Applying Critical Social Theories to Family Therapy Practice by Teresa McDowell

By Teresa McDowell

This quantity applies serious social theories to kin treatment perform, utilizing sociopolitical context for a clearer specialise in the facility dynamics of couple and kin relationships. Its decolonizing method of treatment is proven countering the pervasive cultural subject matters that supply privilege to express teams over others, feeding unequal and oppressive relationships that convey households and to therapy. remedy is proven right here as a layered and nuanced approach, with practitioners constructing a moral human rights point of view towards their paintings as they reduction consumers in negotiating for higher justice and fairness of their relationships. The publication bridges conception and perform through giving readers those crucial tools:

  • Strategies for asking consumers approximately social class.
  • A framework for realizing gender matters in the higher patriarchy.
  • Guidelines for referring to innovations of race and sophistication in therapy.
  • Structure for growing the kin cartography.
  • Ways to make use of a queer standpoint in therapy.
  • Illustrative case examples throughout.

Breaking new floor in relations remedy, Applying severe Social Theories to kinfolk treatment perform challenges social employees, social paintings researchers, therapists, and psychologists to push past present principles of social know-how and cultural competence towards actually liberatory client-centered perform.


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