Functional Family Therapy in Clinical Practice

Author: Thomas L. Sexton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135842043
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Functional Family Therapy in Clinical Practice develops a comprehensive presentation that serves as a systematic guide to understanding the Functional Family Therapy (FFT) clinical model, the FFT service delivery system, the theoretical principles that serve as the foundation of FFT, and the mechanism of therapeutic change that gives FFT its potency. Clinically relevant, theoretically sound, and scientifically based, this book contains systematic discussions of topics and theoretical perspectives, as well as illustrative clinical examples that demonstrate the manner in which principles are applied in Family Focused Therapy.

Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy A Practical Approach to Theory and Clinical Case Documentation

Author: Diane R. Gehart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285663411
Format: PDF
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MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THEORY AND CLINICAL CASE DOCUMENTATION, 2nd Edition provides a competency-based approach to teaching clinical skills in marriage and family therapy-an approach adopted by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Using a light and inviting tone, author Diane R. Gehart offers a comprehensive five-step model for competent treatment, which guides readers through case conceptualization, clinical assessment (diagnosis) and case management, treatment planning, evaluation of progress, and documentation. The book also includes an introduction to the importance of theory and evidence-based practice in all five steps, and a set of useful clinical forms that can be applied in practice environments. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Clinician s Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy

Author: Lee Williams
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462536069
Format: PDF
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A research methods text with a unique focus on evidence-based practice with couples and families, this book bridges the divide between research and clinical work. The text offers comprehensive, user-friendly coverage of measurement and design issues and basic qualitative and quantitative methods. Illustrating research concepts with clinically relevant examples and sample studies, it teaches clear steps for evaluating different types of studies and identifying common threats to validity. Of special value to therapists, it provides a systematic framework for using research to guide the selection and evaluation of interventions that meet the needs of particular clients. Pedagogical features: *End-of-chapter "Applications" sections showing how to evaluate specific methods. *Appendices with quick-reference guides and recommended resources. *Instructive glossary. See also the authors' Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Third Edition: From the First Interview to Termination, which addresses all aspects of real-world clinical practice, and Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists, which shows how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy.

A Guide to Treatments That Work

Author: Peter E. Nathan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199342210
Format: PDF
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Like its predecessors, this fourth edition of A Guide to Treatments That Work offers detailed chapters that review the latest research on pharmacological and psychosocial treatments that work for the full range of psychiatric and psychological disorders, written in most instances by clinical psychologists and psychiatrists who have been major contributors to that literature. Similarly, the standards by which the authors were asked to evaluate the methodological rigor of the research on treatments have also remained the same. Each chapter in A Guide to Treatments That Work follows the same general outline: a review of diagnostic cues to the disorder, a discussion of changes in the nomenclatures from DSM-IV to DSM-5, and then a systematic review of research, most of which has been reported within the last few years, that represents the evidence base for the treatments reviewed. In all, 26 of the volume's 28 chapters review the evidence base for 17 major syndromes. Featuring this coverage is a Summary of Treatments that Work, an extended matrix offering a ready reference by syndrome of the conclusions reached by the chapter authors on treatments that work reviewed in their chapters. New to this edition are two chapters at the beginning of the book. Chapter 1 details two perplexing issues raised by critics of DSM-5: the unrealized potential of neuroscience biomarkers to yield more accurate and reliable diagnoses and the lingering problem of conflicts of interest in pharmaceutical research. Chapter 2 contrasts Native American and western ways of identifying effective treatments for mental and physical disorders, concluding that "evidence-informed culture-based" interventions sometimes constitute best practices in Native communities. Two chapters detailing pharmacological treatments for pediatric bipolar disorder (Chapter 9) and pediatric depressive disorder (Chapter 12) have also been added. More than three quarters of the chapters are written by colleagues who also contributed to most or all of the previous editions. Hence, this new edition provides up-to-date information on the quality of research on treatment efficacy and effectiveness provided by individuals who know the research best.

