Assessment and Intervention

Author: Monica McGoldrick,Randy Gerson,Sueli S. Petry

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393705096

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

View: 1761

Widely used to train health and mental health professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing information gathered during a family assessment and identifying patterns in the family system. This popular text -- updated and expanded to highlight new developments in genogram use -- thoroughly explains how to draw, interpret, and apply the genogram. Using genograms of famous families as examples -- including those of Sigmund Freud, the Kennedys, Bill Clinton, and Thomas Jefferson, to name a few -- the authors examine the principles of family systems theory and systemic interviewing. Clinical applications of genograms in both family therapy and family medicine are described, and new frontiers of research are explored, particularly the use of computer-generated genograms. Entertaining and instructive, Genograms is the ideal guide for introducing all those involved in family treatment -- family therapists, physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, and trainees in these fields -- to this essential assessment and intervention tool.

Genograms in Family Assessment

Author: Monica McGoldrick,Randy Gerson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393700022

Category: Analyse comportementale - Tableaux, graphiques, etc

Page: 174

View: 8128

Widely used by both family therapists and family physicians, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing the mass of information gathered during a family assessment and finding patterns in the family system. Both entertaining and instructive, this book is the ideal way to introduce all those involved in family treatment to this essential assessment tool.

The Genogram Casebook

A Clinical Companion to Genograms: Assessment and Intervention

Author: Monica Mcgoldrick,Monica McGoldrick, Lcsw, PhD

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393709070


Page: 352

View: 3876

A companion to the celebrated text Genograms: Assessment & Intervention, this workbook will articulate exactly how to put genograms to use in therapy work. Issues surrounding client engagement, mastering resistance, detriangling, dealing with conflicts, and helping clients to repair cut-offs will all be addressed.

Systems Theory and Family Therapy

A Primer

Author: Raphael J. Becvar,Dorothy Stroh Becvar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761869824

Category: Psychology

Page: 118

View: 526

This book provides an overview of the basic concepts of a systems theoretical perspective using families and family therapy as examples and illustrations of their application in professional practice. This meta-perspective focuses on viewing problems in context. The difference between first-order and second-order cybernetics is explicated. Readers then are invited to see themselves as parts of the systems with which they are working consistent with a second-order cybernetics perspective. Along the way a difference between modernism and post-modernism as well as constructionism and social constructionism also are described. In addition, theories of individual and family development are presented with implications for their use in family therapy. The book concludes with more than 100 examples of how the meta-perspective of systems theory can be used in work with families.

Theory and Practice of Family Therapy and Counseling

Author: James Robert Bitter

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285633210

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

View: 914

A model for successful integration of multiple points of view, James R. Bitter's THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FAMILY THERAPY AND COUNSELING, 2nd Edition supports the development of personal, professional, and ethical family practice. The book's concrete, empirically based approaches, as well as diagnostics and visual tools, allow readers to observe others in groups. Updated to reflect recent research and current practice, the Second Edition also includes a new chapter on Object Relations Family Therapy. Case studies, sample dialogues, and exercises help readers apply the concepts they have learned. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Common Factors in Couple and Family Therapy

The Overlooked Foundation for Effective Practice

Author: Douglas H. Sprenkle,Sean D. Davis,Jay Lebow

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606233254

Category: Psychology

Page: 226

View: 3606

Doug Sprenkle - Awarded the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) 2010 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Research and Practice! Grounded in theory, research, and extensive clinical experience, this pragmatic book addresses critical questions of how change occurs in couple and family therapy and how to help clients achieve better results. The authors show that regardless of a clinician's orientation or favored techniques, there are particular therapist attributes, relationship variables, and other factors that make therapy specifically, therapy with couples and families more or less effective. The book explains these common factors in depth and provides hands-on guidance for capitalizing on them in clinical practice and training. User-friendly features include numerous case examples and a reproducible common factors checklist.

Focused Genograms

Intergenerational Assessment of Individuals, Couples, and Families

Author: Rita DeMaria,Gerald R. Weeks,Larry Hof

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135062323

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 9366

The interpersonal relationships that make up family life are a complex web between many individuals spanning several generations at one time. This web is further complicated by the influence of other factors such as culture and gender. It can be a daunting task for a therapist to unravel this tangle and understand the specific dynamics and individual development within the family. The Multifocused Family Genogram (MFG) is a powerful tool that allows the therapist to record and structure these different elements that make up the family system. By combining the Basic Genogram, the Family Map, and several Focused Genograms, the MFG provides a clear picture of dynamic family history that aids in individual and family assessment. Focused Genograms provides a thorough account of the use of MFGs in family therapy and practice. The authors present a clinically useful method for collecting the information in key areas of individual and family functioning needed to create Focused Genograms. In addition, the authors carefully explain the diagnostic use and therapeutic applications of this tool. The book is supplemented by extensive examples of Focused Genograms, Family Maps, and Time Lines used in MFG construction. Suggested readings listed at the close of each chapter provide links between techniques fully described in the book and other therapeutic techniques beyond the scope of this work. A thorough presentation of innovative methods for using Focused Genograms makes this an important text for students of marriage and family therapy, as well as an indispensible resource for professionals.


