About this title: The authors, all experienced clinicians, discuss the various core components of family work, including what constitutes family work, when it might be offered, and how and where it might be applied. The authors also look at reframing challenges and overcoming common personal and external barriers to effective family work. The central argument of the book is that family work must be individualized and it offers a clear approach to engaging and working with families to ensure that this happens, including guidance on how to link components of a service user's plan with their family's strengths and strategies for reducing stress. The book addressed both theory and practice, and the experience of mental illness for the service user and their family, providing a focus for intervention. This manual will increase the confidence and competence of new family workers ? mental health workers, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists ? and broaden the knowledge of those working in the field.
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