Description : Multi-Family Therapy (MFT) involves the bringing together of different families in a therapeutic context in order to work jointly to overcome each of their specific and very individual problems. This innovative book combines the theory and concepts of MFT with detailed practical examples of techniques and exercises that have been proven to help with problematic children, teenagers and adults. In this book Asen and Scholz discuss how MFT has been developed over the past 30 years and has been applied nationally and internationally across a range of settings with a variety of clients, including: Children and teenagers who are excluded from school Multi-problem families with abuse and violence who challenge social workers and the legal system Children, teenagers and adults who present with mental health issues. Multi-Family Therapy: Concepts and Techniques is written for professionals in mental health, social work and education. Its unique pragmatic approach makes it an essential guide for anyone wishing to employ MFT.
Description : If a troubled family contains the resources to solve its own problems, then why not bring such families together, to share their experiences and support each other? This is the approach of the Marlborough Family Service, the institution at the forefront of development for child-protection cases, school-based interventions and family therapy for ethnic-minority communities for over twenty years. In this book three long-standing staff members describe for the first time their innovative work with a range of family problems, from marital violence and child abuse to educational problems and eating disorders.
Description : Readers will be delighted to find that this one resource contains extensive "how to do" guidelines for setting up and planning multiple family groups. A group practice model is outlined in the text which provides a clear delineation of goals for each treatment phase of these groups. The latter guide provides a practical framework for planning sessions, guiding the facilitation approach utilized, and designing a program evaluation. The heart of this book contains 80 different techniques for building trust among group members, providing psych-education, assisting in problem solving, and allowing for a healthy closure of the group experience. Over half of these techniques include a task sheet which can be duplicated for use with treatment groups. Over 50 bibliotherapy references are also provided along with material related to building resilient families and youth. In addition, readers are given a sample of a multiple family group contract, documentation notes, and a session by session planning sheet. Professionals will be amazed at how much time this text will save them. The book will quickly become a daily resource manual which will assist in more easily planning and facilitating these treatment groups.
Description : Here is a remarkable new volume for understanding the interrelatedness of the primary family group and the formed therapeutic group. Multiple family therapy is a special type of group practice that involves the members of several families meeting together with a professional to work on common family concerns. Rosemary Cassano, acclaimed for her qualitative research on multiple family group therapy, has produced an exciting volume that reflects the diversity of client populations and patterns and processes in these groups. Social Work With Multi-Family Groups reveals to the professional what actually goes on in the process of group interactions and practitioner interventions. In this state-of-the-art volume, social workers set forth a specific and careful definition of multiple family practice and examine the successful use of multi-family groups with families with child-labeled problems, institutionalized elderly suffering from physical and cognitive impairments and their family members, patients with life-threatening illness and their families, and several other support groups. Each of the practical examples illustrates how professionals can design helping systems for their clients that combine both professional and peer help and activate the help that is embedded in each client’s own family.
Description : A comprehensive and practical approach to the world of marriage,couples, and family counseling Esteemed academics David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer presentthe theory, research, and real-life practice of today's counselorsand therapists in family therapy settings. Aligned with the Councilfor Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs(CACREP) and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and FamilyTherapy Education (COAMFTE), this useful text covers foundationalteaching important to readers, but also critical modern topics notincluded in other texts, such as sexuality, trauma, divorce,domestic violence, and addictions, filial play therapy, and usingcommunity genograms to position culture and context in familytherapy. With a unique focus on practical applications, the bookdiscusses the major family therapy theories, and provides graduatestudents and post-graduate learners in counseling, mental health,and behavioral health fields the skills and techniques they need tohelp couples and families as part of their work in a variety ofhelping environments. Each chapter contains case studies andanecdotes that help readers think critically about the issues theyare likely to deal with as clinicians. Written by recognized and respected contributors, this bookhelps readers see the connection between what they know and whathappens in couples and family counseling sessions. Readerswill: Learn the knowledge and skills essential to family therapy Understand the history, concepts, and techniques associatedwith major theories Examine the key issues specific to couples work, with relevantintervention Explore solutions to the complexities generated by specialissues Discusses the modern realities of family, diversity andculture, and systemic contexts Family and couples counseling presents a complex interplay ofvarious factors inherent to each individual, the dynamic interplaybetween each person's issues, and the outside influences that shapebehavior. Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and FamilyCounseling helps readers sort out the complexity and guideclients toward lasting resolution.
Description : Filling a tremendous need, this highly practical book adapts the proven techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to treatment of multiproblem adolescents at highest risk for suicidal behavior and self-injury. The authors are master clinicians who take the reader step by step through understanding and assessing severe emotional dysregulation in teens and implementing individual, family, and group-based interventions. Insightful guidance on everything from orientation to termination is enlivened by case illustrations and sample dialogues. Appendices feature 30 mindfulness exercises as well as lecture notes and 12 reproducible handouts for "Walking the Middle Path," a DBT skills training module for adolescents and their families. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print these handouts and several other tools from the book in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. See also Rathus and Miller's DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents, packed with tools for implementing DBT skills training with adolescents with a wide range of problems.
Description : 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.
Description : In the fourth edition of this accessible and comprehensive book, Bryan Lask and Rachel Bryant-Waugh build on the research and expertise of the previous three editions. First published in 1993, this was the first book of its kind to explore eating disorders in children and young adolescents, a population that is very different from those in their late teens and adulthood. The contributors’ experience and knowledge have increased and the field has moved forward over the past 20 years. This fully revised edition offers a distillation of current information relating to the younger population, and contains brand new chapters on areas of experience, research and practice including: The perspective of a young person going through an eating disorder Experiences of a parent Updated information regarding advances from neuroscience Therapeutic engagement Cognitive remediation therapy Eating Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence offers the reader knowledge, insight and understanding into this fascinating but challenging patient group. It has both a clinical and research focus and will be an essential text for a wide range of professionals, as well as being readable for parents of children suffering from eating disorders.
Description : Models of Family Therapy provides an overview of established family therapy models such as structural, behavioral, psychoeducational, experiential therapy, and others. To facilitate learning how the dimensions of each model "fit" with other models, this book enhances comparability by using the same general outline in all chapters. In these outlines, the critical components of each model are broken down into a few core assumptions, terms, techniques, and methods. These critical components are summarized consistent with their description in the original publications. This book can also be useful as a primary text or supplement in a marriage and family therapy course because of the style of presentation. In addition, graduate students and professionals can benefit from this guidebook in order to prepare for any state or national examination on marriage and family therapy.