Family Therapy as Socially Transformative Practice: Practical Strategies by Sally St. George

Family Therapy as Socially Transformative Practice: Practical Strategies

bySally St. GeorgeEditorDan Wulff

Paperback | March 31, 2016

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This thorough review of social justice in family therapy guides practitioners to incorporate concepts of equity and fairness in their work. Expanding on the relationships between larger social contexts and individuals'' family functioning, it offers practical strategies for talking with families about power disparities, injustice, and respect, and for empowering clients inside and outside the therapy room. Case studies and discussions with therapists illustrate how family challenges are commonly exacerbated outside the home, and the potential for this understanding to help clients work toward positive change while improving therapists'' professional development. The book''s accessible, solution-focused approach shows small therapeutic steps changing families, communities, and clinical practice for the better.

Included in the coverage:

  • Family therapy + social justice + daily practices = transforming therapy.
  • Researcher as practitioner: practitioner as researcher.
  • Learning to speak social justice talk in family therapy.
  • Supporting the development of novice therapists.
  • Everyday solution-focused recursion: when family therapy faculty, supervisors, researchers, students, and clients play well together.
  • Family therapy stories: stretching customary family therapy practices.

At once down-to-earth and inspiring,FamilyTherapyasSociallyTransformativePracticeis a must read for those interested in family therapy and family-centered practices and policies.

Sally St. George PhD, RMFT, is an Associate Professor and Director of the MSW Clinical Specialization in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary, and a Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre. Practicing marriage and family therapy for the last 20 years, she is dedicated to creating...
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Title:Family Therapy as Socially Transformative Practice: Practical StrategiesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:101 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:101 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:March 31, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319291866

ISBN - 13:9783319291864

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Table of Contents

Transforming Therapy: Family Therapy, Social Justice, and Daily Practice.- Community-minded Family Therapy.- Researcher as Practitioner: Practitioner as Researcher.- Family Therapy as Socially Transformative Practice: Practical Strategies.- Learning to Speak Social Justice Talk in Family Therapy.- Everyday Solution-Focused Recursion: When Family Therapy Faculty, Supervisors, Researchers, Students, and Clients Play Well Together.- Family Therapy Stories: Stretching Customary Family Therapy Practices.