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    Expanded Family Life Cycle Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives

    ISBN-10: 0205409814
    ISBN-13: 9780205409815
    Author(s): Betty Carter, Monica McGoldrick, Elizabeth A. Carter
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    List Price: $144.00
    Edition: 3rd
    Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 560
    Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
    Weight: 2.464
    Language: English

    Monica McGoldrick, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D. , is Director of the Multicultural Family Institute in Highland Park, New Jersey, and adjunct faculty at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her other books include Ethnicity and Family Therapy (3rd Edition) , Genograms: Assessment and Intervention (2nd Edition) , and The Expanded Family Life Cycle (3rd Edition) .

    Preface
    Foreword
    Conceptual Perspectives
    Overview: The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives
    The Family Life Cycle
    The Family as a System Moving through Time
    The Individual in the Family and in History
    The Vertical and Horizontal Flow of Stress in the Life Cycle
    Anxiety and Symptom Development
    The Changing Family Life Cycle
    The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual Development
    Contemporary Families
    Our Life Cycles Unfold in the Context of the Community of Our Connectedness
    The Larger Society
    The Changing Structure of Families
    Multiculturalism
    The Political and Economic System
    The American Family of the Future
    Clinical Implications: The Multicontextual Framework
    Assessing Individual Development
    Assessing the Immediate Family Household(s)
    Assessing the Extended Family
    Assessing the Family's Community and Social Connections
    Assessing the Impact on Clients of Hierarchy and Power Inequality in the Larger Social Structures of Society
    A Method of Including the Sociocultural Context in Family Therapy
    Conclusion
    Self in Context: The Individual Life Cycle in Systemic Perspective
    Redefining the Dimensions of Human Development
    Developing a Self in Context
    The Myths of Complete Autonomy and Self-Determination
    Developing a Mature Interdependent Self
    It Takes a Village
    Gendered Development: From Adam's Rib
    Developing a Self in a Nonaffirming Environment
    Our Multiple Intelligences
    The Connected Self
    Countering Unequal Gender, Class, Cultural, and Racial Socialization
    The Individual Life Cycle in Context
    The "Slings and Arrows" as Individual, Family, and Community Intersect
    Developing an Autonomous and Emotionally Connected Self
    History, Genograms, and the Family Life Cycle: Freud in Context
    Using Genograms to Track Family History through the Family Life Cycle
    Courtship and Marriage of Freud's Parents: The Joining of Families
    The Transition to Parenthood and Families with Young Children
    Families with Adolescents
    Families at Midlife: Launching Children and Moving On
    Marriage: The Next Generation
    Parenthood: The Next Generation
    Families in Later Life
    Conclusion
    Culture and the Family Life Cycle
    Life Cycle Stages
    African American Families
    Latino Families
    Irish Families
    Asian Indian Families
    Jewish Families
    Social Class and the Family Life Cycle
    Understanding Social Class
    Class Influences on the Family Life Cycle: Challenges and Possibilities
    Three Families
    Therapeutic Implications of the Intersection of Class and the Family Life Cycle
    Women and the Family Life Cycle
    Women's Changing Life Cycle Roles
    Women and Education
    Women and Work
    Women in Families
    Women in the Middle: Women and Caretaking
    Women's Exclusion from Power under the Law and Societal Expectations
    Women and Marriage
    Becoming Mothers
    Adolescence
    Launching Children and Moving On
    Older Families
    Women and Their Friendship Networks
    Women and Loss
    That the Bumble Bee Should Fly: Affirming Women through the Life Cycle
    Conclusion
    Men in Transition: The "New Man"
    The New Man and the Legacy of Masculinity
    Is There a "New Man"?
    Men and Power
    Men, Friendship, and the Men's Movements
    Men and Their Relationships throughout the Family Life Cycle
    The Latino Family Life Cycle
    Family Organization, Migration, and the Family Life Cycle
    The Family with Young Children: Relatedness or Autonomy?
