The new edition of COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES is thoroughly revised and updated continuing to use systems-based approach to understanding, assessing, and counseling a variety of today's families. The authors examine current family structures and living arrangements, detail common problem areas from a family systems perspective, and offer intervention guidelines for working effectively with varying family types. Cultural considerations, gender issues, and social context are included for each family pattern to ensure that the coverage in the text does indeed offer a realistic view of families today.
Examines contemporary family structures and living arrangements and details common problem areas from a family systems perspective. Offers appraisal and intervention guidelines for counselors working with single-parent and blended families, cohabiting heterosexual, gay and lesbian couples, dual career marriages, and ethnically diverse families. Includes case studies of families dealing with issues such as anorexia, gay coming out, and teenage parents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)