Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists

Author(s) : Lee Williams, Author(s) : Todd M. Edwards, Author(s) : JoEllen Patterson, Author(s) : Larry Chamow

Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists

Book Details

  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Published : 2011
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 270
  • Category :
    Family, Couple and Systemic Therapy
  • Catalogue No : 31924
  • ISBN 13 : 9781609180799
  • ISBN 10 : 1609180798
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Showing how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy, this indispensable text and practitioner guide is reader friendly, straightforward, and practical. Specific strategies are provided for evaluating a wide range of clinical issues and concerns in adults, children and adolescents, families, and couples. The authors demonstrate ways to use interviewing and other techniques to understand both individual and relationship functioning, develop sound treatment plans, and monitor progress. Handy mnemonics help beginning family therapists remember what to include in assessments, and numerous case examples illustrate what the assessment principles look like in action with diverse clients. This book will be invaluable to family therapists, social workers, clinical psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, and other professionals who work with families and couples; students in these fields. It also serves as a text in direct practice and therapy courses within family therapy, social work, clinical psychology, and counseling programs.

About the Author(s)

Lee Williams, PhD, is a professor of marital and family therapy at the University of San Diego, where he has taught since 1993. He is a licenced marriage and family therapist and clinical fellow at AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy).

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Todd M. Edwards, PhD, LMFT, is Professor in the Marital and Family Therapy Program at the University of San Diego. He is also Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, and Visiting Professor at NOVA University in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Edwards is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an editorial board member for the American Journal of Family Therapy and the Journal of Family Psychotherapy.

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JoEllen Patterson, PhD, LMFT, is Professor in the Marital and Family Therapy Program at the University of San Diego. She is also Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Global Health, and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson has published five books that have been translated into multiple languages, and has served on the editorial boards for journals including Families, Systems, and Health; Family Process; and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Dr. Patterson received a Rotary International Scholarship to work at Cambridge University, as well as three Fulbright Awards to work in Norway, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. Her global work includes initiatives in Jordan and Ecuador.

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