Expanded Family Life Cycle Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0205409814
ISBN-13: 9780205409815
Edition: 3rd 2005
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List price: $144.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/17/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

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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