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

What’s Next for the Manning-Kelly Family?
What’s next for the manning-kelly family?

In this chapter, we review what we have learned about family counseling and how it applies to the Manning-Kelly family. We will also examine the challenges that remain for the Manning-Kelly family. Finally, we invite you to further explore your own theoretical orientation and your feelings about family counseling.

Family Counseling

Now that you are reaching the end of your introduction to family counseling, it is time to review what it is and what makes it unique. Your answers to the Stop and Think questions reflect your understanding of family counseling and are crucial to any career decision you make involving family counseling. Bear in mind, however, that while an introductory class such as this ...

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