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Negotiating Parent-Adolescent Conflict : A Behavioral-Family Systems Approach - Sharon L. Foster

Negotiating Parent-Adolescent Conflict

A Behavioral-Family Systems Approach

Paperback Published: 18th December 2002
ISBN: 9781572308572
Number Of Pages: 338

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Parent-adolescent discord is often handled from a unitary perspective, whether the focus is on enhancing parenting skills, resolving conflicts in family relationships, or working to improve the behavior of the individual child. This important work shows the clinician how to incorporate all of these crucial elements into a single, research-based treatment program. Presented is the authors' influential integration of cognitive-behavioral constructs and family systems theory, grounded in consideration of adolescent developmental concerns. The book describes effective ways to conceptualize and assess the problems of embattled parents and teens; use assessment data in treatment planning; overcome resistance and other therapeutic hurdles; and implement carefully sequenced skills training, cognitive restructuring, and functional/structural interventions. The theoretical and empirical bases of the treatment approach are also discussed in depth.

Industry Reviews

"For the clinician or researcher who deals with the ever-growing population of families encountering adolescent runaway, conduct, and delinquency problems, this book is a must."--Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (12/20/2002)
"Work this rich in clinical impact with this kind of empirical support comes around only once every couple of years....Many families, clinicians, and researchers will benefit."-- (12/20/2002)
"Well written, engaging, and useful for many professionals at all levels of expertise."--Merrill-Palmer Quarterly (12/20/2002)

Theoretical Orientation
Empirical Evaluation of Behavioral-Family Systems Theory
Assessment--Overview and Interviewing
Questionnaire and Observational Assessment
Conceptualizing and Integrating Assessment Data
Treatment--Overview and Problem-Solving Training
Communication Training
Cognitive Restructuring
Functional/Structural Interventions
Sequencing Intervention
Case Studies
Treatment Outcome Research
Future Directions
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ISBN: 9781572308572
ISBN-10: 1572308575
Series: The Guilford Family Therapy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 18th December 2002
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.51