ABSTRACT

All too often the experience of users of family therapy is neglected in the theory and practice of family therapy as well as in the literature itself. In Introducing User-Friendly Family Therapy the authors describe in detail how the results of an action research project helped the professionals involved to modify their practice. They draw out the implications of the research for providing a genuinely user-friendly service and set the arguments for a more humanistic approach in the wider context of contemporary social policy.
Thought-provoking and practical in emphasis, this book places the user at the centre of the stage and insists that family therapy can only flourish if it becomes genuinely empowering and user-friendly.

chapter Chapter 1|7 pages

Introducing user-friendly family therapy

ByAndy Treacher, Sigurd Reimers

chapter Chapter 2|21 pages

Family therapy

A cause for concern?
BySigurd Reimers, Andy Treacher

chapter Chapter 3|18 pages

Coming to terms with Jeffrey Masson

ByAndy Treacher

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Steps towards a user-friendly approach

ByAndy Treacher

chapter Chapter 5|19 pages

Further steps towards a user-friendly approach

ByAndy Treacher

chapter Chapter 6|17 pages

Learning from users

BySigurd Reimers, Carolyn White

chapter Chapter 7|27 pages

Research and practice, practice and research

BySigurd Reimers

chapter Chapter 8|21 pages

Reviewing consumer studies of therapy

Social work and marriage guidance research
ByAndy Treacher

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages

Reviewing consumer studies of therapy

Family therapy research
ByAndy Treacher

chapter Chapter 10|14 pages

Social policy, the family and family therapy

Is there a meeting point?
BySigurd Reimers

chapter Chapter 11|17 pages

User-friendliness and theories of family therapy

The contribution of second-order thinking and feminism
BySigurd Reimers, Andy Treacher

chapter Chapter 12|23 pages

Guidelines for user-friendly practice

ByAndy Treacher

chapter Chapter 13|21 pages

Bringing it back home

Putting a user-friendly perspective into practice
BySigurd Reimers