at Bank Street College. A developmental psychologist, trained in clinical psychology, her publications have focused on the growth and functioning of children in the context of the family, the school, and under the conditions created by poverty, foster placements, and family disorganization.
 
Jorge Colapinto, LPsych, LMFT, is a family therapist and a consultant to human service organizations in the development and implementation of systemic models of service delivery. He has developed training curricula and practice materials for the Administration for Children's Services of New York City and other service agencies. He has been on the faculties of the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, Family Studies, Inc., and the Ackerman Institute for the Family, where he directed the foster care project.
 
Salvador Minuchin, MD, is currently Director of Family Studies, Inc., and is associated with the Minuchin Center for the Family. Dr. Minuchin was formerly Director of the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic and Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. A major figure in the field of family therapy, he has published widely on family theory, technique, and practice. 

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

I. Fundamentals of Family-Oriented Thought and Practice
1.The New Edition: Elements of Constancy and Change
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. Implementing a Family-Oriented Model in Service Systems
5. Substance Abuse: A Family-Oriented Approach to Diverse Populations
6. Foster Care: Children, Families, and the System
7. The Mental Health of Children
8. Moving Mountains: Toward a Family Orientation in Service Systems

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)