The International Handbook of Stepfamilies

The International Handbook of Stepfamilies

Several decades ofresearchand 30yearsofclinical experience provide considerable guidancefor specificstrategiesthat support stepfamily development and that help meet the challenges of stepfamily architecture.

Author: Jan Pryor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470419502

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Written by contributors from around the world, The International Handbook of Stepfamilies: Policy and Practice in Legal, Research, and Clinical Environments is a collection of research, legal, and clinical recommendations that fills a growing need for complex, re-formed families. Using the information in this book, which includes contemporary research and its implications, you will be able to consider stepfamilies in an international context. Understand the issues that clinicians face when they work with stepfamilies, both before and after formation, and gain more knowledge about this topic as the rates of family reformation increase.
Categories: Psychology

The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication

The Routledge Handbook of Family Communication

A clinician's view of “stepfamily architecture”: Strategies for meeting the challenges. In J. Pryor (Ed.), The international handbook of stepfamilies: Policy and practice in legal, research, and clinical environments (pp. 423–54).

Author: Anita L. Vangelisti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136946363

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 734

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With a synthesis of research on issues key to understanding family interaction, as well as an analysis of many theoretical and methodological choices made by researchers studying family communication, the Handbook serves to advance the field by reframing old questions and stimulating new ones. The contents are comprised of chapters covering: theoretical and methodological issues influencing current conceptions of family; research and theory centering around the family life course communication occurring in a variety of family forms individual family members and their relationships dynamic communication processes taking place in families family communication embedded in social, cultural, and physical contexts. Key changes to the second edition include: updates throughout, providing a thorough and up-to-date overview of research and theory new topics reflecting the growth of the discipline, including chapters on "singles" as family members, emerging adults, and physiology and physical health. Highlighting the work of scholars across disciplines--communication, social psychology, clinical psychology, sociology, family studies, and others--this volume captures the breadth and depth of research on family communication and family relationships. The well-known contributors approach family interaction from a variety of theoretical perspectives and focus on topics ranging from the influence of structural characteristics on family relationships to the importance of specific communication processes.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia

Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia

Webber (2003) is one of the few attempts to approach stepfamilies in diverse cultural or religious communities in ... The International Handbook of Stepfamilies: Policy and Practice in Legal, Research, and Clinical Environments, ...

Author: Stella R. Quah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134712830

Category: Social Science

Page: 550

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Research on the family has expanded considerably across Asia but studies tend to be fragmented, focusing on narrow issues within limited areas (cities, towns, small communities) and may not be accessible to international readers. These limitations make it difficult for researchers, students, policy makers, and practitioners to obtain the information they need. The Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia fills that gap by providing a current and comprehensive analysis of Asian families by a wide range of experts in a single publication. The thirty-two chapters of this comparative and multi-disciplinary volume are organized into nine major themes: conceptual approaches, methodological issues, family life in the context of culture, family relationships across the family life cycle, issues of work and income, stress and conflict, family diversity, family policy and laws, and environmental setting of homes. Each chapter examines family life across Asian countries, studying cultural similarities and differences and exploring how families are changing and what trends are likely to develop in the future. To provide a fruitful learning experience for the reader, each chapter offers examples, relevant data, and a comprehensive list of references. Offering a complete interdisciplinary overview of families in Asia, the Handbook will be of interest to students, academics, policy makers and practitioners across the disciplines of Asian Studies, Sociology, Demography, Social Work, Law, Social Policy, Anthropology, Geography, Public Health and Architecture.
Categories: Social Science

Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships

Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships

How relevant are U.S. family and probate laws to stepfamilies? In J. Pryor (Ed.), The international handbook of stepfamilies: Policy and practice in legal, research, and clinical environments (pp. 545–572). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Author: Patricia L. Papernow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136701542

