Family Therapy Review: Preparing for Comprehensive and Licensing Examinations

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Diminished Health and Well-Being —care-giving and grief, alcohol and other drug dependencies, nonpharmacological addictions, depression and anxiety, HIV/AIDS
Professional Development —ethical and legal issues, preparing for licensing examinations, and continuing professional growth.
Every chapter has a parallel format designed for a comprehensive and easy-to-follow review of family therapy information. Special features included in each chapter include:
Introductory Quiz —true/false questions at chapter beginning
Insert Boxes —four-item multiple-choice questions (formatted like those on licensing exams) that can be answered by reading the chapter
Discussion Questions —provocative discussion questions at chapter end
Key Terms —a list of key terms and their definitions
Suggested Further Reading —an annotated list of leading content sources for additional study
References —documentary information supporting chapter content, library references, and Internet sources for follow-up on chapter contents.
To get the maximum value from this book, I recommend that you follow these steps:
1. As & pretest before reading the chapter, write down your answers to the true/false questions given at chapter beginning and the multiple-choice questions placed throughout the chapter in insert boxes.
2. Carefully read the chapter, making written notes as you go along.
3. Study your notes.
4. Repeat Step 1 and compare results with your pretest and the correct answers provided in the answer key.
5. Note weak areas and restudy these sections.
6. Using your notes, meet with another interested student —someone with whom to discuss what you've learned and challenge you with questions. Then discuss the questions listed at chapter end.

To maximize your success with steps 2 and 3,1 recommend you read Kelman and Straker's, Study Without Stress: Mastering Medical Sciences (Kelman & Straker, 2000). One of nine books in a book series I edited— Book Series on Medical Student Survival —this practical study guide teaches medical students how to master an overwhelming mountain of basic science materials. I guarantee you that the techniques explained there will help you.

If you follow these steps, I predict that you will confidently pass your examinations with flying colors the first time around!


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