Evaluating And Treating Families

Author: Christine E. Ryan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136915842
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Evaluating And Treating Families from the Author: Christine E. Ryan. This comprehensive text is organized into two parts, the first of which presents an overview of the history, development, and theory of the model, and its specific applications to treatment, training, assessment, and research. Part II includes the instruments and assessment tools originally developed by the authors during their extensive clinical and research experience. Clinical case examples drawn from over four decades of family therapy work enrich the text, and an entire chapter is devoted to the authors' own research findings, current research plans, and new directions in their work.

Tools For Strengths Based Assessment And Evaluation

Author: Dr. Catherine Simmons, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107621
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Tools For Strengths Based Assessment And Evaluation from the Author: Dr. Catherine Simmons, PhD. Catherine Simmons, PhD, LCSW ìDrs. Simmons and Lehmann have given all of us in the helping professionsópractitioners and researchers alikeóa comprehensive resource for finding and selecting psychometrically sound, practical, strengths-based measures that we can use not only to ëlook at the resultsí but to do so in a way that we ëmeasure others by their strengths.í We look forward to seeing this invaluable resourceÖon every social workerís desk in the coming years.î -John G. Orme, PhD, MSW Professor, University of Tennessee -Terri Combs-Orme, PhD The Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor Traditionally, assessment and evaluation have focused on the negative aspects or deficits of a clientís presentation. Yet strengths, health, and those things that are going ìrightî in a personís life are key protective factors in the prevention and treatment of many mental health problems. Thus, measuring strengths is an important component of a balanced assessment and evaluation process. This is the first compendium of more than 150 valid and reliable strengths-based assessment tools that clinicians, researchers, educators, and program evaluators can use to assess a wide array of positive attributes, including well-being, mindfulness, optimism, resilience, humor, aspirations, values, sources of support, emotional intelligence, and much more. These tools provide a clear picture of an individualís strengths while being easy to complete, score, and interpret. The scales and instruments included are consistently formatted, organized according to construct measures, and include tools for working with adults, couples, families, children, and special populations. They represent a wide range of theoretical approaches and were written by a diverse array of professionals, including social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, and sociologists. Partial List of Instruments: Assessing Emotions Scale Affective Balance Scale Flourishing Scale Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Positive States of Mind Scale Measure of Expectations for Partner Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale Parenting Sense of Competence Scale Personal Well-being Index Proactive Coping Inventory Psychological Empowerment Scale Stress-Related Growth Scale Social Well-being Scales Wellness Beliefs Scale

Clinical Manual Of Couples And Family Therapy

Author: Gabor I. Keitner
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585629316
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Clinical Manual Of Couples And Family Therapy from the Author: Gabor I. Keitner. The Clinical Manual of Couples and Family Therapy presents a conceptual framework for engaging families of psychiatric patients. It outlines practical, evidence-based family therapy skills that make it easier for clinicians to effectively integrate families into the treatment process. Moreover, it reestablishes the role of the psychiatrist as the leader of the team of professionals providing mental health care to patients in need. The underlying assumption in this concise manual is that most psychiatric symptoms or conditions evolve in a social context, and families can be useful in identifying the history, precipitants, and likely future obstacles to the management of presenting problems. The book clarifies the clinical decision-making process for establishing family involvement in patient care in different clinical settings, and it outlines distinct steps in family assessment and treatment within a biopsychosocial organizing framework that can be applied to all families, regardless of the patient's presenting problems. The book's approach is based on a broad model of family functioning, which provides a multidimensional description of families and has validated instruments to assess family functioning from both internal and external perspectives. Unique features and benefits of the manual include: A focus on one consistent model of assessment and treatment that can be applied to a wide range of psychiatric conditions and clinical settings Numerous case examples, tables, and charts throughout the text to further highlight the material A summary of key concepts at the end of each chapter A companion DVD, keyed to discussion in the text, that demonstrates how to perform a family assessment and treatment All psychiatrists should be proficient in assessing the social and familial context in which a patient's psychiatric illness evolves. The Clinical Manual of Couples and Family Therapy is a practical guide designed to facilitate a clinician's ability to evaluate and treat couples and families.

