About this book
This thorough review of social justice in family therapy guides practitioners to incorporate concepts of equity and fairness in their work. Expanding on the relationships between larger social contexts and individuals’ family functioning, it offers practical strategies for talking with families about power disparities, injustice, and respect, and for empowering clients inside and outside the therapy room. Case studies and discussions with therapists illustrate how family challenges are commonly exacerbated outside the home, and the potential for this understanding to help clients work toward positive change while improving therapists’ professional development. The book’s accessible, solution-focused approach shows small therapeutic steps changing families, communities, and clinical practice for the better.
Included in the coverage:
- Family therapy + social justice + daily
practices = transforming therapy.
- Learning to speak social justice talk in family therapy.
- Supporting the development of novice therapists.
- Everyday solution-focused recursion: when family therapy faculty, supervisors, researchers, students, and clients play well together.
- Family therapy stories: stretching customary family therapy practices.
At once down-to-earth and inspiring, Family Therapy as Socially Transformative Practice is a must read for those interested in family therapy and family-centered practices and policies.
Editors and affiliations
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29188-8
- Copyright Information The American Family Therapy Academy 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-29186-4
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-29188-8
- Series Print ISSN 2196-5528
- Series Online ISSN 2196-5536
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