Renegotiating Family Relationships

Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation

Author: Robert E. Emery

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609189817

Category: Psychology

Page: 242

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Long recognized as the authoritative guide for clinicians working with divorcing families, this book presents crucial concepts, strategies, and intervention techniques. Robert E. Emery describes how to help parents navigate the emotional and legal hurdles of this painful family transition while protecting their children's well-being. The book is grounded in cutting-edge research on family relationships, parenting, and children's adjustment, including Emery's groundbreaking longitudinal study of the impact of divorce mediation versus litigation. It provides a detailed treatment manual for mediating custody and other disputes, developing collaborative parenting plans, and fostering positive postdivorce family relationships. New to This Edition *Reflects the latest psychological research, as well as divorce and custody law. *Chapters on understanding and addressing divorcing partners' anger and grief. *Treatment manual chapters have been extensively revised. *Incorporates the author's 12-year follow-up study.
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Handbook of Family Therapy

Author: Thomas L. Sexton,Jay Lebow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136340122

Category: Psychology

Page: 574

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Integrative, research-based, multisystemic: these words reflect not only the state of family therapy, but the nature of this comprehensive handbook as well. The contributors, all well-recognized names who have contributed extensively to the field, accept and embrace the tensions that emerge when integrating theoretical perspectives and science in clinical settings to document the current evolution of couples and family therapy, practice, and research. Each individual chapter contribution is organized around a central theme: that the integration of theory, clinical wisdom, and practical and meaningful research produce the best understanding of couple and family relationships, and the best treatment options. The handbook contains five parts: • Part I describes the history of the field and its current core theoretical constructs • Part II analyzes the theories that form the foundation of couple and family therapy, chosen because they best represent the broad range of schools of practice in the field • Part III provides the best examples of approaches that illustrate how clinical models can be theoretically integrative, evidence-based, and clinically responsive • Part IV summarizes evidence and provides useful findings relevant for research and practice • Part V looks at the application of couple and family interventions that are based on emerging clinical needs, such as divorce and working in medical settings. Handbook of Family Therapy illuminates the threads that are common to family therapies and gives voice to the range of perspectives that are possible. Practitioners, researchers, and students need to have this handbook on their shelves, both to help look back on our past and to usher in the next evolution in family therapy.
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Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition

Author: Scott W. Henggeler,Sonja K. Schoenwald,Charles M. Borduin,Melisa D. Rowland,Phillippe B. Cunningham

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 160623241X

Category: Psychology

Page: 324

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Multisystemic therapy (MST) has grown dramatically since the initial publication of this comprehensive manual. Today, over 400 MST programs operate in more than 30 states and 10 countries, supported by a strong empirical evidence base. This book explains the principles of MST and provides clear guidelines for clinical assessment and intervention with delinquent youth and their families. Practitioners are guided to implement proven strategies for engaging clients and helping them to address the root causes of antisocial behavior, improve family functioning and peer relationships, enhance school performance, and build meaningful social supports. New to This Edition *Includes the latest MST data and clinical refinements. *Revised to be even more user-friendly, with many new examples added. *A chapter on treating youth and caregiver substance abuse. *Expanded coverage of safety concerns, enhancing vocational outcomes, and MST adaptations for other clinical problems. *A chapter detailing the MST system for sustaining high-quality programs.
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Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy, Fourth Edition

Author: Alan S. Gurman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606237640

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

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This authoritative handbook provides a definitive overview of the theory and practice of couple therapy. Noted contributors--many of whom developed the approaches they describe--combine clear conceptual exposition with thorough descriptions of therapeutic techniques. In addition to presenting major couple therapy models in step-by-step detail, the book describes effective applications for particular populations and problems. Chapters adhere closely to a uniform structure to facilitate study and comparison, enhancing the book's utility as a reference and text. See also Clinical Casebook of Couple Therapy, also edited by Alan S. Gurman, which presents in-depth illustrations of treatment.
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Handbook of Parenting

Volume 5: Practical Issues in Parenting, Second Edition

Author: Marc H. Bornstein

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135650527

Category: Education

Page: 698

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Completely revised and expanded from four to five volumes, this new edition of the Handbook of Parenting appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. Parenting and the family are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the theme of parenting: blended families, lesbian and gay parents, and teen versus fifties first-time moms and dads. One cannot but be awed on the biological front by technology that now not only renders postmenopausal women capable of childbearing, but also presents us with the possibility of designing babies. Similarly on the sociological front, single parenthood is a modern day fact of life, adult child dependency is on the rise, and parents are ever less certain of their own roles, even in the face of rising environmental and institutional demands that they take increasing responsibility for their offspring. The Handbook of Parenting concerns itself with: *different types of parents--mothers and fathers, single, adolescent, and adoptive parents; *basic characteristics of parenting--behaviors, knowledge, beliefs, and expectations about parenting; *forces that shape parenting--evolution, genetics, biology, employment, social class, culture, environment, and history; *problems faced by parents--handicap, marital difficulties, drug addiction; and *practical concerns of parenting--how to promote children's health, foster social adjustment and cognitive competence, and interact with school, legal, and public officials. Contributors to the Handbook of Parenting have worked in different ways toward understanding all these diverse aspects of parenting, and all look to the most recent research and thinking in the field to shed light on many topics every parent wonders about. Each chapter addresses a different but central topic in parenting; each is rooted in current thinking and theory, as well as classical and modern research in that topic; each has been written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting. In addition, each chapter follows a standard organization, including an introduction to the chapter as a whole, followed by historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classical and modern research, forecasts of future directions of theory and research, and a set of conclusions. Of course, contributors' own convictions and research are considered, but contributions to this new edition present all major points of view and central lines of inquiry and interpret them broadly. The Handbook of Parenting is intended to be both comprehensive and state of the art. As the expanded scope of this second edition amply shows, parenting is naturally and closely allied with many other fields.
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Abnormal Psychology

