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Family Therapy - Recent Advances in Clinical and Crisis Settings

Oluwatoyin Olatundun Ilesanmi

Redeemer's University

A clinical psychologist and gender and development professional with more than 20 years of experience and a strong commitment to research and publications on contemporary issues associated with gender mainstreaming, policy analysis, humanitarian-development discourse, and Human Rights issues.


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The scope of systemic family therapy differs and encompasses cross-cutting contemporary issues related to clinical health, disaster, humanitarianism, displacement, migration, sexuality and reproduction, sexual orientation and gender identity, conflict, and socio-economic concerns. This book, therefore, aims to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art advances in counseling and psychotherapies for families and couples in functional and dysfunctional settings, crisis settings, humanitarian zones, conflicts, and disaster settings. It aspires to showcase scholarly work on the practice of family systemic therapies by researchers, students, professionals, and trainees. The goal of this book is to further explore recent advances, new perspectives, and applications of systemic family therapies on issues such as basic concepts and tools, basic therapeutic skills, the therapeutic process, predominant models of family therapy, the principles of using a constructive and collaborative approach that enhances family resilience and competence in disaster-prone areas. The book will be a collection of scholarly writings on strengths-based therapies and contemporary models such as solution-focused, narrative and conversational therapies for family relationships.

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Date completed: May 5th 2022

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Deadline for chapter proposals: June 2nd 2022

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Review results due: October 20th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 19th 2022

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Oluwatoyin Olatundun Ilesanmi

Redeemer's University

Oluwatoyin Olatundun ILESANMI holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2005) and an M.Ed. Guidance and Counselling (1999)from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria as well as a B. A. Hons English Studies (1987) from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She also had professional training in Gender Perspectives in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (2009), Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC) (2009), and Global Terrorism (2009) under Peace Operations Training Institute, Dispute and Conflict Analysis (2007), and Gender and Health (2013) at AMREF in Nairobi, Kenya. She is currently working at the Centre for Gender, Humanitarian and Development Studies, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria Ado-Ekiti as a Reader. She has an enthusiastic and flexible approach to teaching and a commitment to research and publication. She has contributed almost fifty publications in learned journals.

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