The book is organized into three parts: An overview on families An overview of frequently used models of family therapy at the undergraduate level Presentation of ethics, trends, and services in counseling families Engaging transcripts of family counseling sessions bring concepts and theories to life while showing assessment tools, theories, needs for additional services, and ethical issues Case study approach allows students to follow how family counselors think and lets them examine family issues such as substance abuse, domestic violence, and co-parenting in blended families “Stop-and-Think“ features challenge students to expand their perspective from individuals to families and helps students learn to think about the family in terms of group dynamics Discussion topics and exercises aimed at using the students' own experiences with families as well as their reactions to the one they are following and experiential exercises are used throughout the book to illustrate and enhance learning
Chapter 10: The Counselor’s Experience Working With Families
The majority of this family counseling textbook has focused on the clients who seek family counseling. But what about the family counselors who work with them? Family counselors are also people who participate in relationships with their clients. Family counselors have feelings about their clients, themselves in relationship to their clients, what is happening in their personal and professional lives in addition to counseling a particular family, and the work of family counseling. Family counselors work with multiple clients, have lives and demands made upon them outside of work, and need to find balance between their professional and personal selves as well as practice the self-care necessary to function in multiple settings and ...