Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships

What Works and What Doesn’t
Narrated by: Chloe Cannon
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships draws on current research, a wide variety of clinical modalities, and 30 years of clinical work with stepfamily members to describe the special challenges stepfamilies face. The book presents the concept of "stepfamily architecture" and the five challenges it creates, and delineates three different levels of strategies - psychoeducation, building interpersonal skills, and intrapsychic work - for meeting those challenges in dozens of different settings. 

The model is designed to be useful both to stepfamily members themselves and to a wide variety of practitioners, from a highly trained clinician who needs to know how and when to work on all three levels, to a school counselor or clergy person who may work on the first two levels but refer out for level three. It will also be useful to educators, judges, mediators, lawyers, and medical personnel who will practice on the first level, but need to understand the other two to guide their work. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2013 Patricia L. Papernow (P)2019 Tantor

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great information

I felt like this book helped me to understand some situations, and also connect with many of the situations in the book. A good read

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Audibook prioritizing safe & positive relationship

Many families endure lifelong pains and vulnerabilities after suffering separation or loss of a partner. Patricia and Chloe, committed this book to aiding these broken families recouple. The research and experience inspires reconnecting and exploration to start new family loyalty bonds. Trained professionals, Patricia and Chloe, share case studies and the work it took to bridge differences when faced with coparenting challenges. I enjoyed the audiobook. I would recommend it to step and blended families recovering, joining and forging new connections.