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Fault Lines

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Real solutions to a hidden epidemic: family estrangement. Estrangement from a family member is one of the most painful life experiences. It is devastating not only to the individuals directly involved--collateral damage can extend upward, downward, and across generations, More than 65 million Americans suffer such rifts, yet little guidance exists on how to cope with and overcome them. In this book, Karl Pillemer combines the advice of people who have successfully reconciled with powerful insights from social science research. The result is a unique guide to mending fractured families. Fault Lines shares for the first time findings from Dr. Pillemer's ten-year groundbreaking Cornell Reconciliation Project, based on the first national survey on estrangement; rich, in-depth interviews with hundreds of people who have experienced it; and insights from leading family researchers and therapists. He assures people who are estranged, and those who care about them, that they are not alone and that fissures can be bridged. Through the wisdom of people who have "been there," Fault Lines shows how healing is possible through clear steps that people can use right away in their own families. It addresses such questions as: How do rifts begin? What makes estrangement so painful? Why is it so often triggered by a single event? Are you ready to reconcile? How can you overcome past hurts to build a new future with a relative? Tackling a subject that is achingly familiar to almost everyone, especially in an era when powerful outside forces such as technology and mobility are lessening family cohesion, Dr. Pillemer combines dramatic stories, science-based guidance, and practical repair tools to help people find the path to reconciliation.

Faulty Foundations

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Author: Onyechi Daniel
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My good friend, Onyechi Daniel, is an internationally-known teacher. He is passionate believer, a loving husband and father. But he is also a credible scholar, a persuasive communicator, and a man of God who walks with integrity. I think I have every one of his books. I always find them to be mentally stimulating and spiritually enlightening. I receive new revelation and strength from each one. I highly recommend Faulty Foundations - the unseen problems to you. Read it, and be blessed! - Eddie Smith, President, U.S. PRAYER CENTER, Houston, TX, USA. What dose the Bible actually mean when it says that ..".old things have passed away?..." Have we misunderstood the scripture: ..".The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge. 'As I live', says the Lord God, 'you shall no longer use this proverb in Israel'..." (Ezek. 18:2-3). Can evil done in a particular environment bring problems to the innocent inhabitants of that environment? Can a Christian's life be affected by the past sins and abominations done by him and his ancestors? Can a person or family still be in captivity after being born again? Why should a Christian still suffer from prolonged sickness, delay in marriage, bareness, threat of death, poverty and near-succes syndrome? Are all curses broken spontaneously when we become saved? This book is studded with revelations on the significance of spiritual foundations - it shall settle the controversy once and for all.

The Flawed Family of God

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Author: Carolyn B. Helsel,Song-Mi Suzie Park
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The Flawed Family of God by Carolyn B. Helsel,Song-Mi Suzie Park Book Resume:

The best stories in the book of Genesis involve families. The issues these stories raise—married vs. single life, sibling rivalry, infertility, family relocation, blended families, and the like—are startlingly relevant to families of today. This Bible study examines the families of Genesis, starting with how the Adam and Eve story encompasses far more ways of being family than most of us think. It looks at the sibling rivalry of the Cain and Abel story, pointing to the jealousy and violence to which the whole human family seems addicted. It uses the ups and downs of the relationship between Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, and Ishmael can help us understand the complicated dynamic of blended families. Carol Helsel and Suzie Park invite readers these and many other connections as they reexamine the joys and complications of modern family life. This engaging Bible study includes questions for individual reflection or group use.

Models Of Family Therapy

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Author: William A. Griffin,Shannon M. Greene
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Problem-Solving Parent Conferences in Schools

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Author: Dennis J. Simon
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Problem-Solving Parent Conferences in Schools presents a Problem-solving Parent Conference (PPC) model that integrates and applies empirically-supported systemic and behavioral intervention strategies to coordinated home-school interventions for student behavioral and social-emotional concerns. Though today’s schools seek to further understand student behaviors from ecological and systemic perspectives, there are limited resources available on how to effectively collaborate with families—a key social-environmental context. This unique book engages parents and teachers in a five-stage protocol towards more effective student support. These evidence-based, change-oriented approaches will be essential for graduate students in school psychology, school social work, and school counseling programs; in teacher preparation; and in any related course focused on parents and families in school settings. Its resources are also critical for mental health practitioners who work with children, adolescents, families, and schools.

How to shape your kids better

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Author: Hari Dutt Sharma
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Parents often have a tendency to blame children for their failings. In fact they fail to realise that it is their own role as parents that could be largely responsible for how their children ultimately turn out to be. The author, Hari Dutt Sharma, here tells the parents that they need to look within themselves to see how they could be model parents and provide a healthy environment for proper mental, educational and physical growth of their children. As such the book provides an excellent guide, and covers subjects ranging from effects of disturbed parenthood, common childhood behavioural disorders like bed-wetting, nail-biting etc. So whenever you need ,you will find answers to many questions that the parents often deserve to know for the benefit of their children and themselves as well.

