Journal of Family Psychotherapy
Stepfamily adjustment is one of the most difficult tasks that
families can face. During this adjustment, stepfamilies are believed
to progress through several stages toward the integration of the two
biological families (Visher & Visher, 1996). This developmental
process can take from four to seven years (Papernow, 1993). There
are a number of reasons why stepfamily integration is prolonged
including attachment to the previous family and the lived history
between biological parents and children. A comprehensive review
of these reasons is beyond the scope of this paper, and the reader is
referred to othe
Stepfamilies; family therapy; clinical intervention
Counseling | Psychology | Social Work | Sociology
Linda J. Wark Dr. and Shilpa Jobalia (1998).
What would it take to build a bridge? An intervention for stepfamilies. Journal of Family Psychotherapy.9 (3), 69-77.
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