Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists

Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists

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Guilford Publications, Inc.
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Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists

Showing how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy, this indispensable text and practitioner guide is reader friendly, straightforward, and practical. Specific strategies are provided for evaluating a wide range of clinical issues and concerns in adults, children and adolescents, families, and couples. The authors demonstrate ways to use interviewing and other techniques to understand both individual and relationship functioning, develop sound treatment plans, and monitor progress. Handy mnemonics help beginning family therapists remember what to include in assessments, and numerous case examples illustrate what the assessment principles look like in action with diverse clients.

See also the authors' Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Third Edition: From the First Interview to Termination, which addresses all aspects of real-world clinical practice, and Clinician's Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609180799
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 03/04/2011
Series: Guilford Family Therapy Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 419,454
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Assessment
2. Tools for Assessment
3. The Initial Interview
4. Assessing Issues of Safety
5. Assessing Health and Well-Being in Adults
6. Assessing for Psychopathology in Adults
7. Assessing Children and Adolescents
8. Assessing for Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents
9. Assessing Family Interaction
10. Assessing the Multigenerational Family through Time
11. Assessing Couples
12. Special Topics in Couple Assessment
13. From Assessment to Treatment (and Beyond)
Appendix. Summary of Assessment Tools, Instruments, and Mnemonics

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