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships draws on current research, a wide variety of clinical modalities, and thirty years of clinical work with stepfamily members to describe the special challenges stepfamilies face. The book presents the concept of "stepfamily architecture" and the five challenges it creates, and delineates three different levels of strategies—psychoeducation, building interpersonal skills, and intrapsychic work—for meeting those challenges in dozens of different settings. The model is designed to be useful both to stepfamily members themselves and to a wide variety of practitioners, from a highly trained clinician who needs to know how and when to work on all three levels, to a school counselor or clergy person who may work on the first two levels but refer out for level three. It will also be useful to educators, judges, mediators, lawyers and medical personnel who will practice on the first level, but need to understand the other two to guide their work.
Categories: Psychology

Stepfamilies

Stepfamilies

The International Handbook of Stepfamilies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. Ribbens McCarthy, J., Edwards, R. and Gillies, V. (2003). Making Families: Moral Tales of Parenting and Step-parenting. Durham, UK: Sociologypress.

Author: G. Allan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230308671

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

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Drawing on recent developments within the sociology of family life, this book examines family connection and solidarity within different stepfamily networks, focusing on relationships from a kinship perspective and using case studies of people's experiences to explore how family connection is constructed within different stepfamilies.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

The noninstitutions: Divorce, desertion, and remarriage. Journal of Marriage and Family, 42(959), 972. Pryor, J. (2008a). The international handbook of stepfamilies: Policy and practice in legal, research, and clinical environments.

Author: Gary W. Peterson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461439875

Category: Social Science

Page: 914

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The third edition of Handbook of Marriage and the Family describes, analyzes, synthesizes, and critiques the current research and theory about family relationships, family structural variations, and the role of families in society. This updated Handbook provides the most comprehensive state-of-the art assessment of the existing knowledge of family life, with particular attention to variations due to gender, socioeconomic, race, ethnic, cultural, and life-style diversity. The Handbook also aims to provide the best synthesis of our existing scholarship on families that will be a primary source for scholars and professionals but also serve as the primary graduate text for graduate courses on family relationships and the roles of families in society. In addition, the involvement of chapter authors from a variety of fields including family psychology, family sociology, child development, family studies, public health, and family therapy, gives the Handbook a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary framework.
Categories: Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of Family Communication

The SAGE Handbook of Family Communication

strong stepfamilies from those struggling with the developmental process, not the least of which included using everyday talk to ... In J. Pryor (Ed.), The international handbook of stepfamilies: Policy and practice in legal, research, ...

Author: Lynn H. Turner

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483312729

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 505

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A thorough exploration of the critical topics and issues facing family communication researchers today The Sage Handbook of Family Communication provides a comprehensive examination of family communication theory and research. Chapters by leading scholars in family communication expand the definition of family, address recent shifts in culture, and cover important new topics, including families in crisis, families and governmental policies, social media, and extended families. The combination of groundbreaking theories, research methods, and reviews of foundational and emerging research in family communication make this an invaluable resource that explores the critical topics and issues facing family communication researchers today.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Stepfamilies

Stepfamilies

A Global Perspective on Research, Policy, and Practice Jan Pryor ... The International Handbook of Stepfamilies: Policy and Practice in Legal, Research, and Clinical Environments. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Stewart, S. D. (2007).