Functional Family Therapy for Adolescent Behavior Problems

Author: James F. Alexander
Publisher: APA Books
ISBN: 9781433812941
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Adolescents with behavior problems go by various labels, such as difficult-to-treat adolescents, juvenile delinquents, at-risk youth, violent youth, and youthful offenders. They may have disruptive behavior disorder or substance abuse disorder, and they may be involved with the criminal justice system. These youth have problematic behaviors, emotions, and ways of thinking that often affect not only their families, but also their community. These youth, their families, and their successful treatment represent the focus of this book. Although family members are often dissatisfied with the youth's behavior and intensely focused on the need for him or her to change, the youth rarely self-refers and often seems undisturbed by his or her own behaviors and is typically unmotivated for treatment. At the same time, parents and other family members seem heavily invested in viewing problems in the family as resulting from the adolescent's bad behavior. Therefore, some family members also are unmotivated or unwilling to be involved in the youth's treatment. Given the multifaceted barriers to adaptive change, treatment is needed that addresses the entire family system in a holistic way. Over the past 40 years, numerous researchers and clinicians have developed, tested, and refined Functional Family Therapy (FFT)--a short-term, structured, intensive family intervention model for delinquent and substance-using adolescents. FFT is a strength-based model with a focus on those risk and protective factors that impact the adolescent and his or her environment. On average, 12 sessions are conducted over a 3- to 4-month period. These sessions typically occur in clinics and home settings but can also be conducted in schools, mental health agencies, child welfare agencies, probation and parole offices, and aftercare systems. We have written this book with the clinician in mind. We often maintain a quite personal tone because we want to share and talk with you rather than taking a more traditional academic tone by talking to you. Often we use examples of specific youth and families (with disguised identities, of course) so clinicians can experience the clinical reality of these youth and families. We describe not only the goals of each intervention strategy and technique but also the specific steps and variations that are involved and necessary for success. At the same time, because FFT also derives strength from our history of widespread dissemination and training, we also share information relevant to decision makers, program administrators, clinical supervisors, clinical researchers, and even legislatures who have the responsibility of how best to allocate funds to provide the most effective services. In the remainder of this Introduction, we discuss FFT's conceptualization of change as a developmental process and outline the five major treatment phases of FFT. Then we explain the organization of this book. As we describe the FFT phases and the techniques and therapist qualities involved in each, our strategy in this book is to move from a broad focus to a narrow focus, then back again to a broad focus"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved).

Foundations of Couples Marriage and Family Counseling

Author: David Capuzzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118710789
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A comprehensive and practical approach to the world of marriage, couples, and family counseling Esteemed academics David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer present the theory, research, and real-life practice of today's counselors and therapists in family therapy settings. Aligned with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), this useful text covers foundational teaching important to readers, but also critical modern topics not included in other texts, such as sexuality, trauma, divorce, domestic violence, and addictions, filial play therapy, and using community genograms to position culture and context in family therapy. With a unique focus on practical applications, the book discusses the major family therapy theories, and provides graduate students and post-graduate learners in counseling, mental health, and behavioral health fields the skills and techniques they need to help couples and families as part of their work in a variety of helping environments. Each chapter contains case studies and anecdotes that help readers think critically about the issues they are likely to deal with as clinicians. Written by recognized and respected contributors, this book helps readers see the connection between what they know and what happens in couples and family counseling sessions. Readers will: Learn the knowledge and skills essential to family therapy Understand the history, concepts, and techniques associated with major theories Examine the key issues specific to couples work, with relevant intervention Explore solutions to the complexities generated by special issues Discusses the modern realities of family, diversity and culture, and systemic contexts Family and couples counseling presents a complex interplay of various factors inherent to each individual, the dynamic interplay between each person's issues, and the outside influences that shape behavior. Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling helps readers sort out the complexity and guide clients toward lasting resolution.

