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

Services Available to Families
Services available to families

Asking for help when you need it is a sign of strength. For some, asking for help is the hardest part of receiving the help they need. For others, it is simply a matter of not knowing about the resources available. Because the family counselor is often the only link between families in crisis and the services available to them, it is important for counselors to know about such services and how families can receive them. This chapter discusses the wide array of resources and services available to families in need of support. By no means does this chapter provide an exhaustive list of what is out there for families. Family counselors should consult their local telephone ...

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