Family Assessment: Contemporary and Cutting-Edge Strategies

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Len Sperry
Routledge, 2011 - PSYCHOLOGY - 337 pages
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In an era that demands ever-increasing levels of accountability and documentation, Family Assessment is a vital tool for clinicians. It covers more than one hundred assessment methods – both the most widely used strategies as well as those that are more specialized and issue-specific. Techniques and instruments for assessments are summarized concisely in tables and discussed in depth in the chapters, often by the experts who developed the approaches they describe. Each chapter is also supplemented by recommended strategies for utilizing the assessment tools, as well as by case studies and observational method matrices. Readers will find that the second edition of Family Assessment provides the same comprehensive evaluation and thorough analysis as the first edition but with a fully updated focus that will invigorate the work of researchers, educators, and clinicians.

 

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Contents

An Overview
1
CHAPTER 2 Qualitative Assessment
17
CHAPTER 3 Standardized Assessment
53
CHAPTER 4 Observational Assessment
83
CHAPTER 5 Ongoing Assessment of Couples and Families
115
CHAPTER 6 Couples Assessment Strategy and Inventories
137
CHAPTER 7 Child and Adolescent Assessment Strategy and Inventories
163
CHAPTER 8 ParentChild and Family Assessment Strategyand Inventories
203
CHAPTER 9 Child Custody and Divorce Assessment Strategy and Inventories
231
CHAPTER 10 Child Abuse Assessment Strategy and Inventories
265
Current and Future Prospects
309
Index
329
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Len Sperry, MD, PhD, is a professor of mental health counseling at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and clinical professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He has some 600 publications, including 62 professional books. He is lead author of Couples Therapy, and is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Family Therapy, The Family Journal, and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

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