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Macmillan Higher Education

Working with Fathers

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Palgrave

Pages: 208
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Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Paperback - 9780230219748

15 December 2010

$49.99

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Ebook - 9780230364455

16 September 2017

$39.99

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Patterns of family life are changing rapidly and; with them, the role of fathers in parenting. Fatherhood and fathering are an important concern for every practitioner, whether they are working with fathers directly, with...

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Patterns of family life are changing rapidly and; with them, the role of fathers in parenting. Fatherhood and fathering are an important concern for every practitioner, whether they are working with fathers directly, with children, couples and families, or with individuals discussing their own fathers. Yet fathers are often neglected in research and overlooked in professional practice. This book synthesises existing and original research to provide a wide-ranging overview of the salient theoretical and practical issues inherent in working with fathers.

Setting its analysis in a clear context of social and cultural change, the book highlights the importance of keeping fathers in mind at all times in therapeutic work. In particular, it:

• Considers the practical challenges of engaging fathers in clinical work
• Addresses issues of difference, whether of culture, class or domestic living arrangements
• Draws on systemic, narrative and attachment theory to illuminate some of the key issues for practice
• Discusses working with fathers from a variety of angles, including mental health issues in men, domestic violence, group work and working with fathers in prisons
• Provides vivid and illuminating vignettes to illustrate issues for practice

With its strong focus and emphasis on reflective practice, this is an essential book full of thoughtful and accessible guidance for trainees and practitioners in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, family therapy, social work and related fields.

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Topicality of focus on fathers
Embraces theory and practice, exploring the practical applications of theory for therapists
First book to pull together what is known about working with fathers therapeutically
Sets working with fathers in wider family context, so that impact of fathering on children and parenting on fathers are both considered
 

 

Introduction
Demography and Fathers
The Role of the Father
Men's Mental Health
Men and Parenthood
Engaging Fathers in Clinical Work
Working with Men in Groups
Domestic Violence and Fathers in Prison
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JENNIFER WALTERS has worked as a psychologist in research and as a clinical psychologist with children and families for over 32 years.
 
 

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JENNIFER WALTERS has worked as a psychologist in research and as a clinical psychologist with children and families for over 32 years.
 
 

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