Therapeutic Alliances with Families: Empowering Clients in Challenging Cases 1st ed. 2017 Edition

Ebook Details


Valentín Escudero, Myrna L. Friedlander

Year 2017
Pages 230
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9783319593685
File Size 2.38 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 89
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Ebook Description

This practical breakthrough introduces a robust framework for family and couples therapy specifically designed for working with difficult, entrenched, and court-mandated situations. Using an original model (the System for Observing Family Therapy Alliances, or SOFTA) suitable to therapists across theoretical lines, the authors detail special challenges, empirically-supported strategies, and alliance-building interventions organized around common types of ongoing couple and family conflicts. Copious case examples illustrate how therapists can empower family members to discover their agency, find resources to address tough challenges, and especially repair their damaged relationships. These guidelines also show how to work effectively within multiple relationships in a family without compromising therapist focus, client individuality, or client safety.