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ERIC Number: ED471318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Why Incorporate Family Counseling into Your Practice?
Kaplan, David M.
This chapter addresses questions about the utility of family work as a separate discipline distinct from other helping professions. Empirical evidence is presented that supports the effectiveness of family involvement in treating childhood and school problems, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, physical health problems, dissociative disorders, and substance-related disorders. The evidence suggests that incorporating family work into counseling is effective because it allows a counselor to address the clients familial and social environment. It is noted that family counseling is not a replacement for individual or group counseling, but rather a supplement and support for other counseling approaches. (Contains 25 references.) (GCP)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Counselors
Language: English
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Note: In: Family Counseling for All Counselors; see CG 032 109.