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Chemical Dependency : A Family Affair

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780534355838

ISBN10:
0534355838
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/29/1998
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning

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Summary

Drawing on more than 15 years of experience as an active clinician and instructor specializing in treating the chemically dependent and their families, Olivia Curtis presents an engaging and practical book on the nuts and bolts of counseling drug affected families. Unique and timely, Chemical Dependency: A Family Affair looks at family dynamics from a family systems perspective and examines how those dynamics are affected by chemical dependency. Through her insightful and friendly writing style, Curtis gives a comprehensive summary of the development of family theories, the structure of a family system, and the interplay between chemical dependency and the family system.

Table of Contents

1. THE DEVELOPMENT OF FAMILY THERAPY
Historical Review of Family Therapy Development
The Treatment of the Chemically Dependent
Family Treatment in Conjunction with Alcoholism
2. THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO FAMILY TREATMENT
Dulfano’s Approach to Family Alcoholism
Kaufman’s Approach to Family Alcoholism
Therapeutic Models of Treatment
The Family and Drugs Other Than Alcohol
3. FAMILY THERAPEUTIC THEORIES
Experiential / Symbolic Therapy
Social Learning Theory
The Process Model
Structural Family Therapy
Adlerian / Dreikursian Family Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Family Systems Theory
Conclusion
4. THE FAMILY AS A SYSTEM
The Family Emotional System
Over-and Underresponsibility
Individuality and Togetherness
Exercises
5. ELEMENTS OF THE EMOTIONAL SYSTEMS
Symbiosis
Triangulation
Emotional Maturity (Self-Differentiation)
Developmental Factors
Detachment Versus Disengagement
The Multigenerational Transmission Process
Exercises
6. FAMILY ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
Organization
Development
Exercises
7. CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY’S DISRUPTION OF ORGANIZATION
Internal Regulation
Impact on Family Developmental Stages
Exercises
8. CRITICAL ISSUES IN CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT FAMILIES
Child Abuse
Shame
Domestic Violence
Family Survival Roes
Codependency
Adult Children of Alcoholics: Characteristics
Exercises
9. FAMILY ASSESSMENT
Specific Issues Related to Chemical Dependency
Other Critical Issues
Birth Order of the Children
Information Gathering
Creating A Genogram
Exercises
10. WORKING WITH CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT FAMILIES
Framework for Working with Families
The Course of Family Treatment
Working Considerations
Counselor Roles
Pitfalls in Family Counseling
Exercises
11. THE FAMILY RECOVERY PROCESS
Recovery for the Chemically Dependent
Recovery for Family Members
A Developmental Model of Recovery for the Family
Exercises
12. FAMILY INTERVENTION
The Intervention Process
Guidelines for Intervention
Exercises
CONCLUSION
GLOSSARY
WORKS CITED
INDEX


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