9780534367114

Counseling Today's Families

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534367114

  • ISBN10:

    0534367119

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-02-01
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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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.

Table of Contents

PART ONE UNDERSTANDING FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS 1(118)
Counseling Today's Changing Families
3(20)
Today's Families: Some Demographic Notes
6(5)
Marriage and Divorce: Some Current Statistics
10(1)
Family Resiliency
11(1)
Changing Families, Changing Relationships
12(2)
A Family Counseling Sampler
14(7)
Summary
21(2)
The Family as a Social Unit: Systems Theory and Beyond
23(24)
Behavior in Family Context: Understanding Family Systems
24(1)
Linear and Circular Causality
25(2)
Cybernetics, Feedback Loops, and Homeostasis
27(3)
Open and Closed Systems
30(2)
Subsystems and Boundaries
32(6)
Stability and Change
38(1)
Systems Theory and Family Counseling
39(3)
Systems Theory and Beyond
42(2)
The Self, the Family, and the Community
44(1)
Summary
45(2)
Appraising Couple and Family Functioning
47(34)
The Appraisal Process
50(2)
The Evaluation Phase
52(13)
The Initial Telephone Contact
53(2)
The Initial Session
55(3)
Mapping Family History and Family Processes
58(7)
The Assessment Phase
65(1)
Couple and Family Measurement Techniques
65(1)
Self-Report Measures
66(7)
The Circumplex Model of Marital and Family Systems
67(3)
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
70(3)
Observational Measures
73(6)
The Beavers Systems Model
76(2)
The McMaster Model
78(1)
Summary
79(2)
Multiple Views of Family Counseling: A Case Study
81(18)
A Variety of Intervention Models
82(16)
The Experiential Model
84(4)
The Transgenerational Model
88(3)
The Structural Model
91(2)
Strategic Models
93(2)
The Milan Model
95(1)
Social Constructionist Models
96(2)
Summary
98(1)
Intervening in Troubled Couple and Family Relationships
99(20)
Evidence-Supported Guidelines: The Use of Treatment Manuals
99(2)
Tailoring Techniques to Couples and Families
101(4)
Tailoring by Diagnosis
102(1)
Tailoring by Level of Relational Conflict
102(1)
Tailoring by Level of Family Functioning
103(2)
Marriage and Divorce Counseling
105(9)
Divorce Mediation
114(3)
Summary
117(2)
PART TWO COUNSELING FAMILIES WITH VARIED LIFESTYLES 119(152)
Counseling the Single-Parent-Led Family
121(44)
Changing Times: Patterns of Marriage and Divorce
122(2)
The Process of Divorce
124(5)
Living Through Divorce
129(2)
Varieties of Single-Parent Households
131(1)
Teenage Mothers
132(4)
Assessing Single-Parent-Led Families
136(3)
Common Problems in Single-Parent-Led Families
139(8)
The Custodial Parent
140(2)
The Noncustodial Parent
142(2)
The Children
144(3)
Child Custody, Child Support, and Visitation
147(2)
Child Custody Alternatives
149(3)
Some Counseling Guidelines
152(11)
Summary
163(2)
Counseling the Remarried Family
165(42)
Varieties of Remarried Family Structures
168(7)
Stepfamily Living Arrangements
175(5)
The Developmental Stages of Remarriage
180(3)
Some Counseling Guidelines
183(18)
Common Themes and Counselor Tasks
183(4)
Stepfamily Stages and Counselor Interventions
187(1)
Counseling on Multiple Tracks
188(4)
Whom to See and When
192(9)
Psychoeducational Programs
201(1)
Summary
202(5)
Counseling Cohabiting Heterosexual Adults
207(30)
Changing Mores, Changing Lifestyles
210(2)
The Mythology of Cohabitation
212(1)
Types of Student Cohabitation
213(5)
Adult Cohabitation: Trial Marriage or Substitute Marriage?
218(5)
Assessing Cohabiting Couples
223(2)
Counseling Unmarried Couples
225(1)
Premarital and Remarital Counseling
226(3)
Prepare: A Premarital Inventory
229(5)
Summary
234(3)
Counseling Gay Male and Lesbian Families
237(34)
Some Basic Concepts and Terminology
240(3)
Being Gay in a Nongay World: The Coming-Out Process
243(3)
Gays and Lesbians: Similarities and Differences
246(3)
Assessing Gay and Lesbian Couples
249(2)
Achieving a Gay Identity
251(2)
Sexuality and the AIDS Epidemic
253(1)
Gay and Lesbian Parenting
254(6)
Some Counseling Guidelines
260(5)
HIV and AIDS Counseling
265(4)
Summary
269(2)
PART THREE COUNSELING FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES 271(81)
Counseling the Dual-Career Family
273(34)
Dual-Career Marriages: Balancing Work and Family Life
277(1)
Conceptualizing the Dual-Career Lifestyle
278(1)
Professional Women in Dual-Career Marriages
279(3)
Changing Domestic Role Patterns
282(2)
Sources of Stress in Dual-Career Lifestyles
284(7)
Commuter Marriages
291(4)
Adaptational Strategies and Family Systems
295(2)
Some Counseling Guidelines
297(6)
Summary
303(4)
Counseling Ethnically Diverse Minority Families
307(45)
Counseling African American Families
313(13)
Powerlessness and the African American Experience
314(1)
Racism, Discrimination, and the Victim System
315(2)
Family Structure and Kinship Networks
317(3)
Socialization Experiences and Male-Female Relationships
320(2)
Special Aspects of African American Family Life
322(1)
Some Counseling Guidelines
323(3)
Counseling Hispanic American Families
326(11)
Family Structure: The Role of the Extended Family
327(2)
Acculturation and Ethnic Identity
329(4)
Sex-Role Issues in Hispanic Cultures
333(1)
Some Counseling Guidelines
334(3)
Counseling Asian/Pacific American Families
337(12)
Cultural Transitions
338(3)
Family Structure and Responsibilities
341(4)
Values, Beliefs, Obligations
345(1)
Some Counseling Guidelines
346(3)
Summary
349(3)
Glossary 352(7)
References 359(29)
Name Index 388(7)
Subject Index 395

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