By Patricia Minuchin PhD, Jorge Colapinto LPsych LMFT, Salvador Minuchin MD
This greatly followed textual content and useful guidebook provides the basics of family-based intervention with consumers being affected by power poverty-related crises and existence stressors. Grounded in Salvador Minuchin's influential systemic version and the wide adventure of all 3 very popular authors, the ebook illustrates leading edge methods for pros inside substance abuse, foster care, and psychological well-being contexts to construct collaboration with households and different helpers, and to elicit households' strengths.
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Extra info for Working with Families of the Poor, Second Edition (The Guilford Family Therapy Series)
The rhetoric, and sometimes the reality, is that of protection for the weak, but the intrusion into the family is often disrespectful, damaging ties and dismembering established structures without recognizing that the procedures do violence to the family. Because there is so little recognition that individuals and families are profoundly interconnected, legal structures and social policy set up an adversarial situation, with an associated imbalance between the rights of the family and those of the individual.
Categorical funding labels the territory, points toward certain procedures, and supplies an ideology for preserving artificial boundaries. As a result, agencies and departments vying for financial support shape their language, procedures, and training in accordance with available funding opportunities. Current policies and procedures focus primarily on the individual. Every case centers on an identified client who has been referred to a particular agency for help with a specific problem. From our perspective, the issue is not that a substance-dependent adult is sent to a drug program or that qualified people are seeking an appropriate foster home for a child; that kind of specialization reflects the competent functioning of the system.
Some readers probably The Framework 33 share the role we have carried and can read the material for its direct application to what they do. Others may be responsible for training within their own agency and will have a different context for processing the material. The basic points, however, and much of the detail, should make instant sense to any reader who has worked with the complex problems of the multicrisis poor, and should provide some guidelines for people who are planning to move into this field of work.