Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy  A Practical Approach to Theory and Clinical Case Documentation Book

Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy A Practical Approach to Theory and Clinical Case Documentation


  • Author : Diane R. Gehart
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2017-04-12
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 1305943279

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Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy A Practical Approach to Theory and Clinical Case Documentation Excerpt :

MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THEORY AND CLINICAL CASE DOCUMENTATION, 3rd Edition enables faculty to easily measure clinical competencies as required by accrediting bodies for counseling, family therapy, psychology, and social work. Using an inviting and engaging tone, Diane R. Gehart introduces students to family therapy theories using real-world clinical forms, which are incorporated into the text. Diversity and research considerations are integrated into theoretical discussions and practical applications to facilitate a more holistic understanding of couple and family therapy. Updated throughout, this edition includes new and revised treatment forms; a new model based on the work of Karl Tomm that facilitates cross-theoretical comparison; coverage of two new theories (integrative behavioral couple's theory, a leading evidence-based treatment; and intensive structural therapy); and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Theory based Treatment Planning for Marriage and Family Therapists Book
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Theory based Treatment Planning for Marriage and Family Therapists


  • Author : Diane R. Gehart
  • Publisher : Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015055843679

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Theory based Treatment Planning for Marriage and Family Therapists Excerpt :

TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1. Treatment Planning. 2. Structural Family Therapy. 3. Strategic Therapy. 4. Milan Systemic Approach. 5. MRI Approach. 6. Satir's Communication Approach. 7. Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy. 8. Intergenerational Family Therapy. 9. Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy. 10. Solution-Focused Therapy. 11. Narrative Therapy. 12. Collaborative Therapies. Internet and Video Resources. Index.

Case Conceptualization Book

Case Conceptualization


  • Author : Len Sperry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-05-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000074598

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Case Conceptualization Excerpt :

Integrating recent research and developments in the field, this revised second edition introduces an easy-to-master strategy for developing and writing culturally sensitive case conceptualizations and treatment plans. Concrete guidelines and updated case material are provided for developing conceptualizations for the five most common therapy models: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Biopsychosocial, Adlerian, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The chapters also include specific exercises and activities for mastering case conceptualization and related competencies and skills. Also new to this edition is a chapter on couple and family case conceptualizations, and an emphasis throughout on trauma. Practitioners, as well as graduate students in counseling and in clinical psychology, will gain the essential skills and knowledge they need to master case conceptualizations.

Multigenerational Family Therapy Book

Multigenerational Family Therapy


  • Author : David S Freeman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 505
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317765431

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Multigenerational Family Therapy Excerpt :

Multigenerational Family Therapy is a book about honoring and helping families. Rich with personal reflections and anecdotes from the author’s many years as a family therapist, this volume’s major strength lies in its precise definition of the process and content of the therapy itself. As the family is the major resource system available to an individual, this important book provides therapists with the keys for helping family members help each other and provides a framework for understanding how the family, as a multigenerational system, moves through various stages of the therapeutic process. By emphasizing the importance of family members utilizing the past as a positive force for change and featuring complete transcripts of family therapy sessions, this sensitive book clearly illustrates how therapists can use the positive forces of family for dealing with today’s uncertainties and dilemmas. The step-by-step approach details how family therapists can work with families in a positive, healing manner. Several chapters illustrate the transition from the beginning to middle phases of family therapy to the terminating phase and provide a framework for how therapy evolves over time. Other chapters discuss the special skills required to work with various family constellations, such as couples, parents with children, siblings, adult children with aged parents, and individuals as well as extended family members. Helpful advice on how to deal with special issues and dilemmas of family therapy such as secret-keeping, affairs, co-therapy, crises and emergencies is also included in this comprehensive book. Beginning and advanced family therapy practitioners, students of family theory and therapy, faculty of social work practice, clinical psychology, nursing, family life education, and counseling psychology will find many positive ideas for working with families in this detailed book.