Handbook of Behavioural Family Therapy

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Author: Ian R.H. Falloon
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Handbook of Behavioural Family Therapy by Ian R.H. Falloon Book Resume:

First published in 1988, behavioural family therapists worked in an area that had greatly changed since its inception over 20 years before. Growing out of the pioneering work of Gerald Patterson, Robert Paul Liberman, and Richard Stuart, whose backgrounds vary from psychology to psychiatry to social work, behavioural family therapy (BFT) had evolved to encompass systems theory, considerations of the therapeutic alliance, as well as approaches to accounting for and restructuring family members’ subjective experiences through cognitive strategies. As BFT had not been the ‘brain child’ of any one charismatic innovator, but rather of a wide array of clinicians and researchers developing and rigorously testing hypotheses, it is fitting that this much-needed summation of the field was a collaborative product of an array of well-established practitioners of the time. They discuss in Part 1 of the book the theoretical parameters of BFT, focusing on modular behavioural strategies, the indications for therapy, assessment of family problems, pertinent issues arising in clinical practice, and approaches to the problem of resistance to change. Contributors to Part 2 then apply theory to such clinical situations as ‘parent training’ and helping families cope with patients suffering from developmental disabilities, alcoholism, schizophrenia, senile dementia, as well as anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and depressive disorders. Specific attention is also given to acute inpatient and primary health-care settings. While BFT had already proved quite effective in treating a great number of family problems, it was only in its infancy at the time of writing. As Falloon says in his overview ‘all exponents of the method are constantly involved with the process of refinement, each clinician is a researcher, each family member is a research subject, and each researcher is contributing to clinical advancement.’ This openness, in combination with a willingness to modify ‘sacred’ tenets of behaviourism while adapting proven techniques from other family therapies, made this title a landmark in its field. As such, it was not only of interest to all clinicians and researchers with a behavioural slant, but also to all family therapists who wished to challenge themselves to develop an integrative approach.

Chronic Pain and Family

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Author: Ranjan Roy
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Chronic pain affects every facet of a patient’s life, and nowhere is this more evident than in the complex arena of family life. Chronic Pain and Family: a Clinical Perspective examines typical family issues associated with prolonged illness, offering realistic ways to approach them in therapy. Informed by current practice and his own experience, noted author/clinician Ranjan Roy brings fresh insights to common pain scenarios and therapeutic impasses, and provides a framework for assessing marital and family relationships when chronic pain is a defining factor. Clinicians will get not only a clearer understanding of sensitive issues, but also effective strategies for engaging clients without turning them off. Coverage includes: - Meanings of pain in relationships - "Who Does What?": exploring changes in family roles - Resistance to treatment: why it occurs and how to work through it - Health concerns and other burdens on well spouses and children - Sexuality, domestic abuse, and other "silent" issues - Case examples demonstrating therapy step-by-step with a range of couples and families For therapists and social workers who deal with this growing population of patients, Chronic Pain and Family: A Clinical Perspective stands at a unique intersection of pain/disability and family resources. Roy’s recognition of the family’s changing demographics together with his synthesis of clinical knowledge make the book suitable for graduate-level courses as well.

Managed Mental Health Care

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Author: S. Richard Sauber
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Published in 1997, Managed Mental health Care is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychiatry/Clinical Psychology.

Handbook of Treatment Approaches in Childhood Psychopathology

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Author: Johnny L. Matson
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The treatment of psychopathology in children has been a centerpiece of the overall field of problem behaviors in children. Therefore, a considerable number of data have been accumulated, particularly in recent years. These efforts have expanded at such a rate as to result in the publication of several new journals, such as the Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and Education and Treatment of Children. Similarly, many standard general clinical journals have begun to de vote more attention to children. Despite these efforts, few books have emerged that are devoted directly and specifically to treatment in childhood psychopath ology. This volume's scope is broad in that it reviews not only behavior therapy, but also the rapidly expanding efforts in psychopathology and traditional psy chotherapy, and at an advanced level. It is designed to provide an in-depth scholarly review of the empirical evidence, including an overview and analysis of the available techniques, their effectiveness, and the limitations and complica tions arising from the use of these treatment methods with the full range of psychopathology displayed by children. Many nationally and internationally recognized experts have agreed to contribute chapters to this book, and we hope that what has emerged is an up-to-date and authoritative volume.

