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Children in Family Contexts, Second Edition : Perspectives on Treatment - Lee Combrinck-Graham

Children in Family Contexts, Second Edition

Perspectives on Treatment

By: Lee Combrinck-Graham (Editor)

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Published: 16th March 2006
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Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this text and professional resource provides a practical guide to family-based therapy for childhood emotional and behavioral problems. Presented are innovative assessment and treatment strategies that take into account children's developmental needs, different family forms, health and environmental challenges, and relationships with larger systems. Reflecting 15 years of clinical advances and the changing contexts of family life, the second edition features many new chapters and new authors. New topics include gene-environment interactions, integrating family therapy with child pharmacotherapy, working with foster families, and treating disrupted attachments.

'Emphasizing the transactional relationship between child development and family process, this book provides broad and deep coverage of contemporary families. Each chapter offers specific approaches to intervention. In this new edition, the chapters on attachment disorders, school-based interventions, family violence, and legal issues are particularly relevant and valuable. This book will be useful in graduate family therapy courses in all the mental health disciplines, and will also be a valued reference for child and family therapists.' "- Douglas Davies, MSW, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Michigan" 'This second edition is an excellent successor to a classic work in the field. The volume focuses on issues pertinent to children and their families in the 21st century, paying thoughtful attention to such new topics as children in foster families and the many cultures of child protection. Consistent with the current zeitgeist, an emphasis is now placed on the biology of family culture and family therapy in an age of biologic psychiatry. This highly readable book is an absolute 'must' for all family therapy educators. As a text, it will help students develop a child-in-family way of thinking and learn to apply this approach in assessment and intervention with families. Practicing clinicians will appreciate this book as well, and will find it comprehensive, informative, and engaging.' "- Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine"" "

Child Mental Health Fundamentals in Family Context
The Child in Family Therapy: Guidelines for Active Engagement across the Age Span
Development in Family Contexts
Guidelines for a Family Assessment Protocol
Family Therapy in an Age of Biological Psychiatry: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations
The Biology of Family Culture
Different Family Structures
Two-parent Families, or How to Love a two-headed Monster
Successful African American Single-parent Families
Remarried Systems
Children in Foster Families
Children in Families Facing Specific Challenges
Children with Chronic Illness and Physical Disabilities
Families with Children with Disrupted Attachments
Children of Parents with Mental Illness
The Invisible Illness: Children in Alcoholic Families
Families Coping with the Death of a Parent: The Therapist's Role
Families and Larger Systems
The Family's Own System: The Symbolic Context of Health
Partners for Success: A Collaborative Project in School-based Mental Health Practice and Training, Phebe Sessions
Children in Placement: A Place for Family Therapy
The Family and the Legal System: The Search for an Intelligent Integration
Larger Issues Affecting Children in Families
A Model for Disrupting Cycles of Violence in Families with Young Children
Of Two Worlds: Working with Children in Immigrant Families
The Many Cultures of Child Protection
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ISBN: 9781593852634
ISBN-10: 1593852630
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 524
Published: 16th March 2006
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition