CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Building a New Foundation

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Publication Date

1999

Publication Title

Psychotherapy in Private Practice

ISSN

0731-7158

Volume

17

Issue/No.

4

First Page

53

Last Page

67

Abstract

Stepfamilies may soon outnumber first-marriage families in the United States.

The new family is characterized by losses, transitions, overwhelming change, and lack of acceptance. How can therapists better serve these families?

Strategies developed specifically for this population need to be employed rather than applying those that one might use for a nuclear family. Conceptualization is based on the understanding that this family grouping is not problematic, but different from the stereotypical two-parent nuclear family. Therefore, treatment objectives are based on addressing problems emanating from the basic stepfamily characteristics as attainable goals are established.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-9312-9780

ResearcherID

G-8814-2018

DOI

10.1300/J294v17n04_06

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