Family Therapy: Concepts, Process and Practice, Second by Alan Carr(auth.)

By Alan Carr(auth.)

This e-book bargains a serious review of the main colleges of relations treatment, offers an integrative version for the perform of marital and kinfolk treatment, and demonstrates how this version can be utilized in daily perform with quite a number universal child-focused and adult-focused difficulties. It additionally offers a radical, up to date overview of study at the effectiveness of kinfolk treatment and descriptions implications for evidence-based perform.

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Entering a new relationship Completing emotional divorce from the previous relationship Developing commitment to a new marriage 6. Planning a new marriage Planning for cooperative co-parental relationships with ex-spouses Planning to deal with children’s loyalty conflicts involving natural and step-parents Adjust to widening of extended family 7. Establishing a new family Realigning relationships within the family to allow space for new members Sharing memories and histories to allow for integration of all new members Source: Adapted from Carter and McGoldrick (1999).

The third stage of the model is separation. Mourning the loss of the intact family; adjusting to the change in parent–child and parent–parent relationships; preventing marital arguments from interfering with interparental cooperation, staying connected to the extended family and managing doubts about separation are the principal tasks at this stage. Divorce leads to multiple life changes that affect parental well-being, and the impact of these changes on parental well-being is mediated by a range of personal and contextual factors (Amato, 2000; Anderson, 2003; Hetherington & Kelly, 2002).

7. The model has been selected because it pinpoints personal dilemmas that must be resolved at various stages of development, which have particular relevance for participating in family life.

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