Inside Family Therapy: A Case Study in Family Healing

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Allyn & Bacon, 1999 - Psychology - 242 pages
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Often recounted in a clinical manner from a therapist's perspective, the story of family therapy is many times viewed in an academic, theoretical context. Such analyses, while scholarly, tend to lack the real stories, the heart and soul of the counseling experience for those in it. Now, however, such a story is available. Following one family through their years of therapy, this book delves into the hearts and minds of the characters. So by the story's end, readers will come to view the family members not so much as characters in a therapist's drama, but rather as heroes of their own stories. And in turn, the readers will then be able to reflect on their own experiences. In this book, Mike Nichols, a family therapist, offers his narrative "diary" as he develops and enters into the process of family therapy with one family. In addition to providing his own personal account of the therapy process as the counselor, he includes the rich, detailed study of a family as they progress through life's stages from their initial courtship to the departure of their children from home. Social workers, therapists or others interested in the topic.

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Contents

The Making of a Family Therapist
15
Loves Young Dream
23
The Progress of Love
33
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Lorna Daniels Nichols is president and co-founder of Big Picture Ministries, LLC, an organization devoted to encouraging spiritual growth through the study of God's Word. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Lorna enjoyed an extensive management career with a major telecommunications company. After taking an early retirement, Lorna devoted her time to Christian leadership. She started a dynamic Christian book club and simultaneously began a teaching ministry out of which Big Picture of the Bible evolved. Lorna's wide-range of expertise in project design, implementation, and management provides her with the skills essential to creating a study guide of this magnitude. Her passion for developing Big Picture of the Bible comes from her love of Christ and her desire to help others develop a more intimate and personal relationship with God through knowing His Word. Lorna and her husband John currently live in Chesterfield, Missouri, and are members of Grace Church where both are facilitators, leaders, and mentors for Christ.

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