Family Therapy Homework Planner / Edition 2

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Overview

Now fully updated, this book provides an array of homework assignments to help families develop the insight and skills needed to work through their problems. The Second Edition is filled with exercises covering behavioral and psychological problems, including family-of-origin interference, depression in family members, divorce, financial conflict, adolescent and parent conflicts, traumatic life events, and dependency issues. In addition, an accompanying CD-ROM contains all the exercises in Microsoft Wordr format, allowing clinicians to customize them to suit their clients' unique styles and needs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470504390
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/6/2010
  • Series: PracticePlanners Series, #268
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 449,319
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

LOUIS J. BEVILACQUA, PsyD, is a Clinical Psychologist andVice President of Life Counseling Services (LCS), which has overtwenty-five office locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey,and Florida. Dr. Bevilacqua is the Internship Training Director atLCS, which is an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral andInternship Centers (APPIC) approved training program.

FRANK M. DATTILIO, PhD, ABPP, maintains a dual facultyappointment in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard MedicalSchool and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He isthe recipient of numerous awards, including the DistinguishedPsychologist Award from the American PsychologicalAssociation’s Division 29. He has written more than 200professional publications and fourteen books in the areas ofmarital and family discord, anxiety disorders, and forensic andclinical psychology.

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Table of Contents

PracticePlanners® SeriesPreface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

SECTION I Activity/Family Imbalance.

Exercise I.A: When Can We Be Together?

SECTION II Addictions.

Exercise II.A: How Much Does It Cost?

Exercise II.B: Staying Clean.

Exercise II.C: What Else Can I Do?

Exercise II.D: Keeping Busy.

Section III Adoption.

Exercise III.A: This Is How I Feel.

Exercise III.B: My Safe Place.

SECTION IV Anger Management.

Exercise IV.A: Is It Passive, Aggressive, or Assertive?

Exercise IV.B: Why Am I So Angry.

Exercise IV.C: What Happens When I Get Angry.

Exercise IV.D: I Don’t Have Any Bruises But I StillHurt.

Exercise IV.E: Go Blow Out Some Candles.

SECTION V Anxiety.

Exercise V.A: It’s Us Against Anxiety.

Exercise V.B: My/Our Daughter Is Afraid To Go To School.

Exercise V.C: When I Feel Anxious It Is Like… .

Exercise V.D: My Mother’s Anxiety Makes Me Feel….

SECTION VI Behavioral Problems in Children andAdolescents.

Exercise VI.A: My Child Just Won’t Listen.

Exercise VI.B: Acting As If.

Exercise VI.C: We Have to Have Some Kind of Agreement.

Exercise VI.D: Charting Our Course.

SECTION VII Bipolar.

Exercise VII.A: My Mom Just Won’t Stay on HerMedication.

SECTION VIII Blaming.

Exercise VIII.A: What Do I Say? What Can I Say?

Exercise VIII.B: Don’t Look at Me, Ask Him.

Exercise VIII.C: The Blaming Jar.

Exercise VIII.D: What’s My Job?

SECTION IX Blended Families.

Exercise IX.A: I Don’t Like It When You… .

Exercise IX.B: I Have Too Many Parents.

Exercise IX.C: We Need to Agree.

SECTION X Communication Problems.

Exercise X.A: How Can I Talk So He’ll Listen?

Exercise X.B: Everything Is Always Negative In Our House.

SECTION XI Death/Loss Issues.

Exercise XI.A: Remember When...

Exercise XI.B: Until We Meet Again, Love.

Exercise XI.C: The Questions, Feelings, Comments/ConcernsGame.

SECTION XII Dependency.

Exercise XII.A: Dependency Go Away.

SECTION XIII Depression.

Exercise XIII.A: Do I Have To Be Depressed?

Exercise XIII.B: My Positive Script.

Exercise XIII.C: Someone in My Family Is Depressed.

Exercise XIII.D: What Am I Thinking When I Am Depressed?

Exercise XIII.E: What Do Others Value About Me?

Exercise XIII.F: My/Our Daughter is Depressed.

SECTION XIV Disengagement/Loss of Family Cohesion.

Exercise XIV.A: Circles of Perception.

SECTION XV Eating Disorders.

Exercise XV.A: I Need To Get Control.

Exercise XV.B: What Am I Thinking?

Exercise XV.C: Why Is She Doing This?

SECTION XVI Estranged Family Members.

Exercise XVI.A: We’re No Longer Speaking To OneAnother.

Exercise XVI.B: I Miss You.

SECTION XVII Family Business Conflicts.

Exercise XVII.A: A Changing of the Guard.

Exercise XVII.B: Who Is Doing What?

SECTION XVIII Family of Origin Interference.

Exercise XVIII.A: Thanks, But No Thanks.

Exercise XVIII.B: How Can I Tell Her to Mind Her OwnBusiness?

SECTION XIX Foster Care.

Exercise XIX.A: I Want To Go Home.

SECTION XX Geographic Relocation.

Exercise XX.A: We’re Moving.

Exercise XX.B: Should We or Should We Not?

SECTION XXI Inheritance Disputes.

Exercise XXI.A: He Always Did Like You Best.

SECTION XXII Interracial Family Problems.

Exercise XXII.A: They’re Calling Me a Half-Breed.

SECTION XXIII Intolerance/Defensiveness.

Exercise XXIII.A: Before and After.

Exercise XXIII.B: Why Can’t You Understand My Side ForOnce? Part I.

Exercise XXIII.C: Why Can’t You Understand My Side ForOnce? Part II.

SECTION XXIV Jealousy/Insecurity.

Exercise XXIV.A: I Don’t Have To Be Jealous Or InsecureAnymore.

Exercise XXIV.B: I Am Not Jealous.

SECTION XXV Life-Threatening/Chronic Illness.

Exercise XXV.A: Johnny Has Leukemia.

SECTION XXVI Multiple-Birth Dilemmas.

Exercise XXVI.A: With Seven You Get an Eggroll.

Exercise XXVI.B: How Are We Going to Do This?

SECTION XXVII Pervasive Developmental Disorders.

Exercise XXVII.A: Knowing What to Expect.

SECTION XXVIII Physical Disabilities.

Exercise XXVIII.A: Why Is Dad in Bed All Day?

SECTION XXIX Physical/Verbal/Psychological Abuse.

Exercise XXIX.A: What Is Okay and What Is Not Okay?

SECTION XXX Religious/Spiritual Conflicts.

Exercise XXX.A: I Don’t Know What to Believe inAnymore.

SECTION XXXI Schizophrenia.

Exercise XXXI.A: My Brother Hears Voices.

SECTION XXXII School Problems.

Exercise XXXII.A: My Teenager Is Truant.

SECTION XXXIII Separation/Divorce.

Exercise XXXIII.A: My Parents Are Getting a Divorce.

SECTION XXXIV Sexual Abuse.

Exercise XXXIV.A: I Will Be a Survivor!

Exercise XXXIV.B: Getting It Out.

Exercise XXXIV.C: I Gotta Stop Thinking This Way.

Exercise XXXIV.D: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words.

SECTION XXXV Sexual Preferences.

Exercise XXXV.A: I Am Still Danny.

SECTION XXXVI Suicide Attempts.

Exercise XXXVI.A: I Want Things to Get Better.

Exercise XXXVI.B: Creating a Positive Outlook.

SECTION XXXVII Unwanted/Unplanned Pregnancies.

Exercise XXXVII.A: Honey, Guess What?

References.

About the Authors.

About the CD-ROM.

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