The New Tool for Exploring the Personality, Career, and Love Patterns You Inherit

Author: Emily Marlin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780809244942

Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 2808

Argues that health, relationship and career patterns, as well as physical characteristics are inherited, and shows how to gather information about one's family history

Family Therapy: An Overview

Author: Herbert Goldenberg,Irene Goldenberg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133711049

Category: Medical

Page: 600

View: 6601

This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. In this eighth edition, the authors provide practice-oriented content that will help you become an empathic and effective family therapist. The new edition includes the latest references and contemporary thinking on central issues such as family resiliency, alternative forms of family life today, gender, culture, and ethnic considerations. A new feature, Thinking like a Clinician, helps students to reflect on practice issues related to each chapter. This edition also contains the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics--a great reference that will help you understand the importance of ethical practices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Living Beyond Loss

Death in the Family

Author: Froma Walsh,Monica McGoldrick

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393704389

Category: Psychology

Page: 443

View: 1554

Walsh and McGoldrick have fully revised and expanded this landmark work on the impact of death on the family system.

A Family Genogram Workbook

Author: Israel Galindo,Elaine Boomer,Don Reagan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971576537

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 62

View: 2470

A Family Genogram Workbook, by Israel Galindo, Elaine Boomer, and Don Reagan, is an easy to use, but powerful, guide to understanding your family and how it shaped you. This workbook will take you step-by-step to learn how to create your own family genogram. A genogram is an exciting tool for understanding and interpreting family history and relationships. By working through various exercises and activities in A Family Genogram Workbook you will gain insight into your family and your place in it. The workbook has four chapters. The first, a tutorial, shows readers, step-by- step, how to create their own family genogram so that they can quickly reap the benefits of this powerful tool for understanding family emotional process. The workbook format contains work pages so the reader can create a genogram right in the book. Subsequent chapters provide basic information on how to interpret and how to use the genogram. The chapter titled The 20 Questions to Ask About Your Family will help readers focus on key issues related to family emotional process. By working through various exercises and activities in A Family Genogram Workbook readers will gain insight into their families, how they work, and their place in it. Along the way, readers will also acquire an understanding of basic Family Systems Theory concepts and terminology. This resource is suitable for courses on family systems, social work practice, individual or group study, marriage and family retreats or workshops, for premarital counseling with couples or blended families, coaching relationships, or for personal use.

Bread & Spirit

Therapy with the New Poor : Diversity of Race, Culture, and Values

Author: Harry J. Aponte

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393701760

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

View: 8565

A guide to providing psychotherapy for the poor stresses the need to help them draw on strengths and resources within themselves and within their communities

Women in Families

A Framework for Family Therapy

Author: Monica McGoldrick

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393307764

Category: Psychology

Page: 479

View: 6560

Discusses women's role in the family, examines gender influences in family therapy, and considers marriage, motherhood, sisters, and lesbian couples

Doing Family Therapy, Third Edition

Craft and Creativity in Clinical Practice

Author: Robert Taibbi

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462521231

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

View: 5937

Featuring rich case examples, this book has helped tens of thousands of students and therapists build the skills and confidence needed to tackle the full range of issues that families bring to therapy. Rather than advocating one best approach, Robert Taibbi shows that there are multiple ways to guide families and harness their strengths. The book maps out the challenges and process of the beginning, middle, and end stages of treatment; presents creative strategies for assessment and intervention with parents and kids of all ages; analyzes how working with individuals can effect helpful changes in couples and families; and offers practical tips for overcoming common roadblocks. End-of-chapter reflection questions and experiential exercises encourage readers to develop their own clinical style. New to This Edition *Reflects the author's clinical experience and recent advances in the field. *Extensively revised chapter on core concepts: process, patterns, problems, and resistance. *More detailed recommendations for conducting the first session and doing assessments. *Quick-reference guidelines for treating frequently encountered adolescent problems. See also the author's Doing Couple Therapy, Second Edition: Craft and Creativity in Work with Intimate Partners.

The Genogram Journey

Reconnecting with Your Family

Author: Monica McGoldrick

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393706277

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 1637

In a revised edition of her revelatory work You Can Go Home Again, veteran family therapist Monica McGoldrick explains how understanding family patterns and history through the use of the genogram - a more in-depth version of the traditional family tree - can reveal a family's history of estrangement, alliance, divorce, suicide, or disease and help us to learn, grow, and deepen the bonds with our own families. McGoldrick uses famous families as examples to bring the discussion to life - the Obamas, the Ghandis, the Roosevelts, the Kennedy's, Frida Khalo, Freud, Che Guerva and the Hepburns, among others, are all included. By drawing on these examples and incorporating new illustrations and updated genograms, she shows how issues of sibling rivalry, birth order, family myth, marital relations and parent-child relationships can all play a role in how we perceive our family history, our sense of 'home,' and, therefore, our identity. In The Genogram Journey McGoldrick examines our collective past while informing us about how to use it wisely to shape the future.

