Supporting children and families through separation and divorce is a major area of concern in contemporary society. However, it is sometimes hard for those professionals who are helping families to hear the `voice' of the...Show More
Supporting children and families through separation and divorce is a major area of concern in contemporary society. However, it is sometimes hard for those professionals who are helping families to hear the `voice' of the child in this process. Writing from their wide experience as clinicians working with children and families, Emilia Dowling and Gill Gorell Barnes set out in this book to address this gap, and allow the child to be heard.
Working with Children and Parents through Separation and Divorce combines research with clinical and practical approaches to working with families going through stressful changes linked to separation or divorce. Attention is given to the wider context of children's lives with the implications for general practice, schools and other services addressed in special chapters. A focused approach to divorce related problems that takes each family member's view into account is illustrated. Combining individual and family work helps parents to resolve difficulties, enabling children troubled by parental separation to progress with their own lives.
This book is essential reading for `front line' professionals as well as specialists who encounter children and families going through this life transition in the course of their work.
Increasingly topical and important issues addressed
Informed by current thinking and current policy
A wealth of clinical material, detail of work with families, which will be very valuable to practitioners
Written in a very easy, nontheoretical manner
Family Change and Children's Anxieties
Theoretical Framework Transitions and Risk Factors in Separation and Divorce
Families Going through the Transitions of Divorce: Research Focus on a Clinical Sample
Working with Parents and their Children: A Focus on Parents
The Children's Perspective Enabling the Child's Voice to be Heard
Beyond Rational Control: Anger, Violence and Mental Illness
Family Re-Ordering: New Households and New Patterns of Parenting
The School A Secure Base?
Divorce and Primary Health Care
Broadening the Context Applications in Different Professional Contexts
Appendix A. The Goals of the Work and the Model for Doing the Work
Appendix B. Notes for Parents
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Issues, Debates and Approaches in Psychology Ian Fairholm
- Emotion Science Elaine Fox
- Psychology, Mental Health and Distress John Cromby, Dave Harper, Paula Reavey
- Attachment Across the Lifecourse David Howe
- Psychology of Addictive Behaviour Antony C. Moss, Kyle R. Dyer
- Health Psychology Karen Rodham
- Serious Stat Thom Baguley
- Schizophrenia Kevin Silber
- Research Methods and Statistics Ian Walker
- Meaning in Life Joel Vos
- Models of Mental Health Gavin Davidson, Jim Campbell, Ciarán Shannon, Ciaran Mulholland
- Critical Statistics Robert de Vries