Building family competence: primary and secondary prevention strategies

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Sage Publications, Aug 1, 1990 - Family & Relationships - 236 pages
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The crisis state that personal and family problems seem to reach before professionals are consulted is unnecessary - the author of this volume argues that prevention is as much the key factor in family therapy as it is in other areas of health promotion. L'Abate develops long-term, theoretically-driven, comprehensive strategies to prevent and ameliorate family problems. He points to the growing importance of primary and secondary prevention as a method of meeting this need and proposes evaluation and enrichment activities as well as a hierarchy of professionals to be employed at specific levels of family competence.

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Contents

Preface
7
Crisis Interventions
91
A Case Study
187
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About the author (1990)

Luciano L'Abate, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he developed the first doctoral Family Psychology Program in the world. He is a Diplomate and former Examiner of the American Board of Professional Psychology and Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Author or co-author of more than 300 papers, chapters and book reviews in professional and scientific journals, he is also author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 45 books, with six other books at various stages of production. His work has been translated in Argentina, China, Denmark, Finland, French-Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Poland. In 2003 he received a Silver Medal from the President of the University of Bari and the Renoir Prize from the University of Lecce in Italy for Outstanding Achievement. In 2009 Dr L'Abate was the recipient of the Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions in Applied Psychology from the American Psychological Association.

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