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Title:
The family crucible
Author:
Napier, Augustus.
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Edition:
First Perennial Library edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper & Row, 1988.

©1978
Physical Description:
xiii, 301 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780060914899
Format :
Book

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The classic groundbreaking book on family therapy by acclaimed experts Augustus Y. Napier, Ph.D., and Carl Whitaker, M.D.

This extraordinary book presents scenarios of one family's therapy experience and explains what underlies each encounter. You will discover the general patterns that are common to all families--stress, polarization and escalation, scapegoating, triangulation, blaming, and the diffusion of identity--and you will gain a vivid understanding of the intriguing field of family therapy.

"If you have a troubled marriage, a troubled child, a troubled self, if you're in therapy or think that there's no help for your predicament, The Family Crucible will give you insights . . . that are remarkably fresh and helpful."--New York Times Book Review