Rituals in Families and Family Therapy

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Evan Imber-Black, Janine Roberts, Richard Alva Whiting
W. W. Norton & Company, 1988 - Family & Relationships - 414 pages
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Rituals in Families and Family Therapy, Revised Edition, builds on the rich case material of the first edition and develops the editors' powerful therapeutic approach that identifies normative family rituals as the basis for effective therapeutic rituals.
  

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Contents

Definition Functions
3
Ritual Themes in Families and Family Therapy
47
Guidelines to Designing Therapeutic Rituals
84
RITUALS FOR COUPLES CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
111
Imitative and Contagious Magic in the Therapeutic
135
The Use of Rituals in Families with an Adolescent
158
The Bar Mitzvah as a Multigenerational
177
FACILITATING COMPLEX FAMILY PROCESSES THROUGH RITUAL
209
Systemic Rituals in Sexual Therapy
257
Creation of Family Identity Through Ritual Performance
276
RITUALS FAMILIES AND THE WIDER SOCIAL CONTEXT
305
Women and Ritual in Family Therapy
331
Political Traumas Oppression and Rituals
363
Rituals and Trainees
387
Afterword Evan ImberBlack
403
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Assessing Family Rituals in Alcoholic Families
230

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About the author (1988)

Evan Imber-Black, Ph.D., is the Editor of Family Process, the leading scholarly journal in Family Therapy; and Program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Masters Program at Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY. She is a senior faculty member and Director of the Center for Families and Health at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, where she also has her private practice in Couple and Family Therapy. She is the author of 3 books and the editor of 2 books.

Janine Roberts, Ed. D., is President of the American Family Therapy Academy and a professor and family therapist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Tales and Transformations: Stories in Families and Family Therapy (Norton, 1994) and coauthor of Rituals for Our Times: Celebrating, Healing, and Changing Our Lives and Our Relationships (Jason Aronson, 1998).

RICHARD WHITING is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Leeds University.

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