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Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology

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ISBN-10: 140516994X

ISBN-13: 9781405169943

Edition: 2009 (Handbook (Instructor's))

Authors: James H. Bray, Mark Stanton

List price: $289.95
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This book provides a thorough orientation to the field of family psychology, containing clear and concise summaries for the most widely recognized models for clinical practice. In addition it collates the most recent research literature and clinical interventions.James H. Bray Mark Stanton Baylor College of Medicine, Texas and Azusa Pacific University, California
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Book details

List price: $289.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 788
Size: 7.10" wide x 10.05" long x 2.05" tall
Weight: 3.432
Language: English

Family Psychology Foundations
The editors will preface this section with a brief (2-3) page introduction
Systems Theory and Systemic Epistemology: this chapter will provide an introduction to systems theory, including key terms and concepts, and construct a framework for family psychology conceptualization that facilitates research and clinical intervention
This framework includes intraindividual factors, interpersonal factors, and environmental/macrosystemic factors
The chapter will include an emphasis on critical thinking in the discipline of family psychology
History of Family Therapy and Family Psychology: this chapter will review the evolution of systemic models of psychology by moving from brief descriptions of the key characteristics of the models originated by family therapy pioneers to an analysis of more recent syntheses and evidenced-based treatments
Family Theories: this chapter will survey systemic theories, such as developmental theories (individual and family), social exchange, circumplex, and role theory
Sociological Changes in Family Life: this chapter will review the changing definition of families and family roles, as well as recent demographics of family life
Diversity: this chapter will discuss individual and group diversity in the discipline of family psychology
A broad definition of diversity will be introduced that includes socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical features, and other factors that impact interpersonal relations
It will provide a summary of recent demographic changes around culture and ethnicity in marriage and family composition
Systemic Research-Quantitative: this chapter will examine recent advances in quantitative research of complex systems like couple and family interactions
Systemic Research-Qualitative: this chapter will examine the use of qualitative research methods with couples, families, and larger social organizations in which family psychologists practice
Systemic Research-Controversies and Challenges: this chapter will build on the two previous chapters to summarize the pros and cons of different research methods and to review current controversies between positivist and post-modern methods
Competencies for Family Psychologists: this chapter will delineate the application of core competencies in psychology to the specialty of family psychology
The nature and definition of the competencies needed for practice as a family psychologist will be explored and suggestions will be provided to enhance clinical training in the specialty
Education in Family Psychology: this chapter examines the trends in graduate education in family psychology, including exemplars and models for consideration by faculty and program directors
Recent efforts of APA Division 43 to develop this area will be included to facilitate increased inclusion of family psychology coursework in clinical, counseling, and school psychology programs
One section of the chapter will focus on education programs outside the United States
Clinical Family Psychology
The editors will preface this section with a brief (2-3) page introduction
Systemic Assessment: this chapter will review the current state of assessment of individuals, couples, families, and larger systems