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Introduction to Family Counseling: A Case Study Approach

by Judy Esposito and Abbi Hattem SAGE Publications, Inc
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Introduction to Family Counseling is a core text for courses found in human service and other mental health programs on working with families. Judy Esposito and Abbi Hattem present various theoretical models on working with families and apply them to the case that runs through the text. Introduction to Family Counseling is specifically written for upper undergraduates in the helping professions to fill a gap in current texts that present various theoretical approaches on working with families. The book will present basic knowledge on working with families and will apply the theory to the case study. It will then present basic skills on working with families. The book will be organized into three parts. The first part will provide an overview on families, the second part will overview the most common models of family therapy at the undergraduate level, and finally the last part will present ethics, trends, and services in working with families. The book will have a focus on working with diverse families and take special care to emphasize multicultural issues.

Part I: Introduction to the FamilyChapter 1: The Manning-Kelly Family Cast List Genogram Presenting Problem History of the Presenting Problem Social Support Clinical Observations and Impressions Preliminary Assessment Theoretical Conceptualization ConclusionChapter 2: Families and the Family Life Cycle The Family Life Cycle ConclusionChapter 3: Assessing Families Traditionally and Creatively Traditional Assessment Methods Lifestyle Questionnaire Family Sculpting Christina's Family Sculpture Family Scripting Family Play Therapy Family Puppet Shows Family Build-A-House Family Aquarium Family Play Genograms ConclusionPart II: Theories of Family CounselingChapter 4: The Family Systems Approach to Family Counseling Origins of Family Counseling Family Systems and Family Dynamics Family Subsystems Circular Causation and Feedback Loops Homeostasis and Equilibrium Family Rules First and Second Order Change Second Order Cybernetics Function of the Presenting Problem in the Family Family Resiliency Systemic Assessment of the Manning-Kelly Family ConclusionsChapter 5: Multi-Generational Family Counseling Emotional Fusion and Differentiation of Self Triangles Nuclear Family Emotional Process Family Projection Process Cut-Offs Multigenerational Transmissions Family Roles Sibling Position Societal Emotional Process Genograms ConclusionsChapter 6: Structural Family Counseling Structural Family Counseling Concepts Structural Family Counseling Using Structural Family Counseling with the Manning-Kelly Family Summary and ConclusionsChapter 7: Experiential Family Counseling What is Experiential Counseling? Experiencing the Emotional Layer of the Family The Family System Experiential Counseling Interventions Virginia Satir's Family Growth Model Using Experiential Counseling with the Manning-Kelly Family ConclusionsChapter 8: Other Approaches to Family Counseling Introduction Adlerian Family Counseling Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Post-Modern Integrative Family Counseling ConclusionPart III: Other Aspects of Working with FamiliesChapter 9: Special Topics in Family Counseling Multicultural Families LGBTQIA Families Single-Parent Families Blended Families Families with Aging Members Families with Biomedical Conditions Families Coping with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders Domestic Violence ConclusionsChapter 10: The Counselor's Experience Working with Families The Power of Family Systems How Families Induce Family Counselors Managing Multiple Relationships Comfort with Diversity Experiencing the Family Experiencing the Manning-Kelly and Jones Family Self-Awareness, Self-Care, and Ethical PracticeThe School Counselor's Experience ConclusionsChapter 11: Ethics of Family Counseling Introduction Protecting Clients Reporting Laws Law and Ethics Referrals Self-Care Scope of Practice Ethical Decision-Making Model ConclusionsPart IV: Current Trends in Working with FamiliesChapter 12: Family Issues Requiring Services Beyond Counseling Cultural Competence Working with Multicultural Families LGBTQIA Single-Parent Families Blended Families Families with Aging Members Families with Biomedical Conditions Families Coping with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders Domestic Violence ConclusionChapter 13: Services Available to Families Social Services School Counselors and School Social Workers In-Home Services Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Respite Care in Group Homes Wilderness Therapy Programs and Camps Employee Assistance Programs Support for Military Families Faith-Based Support Programs Non-Profit Agencies Referral ProcessChapter 14: What's Next for the Manning-Kelly Family? Introduction Family Counseling What's Next for the Manning-Kelly and Jones Family? What's Next for the Individual Family Members? Family Secrets Termination What's Next for You as a Family Counselor? Conclusion

'Working with Families: A Case Study Approach offers a much needed approach to engaging students in the process of understanding and helping families. By using a multi-generational family case study, the authors open a window into working with families.' Garry M. Breland and ldquo;Engaging, Creative, and Practical and rdquo; Lakitta D. Johnson and ldquo;You get a first-hand experience of being a family counselor as you undergo the experiential process of learning terms, skills, and concerns as you work with a family throughout this text. and rdquo; Drew Curtis and ldquo;Students will enjoy learning family systems from this engaging and comprehensive text. and rdquo; Shannon Wolf and ldquo; is extremely thorough and provides many thought provoking exercise and activities that can be used in the classroom. and rdquo; Judith E. Beechler
Judy Esposito, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Human Service Studies at Elon University in North Carolina. A licensed professional counselor and former school counselor, Dr. Esposito specializes in play therapy with children and families. She lives in Elon, North Carolina with her husband, Chad, two sons, Ben and Patrick, Ellie the dog, Sadie the cat, and Ozzie, the bearded dragon. Abbi Hattem, Ph.D. is an individual, marriage, and family therapist in private practice in Chapel Hill NC. She specializes in the mental health sequelae of acute and chronic trauma and of chronic illnesses, including eating and dissociative disorders, for individuals and their families. She has been an adjunct faculty member at California State University at Northridge, the University of Southern California, and most recently Elon University. She has been on the faculties at Texas Tech University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She has two grown sons and lives in Chapel Hill NC with her fiance Bruce and their dog Trotsky and three cats Rumpelteazer, Ashrei, and SugarRei.