The Family Therapy Workbook provides psychoeducation across a range of diverse topics to help all families foster healthy communication, a deeper understanding of one another, and a stronger and more loving connection. With therapists and clients in mind, Mates-Youngman has developed guided conversations, strategies, and homework assignments to help families achieve healthy, long-term goals.
The goal is not to eliminate challenges that arise among family members but to grow and learn from those challenges as a strong and connected family unit. This useful and practical guide will provide you with the tools needed to address a variety of issues that families may present with, such as alcohol abuse, adoption and fostering, eating disorders, and gender and sexuality.
Kathleen Mates-Youngman, M.A., LMFT, is an author and speaker. She has a private practice in Southern California specializing in couples therapy as well as treating individuals with anxiety, depression, grief, chronic illness and life transition issues. She is the author of Couples Therapy Workbook: 30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Relationships (PESI, 2014) and the card deck, Love & Connection Cards (PESI, 2015).
She is completing a second book for couples therapists based on this seminar and is also a regular contributor to a local lifestyle magazine in Orange County, California. Along with her work as a national speaker for PESI, Kathleen does workshops for couples and individuals, as well as graduate students.
Financial: Kathleen Mates-Youngman maintains a private practice. She is an author and receives royalties. Ms. Mates-Youngman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kathleen Mates-Youngman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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