Author: Thomas F. Oltmanns,Robert E. Emery

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205037438

Category: Psychology

Page: 636

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It's not about them, it's about all of us. With a focus on critical thinking, Oltmanns and Emery prepare students for the DSM-V and beyond by addressing key issues and concepts that will remain, even as diagnostic criteria change. In Abnormal Psychology, 7th edition Oltmanns and Emery bring both the science and personal aspects of abnormal psychology to life with a focus on evidence-based practice and emerging research. The authors emphasize that abnormal psychology is not about "them," it's about all of us. Using extensive case studies, they present the most cutting edge information on abnormal psychology by covering methods and treatment in context. Organized around the way students learn, this ground breaking text integrates the biological, psychological, and social perspectives in one concurrent story. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning – The new MyPsychLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking – With a focus on critical thinking students are encouraged to be “inquiring skeptics.” Engage Students – “Speaking Out” video series and case studies woven throughout each chapter engage students in the science and the practice of abnormal psychology. Explore Research – Detailed coverage of research methods and treatment is presented in every chapter; treatment is also covered in a standalone chapter. Support Instructors – “Speaking Out” videos on DVD, MyPsychLab's Class Prep, video embedded PowerPoints on DVD, MyTest, clicker questions, and an instructor's manual provide extensive support for instructors. Note: MyPsychLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyPsychLab, please visit: www.mypsychlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyPsychLab (at no additional cost). VP: 9780205229260
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Maintaining Long-Distance and Cross-Residential Relationships

Author: Laura Stafford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135607974

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 672

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This thought-provoking volume offers an innovative and intriguing approach to the study of long-distance relationships. Author Laura Stafford examines romantic long-distance relationships and then expands the conception of long-distance relationships to include other relational types. She summarizes literature across the social sciences on various types of long-distance relationships and extracts themes and patterns across the relational types. In so doing, she reconsiders approaches to and offers an expanded vision of relational maintenance. By expanding her scope beyond romantic relationships, Stafford includes those that span residences and relational types, such as noncustodial parent-child and geographically and residentially separated adult children and parents. She contends that face-to-face interaction is not necessary to maintain healthy relationships, and questions the assumption that maintaining, rather than terminating, a particular relationship is always best for the involved parties. With its interdisciplinary approach to challenging commonly held assumptions about communication and close relationships, Maintaining Long-Distance and Cross-Residential Relationships will be engaging reading for scholars in communication, psychology, sociology, mass communication, and family studies. It is also appropriate for special topics graduate courses on long-distance relationships and human communication, and will serve as a unique supplemental text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in interpersonal, relational, and family communication and family studies.
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The Handbook of Family Dispute Resolution

Mediation Theory and Practice

Author: Alison Taylor

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 473

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This handbook fills the gap in the literature by offering attorneys, therapists and conflict resolution professionals a definitive text on the theory and application of family mediation. This can serve as a guide for those lacking a social science background.
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Family in Transition

Author: Arlene S. Skolnick,Jerome H. Skolnick

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205482658

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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This bestselling reader on families and intimate relationships identifies the most current trends, places them in historical context, and balances cutting-edge scholarship with perennial favorites. The authors, who are leading scholars, build each new edition from classic literature in a variety of disciplines as well as from the continuing stream of new family scholarship. Contributions provide new insights into family and explore many myths about family life. New to This Edition Twelve of the thirty-eight readings are new. A new section, "Family and the Economy," explores some of the structural changes in the economy that have had an impact on family life. New topics include: changing family demographics over the course of U.S. history, why gay men and women want to marry, the decline of dating and the rise of hooking up, adoption past and present, how a 24/7 economy affects families, financial pressures on middle-class mothers and fathers, gay and lesbian families, and the families of prison inmates.
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The Postdivorce Family

Children, Parenting, and Society

Author: Ross A. Thompson,Paul R. Amato

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 245

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This book analyzes the issues surrounding divorce and its implications for public policy. The authors integrate research and policy perspectives of scholars in various disciplines to focus on the consequences of divorce for children, the parents' responsibilities after divorce, nonresidential parenting, and the effects of a high divorce rate in society.
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