Counseling Today's Families (Marital, Couple, & Family Counseling)
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 0534367119
ISBN 13: 978-0534367114
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.
"The manuscript is a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of family practice with today's families. The focus is on familiarizing beginning practitioners with prominent theories, knowledge and skills for practice with a wide range of families. Readers are oriented to the profession of marriage and family therapy through case examples, research knowledge, and presentations of the skills needed to work effectively with families."
About the Author
Herbert Goldenberg was Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where he developed and taught classes in family therapy. Together with Irene Goldenberg he was awarded the 2007 American Family Therapy Academy lifetime achievement award for family therapy. He also held membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the Family Therapy division of the American Psychological Association. He was also elected fellow in that APA division. The Goldenbergs co-authored another book published by Brooks/Cole, COUNSELING TODAY'S FAMILIES, Fourth Edition.