ERIC Number: ED167249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Stepfamilies: A Guide to Working with Stepparents and Stepchildren.
Visher, Emily B.; Visher, John S.
This book reviews current knowledge about stepfamilies and presents a guide to clinical intervention with stepparents and stepchildren facing problems in the stepfamily situation. The first three chapters of the book examine the cultural and structural characteristics of stepfamilies and the available research on remarriages. Chapters 4 - 7 describe the stepparent roles and some of the therapeutic techniques which can be used to help both the natural parents and the stepparents handle problems and emotional stress. Chapters 8 and 9 focus on the "recoupling" process and on helping the new couples cope with internal and external pressures. The role of the children in stepfamilies is discussed in Chapter 10, and techniques for working with stepchildren in various age groups are described in Chapter 11. The final chapters of the book describe the use of family therapy techniques with the stepfamily as a working unit. The appendices include suggested behavioral guidelines for stepfamilies and an annotated list of references which can be used as additional resources. (BD)
Descriptors: Books, Children, Counselor Role, Divorce, Family Counseling, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Family Structure, Guides, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Counseling, Parents
Brunner/Mazel, Publishers, 19 Union Square, New York, New York 10003 ($15.00)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Family Therapy; Stepfamilies; Stepparents