Introduction to Family Counseling: A Case Study Approach

Introduction to Family Counseling: A Case Study Approach

By: Judy F. Esposito (author), Abbi K. Hattem (author)Paperback

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Introduction to Family Counseling uses a multi-generational, extended family constructed from the authors' experiences as professors and family therapists to exemplify the concepts and theories of family counseling. Beyond the theories of family counseling, students learn about the family life cycle and various tools for assessing families as well as the history of family counseling. Ethical issues relevant to family counseling are also included along with transcripts from hypothetical family counseling sessions throughout the book. In addition, the book focuses on working with diverse families and takes special care to emphasize multicultural issues.

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Judy Esposito, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Human Service Studies at Elon University in North Carolina. A licensed professional counselor and former school counselor, Dr. Esposito specializes in play therapy with children and families. She lives in Elon, North Carolina with her husband, Chad, two sons, Ben and Patrick, Ellie the dog, Sadie the cat, and Ozzie, the bearded dragon. Abbi Hattem, Ph.D. is an individual, marriage, and family therapist in private practice in Chapel Hill NC. She specializes in the mental health sequelae of acute and chronic trauma and of chronic illnesses, including eating and dissociative disorders, for individuals and their families. She has been an adjunct faculty member at California State University at Northridge, the University of Southern California, and most recently Elon University. She has been on the faculties at Texas Tech University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She has two grown sons and lives in Chapel Hill NC with her fiance Bruce and their dog Trotsky and three cats Rumpelteazer, Ashrei, and SugarRei.


Part I: Introduction to the Family Chapter 1: The Manning-Kelly Family Cast List Genogram Presenting Problem History of the Presenting Problem Social Support Clinical Observations and Impressions Preliminary Assessment Theoretical Conceptualization Conclusion Chapter 2: Families and the Family Life Cycle The Family Life Cycle Conclusion Chapter 3: Assessing Families Traditionally and Creatively Traditional Assessment Methods Lifestyle Questionnaire Family Sculpting Christina's Family Sculpture Family Scripting Family Play Therapy Family Puppet Shows Family Build-A-House Family Aquarium Family Play Genograms Conclusion Part II: Theories of Family Counseling Chapter 4: The Family Systems Approach to Family Counseling Origins of Family Counseling Family Systems and Family Dynamics Family Subsystems Circular Causation and Feedback Loops Homeostasis and Equilibrium Family Rules First and Second Order Change Second Order Cybernetics Function of the Presenting Problem in the Family Family Resiliency Systemic Assessment of the Manning-Kelly Family Conclusions Chapter 5: Multi-Generational Family Counseling Emotional Fusion and Differentiation of Self Triangles Nuclear Family Emotional Process Family Projection Process Cut-Offs Multigenerational Transmissions Family Roles Sibling Position Societal Emotional Process Genograms Conclusions Chapter 6: Structural Family Counseling Structural Family Counseling Concepts Structural Family Counseling Using Structural Family Counseling with the Manning-Kelly Family Summary and Conclusions Chapter 7: Experiential Family Counseling What is Experiential Counseling? Experiencing the Emotional Layer of the Family The Family System Experiential Counseling Interventions Virginia Satir's Family Growth Model Using Experiential Counseling with the Manning-Kelly Family Conclusions Chapter 8: Other Approaches to Family Counseling Introduction Adlerian Family Counseling Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Post-Modern Integrative Family Counseling Conclusion Part III: Other Aspects of Family Counseling Chapter 9: Special Topics in Family Counseling Multicultural Families LGBTQIA Families Single-Parent Families Blended Families Families with Aging Members Families with Biomedical Conditions Families Coping with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders Domestic Violence Conclusions Chapter 10: The Counselor's Experience Working with Families The Power of Family Systems How Families Induce Family Counselors Managing Multiple Relationships Comfort with Diversity Experiencing the Family Experiencing the Manning-Kelly and Jones Family Self-Awareness, Self-Care, & Ethical Practice [+plan, bal own fam] The School Counselor's Experience Conclusions Chapter 11: Ethics of Family Counseling Introduction Protecting Clients Reporting Laws Law and Ethics Referrals Self-Care Scope of Practice Ethical Decision-Making Model Conclusions Part IV: Current Trends in Family Counseling Chapter 12: Family Issues Requiring Services Beyond Counseling Cultural Competence Working with Multicultural Families LGBTQIA Single-Parent Families Blended Families Families with Aging Members Families with Biomedical Conditions Families Coping with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders Domestic Violence Conclusion Chapter 13: Services Available to Families Social Services School Counselors and School Social Workers In-Home Services Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Respite Care in Group Homes Wilderness Therapy Programs and Camps Employee Assistance Programs Support for Military Families Faith-Based Support Programs Non-Profit Agencies Referral Process Chapter 14: What's Next for the Manning-Kelly Family? Introduction Family Counseling What's Next for the Manning-Kelly and Jones Family? What's Next for the Individual Family Members? Family Secrets Termination What's Next for You as a Family Counselor? Conclusion

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/01/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781483351766
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781483351766
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 1483351769

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