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Families, alcoholism & recovery / Celia Dulfano ; foreword by Daniel J. Anderson
Bib ID 2266261
Format BookBook
Dulfano, Celia
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Edition Rev. ed. 
Description San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1992 
xxii, 167 pages ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1555424848

Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series


In this revised edition, Celia Dulfano offers mental health professionals an updated and expanded guide for applying family therapy approaches to the treatment of alcoholism. Illustrating her innovative theoretical approach with extensive case studies, she shows how alcoholism can impair the family's normal functioning and growth - and she offers advice for helping individual family members resume their specific roles and responsibilities and so begin healthy development. In addition, this revised version includes new insights into contending with such issues as violence, sexual abuse, and incest, and it reveals new findings on the long-term effects on children growing up in families with alcoholics. "In her original book, Celia Dulfano, a pioneer in the study of the impact of alcoholism on the family, demonstrated how family interactions and family systems affect the recovery from alcoholism for the entire family. In this new updated and expanded work, she continues to advance our knowledge of alcoholism and family therapy. . . . "This book will be especially helpful for any professional working in the alcoholism family treatment field. But it will also be suitable for any family member who is living with a practicing or recovering alcoholic. . . . "By using simple and realistic examples based on years of clinical experience, Dulfano illustrates a multitude of creative pathways through the interactive maze of family relationships. . . . Her ability to describe this systems model in simple, straightforward language also communicates a new sense of hope for all of us working with or living with someone with an alcohol problem" - from the foreword by Daniel J. Anderson, president emeritus, Hazelden Foundation.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Part One: Alcoholism and Family Systems
  • 1. Expanding the Focus of Treatment
  • 2. Family Therapy and Alcoholic Families
  • Part Two: Alcoholic Families in Therapy
  • 3. Rebuilding Family Patterns: The Williamses
  • 4. When Children Begin to Heal: The Fitzpatricks
  • 5. Working with Family Subsystems: The O'Briens
  • 6. Uncovering Family Collusions: The Giacomellis
  • 7. Misreading a Problem Child: The Richardsons
  • 8. Is Sobriety Enough? The Harrisons

Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-161) and index.

Subjects Alcoholics -- United States -- Family relationships.  |  Alcoholics -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
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Families, alcoholism, and recovery

Families, alcoholism, and recovery.


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