Family Therapy Review: Preparing for Comprehensive and Licensing Examinations

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • References xxiv
  • Acknowledgments xxvii
  • Family Therapy Review - Preparing for Comprehensive and Licensing Examinations xxix
  • Part I - Individuals and the Family 1
  • Chapter 1 - Family Health and Dysfunction 3
  • Chapter 2 - Human Lifespan Development 21
  • References 39
  • Chapter 3 - Human Diversity 41
  • Chapter 4 - Psychopathology 67
  • Chapter 5 - Psychopharmacology 87
  • References 112
  • Part II - Therapeutic Skills and Tools 115
  • Chapter 6 - Theories of Family Therapy (Part I) 117
  • Chapter 7 - Theories of Family Therapy (Part Ii) 143
  • Chaptrr 8 - Assessment, Diagnoses, and Treatment Planning 169
  • References 189
  • Chapter 9 - Family Therapy Institute of Suffolk 191
  • References 211
  • Chapter 10 - Va Boston Healthcare System 213
  • References 229
  • Part III - Distressed Couples 233
  • Chapter 11 - University of Minnesota 235
  • References 255
  • Chapter 12 - Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage 257
  • References 274
  • Chapter 13 - Sexual Problems 277
  • References 298
  • Chapter 14 - Intimate Partner Violence 301
  • References 319
  • Part IV - Child and Adolescent Issues 323
  • Chapter 15 - Developmental Disabilities 325
  • Chapter 16 - Behavioral and Relationship Problems 349
  • References 366
  • Chapter 17 - Substance Abuse 371
  • References 390
  • Chapter 18 - Child Abuse and Neglect 393
  • References 410
  • Part V - Diminished Health and Well-Being 413
  • Chapter 19 - Care Giving and Grief 415
  • References 433
  • Chapter 20 - Alcohol and Other Drug Dependencies 435
  • References 455
  • Chapter 21 - Nonpharmacological Addictions 459
  • Chapter 22 - Depression and Anxiety 483
  • References 505
  • Chapter 23 - Hiv/Aids 509
  • References 526
  • Part VI - Professional Development 529
  • Chapter 24 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Family Therapy 531
  • References 546
  • Chapter 25 - Preparing for Licensing Examinations 549
  • Chapter 26 - Continuing Professional Development 569
  • About the Authors 589
  • Appendix: Answer Key 601
  • Author Index 619
  • Subject Index 633


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