Working With Families: Guidelines And Techniques
Working With Families: Guidelines And Techniques
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Working With Families: Guidelines And Techniques

  • Publish Date: 2011-10-25
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: John T. Edwards

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A complete guide for helping professionals, with tried-and-true techniques for practicing family counseling therapy

Now in its second edition, Working With Families: Guidelines and Techniques is filled with up-to-date, systems-oriented techniques focused on field-tested results. Outlining the dos and don'ts of working with different types of families and the various complications, nuances, and complexities that can occur, this practical guide provides a broad and proven selection of interventions, processes, and guidelines for working interactively, systematically, and compassionately with families.

Working With Families, Second Edition covers a range of topics including:

  • Family work in different settings

  • Session-by-session guidelines

  • Therapeutic themes by family type

  • Managing adolescents in family sessions

  • Dealing with fear of family work

  • Family mapping

  • Strategic child assessment

  • Chemical dependence and its impact on families

Informed by the author's many years of experience in the field, both as a clinician and as a trainer, Working With Families, Second Edition offers an invaluable systems-oriented, goal-directed, problem-solving approach to family counseling therapy for all mental health professionals.

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