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A complete guide for helping professionals, with tried-and-truetechniques for practicing family counseling therapy

Now in its second edition, Working With Families: Guidelinesand Techniques is filled with up-to-date, systems-orientedtechniques focused on field-tested results. Outlining the dos anddon'ts of working with different types of families and the variouscomplications, nuances, and complexities that can occur, thispractical guide provides a broad and proven selection ofinterventions, processes, and guidelines for working interactively,systematically, and compassionately with families.

Working With Families, Second Edition covers a rangeof topics including:

  • Family work in different settings

  • Session-by-session guidelines

  • Therapeutic themes by family type

  • Managing adolescents in family sessions

  • Dealing with fear of family work

  • Family mapping

  • Strategic child assessment

  • Chemical dependence and its impact on families

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 counselingtherapy for all mental health professionals.

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