ERIC Number: ED345110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Guiding the Family: Practical Counseling Techniques.
Grunwald, Bernice Bronia; McAbee, Harold V.
This book, intended as a text for therapists and counselors in family counseling, is based on principles of Adlerian psychology. The first chapter examines Adlerian theory and family counseling. Basic principles of individual psychology are applied to family counseling, and the goals of children with disturbing behavior are discussed. Reasons why parents pamper children are examined. The second chapter provides a framework within which the counselor can find an individualistic approach. Basic considerations are outlined which are safe and consistent with Adlerian psychology. The third chapter contains seven basic steps considered essential to family counseling. The fourth chapter outlines and discusses confrontation techniques for psychological disclosure, goals of distributing behavior, and the recognition reflex. The fifth chapter examines diagnostic techniques and discusses how to gather significant information. The sixth chapter examines the use of corrective measures. Use of recommendations, encouragement, training children with logical consequences, paradoxical intentions, the family council, and giving directions are all examined. The seventh chapter contains vignettes with concrete suggestions for improving relationships between parents and their children in a variety of problem situations. The eighth chapter focuses on counseling adolescents. Special sections are included for counseling the defiant adolescent and juvenile delinquents. The ninth chapter is concerned with special family circumstances such as single parent families, blended families, and extended families. The tenth chapter contains case studies which illustrate principles and techniques delineated throughout the book. (LLL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Children, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Counselors, Family Counseling, Family (Sociological Unit), Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills, Problem Solving
Accelerated Development Inc., Publishers, 3400 Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN 47304-4896 ($22.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - General
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Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
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