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 1|7 pages

Introducing user-friendly family therapy

chapter 2|21 pages

Family therapy – a cause for concern?

chapter 3|18 pages

Coming to terms with Jeffrey Masson

chapter 4|18 pages

Steps towards a user-friendly approach

chapter 6|17 pages

Learning from users

chapter 12|23 pages

Guidelines for user-friendly practice