Counseling Today's Families

ISBN-10: 0534367119
ISBN-13: 9780534367114
Edition: 4th 2002 (Revised)
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List price: $226.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

The new edition of COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES is thoroughly revised and updated continuing to use systems-based approach to understanding, assessing, and counseling a variety of today's families. The authors examine current family structures and living arrangements, detail common problem areas from a family systems perspective, and offer intervention guidelines for working effectively with varying family types. Cultural considerations, gender issues, and social context are included for each family pattern to ensure that the coverage in the text does indeed offer a realistic view of families today.

Herbert Goldenberg was Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where he developed and taught classes in family therapy. Together with Irene Goldenberg he was awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. He also held membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. He was also elected fellow in that APA division. The Goldenbergs co-authored another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.

Irene Goldenberg is Professor Emeritus of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She served as Associate Chairperson of that department and as Director of Psychological Services for many years, and continues to teach marriage and family therapy courses to psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers there. She currently supervises doctoral students and directs the family therapy program at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Together with Herbert, Irene Goldenberg has been awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. She also holds membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. She has been elected fellow in that APA division. The Goldenbergs are co-authors of another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.

Understanding Family Relationships
Counseling Today's Changing Families
Today's Families: Some Demographic Notes
Marriage and Divorce: Some Current Statistics
Family Resiliency
Changing Families, Changing Relationships
A Family Counseling Sampler
Summary
The Family as a Social Unit: Systems Theory and Beyond
Behavior in Family Context: Understanding Family Systems
Linear and Circular Causality
Cybernetics, Feedback Loops, and Homeostasis
Open and Closed Systems
Subsystems and Boundaries
Stability and Change
Systems Theory and Family Counseling
Systems Theory and Beyond
The Self, the Family, and the Community
Summary
Appraising Couple and Family Functioning
The Appraisal Process
The Evaluation Phase
The Initial Telephone Contact
The Initial Session
Mapping Family History and Family Processes
The Assessment Phase
Couple and Family Measurement Techniques
Self-Report Measures
The Circumplex Model of Marital and Family Systems
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Observational Measures
The Beavers Systems Model
The McMaster Model
Summary
Multiple Views of Family Counseling: A Case Study
A Variety of Intervention Models
The Experiential Model
The Transgenerational Model
The Structural Model
Strategic Models
The Milan Model
Social Constructionist Models
Summary
Intervening in Troubled Couple and Family Relationships
Evidence-Supported Guidelines: The Use of Treatment Manuals
Tailoring Techniques to Couples and Families
Tailoring by Diagnosis
Tailoring by Level of Relational Conflict
Tailoring by Level of Family Functioning
Marriage and Divorce Counseling
Divorce Mediation
Summary
Counseling Families With Varied Lifestyles
Counseling the Single-Parent-Led Family
Changing Times: Patterns of Marriage and Divorce
The Process of Divorce
Living Through Divorce
Varieties of Single-Parent Households
Teenage Mothers
Assessing Single-Parent-Led Families
Common Problems in Single-Parent-Led Families
The Custodial Parent
The Noncustodial Parent
The Children
Child Custody, Child Support, and Visitation
Child Custody Alternatives
Some Counseling Guidelines
Summary
Counseling the Remarried Family
Varieties of Remarried Family Structures
Stepfamily Living Arrangements
The Developmental Stages of Remarriage
Some Counseling Guidelines
Common Themes and Counselor Tasks
Stepfamily Stages and Counselor Interventions
Counseling on Multiple Tracks
Whom to See and When
Psychoeducational Programs
Summary
Counseling Cohabiting Heterosexual Adults
Changing Mores, Changing Lifestyles
The Mythology of Cohabitation
Types of Student Cohabitation
Adult Cohabitation: Trial Marriage or Substitute Marriage?
Assessing Cohabiting Couples
Counseling Unmarried Couples
Premarital and Remarital Counseling
PREPARE: A Premarital Inventory
Summary
Counseling Gay Male and Lesbian Families
Some Basic Concepts and Terminology
Being Gay in a Nongay World: The Coming-Out Process
Gays and Lesbians: Similarities and Differences
Assessing Gay and Lesbian Couples
Achieving a Gay Identity
Sexuality and the AIDS Epidemic
Gay and Lesbian Parenting
Some Counseling Guidelines
HIV and AIDS Counseling
Summary
Counseling Families with Special Circumstances
Counseling the Dual-Career Family
Dual-Career Marriages: Balancing Work and Family Life
Conceptualizing the Dual-Career Lifestyle
Professional Women in Dual-Career Marriages
Changing Domestic Role Patterns
Sources of Stress in Dual-Career Lifestyles
Commuter Marriages
Adaptational Strategies and Family Systems
Some Counseling Guidelines
Summary
Counseling Ethnically Diverse Minority Families
Counseling African American Families
Powerlessness and the African American Experience
Racism, Discrimination, and the Victim System
Family Structure and Kinship Networks
Socialization Experiences and Male-Female Relationships
Special Aspects of African American Family Life
Some Counseling Guidelines
Counseling Hispanic American Families
Family Structure: The Role of the Extended Family
Acculturation and Ethnic Identity
Sex-Role Issues in Hispanic Cultures
Some Counseling Guidelines
Counseling Asian/Pacific American Families
Cultural Transitions
Family Structure and Responsibilities
Values, Beliefs, Obligations
Some Counseling Guidelines
Summary
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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