Expanded Family Life Cycle Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0205200095

ISBN-13: 9780205200092

Edition: 3rd 1999

Authors: Elizabeth A. Carter, Monica McGoldrick, Betty Carter

List price: $87.40 Buy it from $1.79
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


This is the eagerly-awaited new edition of The Changing Family Life Cycle. Betty Carter and Monica McGoldrick are two of the best-known family therapists in the U.S. The authors have been particularly known for the introduction of feminist theory to family therapy. The new title, The Expanded Family Life Cycle, represents some of the sweeping changes in the text. The new edition proposes a new and more comprehensive way to think about human development and the life cycle. It reflects changes in society away from orientation toward the nuclear family, toward a more diverse and inclusive definition of family. This expanded view of the family includes the impact of issues at multiple levels of the human system: the individual, family households, the extended family, the community, the cultural group, and the larger society. This edition features a ground-breaking integration of individual male and female development in systemic context; our increasing racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity; the emergence of men's movements and issues; the growing visibility of lesbian and gay families; and the neglected area of social class. Significantly changed or expanded, new chapters include individual development (Ch. 2); a clinical method based on Bowen's coaching of individuals (Ch. 26); women's and men's issues throughout the life cycle (Chs. 6 and 7); cultural issues (Chs. 4, 8, 10, and 19); social class (Ch. 5); lesbian and gay families (Ch. 20); single adults (Ch. 21); siblings (Ch 9); and violence (Ch 28).
Used Starting from $41.43
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
SQL Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Excel® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
MS Word® 2010 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $87.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 541
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
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) .

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
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
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
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
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
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
Rules of Thumb for Sibling Relationships through 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
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
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
Becoming A Couple
Marriage in Our Times
Fusion and Intimacy
Gay and Lesbian Couples
The Wedding
Patterns with Extended Family
Sibling Issues in Couple Formation
Cultural Differences
Issues in Marital Adjustment
Becoming Parents: The Family With Young Children
Gender Issues in Parenting
Alternate Pathways to Parenthood
Clinical Guidelines
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
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
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
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
Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Family Life Cycle
Leaving Home/Single Young Adulthood
Midlife/Later Life
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
The Divorce and Postdivorce Family Emotional Process
Family Emotional Process at the Transition to Remarriage
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
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
Clinical Applications
Coaching at Various Stages of the Life Cycle
System Interactions
Fusion versus Differentiation
Distancing and Cut-Off
The Role of the Coach
Opening Up a Closed System
Engagement and System Mapping
Planning: Learning about the System and One's Own Role in It
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
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
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
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
Name Index
Subject Index
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.