Dancing with the Family: A Symbolic-Experiential Approach: A Symbolic Experiential Approach, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Dancing with the Family: A Symbolic-Experiential Approach

A Symbolic Experiential Approach, 1st Edition

By Carl A. Whitaker, William M. Bumberry


248 pages

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Dancing with the Family presents something of a clinical importance, not to offer an all-encompassing theory of the family therapy. This book emphasize on a dual focus. You will be asked to remain cognizant of the centrality of the person of the therapist, as well as of the evolving process of the therapy.

Table of Contents


1. Beginning with the Family: Joining, Reframing and Expanding the Symptom

2. Person of the Therapists: Personal Integrity and Professional Role Structure

3. Process of Family Therapy: Political/Administrative Aspects and Stages of Therapy

4. Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy

5. Getting Personal: Challenging Rigidities and Creating Pathways

6. The Universal Dilemma: Hopeless Men and Hopeful Women

7. The Secret to Unhappiness: Getting What You Want

8. Caring Revisited

9. The Healthy Family and Normal Pathology

10.Which Direction Is Growth? Three-Year Follow-up


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family