This is the only book that captures the essentials of families in crisis in one volume. The editor focuses on practical issues and techniques for family counseling, including diagnosing, marital counseling, and referral services. Also discussed are gender issues, adolescents and their families, divorce mediation, and bereavement counseling. The book presents an integrated approach to family therapy, combining systemic and cognitive-behavioral theory. The diagnosis/assessment process is at the systemic level while the interventions are primarily behavioral. Professor Atwood utilizes a life cycle approach, the new direction in family therapy.
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