The inclusion of fathers in family therapy: A research based perspective

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Title: The inclusion of fathers in family therapy: A research based perspective
Authors: Carr, Alan
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Date: Sep-1998
Online since: 2014-01-30T09:40:57Z
Abstract: This paper summarizes the results of research on the role of fathers in families and family therapy with particular reference to preparation for fatherhood, father involvement in family life as a protective factor, fathers' deviant behaviour as a risk factor, fathers' communication and coping styles, fatherhood and different types of marriages, and the effects of the workplace on fathers' behaviour within the family. Available research suggests that, with respect to problem formation, the behaviour of fathers may serve as either a risk factor or as a protective factor. With respect to problem resolution, fathers may be a powerful therapeutic resource or seriously compromise effectiveness of family therapy. The implications of research for clinical practice are discussed.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Journal: Contemporary Family Therapy
Volume: 20
Issue: 3
Start page: 371
End page: 383
Copyright (published version): 1998 Springer Verlag
Keywords: Family therapyFathersFather-involvement
DOI: 10.1023/A:1022425231125
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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