1st Edition

Old Loyalties, New Ties Therapeutic Strategies with Stepfamilies

By Emily B. Visher, John S. Visher Copyright 1988
    261 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1989. This book on stepfamilies emphasises the positive aspects of remarriage for children and adults whilst demonstrating how to improve stepfamily situations where needed. Including a summary of relevant research along with practical clinical interventions, this is an essential read for people involved in the treatment and counselling of troubled stepfamilies.

    Chapter 1 American Stepfamilies of the 1980s; Chapter 2 Theoretical Considerations; Chapter 3 Intervention Strategies; Chapter 4 Whom to See; Chapter 5 Change and Loss; Chapter 6 Unrealistic Beliefs; Chapter 7 Insiders/Outsiders; Chapter 8 Life Cycle Discrepancies; Chapter 9 Loyalty Conflicts; Chapter 10 Boundary Problems; Chapter 11 Power Issues; Chapter 12 Closeness and Distance; Chapter 13 Overview;


    EMILY B. VISHER, Ph.D .. and JOHN S. VISHER, M.D., are the authors of the widely used professional volume, Stepfamilies: A Guide to Working with Stepparents and Stepchildren, and the founders of the Stepfamily Association of America. They are specialists in working therapeutically with remarried families, and presenters of countless workshops both for mental health professionals and for stepfamilies