Handbook of Clinical Family Therapy

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Jay L. Lebow
Wiley, Sep 26, 2005 - Psychology - 648 pages
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The latest theory, research, and practice information for familytherapy

The last twenty years have seen an explosion of new, innovative,and empirically supported therapeutic approaches for treatingfamilies. Mental health professionals working with families todayapply a wide range of approaches to a variety of situations andclients using techniques based on their clinically and empiricallyproven effectiveness, their focus on specific individual andrelational disorders, their applicability in various contexts, andtheir prominence in the field.

In this accessible and comprehensive text, each chapter coversspecific problems, the theoretical and practical elements of thetreatment approach, recommended intervention strategies, specialconsiderations, supporting research, and clinical examples. Thecontributors provide step-by-step guidelines for implementing theapproaches described and discuss particular issues that arise indifferent couple, family, and cultural contexts.

Handbook of Clinical Family Therapy covers treatment strategiesfor the most common problems encountered in family therapy,including:

  • Domestic violence
  • Adolescent defiance, anxiety, and depression
  • Trauma-induced problems
  • Stepfamily conflicts
  • ADHD disruption
  • Substance abuse in adults and adolescents
  • Couple conflict and divorce
  • Chronic illness

A detailed reference for today's best treatment strategies, theHandbook of Clinical Family Therapy brings together the toppractitioners and scholars to produce an innovative anduser-friendly guide for clinicians and students alike.

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This is a great book for the seasoned professional or the graduate student. It gives clear description and vignettes. I as a field instructor I'll recommend this book a 100%. ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

JAY L. LEBOW is Senior Faculty Member at the Family Institute at Northwestern University and Adjunct Associate Professor at Northwestern University. He is past president of the APA's Division 43 (Family Psychology), an approved supervisor of AAMFT, and a former board member of the American Family Therapy Academy and American Board of Family Psychology.

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