Critical Topics in Family Therapy

AFTA Monograph Series Highlights

  • Thorana Nelson
  • Hinda Winawer

Part of the AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy book series (BRIEFSFAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Part I Touched by War Zones, Near and Far: Oscillations of Despair and Hope, 2005—Jodie Kliman, Guest Editor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
  3. Part II Lessons Learned in Community Practice, 2005—Ramón Rojano, Guest Editor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Marcelo Pakman
      Pages 45-47
    3. Madhubala Ishver Kasiram, Emmerentie Oliphant
      Pages 55-63
    4. Beatriz Molina†, Ćielo de Cure, Carmen Maria de Salazar, Katia de Rosales, Silvia de Navarro, Maria Teresa de Sabbagh et al.
      Pages 65-68
  4. Part III Systemic Responses to Disaster: Stories of the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 2007—John Sargent, Guest Editor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Katherine T. Volk, Kristina Konnath, Ellen L. Bassuk
      Pages 71-79
  5. Part IV Neuroscience and Family Therapy: Integrations and Applications, 2008—Martha Edwards, Guest Editor

  6. Part V Expanding Our social Justice Practices: Advances in Theory and Training, 2010—Jane Ariel, Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, and Sarah Stearns, Guest Editor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
  7. Part VI At the Edge: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in Couples and Families, 2011—Arlene Lev and Jean Malpas, Guest Editor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Melissa MacNish, Marissa Gold-Peifer
      Pages 119-129

About this book


This Brief from the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) is a collection of chapters from the AFTA Monograph Series. The chapters specifically address responses to a wide range of contextual phenomena from a relational family therapy perspective. Chapters are grounded in family systems concepts and informed by postmodern perspectives including social justice. The collection provides cutting edge thinking and practices for a variety of experiences that strongly impact individuals and families. Authors address the treatment of couples and families oppressed by socio-contextual phenomena such as war and poverty, and of those marginalized by the insidious impact of dominant discourse on relationships and on the therapeutic context, for example, sexual/gender identity and sexual practices. Established practitioners and scholars with particular expertise in the areas addressed bring exceptional transparency and knowledge to the descriptions of their work. Researchers, clinicians, educators, and students of family and couples therapy will find this volume very useful.


Families Experiencing Social Injustice Family Therapy with Trauma Victims Neuroscience and Family Therapy Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Systemic Family Therapy Working with Families after Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Thorana Nelson
    • 1
  • Hinda Winawer
    • 2
  1. 1.Santa FeUSA
  2. 2.PrincetonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information American Family Therapy Academy 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03247-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03248-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-5528
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-5536
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