Family Therapy with Older Adults & Their Families



This is a practically based introduction to family therapy with older adults and their families. The book sets the context for family work with later-life families and outlines both techniques and ideas that can be applied in this area, including: genograms and family maps, hypothesising skills, use of circular questions, use of a reflecting team approach, and later life cycle issues and their clinical implications. Case examples and exercises are used to illustrate the issues discussed and to invite reader participation. This book is aimed at those working with elderly people and/or their families, who wish to consider how family therapy techniques can be applied to this later-life client group, and who do not necessarily have any prior experience of this way of working.