ERIC Number: ED167867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Psychologist--Assessment and Treatment of Child Abuse.
Gerber, Gwendolyn L.
In the field of child abuse, the psychologist's role is twofold: assessment of the dynamics involved in the particular case, and treatment. The psychologist's assessment could provide relevant information concerning whether to remove a child from the home, whether there is a danger to siblings, or whether the case would be amenable to treatment. Furthermore, an assessment of the dynamics of child abuse necessitates a professional understanding of a complicated interaction of social and personal factors. Family group interviews, which may include members of the extended family, may be utilized in treating a case of child abuse, a psychologist may also use a range of therapeutic techniques, such as group therapy, crisis therapy, couples therapy and family therapy. A case where such techniques were employed is provided in the presentation. (Author/PK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)