XWe have detected your location as outside the U.S/Canada, if you think this is wrong, you can choose your location.

Macmillan Higher Education

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Families in Times of Illness and Death (2nd Edition)

Author(s):
Publisher:

Palgrave

Pages: 208
Series:

Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Downloads:

Flyer

Sample chapter

Further Actions:

Recommend to library

AVAILABLE FORMATS

Paperback - 9780230521001

15 January 2012

$49.99

Back in stock soon

Ebook - 9780230360068

19 December 2011

$39.99

In stock


Living with serious illness can have profound emotional effects both on patients themselves and on those close to them. With clarity and compassion, this text explores the difficulties and dilemmas those who are ill and...

Show More

Living with serious illness can have profound emotional effects both on patients themselves and on those close to them. With clarity and compassion, this text explores the difficulties and dilemmas those who are ill and their families face, offering specific guidelines for the professionals who work with them.

Building on its successful first edition, this text draws on recent developments in research and clinical practice in providing a theoretical and practical framework for working with illness. Thoroughly revised in its second edition, this book:

• Features new chapters on the cultural constructs of illness, working with migrant families, illness in later life, death and palliative care and supervision
• Explores issues of working with diversity, covering gender, class, race and sexuality
• Discusses the impact of working with those facing serious illness on health care professionals, offering strategies for reducing the risks of burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatisation

Written by a recognized expert in the field, this innovative and challenging book provides essential insights for professionals working or training to work with those facing illness and death, including doctors, nurses, counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers.

Show Less

Written in a fresh and insightful style to engage trainees and experienced professionals alike
Builds on the success of the first edition, with updates on recent research and clinical developments
New content on key topics, such as migration, issues surrounding diversity and prejudice, and supervision

Introduction
The Effects of Illness and Disability on Families
Applying Systemic Techniques and Ideas to Health Care
Childhood and Adolescent Experiences of Illness
Parenting in the Face of Illness
Illness and Adult Relationships
Illness in Later Life
Death, Bereavement and Living Beyond Loss
Migration and Cross-cultural Context
Personal-Professional Aspects of Healthcare
Appendix I: Genograms.

Add a review

JENNY ALTSCHULER is a Consultant Clinical psychologist and Family Psychotherapist. She formerly worked at the Tavistock Clinic, where she set up the first UK multi-disciplinary family based training for professionals working in health care settings. She is now Clinical Director of the One to One Children's Fund and also works as an independent psychotherapist and supervisor to health professionals.

Show More

JENNY ALTSCHULER is a Consultant Clinical psychologist and Family Psychotherapist. She formerly worked at the Tavistock Clinic, where she set up the first UK multi-disciplinary family based training for professionals working in health care settings. She is now Clinical Director of the One to One Children's Fund and also works as an independent psychotherapist and supervisor to health professionals.

Show Less

New Publications 

Best Sellers