Strengthening Family Resilience

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Guilford Press, 1998 - Psychology - 338 pages
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Based on the conviction that all families have the potential for repair and growth, this book offers a fresh alternative to clinicians' prevalent focus on family dysfunction. Drawing upon extensive clinical and research experience, Froma Walsh presents an innovative framework for therapeutic and preventive work with couples and families who are distressed, vulnerable, or at risk. Filled with suggestions for strength-promoting, collaborative interventions that can help family relationships rebound from the worst of times, the book provides important clinical insights for professionals and students in a range of mental health and human service settings. This volume is useful guide for family therapists and counselors, psychologists, social workers, and other social service and health care professionals. Its coverage of both theoretical and practical concerns also makes it an invaluable text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses.

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I love Froma's strength based approach to working with family's. Definitely some some wonderful chapters in this book that I will share with clients in the future. Read full review

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Froma Walsh, PhD, is Professor in the School of Social Service Administration and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. She is also the founding Codirector of the University-based Center for Family Health and its affiliated family therapy training institute, the Chicago Center for Family Health. She is the Editor of the Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, past president of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), recipient of AFTA's Award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Her edited or coedited publications include Normal Family Processes, Second Edition; Women in Families; Living Beyond Loss; and a forthcoming book on spirituality and family therapy.

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