The Relational Systems Model for Family Therapy

Author: Carlton Munson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317791398
Format: PDF
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The Relational Systems Model for Family Therapy presents a multi-systems approach to family therapy that teaches the therapist important self-differentiating capacities that set the tone for creating a powerful therapeutic atmosphere. While the model demands no specific treatment procedures, it does rely on the therapist’s capacity to adhere to its basic ideas, as she/he is the most vital factor in the model’s success. In The Relational Systems Model for Family Therapy, Author Donald R. Bardill encourages the therapist to be the learning vehicle for the integration of the four realities of life (self, other, context, spiritual) and the differentiating process that is necessary for human survival, safety, and growth. Understanding this model allows therapists to lead clients to heightened self-awareness and the realization of their human potential--both important factors for intellectual growth, emotional maturity, and problem solving. To this end, readers learn about: the self-differentiating therapist--the person-of-the-therapist is the crucial variable in an effective family treatment process the facing process--the client faces such issues as self-identity, life-purpose, thought and behavior patterns, emotionalized fears, and the future emotionalized right/wrong--focus is on consequences of actions rather than right/wrong judgments in relationship issues life stances--the uniqueness of the individual affects their connection to the life realities family grid--a way for the therapist to organize and talk about important family systems dynamics the therapeutic paradox--the client’s worldview is examined through the therapist’s worldview and a new worldview is formed The Relational Systems Model for Family Therapy is an important handbook for practitioners and students in the fields of clinical social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, counseling psychology, pastoral counseling, and psychiatric nursing. The book is also useful as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate classes and postgraduate seminars in family therapy and family counseling. The self-differentiation nature of the content also lends this book useful to self-help readers.

Social Work Practice

Author: Benyamin Chetkow-Yanoov
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789001375
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Replete with numerous diagrams, charts, tables, and exercises, the second edition of Social Work Practice: A Systems Approach brings alive the systems model of social work practice. Learning systems analysis will lead you to a more dynamic view of reality. With this book as a guide, you are sure to give your social work practice the overhaul it needs. This user-friendly text will allow you to integrate micro and macro modes of intervention, sensitize your practice, enhance your conflict resolution skills, and analyze system-environment structures and currents. The basis for popular ecological models in current social work literature, the systems model can be used to understand social change, to plan or direct social change, and to analyze environmental impacts on human growth and behavior. As Social Work Practice: A Systems Approach explains, the systems model is appropriate for international social work because it is applicable across cultural and societal boundaries. This book provides you with specific system-based intervention steps, descriptions of problem situations, and an understanding of practice theory for your social work practice. A key resource for educators, students, and practitioners, it discusses: creating an effective network of social services the implications of ecological theory for social work practice eco-mapping systems-oriented concepts in the social sciences and social work the individual person as a system managing social change and conflict processes gleaning effective strategies from existing practice models With its outline of a one-semester master's level course in systems analysis and its discussion of the 20th-century paradigm shift from reductionism to wholeness, Social Work Practice: A Systems Approach will be a great asset to social workers both within and beyond the classroom. Those in other helping professions, such as education, psychology, and organization development, will also find this book vital to understanding the changes experienced during the last 30 years. You will discover how many systems-based professional social work roles and strategies are compatible with existing models.

Principles of Social Work Practice

Author: Molly R. Hancock
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0789060248
Format: PDF
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A unique teaching text, Principles of Social Work Practice gives exclusive and in-depth coverage of practice principles of social work and integrates them into the common base of practice. Student readers learn from case examples how to apply crucial ethical, personal, and methodological principles to different practice areas. As students increase their understanding of the nature of professional social work and the essence of its value base and Code of Ethics, they also learn to develop approaches to social work practice that are sensitive to a multicultural clientele. Readers acquire skills and a flexibility that allow them to work not only with individuals but also with families, couples, groups, organizations, and communities.

Social Work and the Family Unit

Author: David J. Ludwig
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780789011978
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Use the techniques in this book to conduct productive, successful sessions with your clients! Social Work and the Family Unit offers methods and suggestions for focusing on problems within relationships, rather than simply placing blame, in order to dispel stressful and unhealthy situations. This essential book will show you how to empower couples to understand the relationships that form the fabric of their lives, the benefits ”we” thinking, and how spirituality influences people's connections and experiences. Social Work and the Family Unit provides therapists and clients with techniques and examples for conducting more successful and productive sessions. The authors of the six sections of Social Work and the Family Unit draw on their expertise to address the overwhelming importance of focusing on relationships when working with individuals and families. Editor David Ludwig's ”It's the Relationship, Stupid!” gives specific case descriptions showing that, in most situations, the client is focusing on the wrong thing as the cause of his or her distress. Alex Opper's ”What Do You Mean, 'It's the Relationship'? What's That Got to Do with Step-Parenting” points to the difficulty of, and suggests ways of, forming a good ”we” from the ”us” versus ”them” tensions often found in blended families. Walter Murphy's ”Growing up in a 'We’Family” and William B. Knippa's ”The Family Unit: Place, Base, or Both?” focus on the benefit to children of a united parental front that they cannot manipulate. Donald R. Bardill's ”The Relational Systems Model: Reality and Self-Differentiation” identifies the relationships that form the realities (self, other, context, and spiritual) of each person's life and shows how clients can be empowered to live in each of these four realities as self-differentiated persons. The final chapter, by Joanides, Joanning, and Keoughan, provides you with a systematic description of religious people's perceptions of religion and spirituality. It shows that important contextual information can be missed when therapists and researchers fail to address religion and spirituality from the perspectives of clients who are guided by faith. Implications for MFTs and MFT researchers are discussed in detail. The information you'll find in Social Work and the Family Unit will help you and your clients to understand what's really going on in their families and their lives. This valuable book belongs in your professional collection!

Working with Families

Author: Allie C. Kilpatrick
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Provides a theoretical base for family practice that explains familial dynamics and provides guidelines for effective intervention based on four basic levels of need: basic survival issues; a need for structure, limits, and safety; problem-focused issues; and family and personal growth issues. The f