Stepfamilies: A Multi-dimensional Perspective
Combining theoretical, empirical, and clinical knowledge, Stepfamilies: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective contains recent research and information that will help mental health practitioners, family therapists, psychologists, and counselors understand the characteristics, dynamics, needs, and issues of nonclinical stepfamilies. Based on direct experiences with diverse types of stepfamilies, this book gives you new guidelines and strategies that will enable you to offer more successful sessions to your clients and improve your effectiveness as a practitioner. Developed to give you a more realistic understanding of stepfamilies, this text helps you avoid the stereotypes and false perceptions that often surround stepfamilies. Offering methods and strategies aimed at making your clients feel comfortable about themselves and their situations, Stepfamilies: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective examines several aspects of these families that you need to know in order to improve your effectiveness with them, including:
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The Changing Context
Who Are They?
Characteristic Features of Stepfamilies
Key Issues of Stepfamilies
TYPES OF STEPFAMILIES
Gay and Lesbian Stepfamilies
HELPING STEPFAMILIES OF DIVERSE
Choosing with Whom
Strategies and Techniques for Working
Using Collaborative Conversational Approaches
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