Sibling Aggression: Assessment and Treatment

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Springer Publishing Company, Sep 12, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 258 pages
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[This] book elucidates the often-forgotten sibling subsystem and its importance for illuminating family dynamics; it is unique in its specific approach to violence and aggression."--PsycCRITIQUES

Most people see aggression between siblings as an unavoidable, normal and ultimately harmless aspect of child development, yet it can often cause social adjustment and behavioral problems, some of which may be severe and even precursors to other forms of violence. This volume addresses a significant void in family studies and child development literature by providing an empirically based guide to the causes, assessment and treatment of sibling aggression.

Caspi considers both extreme (severe physical and sexual abuse) and lesser (competition and antagonism) forms of aggression and provides a step-by-step treatment program for five family dynamics that commonly exacerbate sibling aggression. Treatment is based on task-centered and family systems models and bolstered by case studies.

Key Features:

  • Fills the void in the "emerging frontier" of sibling violence
  • Addresses both severe and lesser forms of aggression
  • Includes step-by-step assessment and treatment procedures
  • Offers case studies
  • Examines cross-cultural factors in sibling violence as well as abuse of disabled siblings

 

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Contents

1 An Overview of Sibling Aggression
1
Part 1
25
Part 2
41
4 The TaskCentered Sibling Aggression Treatment Approach
59
5 Assessment and Target Problem Formulation
87
Five Family Dynamics
113
The Five Family Dynamics
151
TaskCentered Sibling Aggression in Action
177
Factors Connected With Sibling Aggression
223
TCSA Contract
227
Sample of Completed Contract
229
TCSA Task Review Form
231
The TCSA Sequence
233
References
235
Index
253
Copyright

9 Additional Applications
203

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