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 I: Understanding Family Relationships.
1. Counseling Today's Changing Families.
2. The Family as a Social Unit: Systems Theory and Beyond.
3. Appraising Couple and Family Functioning.
4. Multiple Views of Family Counseling: A Case Study.
5. Intervening in Troubled Couple and Family Relationships.
Part II: Counseling Families with Varied Lifestyles.
6. Counseling the Single-Parent-Led-Family.
7. Counseling the Remarried Family.
8. Counseling Cohabiting Heterosexual Adults.
9. Counseling Gay Male and Lesbian Families.
Part III: Counseling Families with Special Circumstances.
10. Counseling the Dual-Career Family.
11. Counseling Ethnically Diverse Minority Families.