Siblings in Therapy:  Life Span and Clinical Issues

Co-edited by Michael Kahn and Karen Gail Lewis

(W.W.Norton, N.Y., 1988)

 

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

General Introduction

I. SIBLING DYNAMICS: GENERAL ISSUES
Introduction

  1. Intense Sibling Relationships: A Self-Psychological View – Michael D. Kahn
  2. Enchantment of Siblings: Effects of Birth Order and Trance on Family Myth – Morton S. Perlmutter
  3. Basics of Family Structure and Sibling Position – Walter Toman
  4. Ethnic Patterns and Sibling Relationships – Eve Primpas Harriman Welts

II. WHEN SIBLINGS ARE CLOSE: THE EARLY YEARS
Introduction

  1. Young Siblings in Brief Therapy – Karen Gail Lewis
  2. Clinical Interventions With Large Family Systems: Balancing Interests Through Siblings – Dennis E. McGuire and Patrick Tolan
  3. Untangling Incestuous Bonds: The Treatment of Sibling Incest – Marsha L. Heiman
  4. Psychotherapy with Siblings of Disabled Children – Milton Seligman
  5. When Parents Separate or Divorce: The Sibling System – Lee Combrinck-Graham
  6. Stepsiblings in Therapy – Elinor Rosenberg
  7. Children of Alcoholics: Their Sibling World – Rosalie C. Jesse

III. BALANCING CLOSENESS AND SEPARATENESS
LATE ADOLESCDENCE AND EARLY ADULT YEARS

Introduction

  1. Symptoms as Sibling Messages – Karen Gail Lewis
  2. The Tilted Family – Clark W. Falconer and Colin A. Ross
  3. The Vortex: Siblings in the Eating Disordered Family – Laura Giat Roberto
  4. My Brother’s Keeper: Siblings of Chronic Patients as Allies in Family Treatment – Ethan G. Harris

IV. SETTLING OLD SCORES: THE MIDDLE YEARS
Introduction

  1. The Stolen Birthright: The Adult Sibling in Individual Therapy – Stephen Pl. Bank
  2. Blueprints from the Past: A Character Work Perspective on Siblings and Personality Formation – Sandra Watanabe-Hammond
  3. Siblings and the Family Business – Robert Carroll
  4. Sibling Issues in Cotherapy and Coauthoring – William J. Doherty

V. FACING THE PROBLEMS OF AGING: THE LATE YEARS
Introduction

  1. Relationships Among Adult Siblings Who Care for Their Aged Parents – Mario Tonti
  2. Interpersonal Relationships Among Elderly Siblings – Victor G. Cicirelli

Index