    The Family with School-Age Children: Brave in a New World
    Adolescence: Between Two Worlds
    Young Adulthood: Staying Home and Courtship
    Marriage: Separating or Returning to the Fold?
    Middle Age: A Full Nest
    The Elderly: Losses But a Shared Life
    Dying and Grieving
    Siblings Through the Life Cycle
    The Importance of Sibling Relationships through the Life Cycle
    Age Spacing
    Gender Differences
    Birth-Order Effects in Sibling Relationships
    Life Cycle Issues in Families with Disabled Siblings
    Sibling Positions and Parenting
    Siblings and Adolescent Relationships
    Sibling Relationships in Young Adulthood
    Sibling Positions and Marital Relationships
    Sibling Relationships in Midlife
    Sibling Relationships after the Death of Parents
    Other Factors That Intersect with Sibling Patterns: Culture, Class, and Race
    Conclusions
    Rules of Thumb for Sibling Relationships t hrough the Life Cycle
    Migration and the Family Life Cycle
    The Migration Experience
    Changes in Social Networks
    Changes in Socioeconomic Status
    Changes in Culture
    Life Cycle Phase at the Time of Migration
    Death and the Family Life Cycle
    Family Adaptation to Loss
    Timing of Loss in the Family Life Cycle
    Loss at Different Life Cycle Stages
    Death in Divorced and Remarried Families
    Varied Life Course: Challenges of Hidden and Stigmatized Losses
    Conclusion
    Creating Meaningful Rituals for New Life Cycle Transitions
    Creating Rituals as a Developmental Task for Couples
    Contemporary Life Cycle Transitions
    The Emergence of Symptoms
    Therapeutic Rituals
    Discussion of the Ritual
    Healing Rituals
    Identity Redefinition Rituals
    Designing and Implementing Rituals for Idiosyncratic Life Cycle Transitions
    Conclusion
    Perspectives on the Evolving American Family
    Becoming an Adult: Leaving Home and Staying Connected
    Young Adulthood: Developmental Tasks
    Young Adulthood in the 1990s
    Late Adolescence or Early Young Adulthood: Age 18-21
    Issues for the Family
    Young Adulthood for Heterosexual Men
    Young Adulthood for Heterosexual Women
    Young Adulthood for Gay Men
    Young Adulthood for Lesbians
    The Poor Get Poorer: The Last Two Decades
    Conclusion
    Becoming a Couple
    Marriage in Our Times
    Fusion and Intimacy
    Gay and Lesbian Couples
    The Wedding
    Sexuality
    Patterns with Extended Family
    In-Laws
    Sibling Issues in Couple Formation
    Cultural Differences
    Issues in Marital Adjustment
    Becoming Parents: The Family with Young Children
    Introduction
    Gender Issues in Parenting
    Problems
    Alternate Pathways to Parenthood
    Clinical Guidelines
    Conclusion
    Transformation of the Family System During Adolescence
    The Sociocultural Context
    Developing a Gender Identity
    Changes in the Family Structure
    Therapeutic Interventions
    The Launching Phase of the Life Cycle
    Overview
    Gender Issues: Men and Women at Midlife
    Midlife Marriages
    Midlife Divorces
    Midlifers at Work
    Redefining Family Relationships at Midlife
    Friendships at Midlife
    Gays and Lesbians at Midlife
    Summary
    Families in Later Life: Challenges and Opportunities
    The Graying of the Family
    Later-Life Transitions and Challenges
    Successful Aging
    Clinical Challenges and Opportunities: A Resiliency-Based Approach
    Conclusion
    The Family Life Cycle of African American Families Living in Poverty
    Factors Influencing Diversity, Functioning, and Resilience through the Life Cycle
    Characteristics of the Family Life Cycle
    Assessment and Treatment Considerations
    Stages of the Family Life Cycle
    Avoiding Therapist Burnout
    Conclusion
    Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Family Life Cycle
    Adolescence
    Leaving Home/Single Young Adulthood
    Coupling
    Parenting
    Midlife/Later Life
    Conclusion
    The Single Adult and the Family Life Cycle
    Setting the Clinical Stage
    The Single Person's Life Cycle