Functional family therapy

Author: James Alexander
Publisher: Thomson Brooks/Cole
ISBN: 9780818504853
Format: PDF, ePub
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"For decades following Alfred Adler's pioneering work in the 1920s, family therapy enjoyed only a minor or adjunct role among the various treatment approaches in the field of mental health. Recently, however, family therapy has experienced phenomenal growth in impact and popularity. The functional family therapy approach described in this book, a synthesis of interpersonal, behavioral, and systems orientations, represents a new evolutionary step in the treatment of families. It is based on the substantial works of our predecessors and the experience derived from many hours of seeing families in both clinical and research contexts. The goal of this book is to provide a clear description of the procedures and structure necessary for the successful practice of family therapy. Family therapists need an unambiguous conceptual framework and a set of specific techniques for dealing with families in distress. At the same time, however, they cannot succeed if they are merely technicians. For this reason the book is also designed to enhance the flexibility and creativity therapists need to respond effectively to the myriad needs, idiosyncrasies, and forms of resistance presented by the different families they see. To this end much of the material in the book is presented in a somewhat intuitive manner, often by example and analogy. Part One describes the functional family model as it generally applies to all families, including the specific conceptual, technical, and interpersonal skills required of all family therapists. Conceptual skills comprise the perspectives therapists need to understand families, as well as the knowledge necessary for developing appropriate therapeutic goals and selecting suitable techniques. Technical skills include the verbal, nonverbal, and physical tools that therapists use as vehicles of change. They represent the technology of what therapists do, based on their conceptual understanding of what needs to be done. Interpersonal skills represent the way therapists apply their techniques. The efficacy of the techniques depends significantly on the atmosphere and family attitudes created through these interpersonal skills. Part Two is designed to facilitate therapists' flexibility by describing each of the phases of intervention, with emphasis on the goals of each phase, rather than on the specific techniques. Part Two also describes a number of unique developmental and structural aspects of particular families that require specific techniques"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology

Author: James H. Bray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118432606
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Handbook of Family Psychology provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical underpinnings and established practices relating to family psychology. Provides a thorough orientation to the field of family psychology for clinicians Includes summaries of the most recent research literature and clinical interventions for specific areas of interest to family psychology clinicians Features essays by recognized experts in a variety of specialized fields Suitable as a required text for courses in family psychology, family therapy, theories of psychotherapy, couples therapy, systems theory, and systems therapy

Attachment Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents

Author: Guy S. Diamond
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433815676
Format: PDF
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This text shows how to design a treatment manual and adherence measure for attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) for adolescent depression and presents data and results on the treatment's efficacy.

Handbook of Family Therapy

Author: Thomas L. Sexton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136340114
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Integrative, research-based, multisystemic: these words reflect not only the state of family therapy, but the nature of this comprehensive handbook as well. The contributors, all well-recognized names who have contributed extensively to the field, accept and embrace the tensions that emerge when integrating theoretical perspectives and science in clinical settings to document the current evolution of couples and family therapy, practice, and research. Each individual chapter contribution is organized around a central theme: that the integration of theory, clinical wisdom, and practical and meaningful research produce the best understanding of couple and family relationships, and the best treatment options. The handbook contains five parts: • Part I describes the history of the field and its current core theoretical constructs • Part II analyzes the theories that form the foundation of couple and family therapy, chosen because they best represent the broad range of schools of practice in the field • Part III provides the best examples of approaches that illustrate how clinical models can be theoretically integrative, evidence-based, and clinically responsive • Part IV summarizes evidence and provides useful findings relevant for research and practice • Part V looks at the application of couple and family interventions that are based on emerging clinical needs, such as divorce and working in medical settings. Handbook of Family Therapy illuminates the threads that are common to family therapies and gives voice to the range of perspectives that are possible. Practitioners, researchers, and students need to have this handbook on their shelves, both to help look back on our past and to usher in the next evolution in family therapy.