Rewriting Family Scripts

Improvisation and Systems Change

Author: John Byng-Hall

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572300668

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 1474

Filled with insight into theoretical foundations as well as practical suggestions for clinical practice, Rewriting Family Scripts is a valuable resource for family therapists of all orientations, attachment theorists, family theorists, and other readers interested in understanding and improving family dynamics.

Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Third Edition

From the First Interview to Termination

Author: JoEllen Patterson,Lee Williams,Todd M. Edwards,Larry Chamow,Claudia Grauf-Grounds

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462533434

Category: Medical

Page: 333

View: 9937

"This book focuses on students, a pragmatic approach to treatment, regard for multidisciplinary perspectives, and respect for the influence of families on clients. Chapter 1 identifies concerns that new therapists frequently have, such as building confidence in their clinical work. Chapters 2-6 follow the usual time sequence of therapy--from initial contact with clients, to comprehensive assessment, to treatment planning and intervention. Chapters 7-10 deal with specific clinical situations based on presenting problems and the nature of client families. We examine major issues and approaches for working with children and adolescents, older adults, couples, and families that are struggling with serious mental illness. Chapter 11 highlights some common obstacles all therapists encounter, and provides concrete ideas on how to get unstuck when treatment is not progressing. Chapter 12 focuses on an often overlooked part of therapy--termination. In Chapter 13, we conclude the book by looking at emerging issues within family therapy"--

Family Therapy

Concepts and Methods

Author: Michael P. Nichols,Sean Davis

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133826872

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 6665

Long considered the standard of excellence–the best introduction and guide to the practice of family therapy available–this accessible resource explores the rich history and contemporary practice of the entire field. Thorough, thoughtful, fair, and balanced, Family Therapy by Michael P. Nichols presents ideas and techniques that give readers a clear focus on clinical practice. While exploring the history, the classic schools, and the latest developments, this new edition puts an increased, pragmatic focus on clinical practice, which includes discussions of the author's observations of actual sessions with leading practitioners, as well as the best case studies of several invited master therapists. Included are new case studies, a new section on the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and many more content changes that bring the reader up to date on the latest and most critical issues in the field of family therapy today.

Family Evaluation

Author: Murray Bowen,Michael E. Kerr

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393075559

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 4338

The concepts of Murray Bowen, one of the founders of family therapy and the originator of family systems theory, are brought together here in an integrative fashion. Michael Kerr (who worked with Bowen for many years) and Bowen propose that the enormously complex task of evaluating a clinical family can be orderly when it is grounded in family systems theory. Using family diagrams and case studies, the book is devoted to an elegant explication of Bowen theory, which analyzes multigenerational family relationships and conceptualizes the family as an emotional unit or as a network of interlocking relationships, not only among the family members, but also among biological, psychological, and sociological processes. Bowen’s persistent inquiry and devotion to family observation, in spite of obstacles and frustrations, have resulted in a theory that has radically changed our ways of looking at all behavior.

Normal Family Processes

Growing Diversity and Complexity

Author: Froma Walsh

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462502555

Category: Psychology

Page: 592

View: 7599

Widely adopted, this valued course text and practitioner guide has expanded our understanding of the diversity and complexity of "normal" families today. Froma Walsh and her contributing authors are at the forefront of family systems research and clinical training. They describe the challenges facing contemporary families and ways in which clinicians can promote well-being and resilience. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect important research advances and the changing contexts of family life, the fourth edition covers new topics including evidence-based assessment, neurobiology, kinship care, and family rituals. The introductory section by Walsh surveys emerging trends in family life; critically examines views of family normality, health, and dysfunction; and provides a strengths-based framework for clinical practice. Subsequent sections present cutting-edge research on varied family structures and sociocultural and developmental contexts, highlighting implications for assessment and intervention. The book identifies processes that nurture and sustain strong bonds in couples; dual-earner, divorced, single-parent, and remarried families; gay and lesbian families; and adoptive and kinship care families. It discusses how families are influenced by social and economic constraints, changing gender norms, immigration experiences, and spirituality. It examines the multigenerational family life cycle and describes key family processes for coping and resilience, with attention to the normative strains of childrearing as well as major stressors such as trauma, loss, and chronic illness or disability. Rounding out the volume, the final section reviews the state of the science of family assessment and probes genetic and neurobiological interactions with family processes. Shifting the focus from how families fail to how they can succeed, this book is essential reading for therapists and counselors, as well as instructors and graduate students in family therapy, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing, and related fields. It is a uniquely informative and authoritative text for graduate-level courses.