    The Divorce Cycle: A Major Variation in the American Family Life Cycle
    Gender Issues in Divorce
    Time
    The Divorce and Postdivorce Family Emotional Process
    Family Emotional Process at the Transition to Remarriage
    Conclusion
    Divorce: An Unscheduled Family Transition
    The Context of Divorce
    Divorce as a Multidimensional Process
    The Transitions Framework
    Clinical Overview
    Single-Parent Families: Strengths, Vulnerabilities, and Interventions
    Changing Prevalence and Pathways
    The Adaptation of Children in Single-Parent Families through the Life Cycle
    Validating the History and Present of Single-Parent Family Experiences
    Engaging Single-Parent Families in Therapy
    The Significance of the Social Context: Kin and Nonkin Networks
    Recognizing and Mobilizing Strengths
    Reinforcing the Mother's Authority
    Addressing Special Life Cycle Issues of Single-Parent Families
    Conclusion
    Remarried Families
    A New Paradigm of Family
    Stepfamily Formation following Death
    Gays and Lesbians in Stepfamilies
    Money in Remarried Families
    Predictable Emotional Issues in Remarriage
    The Process of Remarriage
    The Impact of Remarriage at Various Phases of the Family Life Cycle
    Spouses at Same Life Cycle Phase
    Stepfamilies and Young Children
    Stepfamilies with Adolescents
    The Impact of Remarriage in Later Life Cycle Phases
    Family Therapy with Remarried Families: Clinical Procedures and Illustrations
    Key Presenting Triangles in Remarried Families
    Conclusion
    Clinical Applications
    Coaching at Various Stages of the Life Cycle
    System Interactions
    Fusion versus Differentiation
    Triangles
    Distancing and Cut-Off
    Differentiation
    The Role of the Coach
    Humor
    Detriangling
    Opening Up a Closed System
    Engagement and System Mapping
    Planning: Learning about the System and One's Own Role in It
    Reentry
    The Single Young Adult
    The Young Couple
    Families with Young Children
    Families with Adolescents
    The Couple at or Past the Launching Stage
    Elderly Clients
    Coaching Single Parents
    Coaching Remarried Family Members
    Coaching Minority-Group Clients
    Guidelines for the Therapist
    Alcohol Problems and the Family Life Cycle
    Addiction in Context
    The Family Life Cycle: A Long-Term Perspective on Alcohol Use
    Self-Help Groups
    Bias against the Alcoholic
    The Impact of Race and Culture
    Addiction: Staging and Life Cycle Issues in Assessment
    The Family with Adolescents
    The Unattached Young Adult
    New Couples
    Couples at Any Stage
    Domestic Violence
    After Sobriety
    Gay and Lesbian Couples
    New Parents
    Children in Alcoholic Families
    Early Warning Signs for Children at Risk
    When a Parent Gets Sober
    Launching Children and Moving On
    The Family in Later Life: Addiction and the Elderly
    Assessment
    Summary and Conclusions
    Violence and the Family Life Cycle
    Why Intervention Must Address Social Accountability
    Young Adulthood
    Newly Formed Couple Relationships
    Families with Young Children
    Families with Adolescents
    Families at Midlife
    Older Families
    Conclusion
    Chronic Illness and the Family Life Cycle
    The Social Context of Illness and Disabilities
    Psychosocial Typology of Illness
    Time Phases of Illness
    Interface of the Illness, Individual, and Family Life Cycles
    Multigenerational Experiences with Illness, Loss, and Crisis
    Conclusion
    Interactions Between the Therapist's and Client's Life Cycle Stages
    Dimensions of Similarity between Therapist and Client
    Brief Scenarios: Complex Therapist-Family Life Cycle Interactions
    Families with Young Children: A Complex Intersection
    She Nurtures/He Earns: The Therapist's Transition Gets in the Way
    The Long-Term View: Working with One Family over Successive Life Cycle Stages
    Working with Loss: A Link between Life Cycle Stages
    Conclusion
    Name Index
    Subject Index

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