Handbook of Social Skills Training and Research

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Luciano L'Abate, Michael A. Milan
Wiley, May 10, 1985 - Psychology - 648 pages
The first up-to-date, comprehensive handbook covering the pactical approaches to social skills training (SST)--a relatively new concept encompassing a broad range of treatment and counseling approaches designed to help people conduct their social lives more effectively. Leading experts summarize the applications of SST and research to special populations, special problems, couples and families, individuals, parents, and professionals in the United States and Europe. Incorporates both behavioral and humanistic approaches.

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History and Prospect
Conceptual and Methodological Issues in the Behavioral Assessment
Life Skills Training

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About the author (1985)

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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