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Families in Crisis: Resilience-Based Interventions in In-Home Family Therapy
Greg Czyszczon and Michelle Lynch
The field of family therapy has seen significant development since its beginnings in the late 1950s (Becvar, 2006). Recently, theorists and practitioners have begun to elucidate ways in which the field of positive psychology can be applied to families in distress. Specifically, ideas about how families manage to function in spite of the numerous crises they experience has recently gained interest as has the practice of providing therapy in a family‟s home (Lindblad-Goldberg, Dore, & Stern, 1998). This paper will blend these two developments and detail specific techniques for strengthening family resilience when working with multi-stressed families in the home.