Working With Families Guidelines and Techniques (Paperback)
|Author: John T. Edwards|
|"Many helping professionals have had little to no formal training working with families. This book is a clinical guide for any type of family work, from one-time contact with families in a medical setting to intensive in-home family work. It takes a systems-oriented, problem-solving approach to counseling, emphasizing results rather than exploration. Filled with field-tested techniques, clinical suggestions, and client exercises, as well as alerts to potential pitfalls and how to avoid them, the book is ideal for therapists, substance abuse counselors, and school counselors"--|
From the Publisher:
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:
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.