Systems Theory and Family Therapy Book
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Systems Theory and Family Therapy


  • Author : Raphael J. Becvar
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-10-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761869825

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This book provides an overview of the basic concepts of a systems theoretical perspective using families and family therapy as examples and illustrations of their application in professional practice. This meta-perspective focuses on viewing problems in context. The difference between first-order and second-order cybernetics is explicated. Readers then are invited to see themselves as parts of the systems with which they are working consistent with a second-order cybernetics perspective. Along the way a difference between modernism and post-modernism as well as constructionism and social constructionism also are described. In addition, theories of individual and family development are presented with implications for their use in family therapy. The book concludes with more than 100 examples of how the meta-perspective of systems theory can be used in work with families.

Common Factors in Couple and Family Therapy Book

Common Factors in Couple and Family Therapy


  • Author : Douglas H. Sprenkle
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-10
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606233252

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Doug Sprenkle - Awarded the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) 2010 Award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Research and Practice! Grounded in theory, research, and extensive clinical experience, this pragmatic book addresses critical questions of how change occurs in couple and family therapy and how to help clients achieve better results. The authors show that regardless of a clinician's orientation or favored techniques, there are particular therapist attributes, relationship variables, and other factors that make therapy specifically, therapy with couples and families more or less effective. The book explains these common factors in depth and provides hands-on guidance for capitalizing on them in clinical practice and training. User-friendly features include numerous case examples and a reproducible common factors checklist.

Essential Skills in Family Therapy  Third Edition Book

Essential Skills in Family Therapy Third Edition


  • Author : JoEllen Patterson
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462533435

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Essential Skills in Family Therapy Third Edition Excerpt :

"This book focuses on students, a pragmatic approach to treatment, regard for multidisciplinary perspectives, and respect for the influence of families on clients. Chapter 1 identifies concerns that new therapists frequently have, such as building confidence in their clinical work. Chapters 2-6 follow the usual time sequence of therapy--from initial contact with clients, to comprehensive assessment, to treatment planning and intervention. Chapters 7-10 deal with specific clinical situations based on presenting problems and the nature of client families. We examine major issues and approaches for working with children and adolescents, older adults, couples, and families that are struggling with serious mental illness. Chapter 11 highlights some common obstacles all therapists encounter, and provides concrete ideas on how to get unstuck when treatment is not progressing. Chapter 12 focuses on an often overlooked part of therapy--termination. In Chapter 13, we conclude the book by looking at emerging issues within family therapy"--

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy Book

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy


  • Author : James L. Furrow
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-06-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317364726

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Emotionally Focused Family Therapy Excerpt :

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy is the definitive manual for applying the effectiveness of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) to the complexities of family life. The book sets out a theoretical framework for mental health professionals to enhance their conceptualization of family dynamics, considering a broad range of presenting problems and family groups. The first section applies EFT theory and principles to the practice of family therapy. The second section explicates the process of EFT and examines the interventions associated with the EFT approach to families. In the final section, the authors provide case examples of emotionally focused family therapy (EFFT) practice, with chapters on traumatic loss, stepfamilies, externalizing disorders, and internalizing disorders. Integrating up-to-date research with clinical transcripts and case examples throughout, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy is a must-read for therapists looking to promote the development and renewal of family relationships using the principles of EFT.

Mindfulness and Acceptance in Couple and Family Therapy Book

Mindfulness and Acceptance in Couple and Family Therapy


  • Author : Diane R. Gehart
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-03-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461430339

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Mindfulness and Acceptance in Couple and Family Therapy Excerpt :

This book reviews the research and philosophical foundations for using mindfulness, acceptance, and Buddhist psychology in couple and family therapy. It also provides a detailed and practical approach for putting these ideas into action in the therapy room, including a mindful approach to therapeutic relationships, case conceptualization, treatment planning, teaching meditation, and intervention.

Core Competencies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Book

Core Competencies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


  • Author : Cory F. Newman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136261978

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Core Competencies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Excerpt :

