Understanding and working with Stepfamilies

Module Sections:

Module Objectives

Through this module you will be able to:

  • Differentiate the unique and complex characteristics of stepfamilies
  • Understand and apply clinical theories to your work with stepfamilies
  • Identify varying perceptions of stepfamilies, including:
    • social myths about stepfamilies
    • the differences in stepfamily formation during various family life cycle stages
    • legal ramifications and family policy implications for stepfamilies
  • Identify the varied and complex stepfamily member roles
  • Recognize common factors influencing stepfamily relational dynamics

Audio Companion: Understanding Stepfamilies