Manual For Life Style Assessment

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Author: Bernard H. Shulman,Harold H. Mosak
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Manual For Life Style Assessment by Bernard H. Shulman,Harold H. Mosak Book Resume:

First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Broken Family

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Author: Don Hutchinson
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BrOkEn FaMiLy shares the fun, good, and bad of growing up in a large family or even any size of family that does not stay working at togetherness every day. The author's message is from his heart""a personal experience with a wonderful family of lots of activities and full of life become BrOkEn. It covers the fun, joys, adventures, and heartbreak of growing up. Our author grew up in a small town in Iowa. He wants to encourage his readers to stay tight with parents and family members, to not ever assume everything is fine and being taken care of and be fair to all, to never let a sibling of the family abuse a parent, and to discuss estate matters with parents and family as parents age. Our author wants to help from his experience, if possible, to let other families stay away from becoming BrOkEn.

Child Abuse

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Author: Brian Corby,David Shemmings,David Wilkins
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Child Abuse by Brian Corby,David Shemmings,David Wilkins Book Resume:

This book is an accessible knowledge base for the whole area of child abuse and child protection, now fully updated in terms of policy, cases and research.

Broken Family Secrets

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Author: Shatonia Johnson
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Broken Family Secrets By: Shatonia Johnson Growing up in a household with two other siblings should be great, except when you live with parents from hell. After years of mental and physical abuse, Zoe Reed has had enough. Now, with her sisters on board, they pay their parents back for all the years of pain. Murder is now on the menu.

Treating Adolescents with Family-Based Mindfulness

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Author: Joan Swart,Christopher K. Bass,Jack A. Apsche
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Treating Adolescents with Family-Based Mindfulness by Joan Swart,Christopher K. Bass,Jack A. Apsche Book Resume:

A new take on therapeutic mindfulness with specific applications to troubled and delinquent youth is the focus of this innovative text. It introduces Family Mode Deactivation Therapy (FMDT) and its core concepts and methodologies, differentiating it from other cognitive and mindfulness therapies for adolescents with problem behaviors and comorbid conditions. Step by step applications of FMDT from case conceptualization to assessment and treatment are featured, with detailed case studies demonstrating its effectiveness in treating mood disorders, aggressive behavior and trauma and guidelines for its use with abusive families and other complex cases. The book's depth of clinical detail and appendix of therapist tools make it especially practical. Included in the coverage: A comparison of MDT with other cognitive approaches. The empirical status of MDT. Mindfulness in MDT process, and in the treatment room. FMDT and sexual offender youth. MDT and mindfulness in the context of trauma. Treating the "untreatable": FMDT and challenging populations. While Treating Adolescents with Family-Based Mindfulness is immediately useful to practicing psychotherapists, it should also be of interest to other professionals with a role in adolescent health care, such as policymakers, social workers, supervisors, juvenile corrections and youth center personnel and students and researchers.

The Family in the Modern Age

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Author: Brigitte Berger
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"Many argue that the modern family is an anachronistic institution whose demise is only a question of time. Looking to the family's future, the eminent sociologist Brigitte Berger argues that despite being weakened and embattled, the family will survive as a fundamental social institution. The family has been the cradle of the modern social order for some three hundred years, and will remain the basis for any society concerned with happiness, liberty, equality, and prosperity for all its members. Rather than being condemned to the dust heap of history, or becoming a simple lifestyle choice, the modern family has a number of enduring strengths that will ensure its survival. In The Family in the Modern Age, Berger focuses on four major areas of concern. First, she demonstrates that the short shrift given to the institutional dimension of the family misrepresents the importance and the role of the family today. Second, she documents the close cognitive fit between core elements of the modern family and the stability of modern society, and argues that any society that ignores this connection does so at its own peril. Third, Berger investigates the degree to which currently identified problems may endanger the modern family's vital individual and social functions. And finally, she develops reasonable projections of the future of the family that will be core elements contributing to the creation of a politically democratic and economically prosperous world. Berger takes a long-range view of ""the career"" of the conventional family in the twentieth century. Her perspective is distinctly different from that widespread in scholarly literature today. She takes account of recent demographic shifts in behavior relating to sexuality, marriage, family structure and values, relationships, and family functions. Berger considers hotly contested contemporary issues relating to the family-gay marriage, divorce, abortion, women and work, issues of child-care, among others. Bu"

Christian Marriage & Family Life

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Author: J.O.Y Aladetan
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Christian Marriage & Family Life by J.O.Y Aladetan Book Resume:

