ERIC Number: ED473750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling, Volume Two. The Family Psychology and Counseling Series.
Watts, Richard E., Ed.
This volume presents a collection of practical strategies for enhancing communication between couples and families. Experts in the field outline proven techniques from cognitive and constructivist/constructionist frameworks, structural and strategic orientations, and couple/family play therapy. Chapters are: (1) "Letter for a Change: Using Letter Writing in Marriage and Family Counseling" (J. R. Bitter); (2) "Therapeutic Correspondence: Writing to Make a Point with Notes and Letters" (R. J. Riordan and J. E. Soet); (3) "Split Team Therapy" (B. S. Canfield); (4) "Using Imaginary Team Members in Couples Counseling" (R. E. Watts); (5) "Conveying the 'Not Knowing' Position on Marriage and Family Counseling" (P. Erdman); (6) "Womanist Interventions: Working with African American Women in Couples and Family Therapy" (M. W. Frame and C. B. Williams); (7) "Pad and Pencil Technique" (F. M. Dattilio); (8) "Brief Cognitive Couple Therapy: Thoughtful Solutions" (M. L. Baltimore); (9) "Modernizing the Genogram: Solutions and Constructions" (P. Stevens); (10) "Using Solution-Focused Techniques with Reconstructed Family Systems" (R. L. Smith); (11) "Working with Family Structure Using Wooden Blocks" (W. M. Walsh and M. Furois); (12) "Reconstructing Communication: Assuming the Role of Translator" (R. Sherman); (13) "Before You Can Conquer the Beast You Must First Make It Beautiful" (P. Parr and J. Zarski); (14) "Sandplay with Couples" (D. S. Sweeney); (15) "Create-a Game" (K. B. Jordan); (16) "Permission to Speak Freely: Consent and Intervention with the Noncustodial Parent and Children" (S. A. Wilcoxon); (17) "The School-Based Family Counseling Classroom Checklist Procedure" (M.J. Carter and W. P. Evans); (18) "Emotional Balancing: A Parenting Technique to Enhance Parent-Child Relationships" (M. S. Nystul); (19) "How Was Your Day? Using Questions about the Family's Daily Routine" (F. Y. Mullis). (GCP)
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Constructivism (Learning), Counseling Techniques, Family Counseling, Family Relationship, Marriage Counseling, Play Therapy, Theory Practice Relationship
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300. Tel: 800-347-6647 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.