Connecting With Our Children

Author: Roberta M. Gilbert
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471347866
Size: 58.17 MB
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Parents want a special relationship with their children Parents care. They want to guide their children through the rough spots in life and help them make the right decisions. Research shows that a special parental connection is extremely important in safeguarding children against dangers such as substance abuse, sexual promiscuity, criminal activity, and suicide. This is more important than ever before in today's troubled world. But what does making this connection mean? Based on Bowen family systems theory, Connecting with Our Children shows parents how to build the connection found in better relationships. Now parents have a new way to think about and respond to family problems. The author examines common concerns, such as: * How substance abuse can repeat through generations * Why fusions between family members drive conflict * How family anxiety can erupt into violence * Whether stepfamilies can create a new family unit * What roles faith and humor play in a family * How effective are special contributions made by connections with grandparents Numerous practical examples and stories illustrate familiar situations and concerns, so that parents can learn how to deal with the often confusing situations surrounding their children, as well as those within their own lives. With a different perspective, parents can learn to overcome these difficulties, creating a stronger family and a happier, more open relationship between parent and child.

Learning Change

Author: Jim Herrington
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 0825444551
Size: 45.85 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Wealth Of Possibilities

Author: Ellen Miley Perry
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0988378914
Size: 59.12 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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What separates financially successful, multigenerational families who flourish from those who languish? With professional knowledge, informed reflection, and poignent and charming anecdotes, Ellen Perry shares her twenty-five years of experience advising more than one hundred wealthy families. A Wealth of Possibilities is a variegated road map of many accessible paths and byways for anyone seeking to improve his or her family's internal communication, cohesion, and sense of well-being. Offering a bounty of practical advice, thoughtful insights, and probing questions, A Wealth of Possibilities provides commonsense approaches and profoundly meaningful solutions to many of the most vexing issues confronting wealthy families.

Inside The Red Tent

Author: Sandra Hack Polaski
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 9780827230309
Size: 49.67 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The story of Dinah receives little more than a mention in the Bible, as it gives rise to a bloody massacre. Not so with Anita Diamant's The Red Tent (Picador 1998). Diamant weaves ancient history and culture with narrative fiction to draw a picture of what life might have been like for the women in Jacob's life. With skill and passion, Sandra Hack Polaski unravels the complexities of the biblical stories of Leah, Rachel, Zil'pah, Bil'hah, and Leah's daughter Dinah, probing aspects of The Red Tent that give us insight into the text and into the lives of women in the ancient Near East. Inside the Red Tent brings readers into the biblical and historical contexts of the world of Dinah and her four mothers, exploring their stories through the tradition of midrash, sound biblical scholarship, and archeological findings. She gives us a glimpse "inside the red tent" at the families, relationships, encounters, goddesses, and God that defined their lives and that define ours. From the Popular Insights series.

Families Of The Bible

Author: Kamila Blessing
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313365423
Size: 41.63 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reinterpreting the Bible through Family Systems Theory, this fascinating exploration shows how the theology of creation, restoration, and salvation can be meaningfully and uniquely understood through the lens of the biblical family. * Uses family systems theory in a way that will be accessible for the layperson, as well as scholars and clergy * Includes genograms and other family diagrams * Offers original interpretations of family stories throughout * Cites specific biblical examples * Includes an appendix demonstrating the use of Family Systems Theory as hermeneutic

Living On The Razor S Edge

Author: Matthew D. Selekman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393703351
Size: 74.33 MB
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Employing a multifaceted, flexible approach based on solution-focused therapy, the author offers clear and sensible ideas for working with the difficult and disturbing problem of adolescent self-harm.

Growing Yourself Up

Author: Jenny Brown
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 1775593592
Size: 27.20 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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To be human is to be in relationships. We can’t survive without them but it’s in relationships that we can so easily get unravelled. Some relationships just seem to do us in. Either we feel like we lose ourselves or feel burnt out from futile efforts to make things right for another. In our relationships we can experience the very best of ourselves and the very worst. The message of Growing Yourself Up is that you can’t separate understanding the individual from understanding relationships. All of life’s relationships are integral to increasing self-awareness and maturity. And it’s not necessarily the comfortable relationships that promote personal growth. In this 2nd edition of the bestselling book, Jenny examines how to help others without fostering dependency, and how to determine what kind of help you or others want from therapists. This is in response to the many lay and professional people who have found this book valuable personally and want to know how to help others grow. Drawing from Bowen family systems theory, the book takes you on a journey through each stage of life to see predictable patterns of relationships and to show how to use this knowledge to make purposeful adjustments in yourself; as well as lending a mature helping hand to others. The result is a sturdier self, sturdier relationships and a refreshing new way to view life’s challenges and opportunities.

Marriage And Family Therapy

Author: Linda Metcalf, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082610682X
Size: 26.28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There are many different models of marriage and family therapy; the challenge for students and beginning practitioners is deciding which one best suits their individual purposes. This highly practical volume elucidates the defining characteristics of 14 contemporary models, including their history, views of change, views of family and the role of the therapist; and methods of assessing family dynamics, goal setting; facilitating change; and knowing when to terminate. Each chapter also includes a template for implementing therapy models, and realistic case studies-many drawn from actual practice-to illustrate how each model would address common issues. In addition, the volume includes extensive interviews with master therapists such as Albert Ellis, Insoo Kim Berg, Sue Johnson, Susan McDaniel, Derald Wing Sue, and many others. They share their ideas of the ways in which change occurs, how they set goals, and how they perform therapy. For further clarification, each therapist illustrates how he/she would proceed via the same case study. Learning how to perform effective family therapy can be an arduous process of trial and error, yet this resource will ease the way for students and currently practicing family therapists who need to revisit the basics. Modalities Included Bowen Family Systems Theory Contextual Family Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy Models Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy Satir Human Validation Process Model Milan Systemic Family Therapy Structural Family Therapy Strategic Family Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Families Narrative Therapy with Families Emotionally Focused Therapy Medical Family Therapy Family Psychoeducation Key Features: Introduces the theory, history, theoretical assumptions, techniques, and components of each model Includes a template for using each model, from the initial meeting through assessment, intervention, and termination Provides numerous interviews with master therapists Includes case study commentary and analysis by master therapists Suggests questions, therapeutic strategies, and/or comments to consider for each therapeutic phase Includes a personality inventory to help readers select the most effective modality

Therapeutic Relationships

Author: John F. Butler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144225453X
Size: 70.27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this text, Butler takes an in-depth look at the development of family systems theory and how the work of Bowen, Gelso, and Meissner has shaped family psychotherapy. Family systems theory considers the family as an emotional unit in the therapeutic process and examines the therapeutic relationship in terms of its three primary components: the alliance, transference/countertransference, and the real relationship—better known as the tripartite model. Butler explores how the aspects Bowen family systems theory can provide effective methods for counseling families, couples, and individuals.