Normal Family Processes, Fourth Edition: Growing Diversity and Complexity
Guilford Press, Dec 8, 2011 - Psychology - 592 pages
Widely adopted, this valued course text and practitioner guide has expanded the understanding of family normality and healthy functioning in our increasingly diverse society. The editor and contributors are at the forefront of research and clinical training. They describe the challenges facing contemporary families and ways in which clinicians can promote resilience. With consideration of sociocultural and developmental influences, chapters identify key family processes that nurture and sustain strong bonds in couples; dual-earner, divorced, single-parent, remarried, adoptive, and kinship care families; gay and lesbian families; culturally diverse families; and those coping with adversity, such as trauma, poverty, and chronic illness. New to This Edition *Reflects important research advances and the changing contexts of family life. *Additional chapter topics: kinship care, family rituals, evidence-based assessment, and neurobiology. *All chapters have been fully updated.
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PART II VARYING FAMILY FORMS AND CHALLENGES
PART III CULTURAL DIMENSIONS IN FAMILY FUNCTIONING
PART IV DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES ON FAMILY FUNCTIONING
PART V ADVANCING FAMILY SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND PRACTICE