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Family-focused psychoeducational treatment (FFT) is among a very small number of psychosocial treatments that have been found to be effective in multiple studies to improve the course of bipolar disorder. This indispensable guide describes how to implement FFT with adult and adolescent patients and their family members. Provided are practical procedures for helping families understand the nature of bipolar disorder, strengthen their communication skills, solve day-to-day problems, and reduce the risk and severity of relapse. The book incorporates state-of-the-art knowledge on the illness and its biological and psychosocial management. More than a dozen reproducible handouts are included.
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
David J. Miklowitz, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles Semel Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine, and Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University. He was Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1989 to 2009. His current research focuses on family psychoeducational treatments for childhood-onset bipolar disorder. Dr. Miklowitz has received a number of awards for his research, including, most recently, the Distinguished Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the Mogens Schou Award for Research from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, and the Monica Fooks lectureship from Oxford University. Dr. Miklowitz has published more than 200 research articles and book chapters and five books on bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The first edition of Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach won the Outstanding Research Publication Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Table of Contents
I. Bipolar Disorder and Families: Clinical and Research Background
1. Bipolar Disorder: Why Family Treatment?
2. The Nature of Bipolar Disorder and Its Impact on the Family
3. Family and Social Factors in the Course of Bipolar Disorder
II. Conducting Family-Focused Treatment
4. Planning the First Encounter
5. The Functional Assessment
6. Family Psychoeducation: The Initial Sessions
7. Family Psychoeducation: Etiology, Treatment, and Self-Management
8. Family Psychoeducation: Dealing with Resistances
9. Communication Enhancement Training: Rationale and Mechanics
10. Communication Enhancement Training: Clinical Issues
11. Dealing with Family Problems
12. Managing Crises in Family-Focused Treatment
Mental health clinicians, including clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, family therapists, counselors, and nurses, as well as researchers and students. May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.