Assessment of Couples and Families Contemporary and Cutting-Edge Strategies

ISBN-10: 0415946573
ISBN-13: 9780415946575
Edition: 2004
Authors: Len Sperry
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/19/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Social changes in the family, from court-ordered mediation to escalating rates of divorce, have necessitated the development of cutting-edge assessment strategies for couples and family therapy. Also, accountability standards and legal issues are forcing therapists to rely on a model of outcome-driven assessment instead of the previous theory-driven assessment model. Recent scientific advances and research data are providing the basis for clinically validated treatment programs. Assessment of Couples and Familiesconsiders the impact of these changes on the assessment process and provide practitioners with a review of contemporary techniques and the means by which they can be implemented into practice in conjunction with new reporting inventories and observational methods. These new assessment strategies will be presented collaterally with case material that addresses a specific problem, such as family violence or marital suitability. This unique problem focus will provide practitioners with ahandy point of reference to acquaint themselves with modern practice techniques that address issues new to the therapy session while providing a supplement to coursework on assessment.

Contributors
Series Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Basic Considerations and Models
Assessment of Couples and Families: An Introduction and Overview
Models and Issues in Couple and Family Assessment
General Strategies
Qualitative Strategies in Couple and Family Assessment
Effective Use of Psychological Tests with Couples and Families
Observational Assessment of Couples and Families
Clinical Outcomes Assessment of Couples and Families
Specific Applications
Couples Assessment: Strategies and Inventories
Child and Family Assessment: Strategies and Inventories
Child Custody and Divorce Assessment: Strategies and Inventories
Child Abuse and Family Assessment: Strategies and Inventories
Postscript and Future Prospects
Couple and Family Assessment: Current and Future Prospects
Index

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