Family Restructuring Therapy by Stephen Carter PhD
Interventions with High Conflict Separations and Divorces

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This book is a “how to” manual for working with families in separation and divorce using an active, directive therapeutic process called Family Restructuring Therapy. This philosophy and effective process works well for the “normal” divorced family who need to learn new practices and patterns, and for the “high-conflict” family whose behavior patterns have become so maladaptive that the children’s well-being is at risk.

A valuable resource for mental health professionals, and also for lawyers and the Court when trying to decide what can be done with challenging parenting battles. It is clearly not a passive approach to counseling. If you’re tired of witnessing the damage that conflict has on children and want to engage in the highly satisfying work of helping parents communicate effectively and seeing children relieved of the burden of picking sides, devour this book and get to work!
 

About Stephen Carter PhD

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Dr. Stephen Carter has worked as a Registered Psychologist since 1992 and has also worked with children as an instructor, teacher and counselor since 1974. He specializes in working with adolescents and children in the areas of counseling and assessment as well as assessments and interventions with separated and divorced families. Along with working in private practice, Dr. Carter is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta. He was previously an Executive Director of the Psychologists' Association of Alberta for several years. He presented Family Restructuring Therapy at the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts Regional Training Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana in October 2011. Dr. Carter has worked with children, adults and adolescents for many years and assists individuals and their families in dealing with serious problems including abuse, anxiety and depression, behavioural disorders, self injurious behaviour, relationship problems and work stress. Dr. Carter has delivered many workshops, presentations and media interviews on topics such as assessment, grief and loss, effective workplaces, conflict resolution, behavioral disorders, family restructuring therapy, high conflict divorce, school violence, stress management, ethics, running a private practice and expert witness testimony.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by High Conflict Institute. 132 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Parenting & Relationships, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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