Inside Family Therapy A Case Study in Family Healing

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-06-05
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Follow a family therapist's narrative diary as he documents the process of working with the Salazars, as they explore each stage of their relationship-from courtship through the departure of the children from the home.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Disturbing the Peacep. 1
"Can You Help Us?"p. 1
Looking for Leveragep. 2
Dialogue: Setting the System in Motionp. 5
It Must Be a Marital Problemp. 8
Linear versus Circular Causalityp. 8
The Making of a Family Therapistp. 15
Behind the One-Way Mirrorp. 18
Love's Young Dreamp. 23
"We'll Sing in the Sunshine"p. 24
"Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"p. 29
"I Do"p. 30
The Progress of Lovep. 33
"Why Are You So Mean to Me?"p. 35
Idealizationp. 40
Accommodationp. 42
Boundariesp. 43
How to Succeed as a Couple by Really Tryingp. 47
In-Lawsp. 51
"Alone at Last"p. 53
Invaders from Another Planetp. 54
Accommodation and Boundary-Making with the In-Lawsp. 56
Invisible Loyaltiesp. 60
Past Tense and Imperfect Futurep. 61
The Depressed Young Motherp. 67
The Impossible Jobp. 69
The Family Life Cyclep. 72
2 + 1 = 2p. 76
Heather's Birthp. 77
The Young and the Restlessp. 79
Renegotiating Boundaries with Grandparentsp. 80
Reciprocityp. 81
Bitter Fruitp. 83
Why Can't Jason Behave?p. 87
Fix My Child without Disturbing Mep. 89
Family Rulesp. 90
Family Structurep. 92
The Strucural Modelp. 93
Blueprint for a Healthy Familyp. 96
Uncovering the Structure in a Familyp. 99
Building Children's Self-Esteemp. 100
The Overinvolved Mother and Peripheral Fatherp. 103
The Need to Restructure the Familyp. 105
Shared Parentingp. 108
The Best of Intentionsp. 108
Pursuers and Distancersp. 111
Self-Defeating Cyclesp. 114
Family Feudp. 119
Sibling Rivalryp. 120
Enmeshmentp. 124
Disengagementp. 126
Brotherhood and Sisterhoodp. 129
Loss of Innocencep. 131
To Tell or Not to Tell, That Is the Questionp. 136
All Hell Breaks Loosep. 139
"Why, Why, Why?"p. 141
Moving Onp. 145
Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepparentingp. 151
Families in Transitionp. 156
Uncouplingp. 156
Reorganizingp. 159
Blendingp. 161
Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Rebellious Teenagerp. 165
That Awful, Awkward Agep. 169
How Worried Should Parents Be about Their Teenagers?p. 174
The Terrible Teensp. 178
The Salazars' Family Therapyp. 181
Shifting Boundariesp. 191
All Together Again, and Outp. 193
Notes on Techniquep. 198
Letting Gop. 203
"It's the End of Our Family"p. 209
The Long Good-Byep. 210
Boomerang Kidsp. 211
"Under Certain Conditions"p. 212
Indexp. 215
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