Families That Flourish
Facilitating Resilience in Clinical Practice
By (author) Dorothy S. Becvar
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Families That Flourish by Dorothy S. Becvar
Book DescriptionResilience is a fundamental therapeutic idea. A resilient person or family has the ability to stretch in response to difficult situations, managing well and rebounding with an increased capacity to deal with life's challenges. Unfortunately, therapists have a difficult time putting this powerful idea to work in the clinical setting. Becvar stresses that clinicians should not just help their clients engage in problem solving but that therapists need to collaborate with families in order to promote their abilities to cope with present and future crises. The goal of therapy is to identify and then augment these unique strengths in order to cope and, then, flourish. In Families that Flourish, Becvar describes the characteristics of families that function successfully, even when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Using a therapeutic perspective that integrates the perceptions of the clients into the therapist's own clinical approach, Becvar emphasizes the importance of including in therapy a consideration of ways to facilitate resilience. Guidelines for working with a wide variety of families and situations are provided, with case examples illustrating concepts and therapeutic interventions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393704884
(244mm x 162mm x 28mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dorothy S. Becvar
Handbook of Family Resilience, Hardback (August 2012)
This book offers a broad body knowledge regarding the traits and patterns that characterize resilient individuals and well-functioning families, including those with diverse structures, various ethnic backgrounds and a variety of non-traditional forms.
Handbook of Family Development and Intervention, Hardback (March 2000)
Like all complex living systems, a family, during its life course, proceeds through predictable stages of development. Yet every family is different, its uniqueness defined and continually redefined by an open-ended array of structural, biological, and sociocultural variables.
Family, Spirituality, and Social Work, Hardback (March 1998)» View all books by Dorothy S. Becvar
Eight contributions address the issues that the current interest in the spiritual domain poses for social workers. Topics include a practice model that focuses on women's spirituality and a social constructionist perspective on remaining open to the client's religious and spiritual values in therapy. One author reports results of a qualitative stud
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Author Biography - Dorothy S. Becvar
Dorothy S. Becvar, Ph.D., MSW is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University. She has authored or co-authored many books, including In the Presence of Grief, Soul Healing, and Family Therapy: A Systemic Integration, 6th edition.
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