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Casebook for Integrating Family Therapy : An Ecosystemic Approach
McDaniel, Susan H., PhD; Don-David Lusterman, PhD; and Carol L. Philpot, PhD (Eds)
American Psychological Association / Hardcover / 2001-02-01 / 1557987491
Couple & Family Studies
price: $55.50 (may be subject to change)
412 pages
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Integration in family therapy involves incorporating modalities, such as individual, couples and family therapy, as well as integrating schools of interventions, such as here-and-now, transgenerational, and other systemic approaches. In this volume, leading family therapists present cases that illustrate such integration from an ecosystemic perspective that takes into account the multiple systems in which the family is embedded. Cases were selected to highlight integrative interventions in which a family's ethnicity, religion, health status, socioeconomic class, or sexual orientation are particularly important. They include work with couples and families in transition and at various developmental stages, from early marriage through families in late life.
After briefly anchoring each case in the theoretical model from which they work, therapists describe not only how they intervened with each case, but how also they thought about the case at critical decision points throughout the therapy. They explain why they included some members in sessions but not others, and why they focused on some issues to the exclusion of others. When impasses are reached, as they many times are, they are candid in describing their struggles to find a "good enough" solution. The cases bring to life many contemporary issues and provide opportunities for both experienced and novice therapists to sharpen their sensitivities and skills with a broad range of clients.

--- from the publisher


—Evan Imber-Black
Introduction to Integrative Ecosystemic Family Therapy
—Susan H. McDaniel, Don-David Lusterman, and Carol L. Philpot

Part I: Couples

Conducting Integrative Therapy Over Time: A Case Example of Open-Ended Therapy
—Jay LeBow
The Tapestry of Couple Therapy: Interweaving Theory, Assessment, and Intervention
—Douglas K. Snyder, Jebber J. Cozzi, Jami G. Stevens, and Michael C. Luebbert
The Therapist in the Crucible: Early Developments in a New Paradigm of Sexual and Marital Therapy
—David Schnarch
When Roads Diverge: A Case Study With a Gay Male Couple
—Thomas Russell
"Our Company Is Downsizing": Couple and Individual Therapy for Work-Related and Systems Issues
—Sylvia Shellenberger
Opportunities for Clarity, Understanding, and Choice: The Practice of Divorce Mediation
—Carl D. Schneider and Dana E. O'Brien

Part II: Families in Transition

A Baby, Maybe: Crossing the Parenthood Threshold
—Mary-Joan Gerson
Dreams Now and Then: Conversations About a Family's Struggle From a Collaborative Language Systems Approach
—Harlene Anderson
Therapy With Stepfamilies: A Developmental Systems Approach
—James H. Bray
Widening the Lens: Engaging a Family in Transition
—Timothy T. Weber
The Case of the "Expendable" Elder: Family Therapy With an Older Depressed Man
—Deborah A. King

Part III: Culture, Religion, Social Class, and Ethnicity

Taking Sides: A White Intern Encounters an African-American Family
—Barry Jacobs
Using Contradiction: Family Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse
—Wendy Greenspun
The Misfit: A Deaf Adolescent Struggles for Meaning
—Robert Q. Pollard, Jr. and Natalie C. Rinker
Grief and Cultural Transition: A Journey Out of Despair
—Susan H. Horwitz
Religious and Cultural Issues in Ecosystemic Therapy: A Therapist in the Flow
—Don-David Lusterman
Steps Toward a Culture and Migration Dialogue: Developing a Framework for Therapy With Immigrant Families
—Jaime E. Inclan

Part IV: Gender

Integrating Gender and Family Systems Theories: The "Both/And" Approach to Treating a Postmodern Couple
—Ronald F. Levant and Louise B. Silverstein
Someday My Prince Will Come
—Carol L. Philpot
Developing Gender Awareness: When Therapist Growth Promotes Family Growth
—Gary R. Brooks
Rediscovery of Belovedness
—Becky Butler

Part V: Families Coping With Physical Illness

We're at the Breaking Point: Family Distress and Competence in Serious Childhood Illness
—Anne E. Kazak
A Sneaky Teenager With Diabetes in Context: Stretching Minuchin's Psychosomatic Model
—Thomas C. Todd
Her Right Foot: Pain, Integration, and the Biopsychosocial Model
—David B. Seaburn
Honoring the Integration of Mind and Body: A Patient With Chronic Pain
—Jeri Hepworth
Differentiation Before Death: Medical Family Therapy for a Woman with End-Stage Crohn's disease and Her Son
—Susan H. McDaniel, Jennifer L. Harkness, and Ronald M. Epstein
HIV/AIDS, Families, and the Wider Caregiving System
—Robert Bor and Riva Miller

Part VI: Families Coping With Serious Mental Illness

From Three Languages to One: Integrating Individual, Family, and Biological Perspectives in the Treatment of Affective Disorders
—David A. Moltz
Integrating Psychiatric Illness Into Healthy Family Functioning: The Family Psychoeducational Treatment of a Patient With Bipolar Disorder
—Teresa L. Simoneau and David J. Miklowitz
The Consequences of Caring: Mutual Healing of Family and Therapists Following a Suicide
—Nadine J. Kaslow and Sari Gilman Aronson

Part VII: Supervision

Integrative Supervision: A Metaframeworks Perspective
—Catherine Weigel Foy and Douglas Breunlin
Using the Multisystems With an African American Family: Cross-Racial Therapy and Supervision
—Nancy Boyd-Franklin
Author Index
Subject Index
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