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Author Keith, David V.

Title Defiance in the family : finding hope in therapy / David V. Keith, Gary M. Connell, Linda C. Connell
Published Philadelphia, PA : Brunner-Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, ©2001
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 224 pages)
Contents Defiance in families : rebellion in the name of health -- Parenting : a second chance at growth -- The dilemma of childhood : raising healthy parents -- Therapists and the therapeutic process : the poetics of experience -- Beginning the therapeutic project -- Therapeutic jambalaya : the middle phase of therapy -- The heart of therapy : a middle phase interview -- Three-generation family consultation -- Termination : a restless farewell
Summary "Alienated, violent children and teenagers, desperate and worn-out parents: the destructive effects of unchecked defiant behavior are obvious. On a societal scale the problem of defiance is clearly reaching epidemic proportions, and punitive societal responses only seem to exacerbate the condition. In Defiance in the Family, however, David Keith, Gary Connell, and Linda Connell look closely at the constructive nature of defiance - its utility. They examine defiance as an expression of the child's worry for a family that is not working properly, and as the child's means of protecting and preserving the inner Self in the face of perceived threat. As such, defiance becomes a therapeutic opportunity, even a tool
With a firm clinical orientation and a wealth of case material, Keith, Connell, and Connell trace this symbolic experiential approach from initial contact and first interview to termination, including the three-generation consultation and strategies for implementation. Readers will find the authors' compassionate voice, lively sense of humor, and holistic perspective refreshing and inspiring of hope."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) and index
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Subject Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders -- therapy.
Family Therapy.
Ecological family therapy -- Case studies
Ecological family therapy.
Oppositional defiant disorder in adolescence -- Treatment -- Case studies
Oppositional defiant disorder in adolescence -- Treatment
Oppositional defiant disorder in children -- Treatment -- Case studies
Oppositional defiant disorder in children -- Treatment
Ecological family therapy.
MEDICAL -- Psychiatry -- Child & Adolescent.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Connell, Gary.
Connell, Linda C.
ISBN 1134941226