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Author Barnes, Gill Gorell.

Title Family therapy in changing times / Gill Gorell Barnes.

Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

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 UniM Giblin Eunson  616.89156 BARN    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description 232 pages ; 22cm.
Series Basic texts in counselling and psychotherapy.
Basic texts in counselling and psychotherapy.
Notes Previous ed.: Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 What is Family Therapy? Patterns of Living, Patterns of Mind and Patterns of Therapy 1 -- Systemic approach 2 -- Families in transition 4 -- Stressful life events and family life: patterns of stress and patterns of affirmation 5 -- Patterns and problems over time: changing constraints and developing new solutions 7 -- Historical and current dimensions 8 -- Family systems, transitions and non-biologically connected families: implications for a family therapist 9 -- Rethinking family bonds: diversity, intimacy and identity 11 -- How do cultural values underpin family life? 12 -- Culture, gender and development 13 -- What is the job of the family therapist? 13 -- Listening to families and to the the family in individual stories: internal and external discourses 14 -- Family as the template for intimate relations: three ways of looking at what goes on 16 -- 2 Changes in Families: Theories in Change 21 -- Systems thinking, family pattern, family coherence, and dominant discourses 21 -- Xavier family 24 -- Therapist's thinking 30 -- Influences from structural family therapy in the Xavier family session 31 -- Riordan family 33 -- Milan approach 37 -- Moving forward with theory 40 -- 3 Culture, Diversity and Developments (1): Rethinking Contexts for Growth and Change 47 -- Family and life cycle ideas: a pluralistic approach 47 -- Multiculturalism and diversity 49 -- Gay and lesbian families: diversity and homophobia 50 -- Culture and changing micropractices: keeping up with change 51 -- Ethnicity, culture, migration and family change 54 -- Refugees and family work 56 -- Creating conditions of safety 57 -- Changing gender roles for men and women 60 -- Racism in daily life, and in the therapeutic context 62 -- Gay and lesbian families: similarities and differences in life cycle issues 64 -- Life cycle rituals: new constructions 66 -- Poverty and stresses 68 -- Factors that buffer individuals against stress 70 -- Intimacy and resilience 72 -- 4 Culture, Diversity and Development (2): Loss and Transitions in Childhood 74 -- Communication and loss 76 -- Variations in childcare patterns and the loss of intimacy 80 -- Loss and adaptation 81 -- Importance of a safe place: former loss and current parenting 84 -- Transitions and second families 87 -- Adoption 87 -- Young adults who have grown up in second families 91 -- Theories of child development 92 -- 5 Families, Divorce and Post-Divorce Family Work: Mothers', Fathers' and Children's Perspectives 94 -- Keeping life predictable and maintaining self-esteem 96 -- Ambiguities in post-divorce relationships 98 -- Residence and contact: parents and children in the post-divorce family 99 -- Acrimony and hostility 99 -- Parenting alone 103 -- Fathers; parenting in the context of 'contact' 105 -- Secrets and silence in post-divorce narratives 110 -- 'Holding on to the bubble'--uncertainty about arrangements 114 -- Bearing the family in mind 116 -- Separation when children are very young 117 -- Juniper/Rowan family: early separation, attachment issues, and the restoration of contact 119 -- 6 Step-Families 128 -- What is a step-family? 128 -- Boys' and girls' ways of dealing with family distress: similarities and differences 131 -- Lesbian and gay partnerships 133 -- Extended family 135 -- Economic tensions 138 -- Stepmothers and mothers: trying to get it right 139 -- Stepfathers and fathers 142 -- 7 Family and Mental Illness 147 -- Cultural and family factors affecting descriptions of illness 147 -- Professional approaches to family work with major mental illness 150 -- Work focusing on patterns of communication 151 -- Family descriptions and self-description 153 -- Family relationships and different illness processes 155 -- Mental illness and external realities: social factors 163 -- Children of chronically ill parents: protective factors and 'being alright' 165 -- Dementia in the elderly 167 -- 8 Violence in Family Life 169 -- 'carry forward' of patterns 171 -- Wade family 172 -- O'Rourke family 180 -- Use of language 180 -- Post-divorce issues 183 -- Family violence and traumatic effects on children 184 -- 9 Sexual Abuse in Childhood and Some Effects in Adult Life 190 -- Boundaries of trust in therapeutic work 190 -- Therapy with a man: some considerations 192 -- Therapist as another woman 194 -- Traumatic, formless and perverse events 195 -- Early work in therapy: the written word 195 -- Confronting the voices of others in therapy: parents and children 197 -- Maeve: using workmates and children to create alternative voices 199 -- Talking with children about sexual abuse 202 -- 10 Doing the work and making a difference 205 -- Study your own coherence 205 -- A theory you can live and work by 205 -- Attention to text 206 -- Wider world and family life 207 -- Attention to the fragility of relationships 209 -- Keeping an eye on oneself 210 -- Family as template for intimate emotions 210 -- What do we mean by resilience? 211.
Subject Family psychotherapy.
Families.
ISBN 1403904723 (paperback) £16.99