Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families, Second Edition (Guilford Family Therapy)
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Sista Girl said Great book. Not a whole lot of innovation, but some novel ideas about counseling people and families in distress. The reviews of different methodologies is comprehensive enough but not overly wordy-effective usage of language is used in the book. I found it helpful for my review to take the LSW exam recently as well.. Things Therapists Should Remember Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families (second edition) by William C. Madsen, Ph.D., © 2007, The Guilford Press, reviewed by Karen Ziminski, LMFT.The title is key. Not "multi-problem families," but "multi-stressed families." The mind set of considering people as being problem families or even having problems is not terribly hopeful. Collaborative therapy . "Useful and Clear" according to Paul Feiger. The book provided useful and clear processes that can work in helping clients live better lives. The author does not bury you in psycho-babble, but presents a clear, and well formed, process to make his theoretical basis really work. This is uncommon with Post Modern authors.
From a nonpathologizing stance, William C. Madsen demonstrates creative ways to help family members shift their relationship to longstanding problems; envision desired lives; and develop more proactive coping strategies. This text and professional resource offers an alternative approach to thinking about and working with “difficult” families. Anyone working with families in crisis, especially in settings where time and resources are scarce, will gain valuable insights and tools from this book.
This is the best of books, shot through with compassion and grounded optimism."--Andrew Turnell, MA, author of Signs of Safety . "If you read this second edition, you are in serious danger of being inspired by Madsen's clear thinking and practical guidance for working with families that we professionals tend to label 'untreatable.' Madsen's conviction that it is possible to work constructively in 'impossible' situations--which is drawn from experience, and demonstrated in the many case studies--is energizing news