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Description - Families that Flourish by Dorothy S. Becvar

Resilience 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 Details

ISBN: 9780393704884
ISBN-10: 0393704882
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 163mm x 28mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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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.

Books By Dorothy S. Becvar

In the Presence of Grief by Dorothy S. Becvar
Paperback, August 2003
Handbook of Family Development and Intervention by Dorothy S. Becvar
Hardback, February 2000
Family, Spirituality, and Social Work by Dorothy S. Becvar
Hardback, March 1998
Soul Healing by Dorothy S. Becvar
Hardback, March 1997