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Patricia L. Papernow - Becoming a Stepfamily - 9780881633092 - V9780881633092
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Becoming a Stepfamily

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Description for Becoming a Stepfamily Paperback. This work describes the developmental challenges involved in building nourishing, reliable relationships within the newly married couple, between stepparents and stepchildren, and between the different family groups who must learn to live together in a remarried family. Num Pages: 448 pages, 1, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JHBK; JMH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 231 x 153 x 24. Weight in Grams: 614.
What determines whether stepfamilies remain together? What helps stepfamilies overcomes the difficulties of remarriage and become mutually supportive family units? How can mental health professionals better support this development? This book brings both clarity and depth to the unique and complex dynamics of remarried families. Patricia Papernow draws on interviews with over 100 stepfamily members, up-to-date research, a solid theoretical framework, and an empathic clinical sensibility to present an insightful model of stepfamily development, the Stepfamily Cycle. This details account of the sages of forming a lasting, cohesive group is richly illustrated by stepfamily members' own stories. ... Read more

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Taylor & Francis Ltd United States
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Hillsdale, United States
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About Patricia L. Papernow
Patricia L. Papernow is a psychologist in private practice in Cambridge, MA.

Reviews for Becoming a Stepfamily
Presenting information crucial to the understand of many contemporary American families, Dr. Papernow gives a vivid description of the various stages of stepfamily integration. Well-written, easy to read, with excellent examples and vignettes, this book deserves a special place in the library of every therapist. - John S. Visher, Ph.D., and Emily B. Visher, Ph.D.

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