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Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families: From Old Problems to New Futures
Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families: From Old Problems to New Futures by William C. Madsen PhD, William C. Madsen 1572304901 9781572304901
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Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families: From Old Problems to New Futures by William C. Madsen PhD, William C. Madsen

This volume describes an innovative approach to working with families who have not been well served by traditional mental health, social service, and medical systems. Critically examining many professional assumptions about difficult families, the book outlines clinical practices that facilitate a respectful, constructive, and effective therapeutic relationship. Highlighted are ways to engage reluctant clients, conduct nonpathologizing assessments, and help families develop communities of support. Of crucial importance, the author proposes that therapists move away from trying to identify and correct old problems. He focuses instead on how to support clients in envisioning desired futures and developing new lives. Including a wealth of compelling clinical material, the book raises important theoretical and political questions without becoming moralistic and promotes a strengths-based focus without romanticizing families or minimizing their difficulties.

Author: William C. Madsen PhD, William C. Madsen

Language: English

Edition: 0

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 358

Publisher: The Guilford Press

Publication Date: 1999-10-06

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