ERIC Number: ED445302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
High-Performing Families: Causes, Consequences, and Clinical Solutions. The Family Psychology and Counseling Series.
Robinson, Bryan E., Ed.; Chase, Nancy D., Ed.
This book explores the dilemma of the increasing obsession with work and the resulting imbalances between career and family life. Through theoretical frameworks and case examples it discusses the negative consequences of the societal phenomena of over-work and over-dedication to careers, which have been misdiagnosed or ignored by mental health practitioners for several decades. Drawing a distinction between hard work and compulsiveness, this book outlines clinical interventions designed to help workaholics live a more balanced, healthy life. It is divided into three parts. Part 1, "High Performance, Workaholism, and Family Relationships" includes the following chapters: (1) "Workaholism and Family Functioning: A Psychological Profile of Family Members" (B. E. Robinson); and (2)"Spouses of High-Performing Men: A Profile of Marital Adjustment and Psychological Outcomes" (J. J. Carroll). Part 2, "The Intersect between High Performance in the Workplace and Family Patterns and Family Relationships," contains: (3) "Workaholics as High-Performance Employees: The Intersection of Workplace and Family Relationship Problems from an Object Relations Perspective" (G. Porter) and (4) "Attorneys: High Performance and Family Relationships" (C. Hibbs). Part 3, "High Performance and Parentification Outcomes in Families," contains: (5) "High Performance, Parentification, and Personality Development from an Object Relations Perspective" (M. Wells and R. Miller); (6) "Parentification in the Lives of High-Profile Individuals and their Families: A Hidden Source of Strength and Distress" (G. J. Jurkovic, R. Morrell, and S. Casey); and (7) "Parentified Children Grow Up: Dual Patterns of High and Low Functioning" (N. D. Chase). Each chapter contains references. (MKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Children, Counseling, Counselor Training, Family Involvement, Family Work Relationship, Individual Development, Intervention, Marital Satisfaction, Models, Parent Participation, Spouses
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.