Circumplex Model: Systemic Assessment and Treatment of Families, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Circumplex Model

Systemic Assessment and Treatment of Families, 1st Edition

By David Olson, Candyce Smith Russell, Douglas H Sprenkle


308 pages

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New in Paperback: 9780866569552
pub: 1989-05-10
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pub: 1989-02-27
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pub: 2014-04-23
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This functional new volume introduces professionals to the Circumplex Model of Family Systems--one of the most respected and widely used approaches of its kind in family studies. Internationally known scholar/practitioners in the marriage and family therapy field demonstrate how the model can be used to assess couple and family dynamics and plan treatment interventions. They extend the use of the Circumplex Model for treating problem families using a range of clinical interventions at both the family level and broader social system level--including specific treatment populations--sex offenders, juvenile delinquents, truants, and multi-problem families. Designed as a multidisciplinary resource, this authoritative and accurate volume will assist social workers, psychologists, pastoral counselors, family therapists, and other mental health professionals who work with individuals in a family treatment context.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Circumplex Model of Family Systems VIII: Family Assessment and Intervention
  • Utility of the Circumplex Model With Severely Dysfunctional Family Systems
  • Symptoms as Regulators of Distance and Change
  • The Clinical Use of the Circumplex Model in the Assessment and Treatment of Intrafamily Child Sexual Abuse
  • Sexually Addicted Families: Clinical Use of the Circumplex Model
  • Integrating Milan Therapy and the Circumplex Model: Ecosystemic Consultation With Families and Their Helpers
  • Cross-Generational Coalitions, Discrepant Perceptions, and Family Functioning
  • Ethnic Families in the Circumplex Model: Integrating Nuclear With Extended Family Systems
  • Can Therapists Use FACES III With Mexican Americans? A Preliminary Analysis
  • The Circumplex Model With Adjudicated Youths’ Families
  • School-Family Intervention and the Circumplex Model
  • Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health