Sibling Issues in Therapy

Author: Avidan Milevsky
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137528478
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Incorporating the latest research and clinical work in family dynamics, this book examines multiple angles of integrating sibling issues, which underlie issues at the core of many clinical difficulties presented by adult clients, in therapy to improve adulthood emotional and psychological well-being.

Treating Trauma

Author: Toni V. Heineman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076570983X
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This book presents a theoretically based and empirically supported framework for work with traumatized children, youth, and young adults who have spent time in foster care. It offers vivid examples of cases from the work of clinicians of A Home Within, a national non-profit focused on meeting the emotional needs of current and former foster youth.

Family Therapy for ADHD

Author: Craig A. Everett
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572307087
Format: PDF, ePub
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The volume outlines how professionals can help families mobilize resources to manage ADHD symptoms; enhance parent-child and marital relationships; improve functioning in school and work settings; and develop more effective coping strategies.

Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464963401
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Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice. The editors have built Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Practical Concerns about Siblings

Author: Frances Fuchs Schachter
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780866566476
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Focusing on practical concerns and on current research, this new volume examines common sibling problems. The research findings, some published for the first time in this book, reveal the diverse ways that the sibling relationship contributes to the harmony or disharmony of the family and to the pattern of individual children s development within the family. This comprehensive volume will prove valuable to a broad range of professionals working with children and families, as well as to parents. The contributors attempt to bridge the gap between research and the practices of parents, therapists and educators. Common problems are examined, such as favoritism and the effects of a new sister or brother on a sibling. The concerns of children in special sibling relations, children in one-parent families, siblings of the mentally ill and disabled, and children facing the imminent death of a sibling, are also explored."

International Handbook of Play Therapy

Author: Charles Schaefer
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 0765708035
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In the past twenty-five years, the practice of play therapy has increased exponentially in America and throughout the world. This handbook brings together an international group of scholars and therapists to address a wide variety of topics relevant to the rapidly expanding field of play therapy. The primary goal of the handbook is to provide play therapists with practical information they can put into immediate use in their clinical work with children and adolescents. Thus the focus is on advances in assessment, theory, research, and practice that have universal appeal, rather than on adaptations of play therapy to specific cultures. Play therapists and students from diverse cultures, professional disciplines, and theoretical orientations will find this book to be a comprehensive resource for keeping abreast of innovations in the field.

Sibling Relationships in Childhood and Adolescence

Author: Avidan Milevsky
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231527934
Format: PDF, ePub
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The most long-lasting and enduring relationship an individual can develop is with a sibling. Considering their closeness in age and early association, siblings can bond for a lifetime. Psychologists are beginning to appreciate the sibling link and its dynamic role in a child's social development. Beyond the mother-child dyad, sibling associations are now seen to determine cognitive faculties, emotional balance, self-sufficiency, and peer interaction. Clarifying the complex processes of these relationships and the benefits of parental involvement, Avidan Milevsky provides a foundational text for a growing area of study. Through personal narrative, theoretical examinations, and empirical data, he unravels the intricacies of sibling exchange and their function in overall family structure. He identifies the factors that make such bonds successful (or harmful) and the influence of parents in shaping these outcomes. He also evaluates the compensation of siblings in the absence of parent or friend support. Variables such as age, birth order, gender, and family size are tremendous considerations, and parents hoping to enhance the sibling bond gain immensely from understanding these predictors. Milevsky shows practitioners how to educate parents and help them apply their knowledge in practice. Particularly, he supplies crucial perspective on "deidentification" or conscious differentiation, in which parents can encourage different life paths to minimize sibling comparison and competition. A major tool for clinicians, social service providers, and educators, this book maps the next frontier in child development research.

Sibling Relationships

Author: Robert Sanders
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137167033
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The impact of sibling relationships on how people develop has been dramatically under-emphasised in the literature on child development. Drawing together new and established research, this accessible text shows that these relationships are crucial to professionals' under-standing of the children and the families they work with. Sibling Relationships offers a theoretically grounded and culturally sensitive account of the many complexities of sibling relationships, emphasising the significance of these for practice and the ways in which the effectiveness of work with children and families can be enhanced by promoting positive connections between brothers and sisters. It examines a range of adverse circumstances for children and families - substance abuse, domestic violence, loss, disability and mental illness - considering how sibling relationships are affected by these circumstances, and how relationships with siblings might help to promote resilience in children. Practice notes provide examples of how sibling relationships can become an important focus in the work of professionals. This is the first book to link knowledge of sibling relationships to the practice of working with families. It will be important reading for anyone interested in children and families, including students and professionals in the areas of social work, counselling, applied social studies and childhood studies.

Sibling Aggression

Author: Dr. Jonathan Caspi, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 082612416X
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"[This] book elucidates the often-forgotten sibling subsystem and its importance for illuminating family dynamics; it is unique in its specific approach to violence and aggression."--PsycCRITIQUES Most people see aggression between siblings as an unavoidable, normal and ultimately harmless aspect of child development, yet it can often cause social adjustment and behavioral problems, some of which may be severe and even precursors to other forms of violence. This volume addresses a significant void in family studies and child development literature by providing an empirically based guide to the causes, assessment and treatment of sibling aggression. Caspi considers both extreme (severe physical and sexual abuse) and lesser (competition and antagonism) forms of aggression and provides a step-by-step treatment program for five family dynamics that commonly exacerbate sibling aggression. Treatment is based on task-centered and family systems models and bolstered by case studies. Key Features: Fills the void in the "emerging frontier" of sibling violence Addresses both severe and lesser forms of aggression Includes step-by-step assessment and treatment procedures Offers case studies Examines cross-cultural factors in sibling violence as well as abuse of disabled siblings

Handbook of Interventions that Work with Children and Adolescents

Author: Paula M. Barrett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470090715
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Handbook of Interventions that Work with Children and Adolescents, considers evidence-based practice to assess the developmental issues, aetiology, epidemiology, assessment, treatment, and prevention of child and adolescent psychopathology. World-leading contributors provide overviews of empirically validated intervention and prevention initiatives. Arranged in three parts, Part I lays theoretical foundations of “treatments that work” with children and adolescents. Part II presents the evidence base for the treatment of a host of behaviour problems, whilst Part III contains exciting prevention programs that attempt to intervene with several child and adolescent problems before they become disorders. This Handbook presents encouraging evidence that we can intervene successfully at the psychosocial level with children and adolescents who already have major psychiatric disorders and, as importantly, that we can even prevent some of these disorders from occurring in the first place.