Handbook of Family Resilience

Editors: Becvar, Dorothy S. (Ed.)

  • Combines research, theory, and practice
  • Presents the full range of problems faced by families (i.e., addictions, domestic violence)
  • Includes recommendations for future research
  • Covers a range of ethnic groups
  • Contains a comprehensive section on grief   
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About this book

Resilience is a topic that is currently receiving increased attention. In general, resilience refers to the capacity of those who, even under the most stressful circumstances, are able to cope, to rebound, and to go on and thrive. Resilient families are able to regain their balance following crises that arise as a function of either nature or nurture, and to continue to encourage and support their members as they deal with the necessary requirements for accommodation, adaptation and, ultimately, healthy survival. Handbook of Family Resilience provides a broad body of knowledge regarding the traits and patterns found to characterize resilient individuals and well-functioning families, including those with diverse structures, various ethnic backgrounds and a variety of non-traditional forms. This Handbook brings together a variety of perspectives aimed at understanding and helping to facilitate resilience in families relative to a full range of challenges.

About the authors

Dorothy Becvar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist with 30 years of experience in both academia and private practice. Dorothy is a former Editor of Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal. She has published extensively and in addition to many journal articles and book chapters is the author of the books Families that Flourish: Facilitating Resilience in Clinical Practice (Norton, 2007), In the Presence of Grief: Helping Family Members Resolve Death, Dying and Bereavement Issues (Guilford Press, 2001) and Soul Healing: A Spiritual Orientation in Counseling and Therapy (Basic Books, 1997) as well as the editor of the book The Family, Spirituality and Social Work (Haworth, 1997). With her husband, Raphael J. Becvar, she has co-authored four books: Family Therapy: A Systemic Integration (Allyn & Bacon, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009), Pragmatics of Human Relationships (Geist & Russell, 1998), Hot Chocolate for a Cold Winter's Night: Essays for Relationship Development (Love Publishing, 1994), and Systems Theory and Family Therapy: A Primer (University Press of America, 1982, 1999). And she is co-editor, with William Nichols, Mary Anne Pace-Nichols and Augustus Napier, of the Handbook of Family Development and Intervention (Wiley, 2000).

Reviews

"…Dorothy Becvar brings together an A-plus group of multidisciplinary experts in the field of family research and practice to examine the construct of resilience across diverse family structures, cultural groups, and hardships.

Overall, Handbook of Family Resilience is a well-written, comprehensive book that may leave its readers with more questions than answers. Calling for a paradigm shift in how families are conceptualized, studied, and treated, this pioneering book belongs on the shelves of anyone interested in working families experiencing stressful life events. It is a must read."

-PsycCRITIQUES, Debra Zand, Ph.D., St. Louis University, MO, USA


Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Roads to Understanding Family Resilience: 1920s to the Twenty-First Century

    Nichols, William C.

    Pages 3-16

  • Operationalizing Family Resilience as Process: Proposed Methodological Strategies

    DeHaan, Laura G. (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • The Ramifications for Clinical Practice of a Focus on Family Resilience

    Hawley, Dale R.

    Pages 31-49

  • Facilitating Family Resilience in Clinical Practice

    Becvar, Dorothy S.

    Pages 51-64

  • Community-Based Practice Applications of a Family Resilience Framework

    Walsh, Froma

    Pages 65-82

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3917-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $439.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3799-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8013-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Family Resilience
Editors
  • Dorothy S. Becvar
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3917-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3917-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3799-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8013-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 557
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
Topics