Rituals in Families and Family Therapy

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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)

Richard A. Whiting, Ed.D., has been the Director of the Counseling Center at Springfield College, Springfield, MA, since 1970 and teaches as adjunct professor in Springfield College’s Marriage and Family Therapy masters program.

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