The world today is grappling with the consequences of faulty family values practised by past generations. God cherishes the family unit, but modern civilisation, especially in the West, has gradually defiled the institution of marriage and encouraged divorce and single parenting. This has decreased respect in the home and driven God out of classrooms, removing God’s word from school curricula. The shocking result is a moral vacuum and the breakdown of law and order in many ramifications. This unfortunate situation calls for the writing of a book like this to rescue Christian families from a downward slide. J.O.Y Aladetan’s book, Christian Marriage and Family Life, addresses a relevant problem, gives useful and pragmatic suggestions, and provides delightful scriptural information to help married and unmarried persons alike in their desire for instruction about Christian families. I pray that this book will serve as a tool to protect the institution of marriage and Christian families and that it will promote and enlarge the kingdom of God. Professor Dapo Asaju Department of Religions, Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria

Handbook of Marriage and the Family

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Author: Marvin B. Sussman,Suzanne K. Steinmetz,Gary W. Peterson
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Handbook of Marriage and the Family by Marvin B. Sussman,Suzanne K. Steinmetz,Gary W. Peterson Book Resume:

In a thoroughgoing revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1987, the editors have assembled a distinguished group of contributors to address such topics as past, present, and future perspectives on family diversity; theory and methods of the family; changing family patterns and roles; the family and other institutions; and family dynamics and processes.

Hooligans in Khrushchev's Russia

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Author: Brian LaPierre
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Hooligans in Khrushchev's Russia by Brian LaPierre Book Resume:

Swearing, drunkenness, promiscuity, playing loud music, brawling—in the Soviet Union these were not merely bad behavior, they were all forms of the crime of “hooliganism.” Defined as “rudely violating public order and expressing clear disrespect for society,” hooliganism was one of the most common and confusing crimes in the world’s first socialist state. Under its shifting, ambiguous, and elastic terms, millions of Soviet citizens were arrested and incarcerated for periods ranging from three days to five years and for everything from swearing at a wife to stabbing a complete stranger. Hooligans in Khrushchev's Russia offers the first comprehensive study of how Soviet police, prosecutors, judges, and ordinary citizens during the Khrushchev era (1953–64) understood, fought against, or embraced this catch-all category of criminality. Using a wide range of newly opened archival sources, it portrays the Khrushchev period—usually considered as a time of liberalizing reform and reduced repression—as an era of renewed harassment against a wide range of state-defined undesirables and as a time when policing and persecution were expanded to encompass the mundane aspects of everyday life. In an atmosphere of Cold War competition, foreign cultural penetration, and transatlantic anxiety over “rebels without a cause,” hooliganism emerged as a vital tool that post-Stalinist elites used to civilize their uncultured working class, confirm their embattled cultural ideals, and create the right-thinking and right-acting socialist society of their dreams.

Family Medicine

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Author: J. L. Buckingham,E. P. Donatelle,W. E. Jacott,M. G. Rosen,Robert B. Taylor
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Family Medicine by J. L. Buckingham,E. P. Donatelle,W. E. Jacott,M. G. Rosen,Robert B. Taylor Book Resume:

This Second Edition of Family Medicine: Principles and Practice presents a scien tific approach to health and illness in the context of mankind's most enduring societal unit-the family. This is a new book, building on the strengths of the First Edition. The emphasis of this book, like that of the specialty itself, is on the clinical delivery of health care; that is, how the practitioner manages common problems and recognizes uncommon entities encountered in office, hospital, home, and nursing home. In the First Edition, we were faced with the problem of how to organize a family medicine textbook that dealt with clinical topics yet represented more than a series of essays on the specialties for the generalist reader. We began by identifying specific objectives, outlined in the preface to the First Edition. From this evolved an approach which has been called the biopsycho social perspective-inclusion of behavioral, family, social, and cultural aspects of health care integrated with the traditional "manifestations-and-manage ment" textbook model. The First Edition also introduced a comprehensive classification of clinical problems in family medicine now used in curriculum planning in many family practice residency programs.

Fundamentals of Family Medicine

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Author: M. G. Rosen,R. B. Taylor,W. E. Jacott,E. P. Donatelle,J. L. Buckingham
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Fundamentals of Family Medicine by M. G. Rosen,R. B. Taylor,W. E. Jacott,E. P. Donatelle,J. L. Buckingham Book Resume:

This book is intended as an introduction to family medicine and to the behaviors, concepts, and skills upon which the clinical practice of the discipline is based. The chapters that follow will provide a foundation for the student during the pre-doctoral years, a base upon which he or she can build during residency training and practice. Fundamentals of Family Medicine presents Part I (the first 36 chapters) of Family Medicine: Principles and Practice. Because it is intended that the student will eventually move from use of this extracted material to the full textbook, the preface to the comprehensive edition has been included and cross-references to later chapters have been retained. Why publish a student edition? Medical students in various schools partici pate in courses covering a wide range of topics including communication skills, family dynamics, medical ethics, human sexuality, disease prevention, aging and death. Departments of family medicine generally assume a leadership role in presentation of such courses, and this book is intended to integrate these eclectic topics into a single textbook.

