Children in Family Contexts Perspectives on Treatment

ISBN-10: 1593852630
ISBN-13: 9781593852634
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $79.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 3/16/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 524
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936

Providing a practical guide to family-based therapy for childhood emotional and behavioral problems, this text presents innovative assessment and treatment strategies that take into account children's developmental needs, different family forms, health and environmental challenges, and relationships with larger systems.

Lee Combrinck-Graham, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in the public sector. Her training at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic under Salvador Minuchin's direction led her always to wonder, "How can you work with children without their families?" She is still wondering more than 30 years after finishing her training, but she has learned that many do not see it this way; that question became the basis for this book. Dr. Combrinck-Graham lives and works in Fairfield County, Connecticut, a county with some of the greatest wealth in the United States, yet her work as a psychiatric consultant to family service agencies takes her into inner-city homes and schools. This work, though often executed with a prescription pad, affirms daily the importance of social context in understanding and treating the most confounding of child and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems.

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Development in Family Contexts
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Family Therapy in an Age of Biological Psychiatry: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations
The Biology of Family Culture
Different Family Structures
Two-parent Families, or How to Love a two-headed Monster
Successful African American Single-parent Families
Remarried Systems
Children in Foster Families
Children in Families Facing Specific Challenges
Children with Chronic Illness and Physical Disabilities
Families with Children with Disrupted Attachments
Children of Parents with Mental Illness
The Invisible Illness: Children in Alcoholic Families
Families Coping with the Death of a Parent: The Therapist's Role
Families and Larger Systems
The Family's Own System: The Symbolic Context of Health
Partners for Success: A Collaborative Project in School-based Mental Health Practice and Training, Phebe Sessions
Children in Placement: A Place for Family Therapy
The Family and the Legal System: The Search for an Intelligent Integration
Larger Issues Affecting Children in Families
A Model for Disrupting Cycles of Violence in Families with Young Children
Of Two Worlds: Working with Children in Immigrant Families
The Many Cultures of Child Protection

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