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Recognizing and Working With Dysfunctional Families

Learn to identify dysfunction and to cut through the drama to give families effective help they can understand.

Dysfunctional Families are notoriously hard to work with, resistant to change, and can be maddening to work with. This information will give therapists, social workers, teachers, family court lawyers, judges and others who must work with these families simple and clear paradigms to identify dysfunction and to cut through the drama to give these families effective help they can understand; as well as a means to change they can grasp and implement. The material is presented in clear, simple, understandable terms and ideas that can then be communicated to family members who are creating and exacerbating dysfunction through their lack of awareness and understanding. Effective interventions and exercises are included, so you will know what to do and how to do it in such a manner that they can affect change in the families. It is essential for anyone who works with families in the courts, in family services, in therapeutic situations, and in schools and colleges to minimize the amount of time spent caught up in the drama, and maximize the opportunities for effecting change.

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Recognizing Dysfunctional Families

  • Defining Dysfunction
  • Identifying Drama = Dysfunction
  • Dysfunctional Characteristics
  • Drama Triangle (Karpman/Tessina)

Therapist's Role and Attitude

  • Therapist Models Functional Relating
  • Effective Exercises and Techniques

Dysfunctional/Functional Cycles

  • Understanding Cycles Helps Families Change
  • What Is Functional Family?
  • Characteristics of Functional Families
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This course was last revised on February 15, 2019.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D, L.M.F.T

Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D, L.M.F.T

Tina Tessina, Ph.D, L.M.F.T.

  • Therapist in private practice since 1978
  • Works with individuals and families in a therapeutic setting, as well as with individuals who need to know how to work with families
  • Trained prospective foster parents for county licensing
  • Author of numerous articles, as well as 15 books published in 17 languages, including It Ends with You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction
  • Member: American Society of Journalists and Authors; California Association of Marriage, Family Therapists
  • Ph.D. degree, counseling psychology, 1988, Pacific Western University, Los Angeles, CA; MFCT license #MX13629, state of California, 1979; M.A. degree, counseling psychology, 1978;

B.A. degree, sociology,1976, Lindenwood Colleges, St Charles, MO

  • Can be contacted at [email protected], http://www.tinatessina.com, 562-438-8077 or Twitter @tinatessina
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Product ID: 404106
Published 2019
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