Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Second Edition From the First Interview to Termination

ISBN-10: 160623305X

ISBN-13: 9781606233054

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $82.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 9/8/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 286
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

JoEllen Patterson, PhD, is Director of the COAMFTE-approved Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling Program at the University of San Diego and serves on the Behavioral Science faculty of Sharp HealthCare's Family Practice Residency. Her publications focus primarily on training and integration of mental health services with healthcare delivery systems. Lee Williams, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling Program at the University of San Diego. A licensed family therapist and an Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Dr. Williams has published articles on topics including premarital counseling, family therapy training, and supervision. Claudia Grauf-Grounds, PhD, teaches in the Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling Program at the University of San Diego. She also serves on the Behavioral Science faculty of Sharp HealthCare's Family Practice Residency and is Director of San Diego's New Life Clinics, a multidisciplinary mental health practice. Larry Chamow, PhD, has been a practicing family therapist for 18 years. He serves on the faculties of the Marital and Family Therapy Program, University of San Diego, and the California School of Professional Psychology. An Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the American Family Therapy Academy, he conducts his private practice at the Pacific Family Institute in Carlsbad, California.

The Beginning Family Therapist: Taking On the Challenge
Getting Started
Managing Anxiety and Issues of Confidence
Stages of Therapist Development
Obsessing about Clinical Work
Dealing with Burnout
The Big Picture
Conclusion
Before the Initial Interview
Dealing with Families' Expectations and Anxieties about Therapy
Suggestions for Initial Contact with the Client
What Information Should Be Obtained?
Who Should Come to Therapy?
Initial Hypothesizing
Conclusion
The Initial Interview
Stages of the Initial Interview
Developing a Connection: How to Join with Clients
Handling Administrative Issues
Defining Client Expectations for Therapy
Building Motivation
Establishing Credibility
Conclusion: The First Session and Beyond
Guidelines for Conducting Assessment
Initial Assessment
Potential Issues of Harm
Assessing for Substance Abuse
Assessing for Biological and Neurological Factors
General Psychosocial Assessment
Conclusion
Developing a Treatment Focus
Developing a Treatment Plan
A Sample Treatment Plan
Variables That Impact Treatment
Conclusion
Basic Treatment Skills and Interventions
The Rush to Intervention versus Developing a Relationship
Basic Counseling Skills
Interventions Unique to the Systemic Family Therapist
Becoming More Sophisticated in Using Interventions
Conclusion
Working with Families and Children
Assessment of Child and Adolescent Disorders
Family Interventions When Children Are the Clients
The Family Life Cycle Revisited
Variations in Family Development
Conclusion
Working with Couples
Keys to Providing Solid Couple Therapy
Special Topics
When Couple Therapy Might Not Work
Conclusion
When a Family Member Has a Mental Illness
Individual and Family Concepts
Individual Diagnosis in a Family Context
Depression
Anxiety
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Impulse Control Disorders
Conclusion
Getting Unstuck in Therapy
Understanding Clients' Ambivalence about Change
The Therapist's Reluctance to Intervene
Therapist-Client Agenda and Timing Mismatch
Therapists' Lack of Theoretical Clarity
Supervision
Self-Supervision Questions
Doing a Literature Search
Dealing with Cancellations and No-Shows
Difficulty Getting Other Family Members to Therapy
Handling Secrets
How Agencies Contribute to Being Stuck
Countertransference: How Therapist Issues Interfere
Dealing with Clients We Dislike
Conclusion: A Final Reminder
Termination
Mutual Terminations
Therapist Terminations
Client Terminations
Conclusion
Family Therapy in the Future: Pertinent Issues for Beginning Clinicians
Healthcare Reform: Implications for You and Your Clients
Emerging Trends in Treatment
The Personal and Professional Journey of Being a Therapist
Conclusion
References
Index
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