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  • A Practical Guide to Family Therapy

    A Practical Guide to Family Therapy

    by Paul Rhodes and Andrew Wallis

    Clinicians who work with families will find in this book a rigorous and creative approach to interviewing and intervention. While pointing to the essential creativity of the therapeutic enterprise, the book presents a structured approach to working with families. Each chapter focuses on one part of the family-therapy process, from first session to last. Core practices - engagement, the questioning process, the use of the self in therapy, establishing parental hierarchy, establishing safety while building the therapeutic relationship, dealing with breached relationships, couple sessions, family-of-origin sessions, and working with adolescents, smaller children,...

  • An Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and Practice 4th Edition

    An Introduction to Family Therapy: Systemic Theory and Practice 4th Edition

    by Rudi Dallos / Ros Draper

    The fourth edition of the bestselling An Introduction to Family Therapy provides an overview of the core concepts informing family therapy and systemic practice, covering the development of this innovative field from the 1950s to the present day. The book considers both British and International perspectives and includes the latest developments in current practice, regulation and innovation, looking at these developments within a wider political, cultural and geographical context. *The fully revised fourth edition also contains new material on:* EXPANDED Chapter 4 'Ideas that keep knocking on the door'-updated with applications...

  • Child Anxiety Disorders, A Family-Based Treatment Manual for Practitioners

    Child Anxiety Disorders, A Family-Based Treatment Manual for Practitioners

    by Jeffrey J Wood & Bryce D McLeo

    *This publication is available to order from our overseas supplier: delivery usually taking 3 - 4 weeks* With over 10% of all children meeting the criteria for an anxiety disorder, these disorders are among the most common psychiatric problems experienced by school age kids, and can significantly interfere with their family and peer relationships and their performance at school*.* Ranging from mild and transient to severe and intractable, high levels of anxiety in children can lead to avoiding school, not participating in class, shying away from peer groups, worrying persistently,...

  • Children in Changing Families: Life After Parental Separation

    Children in Changing Families: Life After Parental Separation

    by Jan Pryor & Bryan Rodgers

    *This publication is a "Print to order": printing & delivery usually take 2 – 3 weeks* At time when separation and divorce are increasingly common, this book supplies much-needed insights into why some children survive change in families better than others. *Contents:* List of Figures and Tables. Series Editor's Preface. Acknowledgments. Glossary of Studies Frequently Referred to in the Book. Introduction. 1. The Context of Family Transitions. 2. Frameworks for Understanding Family Transitions. 3. Family Transitions and Outcomes for Children. 4. Children's Perceptions of Families and Family Change. 5. Families that...

  • Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families

    Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families

    by William C. Madsen

    Woven throughout this title are Solution Focused, Strengths Based and Narrative Therapy approaches to working with families who have not been well served by traditional mental health, social service, and medical systems. Critically examining many professional assumptions about difficult families, the book outlines clinical practices that facilitate a respectful, constructive, and effective therapeutic relationship. *Highlighted are ways to:* Engage reluctant clients Conduct nonpathologizing assessments Help families develop communities of support. Of crucial importance, the author proposes that therapists move away from trying to identify and correct old problems. He focuses instead...

  • Direct Work with Family Groups: Simple, Fun Ideas to Aid Engagement, Assessment and Enable Positive Change

    Direct Work with Family Groups: Simple, Fun Ideas to Aid Engagement, Assessment and Enable Positive Change

    by Audrey Tait and Helen Wosu

    Direct Work with Family Groups is full of great ideas to aid engagement, assessment and enable positive change through direct work with family groups. Working with families can be a challenging experience. This book looks at the personal skills needed to engage families, both at home and in the community. It provides guidance on how to assess and manage the needs of individual family members, whilst also being mindful of potential risk factors. With easy to use activities and resources, this book will inspire you to think about creative...

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