Transformative Family Therapy Just Families in a Just Society

ISBN-10: 0205470084

ISBN-13: 9780205470082

Edition: 2008

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This text translates social justice values and multicultural theory into a practical therapeutic model for clinical/community practice. The focus is on linking people across family boundaries to solve common problems, as personal and relational problems are situated in broader social issues so as to form a healing context.
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Book details

List price: $85.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Remembering Context: Transforming Family Therapy
The Family Therapy Movement and Social Justice
The Cultural Context Model
Affairs: truth telling and intimacy
The Challenge of Change
Essential Concepts
References
Recommended Readings
Critical Consciousness: Recognizing the Social and Political Context of Daily Life
What is Critical Consciousness?
Critical Consciousness: Integrating Collectivism, Social Education, and Social Action
What Role Does Consciousness-Raising Play in Therapy?
Facing power, privilege, and oppression in the workplace
Structuring Sessions for Consciousness Raising
Examining class, race, and domestic abuse in film
The Role of Courage
Film Guides to Social Education: Using Popular Films
Films That May Raise Critical Consciousness
References
Movie References
Expanding Gender Identities
The Importance of Gender, Other Human Differences, and Hierarchies of Power
The Patriarchal Male Code
Intersectionality: Patriarchy, Racism, Colonization, and Capitalism
Masculinity, Gay Men, and Homophobia
Women as Culture Bearers
Disability, Aging, and Gender
Helping Professionals as Culture Bearers
Beyond the Patriarchal Male Code
References
Recommended Readings
Families as Subsystems
The Impact of Sexism, Racism, Homophobia, and Classism on Family Relationships
Heterosexual Marriage
Social Class and the Workplace
The Costs of Homophobia
Subsystems Within Families
Tracking Multigenerational Patterns with a Focus on Power, Privilege, and Oppression
Leaving home
Race and Ethnicity
Exploring, Evaluating, and Enhancing Family Alliances and Coalitions
How Letter Writing, Journaling, and Oral Anthologies Lead to Healing
Letter writing to make amends
Oral Anthologies
Rituals
Exercise
Exercise
References
Healing as a Community Effort: Culture Circles
Creating Healing Communities
Leveling Power and Privilege between Therapists and Clients
A corporate executive encounters the meaning of public context in private affairs
Leveling Power and Privilege Between Therapists
Leveling Power and Privilege between Clients
Two latina women encounter pride and privilege
Beyond the 12-step. A recovering addict faces power, privilege, and oppression
Jonathon's Letter: An Attempt to Redistribute Justice
Safeguarding Social Justice: The Collaboration Process
When whiteness trumps GLBT
Collective power and accountability: becoming middle class
Culture Circles: A Glimpse at a culture circle
A glimpse at integration through critical consciousness
New Truths about real men
Gina and Tom find common ground
From melting pot to expanded indentities
How Are Culture Circles Different from Most Group Therapies?
Is the Personal Political? If so, are Political Issues Appropriate for Therapy?
Group Membership: Permeable or Rigid?
Privacy Versus Ongoing Connection and Support
References
Creating Communities of Resistance and Support: Sponsors and Cultural Consultants
The Role of Social Justice Sponsors
Recruiting Sponsors
Training Sponsors
Who Should Not be Considered for Sponsorship?
Dismantling rigid gender norms through sponsorship
Expanding Masculinity
Demanding justice: Yvette and her sponsors challenge the racist status quo of the school district, deliberating on the cornerstones of justice for all youth
Social capital outcomes from a social justice perspective: The case of Mel
Ed writes an accountability letter to his wife: Rethreading the strands of gender oppression
How Are Social Justice Sponsors Different from 12-Step Sponsors?
Cultural Consultants
References
Children: Seeds of Change
A Look at the Literature
Chin finds his place in language arts class
Recognizing Multiple Identities
Toward an Interdependent Self-in-Context
Bringing a Social Justice Perspective on Child Development into the Therapy Room
Building Friendships across Difference
Finding Nemo and friendship
When schools collude in making minority childern invisible
Children of Divorce
Kahlid and Minlee establish a place among their peers
Children of GLBT parents
A Biracial girl faces her mother's divorce and coming out
Expanding Theories to Promote the Development of Children
References
Recommended Readings
Special Issues: Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse
Violence in Context
Definition of Domestic Violence
Work and Domestic Violence
Gender Lays the Foundation for Domestic Violence
How Sheila stopped the cycle of domestic violence and reclaimed her sons
Diaspora/Immigration and Domestic Violence
An Immigrant couple breaks the cycle of domestic violence
Context of Intimacy for People of Color
Colonization, Racism, and the Shackles of Gender
Kevin confronts a legacy of oppression and his own violence
From oppressed to empowered: Nate claims his heritage
Context of Intimacy for GLBT People
Creating an intimate partnership: Sara and Julie confront homophobia
Queer People of Color Face Multilayered Oppression
Bringing a Social Justice Model to Domestic Violence Intervention
The challenge of exposing therapeutic practices: Hidden domestic violence
Couple's Therapy in the Aftermath of Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Intervention and 12-Step Programs
The Dangers of Individual Therapy
Child Survivors of Domestic Violence
Reframing Domestic Violence
References
Recommended Readings
Case Studies: Power, Privilege, and Oppression in Family Life
The Cultural Context Model: Two Studies
Frank speaks of his violence and awakening
Institute for Family Services
Affinity Counseling Group
Clients' Impressions
For Whom Does the Program Work?
Conclusions
References
Dialogue: The Way Forward
Now the jobs we stole 200 years ago are returning to India
References
Index
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