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Exposes destructive patterns of communication within family cultures and provides strategies for promoting more open dialogue among family members. Equips family therapists to help clients see the barriers they place in the way of healthy communication, and adopt more constructive alternativesProvides activities designed to spark open dialogue between therapist and clients, strengthening the therapeutic relationship and facilitating family interactionIncludes communication strategies for reversing disengagement, defusing power struggles, overcoming sibling rivalry, disentangling marital problems and moreOffers a new understanding of family dynamics, an area in which many family therapists want to improve their skills but have struggled to find a text to guide them in doing soContent: Chapter 1 Blindness, or With Eyes Wide Shut (pages 6–17): Chapter 2 Distortions, or It's All for the Best! (pages 18–32): Chapter 3 Insight through Therapy, or To See or Not To See (pages 33–51): Chapter 4 Making Therapy Work, or Practice What You Preach (pages 52–72): Chapter 5 Homeostatic Messages, or Don't Rock the Boat! (pages 77–93): Chapter 6 Lack of Authenticity, or Keep a Stiff Upper Lip (pages 94–110): Chapter 7 Inequality, or What Can You Expect From a Man? (pages 111–125): Chapter 8 Belittling, or Who Do You Think You Are? (pages 126–141): Chapter 9 Bookkeeping, or Just You Wait (pages 142–154): Chapter 10 Family Rivalry, or Divide and Conquer (pages 155–168): Chapter 11 In Lieu of Conclusion: Myths in the Service of Psychopathology (pages 169–175):
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