family therapy in global humanitarian contexts

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Family Therapy In Global Humanitarian Contexts

Author : Laurie L. Charlés
ISBN : 9783319392714
Genre : Psychology
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This book brings together a diverse set of clinicians, scholars, and researchers actively using systemic family therapy ideas within the context of ongoing or recent humanitarian intervention. The contributions focus on critical issues specific to the practice of family therapy within global mental health contexts, with a particular attention to the humanitarian sphere. Issues covered include treatment across cultures and language barriers, work in settings with covert and overt threats, practice in low-resource situations, and the creation of a family therapy program that relates to peace-building, reconciliation, and post-war discourse. The diverse group of authors contributes practical information and content specific to the training, supervision and/or delivery of family-based services, and offer specific principles and recommendations for family therapy practitioners and researchers.

Applying Critical Social Theories To Family Therapy Practice

Author : Teresa McDowell
ISBN : 9783319156330
Genre : Psychology
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This volume applies critical social theories to family therapy practice, using sociopolitical context for a clearer focus on the power dynamics of couple and family relationships. Its decolonizing approach to therapy is shown countering the pervasive cultural themes that grant privilege to specific groups over others, feeding unequal and oppressive relationships that bring families and couples to treatment. Therapy is shown here as a layered and nuanced process, with practitioners developing an ethical human rights perspective toward their work as they aid clients in negotiating for greater justice and equity in their relationships. The book bridges theory and practice by giving readers these essential tools: Strategies for asking clients about social class. A framework for understanding gender issues within the larger patriarchy. Guidelines for relating concepts of race and class in therapy. Structure for creating the family cartography. Ways to utilize a queer perspective in therapy. Illustrative case examples throughout. Breaking new ground in family therapy, Applying Critical Social Theories to Family Therapy Practice challenges social workers, social work researchers, therapists, and psychologists to push beyond current ideas of social awareness and cultural competence toward truly liberatory client-centered practice. .

Families In A Global Context

Author : Charles B. Hennon
ISBN : 9781136867101
Genre : Psychology
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How are families the same or different around the world? Families in a Global Context puts the similarities and differences into perspective, presenting an in-depth comparative analysis of family life in 17 countries around the world. Contributors discuss different country's family life by using a standard framework to review major influences and patterns. The framework allows readers to do comparative reflection across several countries on a variety of daily living elements, including social and economic forces such as urbanization and modernization, changes in gender/courtship/spousal patterns, and war. This book provides an informative illustration of current as well as future trends of family life worldwide.

International Handbook Of War Torture And Terrorism

Author : Kathleen Malley-Morrison
ISBN : 9781461416388
Genre : Psychology
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Armed conflict, on domestic or foreign soil, impacts people’s daily lives and shapes policy around the world. Millions live with the threat of terrorism, whether from random sources or known enemies. And the acceptability of torture is debated by politicians and public alike. The International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism synthesizes historical backgrounds, current trends, and findings from the Personal and Institutional Rights to Aggression and Peace Survey (PAIRTAPS), administered in forty countries over nine global regions. Contributors examine the social, cognitive, and emotional roots of people’s thinking on war and national security issues, particularly concerning the role of governments in declaring war, invading other countries, or torturing prisoners. By focusing on the cultural traditions and colonial histories of broad regions rather than of individual nations, the book demonstrates how context shapes ordinary citizens’ views on what is justifiable during times of war, as well as more nebulous concepts of patriotism and security. The Handbook: Introduces the PAIRTAPS and explains the methodology for analyzing responses. Defines war-related concepts from the unique perspectives of Western Europe, U.K./U.S., Middle East, Gulf States, Russia/Balkans, Africa, Latin America, South/Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Provides an integrative summary of definitions and points of view. Situates results in terms of social engagement/disengagement theory. Considers implications for peace and reconciliation. As a reflection of the changing global landscape, the International Handbook of War, Torture, and Terrorism deserves to be read by a wide range of researchers in peace psychology, political science, sociology, and anthropology.

Family Therapy

Author : Samuel T. Gladding
ISBN : 013700219X
Genre : Education
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The most thorough and well-written text in the field, "Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice," covers all aspects of working with families. Beginning with an explanation of how individual and family life cycles differ and how healthy and dysfunctional families operate regardless of structure or ethnicity, Gladding clearly covers the basic processes involved in treating couples and families before delving into a dozen theoretical ways of treating families. Readers will learn about the history of family therapy, multicultural aspects of family therapy, ways of working with various types of families, ethical and legal issues involved in family therapy, and ways of assessing families. Thoroughly updated and revised, the fifth edition is logically organized into three sections-Understanding Families and Family Dynamics, Therapeutic Approaches to Working with Families, and Professional and Clinical Issues in Family Therapy. Each chapter has an abundance of examples and case studies, and discussion questions included at the end of each chapter help to engage class participation. New to This Edition- NEW! Clearly presents the developmental process of working with families from early, middle, and late stages of therapy so students get a sense of what all approaches have in common (Ch. 7). - NEW!More examples and case studies included so students understand how techniques and processes work with families in a demonstrative way (Chs. 9-14).- NEW! Chapter 16 now coversthe main clinical areas associated with family therapy, introducing students to the dynamics of family dysfunctions-including abuse, depression, and infidelity-and how to help families regain health and stability.- NEW! An expanded summary section in each chapter helps students quickly and accurately review major points. - NEW! Expanded focus on luminaries in the field of family therapy, including some notable women, such as Insoo Kim Berg and Michelle Weiner-Davis.- NEW! Additional coverage on multisystemic family therapy, highlighting for students how this type of therapy is used in clinical settings (Part II).- NEW! Enhanced discussion on select assessment instruments, with more specific information on the usefulness of these measures and how they are used in a clinical setting (Ch. 17). "The author does a tremendous job building an argument for family approaches to problems faced by both individual and families alike. The author uses a good mix of text, diagrams, figures, bulleted lists as well as poetry and pictures....I do believe my students read Gladding's text and attempt to digest the material." --William O'Connell, Xavier University

The Genogram Casebook

Author : Monica Mcgoldrick
ISBN : 0393709078
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A companion to the celebrated text Genograms: Assessment & Intervention, this workbook will articulate exactly how to put genograms to use in therapy work. Issues surrounding client engagement, mastering resistance, detriangling, dealing with conflicts, and helping clients to repair cut-offs will all be addressed.

Humanitarian Negotiations Revealed

Author : Claire Magone
ISBN : 9781849041638
Genre : Business & Economics
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From international NGOs to UN agencies, from donors to observers of humanitarianism, opinion is unanimous: in a context of the alleged "clash of civilizations", our "humanitarian space" is shrinking. Put another way, the freedom of action and of speech of humanitarians is being eroded due to the radicalisation of conflicts and the reaffirmation of state sovereignty over aid actors and policies. The purpose of this book is to challenge this assumption through an analysis of the events that have marked MSF's history since 2003 (when MSF published its first general work on humanitarian action and its relationships with governments). It addresses the evolution of humanitarian goals, the resistance to these goals and the political arrangements that overcame this resistance (or that failed to do so). The contributors seek to analyse the political transactions and balances of power and interests that allow aid activities to move forward, but that are usually masked by the lofty rhetoric of "humanitarian principles". They focus on one key question: what is an acceptable compromise for MSF? This book seeks to puncture a number of the myths that have grown up over the forty years since MSF was founded and describes in detail how the ideals of humanitarian principles and "humanitarian space" operating in conflict zones are in reality illusory. How, in fact, it is the grubby negotiations with varying parties, each of whom have their own vested interests, that may allow organisations such as MSF to operate in a given crisis situation - or not.

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