Now featured in a Classics Edition with a new Foreword by Donald Boch, The Expanded Family Life Cycle integrates theory and current research with clinical guidelines and cases by two of the most-respected authors, teachers, and clinicians in the field of family therapy, Betty Carter and Monica McGoldrick.
This classic Family Therapy text provides “and more comprehensive way to think about human development and the life cycle,” reflecting 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.
The text boasts a lively and dynamic writing style, coupled with contributions by some of the best-known therapists and experts in family therapy, integrating theory and research with clinical guidelines and cases. It contains chapters on men's issues, individual development, a clinical method based on Bowen's coaching model, class, violence, migration, lesbians and gays, siblings, and never-married adults.