Family Ties That Bind A Self-Help Guide to Change Through Family of Origin Therapy

ISBN-10: 1770400869

ISBN-13: 9781770400863

Edition: 4th 2011

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This book uses Family of Origin therapy techniques as a basis for you to improve those relationships and your own sense of self-esteem.
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List price: $16.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Self-Counsel Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Dr. Ronald W. Richardson, BA, MDiv, DMin, has been a marriage counselor and family therapist since 1976. He retired in 1996. He was formerly the Executive Director and Director of Training at the North Shore Counselling Centre in British Columbia. He was also on the faculty of the Pacific Coast Family Therapy Training Association. He is active as a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Diplomate of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

Families Are Strange Creatures
The Hip Bone's Connected to the Thigh Bone - How Families Work
Eat Your Spinach - Rules in the Family
You Never Talk to Me - Closeness and Distance Among Family Members
Come Closer - Not Too Close
Appearances Are Deceiving
All the World Wants a Mommy
You're Not Better, Just Different - Dealing with Differences
I Say Tomato. You Say Tomahto - Anxiety about Differences
Do It My Way or Else - The Demand for Sameness
�I only want what you want, dear� - The compliant ones
�I did it my way� - The rebels
�I'm the king of the mountain� - The attackers
�Bye-bye� - The cutoff
How To Be True to Yourself and Still Have Friends
Free to Be Me - Being Yourself and Knowing Who That Is
Being goal-directed
Distinguishing between thinking and feeling
Stuck in the Mess - Fusion
You Made Me Do It - Being Responsible for Yourself
Let Mother Take Care of It - Under-Functioning and Over-Functioning
Negative consequences
Positive consequences
Triangles in Relationships
Three's a Crowd - What Is a Triangle Anyway?
How Triangles Operate
You and Me Against Her - The Meaning of Coalitions in Triangles
The World Is a Stage - Roles in the Triangle
Who's On First? - Birth Order And Gender Position In The Family of Origin
The Oldest Child
Oldest sister of sisters
Oldest sister of brothers
Oldest brother of brothers
Oldest brother of sisters
The Youngest Child
Youngest sister of sisters
Youngest sister of brothers
Youngest brother of brothers
Youngest brother of sisters
The Middle Child
The Only Child
Male only child
Female only child
Doing The Work
The Begats: Who Is in Your Family?
Hello, Mom. Remember Me?: Contacting Family Members
Developing a History
Dr. Livingston, I Presume?: Researching
You Can Go Home Again: Making Family Visits
This Is Me, Like It or Not: Differentiating
Redoing It
The Author's Own Family of Origin Work
My Own Family Circumstances
My family diagram
Starting the Work
The Work Progresses
Dealing with Triangles
Differentiation of Self
Appendix I: Family Research
Appendix II: Finding Professional Help for Doing Family of Origin Work
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