Author: Jan Pryor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000082913

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

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This new book reviews the most current global research and highlights the challenges, possibilities, and dynamics of stepfamily households. It describes their formation, their experiences, and the factors that help them thrive. International and cultural differences are highlighted throughout along with issues of class, gender, and religion. Nontraditional stepfamilies such as those headed by same-sex families are also explored along with clinical and legal issues. Engagingly written with numerous vignettes and examples, each chapter features objectives, an introduction, boldfaced key terms, summary, list of key terms, discussion questions, exercises, and additional text and web resources. The book concludes with a glossary. Highlights of coverage include: The history, diversity, and demography of stepfamilies (ch. 1). Frameworks for thinking about stepfamilies (ch. 2). The impact of race and culture on stepfamily dynamics (ch. 3). Stepfamily formation including the role of cohabitation and lone parenting (ch.4). The wellbeing of adults in stepfamilies including resident and nonresident parents (ch.5). Relationships in stepfamilies including those between adults, between adults and children, and between siblings (chs. 6 & 7). Children’s wellbeing in stepfamilies, and factors that help explain outcomes (ch. 8). The importance of intergenerational relationships (ch.9). Stepfamilies headed by sex couples; wellbeing, stigma and legal issues (ch. 10). Factors that promote wellbeing in stepfamilies such as communication patterns, rituals, and flexibility (ch.11). Interventions and therapy, and recent legal and policy issues (chs. 12 & 13). New ways of thinking about stepfamily living (ch. 14). Intended as a core advanced undergraduate/beginning graduate text for courses on stepfamilies or as a supplement for courses on divorce, family studies, introduction to the family, and/or marriage and the family taught in human development and family studies, psychology, sociology, and social work, the book also appeals to those who work with stepfamilies in a counseling or legal setting.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy Fifth Edition

Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy  Fifth Edition

Thriving in stepfamilies: Exploring competence and wellbeing among African American youth. ... In J. Pryor (Ed.), The international handbook of stepfamilies: Policy and practice in legal, research, and clinical environments (pp.

Author: Alan S. Gurman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462513925

Category: Psychology

Page: 754

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Regarded as the authoritative reference and text, this handbook presents the most effective, widely studied approaches to couple therapy. The distinguished coeditors bring together other leading experts, most of whom developed the approaches they describe. Adhering closely to a uniform structure to facilitate study and comparison, chapters cover the history, theoretical and empirical underpinnings, and techniques of each model. The volume also describes cutting-edge applications for particular relationship contexts (such as blended families, LGBT couples, and separated couples) and clinical problems (such as partner aggression, psychological disorders, and medical issues). New to This Edition *Chapters on interpersonal neurobiology and intercultural relationships. *Chapters on couple therapy for PTSD, functional analytic couple therapy, and the integrative problem-centered metaframeworks approach. *Many new authors.*Extensively revised with the latest theory and research. See also Clinical Casebook of Couple Therapy, edited by Alan S. Gurman, which presents in-depth illustrations of treatment.
Categories: Psychology

Handbook of Family Theories

Handbook of Family Theories

Schema theory could potentially reveal ways in which stepchildren interpret their stepfamily experiences, including those with ... In J. Pryor (Ed.), The international handbook of stepfamilies: Policy and practice in legal, research, ...

Author: Mark A. Fine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135118747

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

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Organized by content areas rather than by theory, this comprehensive, accessible handbook helps readers gain greater insight into how key theories have impacted today’s family research. Most competing books, organized by theory, do not provide a strong sense of the links between theory and research. Using the 2000 and 2010 decade-in-review issues of the Journal of Marriage and Family as a resource, the book addresses the most important topics impacting family studies research today. The introductory chapter, written by the editors, provides an overview of the role family theories have had on the field. This chapter is followed by 23 others on family-related content areas written by renowned scholars in the field. The book is organized around the most important domains in the field: parenting and parent-child relationships, romantic relationships, conflict and aggression, structural variation and transitions, demographic variations, and families and extra-familial institutions. Each of the contributors describes how theory has been used to generate new knowledge in the field and suggests future directions for how theory may be used to extend our knowledge base. The book helps readers acquire a working knowledge of the key family science theories, findings, and issues and understand how researchers make use of these theories in their empirical efforts. To maximize accessibility, each of the renowned contributors addresses a common set of issues in their chapter: • Introduction to the content area • Review of the key topics, issues, and findings • A description of each of the major theories used to study that particular content area • Limitations of the theories • Suggestions for better use of the theories and/or new theoretical advances • Conclusions about future theoretical developments. An ideal text for graduate and/or advanced undergraduate family theories courses, this book’s unique organization also lends itself to use in content-based family studies/science courses taught in family studies, human development, psychology, sociology, communication, education, and nursing. Due to its comprehensive and current approach, the book also appeals to scholars and researchers in these areas.
Categories: Psychology