Normal Family Processes, Third Edition: Growing Diversity and Complexity

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Froma Walsh
Guilford Publications, 2003 - Medical - 678 pages
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Since its original publication two decades ago, this widely adopted text has been acclaimed as a milestone in the clinical literature. Surveying the vast diversity of family forms, life challenges, and value systems in our rapidly changing society, the volume has helped redefine the boundaries of "normal family life" for generations of students and practitioners. This fully revised and expanded third edition once again brings together leading contributors to illuminate the complexities of healthy family functioning across varied structural arrangements and sociocultural and developmental contexts. Existing chapters have been updated or fully rewritten to reflect the latest theories, research, demographic trends, and clinical practices. Seven entirely new chapters address single parent families, immigrant families, spirituality, family resilience, key processes in marital success and failure, and more.

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Froma Walsh, MSW, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Social Service Administration and the Department of Psychiatry, Pritzker School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Center for Family Health at the University of Chicago. A member of the Board of Directors of [i]Family Process[/i], she is a past editor of the [i]Journal of Marital and Family Therapy[/i], past president of the American Family Therapy Academy, and the recipient of numerous awards for her distinguished contributions to the field of mental health. Dr. Walsh's authored or edited publications include [i]Strengthening Family Resilience[/i] and [i]Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy[/i].

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