A must read for therapists working with divorced families
When divorced parents are hostile with one another, their children suffer long-term negative consequences in all areas of their health-social, mental, physical, and emotional. Two-Home Families: A Family Systems Approach to Divorce Therapy teaches mental health professionals powerful ways top help parents help their children while they reap benefits as well. Dr. Dozier is a 16 year veteran of family therapy and through hundreds of therapy sessions with parents and children she has developed a model that has helped adults separate their roles as former marital partners from their roles as co-parents. These co-parenting relationships may either be cooperative in nature or take on a parallel style that allows each parent to parent his or her way. Two-Home Families exemplifies the importance of preserving parent-child relationships and preventing self-centered, vindictive behaviors.