A Review of The Expanded Family Life Cycle


            The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon Carter and McGoldrick’s (2010) text, The Expanded Family Life Cycle. This text provides an examination of the biological and social underpinnings of the family unit, as well as how this unit has changed over time. A summary is provided for chapters 12 through 17, followed by a personal reflection of overlying themes from the text. This paper concludes with a brief summary and outline of key points.