Essential Skills in Family Therapy  Third Edition
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release : 25 January 2018
  • ISBN : 9781462533435
  • Page : 333 pages
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Download or read online book entitled Essential Skills in Family Therapy Third Edition, was written by JoEllen Patterson and published by Guilford Publications in pdf, epub and kindle format. This book was released on 25 January 2018 with total pages 333. "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"--