Endangered Children

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Author: Lita Linzer Schwartz,Natalie K. Isser
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Endangered Children by Lita Linzer Schwartz,Natalie K. Isser Book Resume:

From infancy onward, children are in danger from many sources, including parental and sibling abuse, drug abuse and mental illness in the home, parental neglect, and poverty. Removing an at-risk child from a troubled environment brings on a host of new concerns and is not always a panacea. Endangered Children: Homicide, and Other Crimes, Second Edition focuses on the myriad threats facing children and provides insight into possible solutions. Beginning with a history of child abuse, the book explores this phenomenon as presented in literature and in other cultural references. It then provides sociobiological and cross-cultural perspectives on neonaticide. It examines motives for abuse and explores how shame and denial of pregnancy can lead to the killing of an infant within moments of its birth. The book examines legal ramifications to neonaticide in the U.S. and abroad, including psychological and psychiatric defenses. Additional chapters focus on shaken baby syndrome and Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, and the book includes a new chapter on postpartum depression. The authors include profiles of several notorious cases, including Susan Smith and Andrea Yates. They also discuss issues related to abortion and euthanasia, and conclude by suggesting preventive measures to child abuse and therapeutic rehabilitation. Exploring a social tragedy from psychological, sociological, and criminological perspectives, the authors attempt to answer the many questions that arise from these crimes against our most vulnerable, offering readers a thought-provoking resource that is sure to encourage further research and inquiry.

Evaluating Family Mental Health

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Author: John J. Schwab,Judith J. Stephenson,John F. Ice
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Evaluating Family Mental Health by John J. Schwab,Judith J. Stephenson,John F. Ice Book Resume:

At the time of this writing, there is much uncertainty about the form of this country's future healthcare system and the role of psychiatry and other mental health disciplines in that system. Current experience with various managed healthcare programs is not encouraging. Most often patients with severe psychiatrie disturbances receive, at best, so me form of crisis intervention or brief treatment. Marital and family approaches to treatment receive even less support. This discouraging socioeconomic context makes the work of John Schwab and his colleagues even more important than it would be in more favorable times. Their message is clear: The family is crucial to an understanding of psychiatrie disorders and must often be the major focus in the treatment of these disorders. This book is unique in its direct reflection of the senior author's long-term professional interests-the family, epidemiology, and history. A careful reading provides family therapists and researchers with won derful opportunities to examine the ways in which history, socio economie and politieal contexts, and epidemiology can be used to in crease understanding of the family. This his tory of the family is unusually thorough; in particular, I found fascinating the information about early Egyptian families (3000 B.C.) and their accordance of high status of women.

Helping Traumatized Families

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Author: Charles R. Figley,Laurel J. Kiser
Publisher: Routledge
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Helping Traumatized Families by Charles R. Figley,Laurel J. Kiser Book Resume:

The new edition of the classic Helping Traumatized Families not only offers clinicians a unified, evidence-based theory of the systemic impact of traumatic stress—it also details a systematic approach to helping families heal by promoting their natural healing resources. Though the impact of trauma on a family can be growth producing, some families either struggle or fail to adapt successfully. Helping Traumatized Families guides practitioners around common pitfalls and toward a series of evidence-based strategies that they can use to help families feel empowered and ultimately to thrive by developing tools for enhancing resilience and self-regulation.

The Family Systems Test (FAST)

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Author: Thomas M. Gehring,Marianne Debry,Peter K. Smith
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The Family Systems Test (FAST) by Thomas M. Gehring,Marianne Debry,Peter K. Smith Book Resume:

The Family System Test (FAST), developed by Thomas M. Gehring, is an important new tool for investigating family relations. Based on the structural-systemic theory of families, it is a figural technique for representing emotional bonds (cohesion) and hierarchical structures in the family or similar social systems. In this unique volume, the editors draw on current theory and research in family or similar social systems together with a variety of empirical studies that have used the FAST, to provide a comprehensive overview and assessment of the test and its use in various clinical research contexts. The book is divided into four sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the FAST. Part 1 describes the concepts and psychometric properties of the FAST within the context of theoretically and empirically relevant aspects of the field of family psychology as a whole. Special emphasis is given to systematic-structural approaches to assessing individual and family functioning. Part II focuses on the use of the FAST in developmental research. For example, the the FAST has been used to show how family constructs are influenced by age, type of family and situation. Part III deals with cross-cultural issues and compares the interpersonal constructs of Japanese and Chinese families to Western families. Finally, Part IV addresses the applications of the FAST in clinical setting - in diagnosis of biopsychosocial problems and planning and evaluation of clinical interventions. The result is a book that helps to bridge the gap between theory, practice and research. It will be essential reading for users of the FAST and all clinicians and researchers who work in family relations and development.