This volume is a concise, convenient, and clearly written book for those who wish to study, master, and teach the core competencies of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Relevant for novice therapists as well as experienced clinicians and supervisors, this text also goes “between the lines” of evidence-based practices to highlight those methods which maximize the motivational and inspirational power of this therapy. Dr. Newman focuses on ways in which therapists can make treatment memorable for clients, thus enhancing maintenance and self-efficacy. He also highlights the value system that is inherent in best practices of cognitive-behavioral therapies, such as clinicians’ commitment to earn the trust and collaboration of clients, to be humble students of the field for their entire careers, and to seek to combine the best of empirical thinking with warmth and creativity. Notably, this handbook also emphasizes the importance of therapists applying cognitive-behavioral principles to themselves in the form of self-reflective skills, good problem-solving, being role models of self-care, and being able to use techniques thoughtfully in the service of repairing strains in the therapeutic relationship. Newman’s book provides many enlightening clinical examples, including those practices that otherwise eager therapists should not do (such as “micro-managing” the client’s thoughts), as well as a plethora of transcript material that describes best supervisory practices. It does all this with a tone that is engaging, respectful of the reader, caring towards the clients, and optimistic about the positive impact cognitive-behavioral therapies—when learned and used well—can have on the lives of so many, clients and clinicians alike.

Core Competencies in the Solution Focused and Strategic Therapies Book

Core Competencies in the Solution Focused and Strategic Therapies


  • Author : Ellen K. Quick
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2012-04-27
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136598272

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Core Competencies in the Solution Focused and Strategic Therapies Excerpt :

In the Solution-Focused and Strategic Therapy field this is a landmark book, the first to address all of the core and clinical competencies involved in running a practice, including learning and applying a conceptual map, developing and maintaining an effective therapeutic alliance, and intervention planning. With the patience of an experienced teacher and knowledge of a master therapist, Dr. Ellen Quick shows how to move from minimal competency to higher levels of proficiency. She addresses therapists from all of the behavioral health care disciplines and teaches them to tailor treatment to their clients’ unique strengths and proficiencies, discover and amplify what works, and change what doesn’t. Dr. Quick presents the essential knowledge, skills, and attitudinal components of each competency, with an emphasis on demonstrating their applications in actual clinical practice. Readers will appreciate that, by the end of the book, they will not only be able to demonstrate competence, which is a critical component of an evidence-based practice, but will also be excited to build proficiency in areas of special interest and expertise. The lessons learned in this book will allow readers to continue to advance their competency skills long after they have put it down.

Case Documentation in Counseling and Psychotherapy  A Theory Informed  Competency Based Approach Book

Case Documentation in Counseling and Psychotherapy A Theory Informed Competency Based Approach


  • Author : Diane R. Gehart
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2015-02-27
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 1305405218

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Case Documentation in Counseling and Psychotherapy A Theory Informed Competency Based Approach Excerpt :

CASE DOCUMENTATION IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY teaches counselors and psychotherapists how to apply counseling theories in real-world settings. Written in a clear, down-to-earth style, the text provides a comprehensive introduction to case documentation using four commonly used clinical forms: case conceptualization, clinical assessment, treatment plan, and progress note. These documents incorporate counseling theory and help new practitioners understand how to use theory in everyday practice. Case studies illustrate how to complete documentation using each of seven counseling models. Readers also learn about the evidence base for each theory as well as applications for specific populations. Designed to produce measurable results that have value beyond the classroom, the text employs learning-centered, outcome-based pedagogy to engage students in an active learning process. Its case documentation assignments-created using national standards-help students apply concepts and develop professional skills early on in their training. When students become practicing mental health professionals they can use this book-with its practical overviews of theories, conceptualization, treatment planning, and documentation-as a clinical reference manual. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Family Therapy Book

Family Therapy


  • Author : Dorothy Stroh Becvar
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN 10 : 020536005X

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Family Therapy Excerpt :

Providing a survey of the field, this textbook emphasizes a systematic theoretical perspective on marriage and family therapy. It outlines a systematic-cybernetic framework which seeks to understand people in the context of their environment. Vignettes, examples, current research findings, and appli

Collaborative Therapy Book

Collaborative Therapy


  • Author : Harlene Anderson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-10-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135926250

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Collaborative Therapy Excerpt :

Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations That Make a Difference provides in-depth accounts of the everyday practice of postmodern collaborative therapy, vibrantly illustrating how dialogic conversation can transform lives, relationships, and entire communities. Pioneers and leading professionals from diverse disciplines, contexts, and cultures describe in detail what they do in their therapy and training practices, including their work with psychosis, incarceration, aging, domestic violence, eating disorders, education, and groups. In addition to the therapeutic applications, the book demonstrates the usefulness of a postmodern collaborative approach to the domains of education, research, and organizations.