Growing up in step-families

Author(s) : Gill Gorell Barnes, Author(s) : Paul Thompson, Author(s) : Gwyn Daniel, Author(s) : Natasha Burchardt

Growing up in step-families

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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Published : 1997
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 346
  • Category :
    Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy
  • Catalogue No : 5780
  • ISBN 13 : 9780198280965
  • ISBN 10 : 0198280963

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The growth of step-families has been one of the most dramatic changes in British family life in recent decades. Currently, more than one in twelve children live in a step-family. Using clinical experience in child and adolescent psychiatry, and the systemic approach to family therapy, the authors make a unique contribution to our understanding of step-family life in Britain. 336 pages.

About the Author(s)

Gill Gorell Barnes works as a family, marital, and couple therapist in private practice and consults to other therapists of different modalities. For ten years she worked as Consultant to Family Court Proceedings in the UK Family Courts, both as therapist and expert witness. She has written a book on family life in transition following divorce, as well as a book on working with children and parents and a research project on stepfamilies. She has also written a number of publications that focus on working with highly acrimonious post-divorce relationships.

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Gwyn Daniel is a systemic psychotherapist and trainer at the Tavistock Clinic who has experience of working in both children's services and in adult mental health. She has run workshops on this topic in London, Oxford, Belfast and Sydney. She is co-author of Gender and Family Therapy (with Charlotte Burck), Growing Up in Stepfamilies (with Gill Gorell Barnes, P. Thompson and N. Burckhardt) and co-editor of Mirrors and Reflections: Processes in Systemic Supervision (with Charlotte Burck) as well as many other professional articles and book chapters. She has taught widely in the UK and internationally on many topics, including children and post divorce conflicts, systemic approaches to families where there is parental mental illness and on systemic couple's therapy. She continues to find ideas about gender and power central to her understanding of family relationships and organisational dilemmas.

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