Encyclopedia of Community Corrections

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Author: Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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Encyclopedia of Community Corrections by Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa Book Resume:

In response to recognition in the late 1960s and early 1970s that traditional incarceration was not working, alternatives to standard prison settings were sought and developed. One of those alternatives—community-based corrections—had been conceived in the 1950s as a system that might prove more progressive, humane, and effective, particularly with people who had committed less serious criminal offenses and for whom incarceration, with constant exposure to serious offenders and career criminals, might prove more damaging than rehabilitative. The alternative of community corrections has evolved to become a substantial part of the criminal justice and correctional system, spurred in recent years not so much by a progressive, humane philosophy as by dramatically increasing prison populations, court orders to "fix" overextended prison settings, and an economic search for cost savings. Although community correction programs have been in place for some 40 years now, to date no comprehensive reference resource has tackled this topic. Accessible and jargon-free and available in both print and electronic formats, the one-volume Encyclopedia of Community Corrections will explore all aspects of community corrections, from its philosophical foundation to its current inception. Features & Benefits: 150 signed entries (each with Cross References and Further Readings) are organized in A-to-Z fashion to give students easy access to the full range of topics in community corrections. A thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups entries by broad topical or thematic areas to make it easy for users to find related entries at a glance. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with a detailed Index and the Cross References to provide users with convenient search-and-browse capacities. A Chronology in the back matter helps students put individual events into broader historical context. A Glossary provides students with concise definitions to key terms in the field. A Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and web sites (along with the Further Readings accompanying each entry) guides students to further resources in their research journeys. An Appendix offers statistics from the Bureau of Justice.

School Phobia and its Treatment (1987)

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Author: Nigel Blagg
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School Phobia and its Treatment (1987) by Nigel Blagg Book Resume:

This book was first published in 1987. School phobia (or school refusal) is a puzzling problem that is still insufficiently understood. It is quite different from truancy and can lead to long-term adjustment difficulties if ignored or inappropriately treated. The purpose of this book is three-fold: first, to describe the nature of school phobia; secondly, to review the treatment literature exposing the common elements of the most successful, though theoretically different, approaches; thirdly, to provide a detailed step-by-step guide to the diagnosis and treatment of school phobia involving a rapid return to school and comprehensive behavioural management. The techniques and principles discussed are illustrated in a series of case studies. The book is aimed at parents and those professionals who regularly come into contact with children with school phobia, such as educational and clinical psychologists, child psychotherapists, behaviour therapists and family therapists, psychiatrists, paediatricians and family doctors, and teachers and researchers from all phases of education. If these professional groups could achieve a common understanding of school phobia, many more children could be treated quickly and effectively.

Family Therapy and Mental Health

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Author: Malcolm M Macfarlane
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Family Therapy and Mental Health by Malcolm M Macfarlane Book Resume:

Use these interventions and treatments to help people with mental health problems and their families! Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice explores the application of family therapy approaches to the treatment of a variety of mental health problems. A variety of treatment modalities are used with patients and their families to address these problems, including family psychoeducational approaches, the McMaster Model, cognitive behavioral family therapy, brief therapy, and systemic and narrative approaches. Each chapter of Family Therapy and Mental Health examines the gender and cultural issues that are relevant to the population and model it describes, and includes a case example. In addition, each chapter describes how the model is integrated with psychiatric services and examines the use of medication in each case. For complete contents, and to see our distinguished roster of contributors, please visit our Web site at http://www.haworthpress.com This volume presents a variety of family therapy approaches to conditions that include: schizophrenia bipolar disorder anxiety depression personality disorders suicide addictions There are also complete chapters describing family therapy approaches to special issues such as: women and mental health brain injury aging The text of Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice is written with a strong clinical focus and will be helpful and informative for frontline clinicians as well as students in graduate programs. The book's broad range, covering the mental health issues that clinicians typically encounter in the real world, ensures that they will find information they can use today and every day, and wisdom that students can carry with them through their careers.

Sexual Violence in Australia, 1970s–1980s

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Author: Lisa Featherstone
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Sexual Violence in Australia, 1970s–1980s by Lisa Featherstone Book Resume:

This book explores sexual violence and crime in Australia in the 1970s and 1980s, a period of intense social and legal change. Driven by the sexual revolutions, second wave feminism, and ideas of the rights of the child, there was a new public interest in the sexual assault of women and children. Sexual abuse was studied, surveyed and discussed more than ever before in Australian society. Yet, despite this, there remained substantial inaction, by government, from community and on the part of individuals. This book examines several difficult questions of our recent history: why did Australia not act more firmly to eradicate rape and child sexual abuse? What prevented our culture from looking seriously at trauma? How did we fail to protect victim-survivors? Rich in social and legal history, this study takes readers into the world of victims of sexual crime, and into the wider community that had to deal with sexual violence. At the core of this book is the question that resonates deeply right now: why does sexual violence appear seemingly insurmountable, despite significant change?

