ERIC Number: ED489455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Children in Family Contexts. Second Edition. Perspectives on Treatment
Graham, Lee Combrick, Ed.
Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this widely used text and professional resource provides a practical guide to family-based therapy for childhood emotional and behavioral problems. Presented are innovative assessment and treatment strategies that take into account children's developmental needs, different family forms, health and environmental challenges, and relationships with larger systems. Thoroughly rewritten to reflect 15 years of clinical advances and the changing contexts of family life, the second edition features many new chapters and new authors. New topics include gene-environment interactions, integrating family therapy with child pharmacotherapy, working with foster families, and treating disrupted attachments. This book is divided into five parts. Part I, Child Mental Health Fundamentals in Family Context, includes the following chapters: (1) The Child in Family Therapy: Guidelines for Active Engagement across the Age Span (Tanya B. White and Richard Chasin); (2) Development in Family Contexts (Geri Fox); (3) Guidelines for a Family Assessment Protocol (Edith Catlin Lawrence); (4) Family Therapy in an Age of Biological Psychiatry: Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations (Allan M. Josephson); and (5) The Biology of Family Culture (Douglas A. Kramer). Part II, Different Family Structures, presents the next chapters in the book: (6) Two-Parent Families, or How To Love a Two-Headed Monster (Douglas A. Kramer); (7) Successful African American Single-Parent Families (Marion Lindblad-Goldberg); (8) Remarried Systems ( Mary F. Whiteside); and (9) Children in Foster Families (Kim Sumner-Mayer). Part III, Children in Families Facing Specific Challenges, includes: (10) Children with Chronic Illness and Physical Disabilities (Judith A. Libow); (11) Families with Children with Disrupted Attachments (Lee Combrinck-Graham and Susan B. McKenna); (12) Children of Parents with Mental Illness (Alan Cooklin); (13) The Invisible Illness: Children in Alcoholic Families (Stuart A. Copans); and (14) Families Coping with the Death of a Parent: The Therapist's Role (Joan C. Barth). Part IV, Families and Larger Systems, contains: (15) The Family's Own System: The Symbolic Context of Health (David V. Keith); (16) Partners for Success: A Collaborative Project in School-Based Mental Health Practice and Training (Phebe Sessions and Verba Fanolis); (17) Children in Placement: A Place for Family Therapy (Ann Itzkowitz); (18) The Family and the Legal System: The Search for an Intelligent Integration (G. Pirooz Sholevar). Part V, Larger Issues Affecting Children in Families, presents the concluding chapters of the book: (19) A Model for Disrupting Cycles of Violence in Families with Young Children (John Brendler); (20) Of Two Worlds: Working with Children in Immigrant Families (Veronica Barenstein and Ema Genijovich); and (21) The Many Cultures of Child Protection (Begum Maitra).
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Immigrants, Family Counseling, Chronic Illness, Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, Children, Family Environment, Developmental Stages, Interpersonal Relationship, African Americans, Family Structure, One Parent Family, Disabilities, Alcohol Abuse, Attachment Behavior, Coping, Death, Counselor Role, Family Violence, Child Welfare, Foster Care
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