Art Based Research

Author: Shaun McNiff
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846428955
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Art Based Research from the Author: Shaun McNiff. Art therapy and all of the other creative arts therapies have promoted themselves as ways of expressing what cannot be conveyed in conventional language. Why is it that creative arts therapists fail to apply this line of thinking to research? In this exciting and innovative book, Shaun McNiff, one of the field's pioneering educators and authors, breaks new ground in defining and inspiring art-based research. He illustrates how practitioner-researchers can become involved in art-based inquiries during their educational studies and throughout their careers, and shows how new types of research can be created that resonate with the artistic process. Clearly and cogently expressed, the theoretical arguments are illustrated by numerous case examples, and the final part of the book provides a wealth of ideas and thought provoking questions for research. This challenging book will prove invaluable to creative art therapy educators, students, and clinicians who wish to approach artistic inquiry as a way of conducting research. It will also find a receptive audience within the larger research community where there is a rising commitment to expanding the theory and practice of research. Integrating artistic and scientific procedures in many novel ways, this book offers fresh and productive visions of what research can be.

Diagnosis And Assessment In Autism

Author: Eric Schopler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306428890
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Diagnosis And Assessment In Autism from the Author: Eric Schopler. Division TEACCH, located in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was one of the first programs in the country to understand that autism was an organic rather than a biologic condition. We were also one of the earliest programs to recognize the enormous variability in characteristics and behaviors of children described as autistic. For these reasons, the processes of diagnosis and assessment have always been important and central to our program. We are therefore extremely pleased to have a volume representing the most current thinking of the field's leaders in these important areas. As with the preceding books in our series, Current Issues in Autism, this volume is based on one of the annual TEACCH conferences held in Chapel Hill each May. The books are not simply published proceedings of the conference papers, however. Rather, conference participants are asked to develop a full chapter around their presentations. Other international experts whose work is beyond the scope of the conference, but related to the major theme, are asked to contribute chapters as well. These volumes are designed to provide the most current knowledge in research and professional practice available on the most important issues defining and clarifying autism.

Understanding Family Violence

Author: Vernon R. Wiehe
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452264783
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Understanding Family Violence from the Author: Vernon R. Wiehe. This thorough exploration of the major types of family violence details the range of abusive behaviors perpetrated within family systems. Case vignettes effectively illustrate these events, and the victims' experiences and perceptions of the abuse. Chapters delineate: the reasons why various types of abuse continue to occur; how different types of violent behavior may be treated; and suggestions for prevention. In addition, the author provides definitions of terms, summaries, valuable references and additional suggested readings.

The Evaluation And Care Of Severely Disturbed Children And Their Families

Author: L. Hoffman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401162999
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The Evaluation And Care Of Severely Disturbed Children And Their Families from the Author: L. Hoffman. This book, which proposes a developmental view of short-term inpatient treatment for severely disturbed children, is much needed in our field. It is particularly relevant, emotionally engaging, and a pleasure to read because the writers who are the actual participants and leaders in the milieu program, discuss their own experiences with a variety of children. The principles of milieu therapy are beautifully described and its application to a diverse ethnic population of sick children is clearly delineated. I congratulate Leon Hoffman and his co-workers for bringing to the field of child psychiatry a timely and helpful work. Irving N. Berlin, M. D. Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Director, Children's Psychiatric Center, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico PREFACE Children who require hospital or residential treatment need an environment that provides a structure to their daily activities. Much of the literature on milieu treatment is inadequate because of a lack of integration between the various theoretical frames of reference and their practical application. Berlin has stressed the importance of a develop mental frame of reference in the organization of a hospital child psychiatry unit. * The Mount Sinai Medical Center is a large urban institution located on the fringes of a New York City ghetto.

Foundations Of Couples Marriage And Family Counseling

Author: David Capuzzi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118710789
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Foundations Of Couples Marriage And Family Counseling from the Author: David Capuzzi. 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.

Forced Into Treatment

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Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9780873182058
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Forced Into Treatment from the Author: . What role does coercion play in psychiatric treatment? Does it increase or decrease the chances for successful outcome? Forced Into Treatment discusses various aspects of coercion ranging from the role of coercion in initiation psychiatric treatment to its effect on treatment process and outcome. The book demonstrated that a patient who is appropriately forced into treatment can more from initial defiance, through reluctant compliance, to a successful therapeutic alliance and a successful outcome. In addition, Forced Into Treatment addresses the role of coercion, power, and authority in socializing children the use of coercive social pressure as a motivation to seek help the effects of court-ordered treatment for people who have refused psychiatric help the historical and legal aspects regarding coercive treatment