Making Families Work and What To Do When They Don't

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Author: Terry S Trepper,Bill Borcherdt
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Making Families Work and What To Do When They Don't by Terry S Trepper,Bill Borcherdt Book Resume:

Making Families Work and What To Do When They Don't offers specific recommendations for increasing family harmony through more effective parenting practices. This important new book helps parents improve family understanding and relationships by reducing the emotional interference--anger, betrayal, guilt, shame, and fear--that blocks healthier and happier family connections. Each chapter is laced with knowledge and therapeutic humor that examine dimensions to family living in a way that helps parents lighten up a little rather than tighten up a lot. Parents will find that encouraging family members to take one another less seriously increases their opportunities for more constructive interactions. Marital and family counselors, social workers, psychologists, guidance counselors, psychiatrists, and other human service professionals can use the valuable information in this book to help families view their interfamilial relationships more objectively and to take each other less seriously, creating more constructive interactions and happier, stronger relationships. Therapists will learn to encourage clients to question and challenge conventional ideas of the family that often lead to demands, exaggerations, irrational expectations, personalizations, and self- and other judgments, all of which contaminate the family relationship. Using the scientific principles of rational thinking, Author Bill Borcherdt questions the relationship between parents and their children and the degree of influence parents have over their children. He places the focus on a parental advocacy model by which parents are encouraged to give themselves some emotional slack and to develop a sense of humility for what they can and cannot do for their children. This starts the process of family members learning what to realistically expect and accept from one another. Borcherdt shows readers that by taking the sacredness and “golden” rules out of the definitions of family living, emotional upset and oppositional behavioral obstacles can be minimized and more emotional well-being and family fulfillment can be experienced. Each chapter in Making Families Work and What To Do When They Don't is lined with knowledge and therapeutic humor that examines dimensions of family living in a way that assists families in loosening up a little rather than tightening up a lot. This improves family members’understanding of and relationships among one another by reducing the emotional interference--feelings of anger, betrayal, guilt, shame, fear--that blocks healthy, happy family connections and by offering specific practical recommendations for increasing family harmony. Through his analyses of 30 topics of family living, presented under the umbrella of learning what to realistically expect of imperfect parents of imperfect children in an imperfect world, Borcherdt reveals to readers that: individuals are active participants in creating their own emotional problems and disturbances people exaggerate the significance of past family disturbances emotional slack and fewer unrealistic demands of self and others leads to a happier family family members often disturb themselves unnecessarily by escalating family values into sacred demands families don't shape character, they reveal it Unlike other books about family living, Making Families Work and What To Do When They Don't analyzes the dysfunctional ideas that family members hold about themselves and others rather than the dysfunctional relationships that naturally exist between fallible human beings. In this guidebook, readers learn creative, new ways of approaching old family problems,and they gain succinct explanations of how they can help their own and other families do things differently and do different things to improve emotional and behavioral well-being within the family.

Reading the Family Dance

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Author: Art V. Gibney
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Reading the Family Dance by Art V. Gibney Book Resume:

The development in recent years of the intersections between the family and literary study continues to emerge as one of the most productive and illuminating arenas of contemporary critique. In addition to addressing the family dynamic through which a given literary character develops a fully realized sense of self, family systems therapy allows readers to examine the patterns by which characters function in their larger intimate systems, whether those systems be social, institutional, or even global. As the intellectual foundation for the forms of therapy practiced by the majority of contemporary American and European psychotherapists, the study of family systems theory and its intersections with literary works affords readers with an illuminating glimpse into the terminology and processes involved in this dynamic form of critique. Perhaps most significantly, family systems therapy allows critics to consider the distinctly social interactions that characterise our pathways to interpersonal development and selfhood. John V. Knapp is Professor of English, with a joint appointment in modern literature and in teacher education, at Northern Illinois University. Kenneth Womack is Assist

The DSM-5 Survival Guide: A Navigational Tool for Mental Health Professionals

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Author: Joan Atwood, Ph.D., Kathryn Busch, MFT
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The DSM-5 Survival Guide: A Navigational Tool for Mental Health Professionals by Joan Atwood, Ph.D., Kathryn Busch, MFT Book Resume:

