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Couple and family assessment : contemporary and cutting-edge strategies / edited by Len Sperry.

Contributor(s): Sperry, Len, editor.
Call number: RC488.53 C68 2019 Material type: TextTextSeries: The family therapy and counseling series.Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019Edition: Third Edition.Description: xiv, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138484610 (pbk.) ; 9781138484603 (hbk.) ; 9781351051620 (ebk.) (Invalid ISBN) Subject(s): Family assessment | Marital psychotherapy | Family psychotherapy | Couples -- PsychologyDDC classification: 616.89/1562
Contents:
1. Choosing Effective Couple and Family Assessment Methods -- 2. Assessment and Case Conceptualization with Couples and Families -- 3. Qualitative Strategies in Couple and Family Assessment -- 4. Standardized Assessment with Couples and Families 1 -- 5. Observational Assessment with Couples and Families -- 6. Ongoing Assessment with Couples and Families -- 7. Couple Assessment Strategy and Inventories -- 8. Child and Adolescent Assessment Strategy and Inventories -- 9. Parent–Child Assessment Strategy and Inventories -- 10. Child Custody and Divorce Assessment Strategy and Inventories -- 11. Child Abuse Assessment Strategy and Inventories.
Summary: The field of family, child, and couple assessment continues to evolve and change since the first edition of this book appeared in 2004. Couple and Family Assessment, Third Edition, is a thoroughly revised and updated resource for anyone working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. It provides an in-depth description of an even larger number of clinically useful assessment tools and methods, including issue-specific tools, self-report inventories, standardized inventories, qualitative measures, and observational methods. Each chapter provides strategies for systematically utilizing these various assessment methods and measures with a wide range of family dynamics that influence couples and families. These include couples conflict, divorce, separation, mediation, premarital decisions, parenting conflicts, child abuse, family violence, custody evaluation, and child and adolescent conditions, i.e., depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and learning disorders that can significantly influence family dynamics. This third edition features the latest, most common and important assessment tools and strategies for addressing problematic clinical issues related to working with families, couples, and children. Chapters 3 through 11 include matrices that summarize pertinent information on all instruments reviewed, allowing readers to instantly compare more than 130 assessment devices. Finally, the book provides extensive clinical case material that illustrates the use of these various assessment tools and strategies in a wide array of clinical situations.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Choosing Effective Couple and Family Assessment Methods -- 2. Assessment and Case Conceptualization with Couples and Families -- 3. Qualitative Strategies in Couple and Family Assessment -- 4. Standardized Assessment with Couples and Families 1 -- 5. Observational Assessment with Couples and Families -- 6. Ongoing Assessment with Couples and Families -- 7. Couple Assessment Strategy and Inventories -- 8. Child and Adolescent Assessment Strategy and Inventories -- 9. Parent–Child Assessment Strategy and Inventories -- 10. Child Custody and Divorce Assessment Strategy and Inventories -- 11. Child Abuse Assessment Strategy and Inventories.

The field of family, child, and couple assessment continues to evolve and change since the first edition of this book appeared in 2004. Couple and Family Assessment, Third Edition, is a thoroughly revised and updated resource for anyone working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. It provides an in-depth description of an even larger number of clinically useful assessment tools and methods, including issue-specific tools, self-report inventories, standardized inventories, qualitative measures, and observational methods. Each chapter provides strategies for systematically utilizing these various assessment methods and measures with a wide range of family dynamics that influence couples and families. These include couples conflict, divorce, separation, mediation, premarital decisions, parenting conflicts, child abuse, family violence, custody evaluation, and child and adolescent conditions, i.e., depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and learning disorders that can significantly influence family dynamics. This third edition features the latest, most common and important assessment tools and strategies for addressing problematic clinical issues related to working with families, couples, and children. Chapters 3 through 11 include matrices that summarize pertinent information on all instruments reviewed, allowing readers to instantly compare more than 130 assessment devices. Finally, the book provides extensive clinical case material that illustrates the use of these various assessment tools and strategies in a wide array of clinical situations.

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