This book offers a clear, readable overview of all the knowledge and skills those training as marriage and family therapists and counselors need to pass final degree program, certification or licensing examinations.
It is organized into three sections: Basic Clinical Knowledge and Skills, Common Client Problems, and Career Issues. Each chapter includes challenging study questions that enable readers to assess their own level of understanding--15 true/false questions at the outset checking on baseline knowledge, 30 multiple-choice questions interspersed through the text underlining crucial points, and 10 provocative discussion questions at the end facilitating synthesis. Each chapter also provides a glossary of key terms and, in addition to references, annotated suggestions for further reading and Web site exploration.
Students and trainees will find Family Therapy Review: Preparing for Comprehensive and Licensing Examinations a resource to which they will go on referring long after it has helped them through their examinations; faculty and established professionals will find it a useful one-stop summary of current thinking about best practice.
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface. Part I: Basic Clinical Knowledge and Skills. Section 1: Individuals and the Family. J. DeFrain, R. Cook, G. Gonzalez-Kruger, Family Health and Dysfunction. J.M. Lucariello, J.V. Lerner, Human Lifespan Development. B.F. Okun, Human Diversity. L. Sperry, M.P. Duffy, R.M. Tureen, S.E. Gillig, Psychopathology. R. Resnikoff, Psychopharmacology. Section 2: Therapeutic Skills and Tools. K. Snow, H.C. Crethar, P. Robey, J. Carlson, Theories of Family Therapy (Part I). H.C. Crethar, K. Snow, J. Carlson, Theories of Family Therapy (Part II). J.E. Patterson, T.M. Edwards, S.L. Carnes, Assessment, Diagnoses, and Treatment Planning. P.C. Dowds, D.G. Byrom, Case Management. P.M. Kleespies, B.L. Niles, C.J. Kutter, A.N. Ponce, Managing Behavioral Emergencies. Part II: Common Client Problems. Section 3: Distressed Couples. E.F. Kouneski, D.H. Olson, Conflict and Disenchantment. C.A. Everett, S.E. Livingston, L.D. Bowen, Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage. J.D. Atwood, Sexual Problems. S.M. Stith, K.H. Rosen, Intimate Partner Violence. Section 4: Child and Adolescent Issues. R.M. Hodapp, J.N. Sagun, E. Dykens, Developmental Disabilities. T.L. Sexton, A.E. Sydnor, M.K. Rowland, J.F. Alexander, Behavioral and Relationship Problems. A. Hogue, S. Dauber, L. Faw, H.A. Liddle, Substance Abuse. C.C. Capstick, P. Fraenkel, Child Abuse and Neglect. Section 5: Diminished Health and Well-Being. D.S. Becvar, Care Giving and Grief. E.L. Hendrickson, E.E. McCollum, Alcohol and Other Drug Dependencies. W.G. McCown, Nonpharmacological Addictions. F.M. Dattilio, Depression and Anxiety. J.M. Serovich, S.M. Craft, HIV/AIDS. Part III: Career Issues. Section 6: Professional Development. S.T. Gladding, Ethical and Legal Issues in Family Therapy. K. Sturkie, Preparing for Licensing Examinations. W.C. Nichols, Continuing Professional Development.
"This book offers a clear, readable overview of all the knowledge and skills those training as marriage and family therapists and counselors need to pass final degree program, certification or licensing examinations."
"Family Therapy Review: Preparing for Comprehensive and Licensing Examinations provides the reader with a complete, current, and comprehensive text referencing and integrating the necessary competencies required to pass the licensing exam....a text that offers a wealth of practical guidance on the latest research and mandated national standards according to the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education. Family Therapy Review is an effectively organized and serious text that meets it objectives. It is a fundamentally important document to ensure that future licensed marriage and family therapists have the necessary resources to prepare and demonstrate their expertise."