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Family assessment handbook; an introductory guide to family assessment and intervention, 2d ed.


Family assessment handbook; an introductory guide to family assessment and intervention, 2d ed.

Thomlison, Barbara.

Brooks/Cole Publishing


163 pages




In this practitioner's and students' guide, Thomlison (Florida International U.) focuses on respecting the value and belief systems of families as well as the various configurations they can take, often not by the choice of the family members themselves. She describe the foundations of family assessment and intervention, including the context for family work, a framework for understanding the family, and tools for assessing the family and the practitioner's own critical thinking. She describes family systems, including intergenerational systems, assessment, evidence-based interventions, and linking assessment with intervention. Her case studies include families coping with marital conflict and parenting concerns, grief and role change, foster care, delinquency, transition to independent living, physical abuse, aggression, adoption, support of an older adult, family violence and mental illness.

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