The book will help you navigate the DSM-5. It will assist you in learning the diagnoses as they are required by agencies and the insurance companies in order to obtain reimbursement for services. Each chapter presents the more common disorders as they are typically encountered in agencies. It is a book for mental health and human service professionals--graduate students in social work, marriage and family counseling, psychology, and mental health counselors. It is also a book for the experienced practitioner, psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to stay grounded in traditional psychology or systems theory but often are required to present cases or diagnose from an individual or psychodynamic point of view. The book imparts technical knowledge in a non-technical view. it is based on the feedback from graduated students as they enter the mental health fields, and based on discussions with experienced professionals. Looking though the framework presented in this book allows practitioners to see individuals within a context and to free them from mutually exclusive outlook. Each chapter is separated into the following format: (1) a presentation of the disorder, along with the symptoms as they are typically presented, (2) a case history of someone who exhibits the disorder, (3) a description of how a therapist can recognize the disorder- for example, what does a depressed person look like, (4) a description of how the client feels, (5) The client’s dilemma, (6) A brief explanation of the theories used to describe the etiology of the disorder, (7) An assessment from an individual lens, (8) An assessment from a systemic lens, (9) A list of individually based therapeutic strategies, (10) and a list of family therapy strategies that could be used for treating the client.

Constructing Early Christian Families

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Author: Halvor Moxnes
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Constructing Early Christian Families by Halvor Moxnes Book Resume:

The family is a topical issue for studies of the Ancient world. Family, household and kinship have different connotations in antiquity from their modern ones. This volume expands that discussion to investigate the early Christian family structures within the larger Graeco-Roman context. Particular emphasis is given to how family metaphors, such as 'brotherhood' function to describe relations in early Christian communities. Asceticism and the rejection of sexuality are considered in the context of Christian constructions of the family. Moxnes' volume presents a comprehensive and timely addition to the study of familial and social structures in the Early Christian world, which will certainly stimulate further debate.

Mental Health: A Journey from illness to wellness

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Author: S Makvana,A Patel,A Dhingra,V Parmar
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Mental Health: A Journey from illness to wellness by S Makvana,A Patel,A Dhingra,V Parmar Book Resume:

The controls used on emotional arousal and cognitive processes are difficult in several societies, because of the presence of beliefs in several more issues and forces, which influence the bidirectional to and fro journey of effects between mental health and mental illness. Human beings in general accept only experiential methods of verifications and approval of reality, when they come in contact with their own mental and physical conditions. However, many may still be influenced by suggestions and produce experiences as per suggestions, which may not respond to scientific methods of verifications and corrections. Mental health and diseases, mainly in the domain of emotional health may therefore be affected by beliefs and psychological effects produced from cognitive processes and cognitive molding of emotions. Interventions in the cognitive and emotional domains do often work and changes may be brought out at the psychological and biological levels

Enslaved By Dimensions Of Time

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Author: ,Dr. Levi
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Enslaved By Dimensions Of Time by ,Dr. Levi Book Resume:

This book--Enslaved by the Dimensions of Time--is designed to seamlessly move the reader from the basic understanding of the Finite nature of Time essence in our life to its intricate nature of Infinite Time Dimension, where it merges with the divine in fulfillment of the everlasting purpose of God for all things created by Him. It explains that the entity called "Time" is truly the driver of our life and destiny and requires Consistency and Focus as its vital components in order to keep pace with it, if we are really determined to accomplish much in our earthly life cycle. Enslaved by the Dimensions of Time is a thought-provoking book that takes a rare view of the extended impact of Finite Time Dimension as the ultimate driver of the vehicle of one's life in all spheres of the human existence, and the Infinite Time Dimension as the master regulator of the Time of our life at both the physical and the spiritual level of existence. The author believes that it is not proper to talk about managing the Time but to talk about working with the vital components of Time--Consistency and Focus--to avoid being trapped in a secular motion where the person is working against the Time instead of moving in strides with its ultimate purpose in the life of the individual. Have you ever wondered about the divine purpose of Time in the nature of your physical existence in life? Is Time a physical entity or ethereal energy on a linear, divine spiritual mission which no human entity is able to decipher? How does Time become so intricately involved in the blueprint of every aspects of our earthly existence, and has earned a notoriety for not being a respecter of persons? In this book--Enslaved by the Dimensions of Time--you will find out how much of your Time actually belongs to you, and why a significant measure of your Time is lost operating in the Spiritual Time Zone rather than in the Physical Time Zone. Suffice it to say that as ephemeral as Time is, you may be surprised to learn that it is truly the driver of the vehicle of your life.

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

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Author: Cecilia A. Essau
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Child and Adolescent Psychopathology by Cecilia A. Essau Book Resume:

How do biological and environmental factors influence the development of childhood and adolescent disorders? There has been a substantial increase of interest in research into child and adolescent psychopathology. In this book, Cecilia Essau brings together contributions from the UK, the US and Canada to provide a comprehensive summary of the information available on the subject. Beginning with an introduction to general issues related to child and adolescent psychopathology, including theoretical models of normal and abnormal development, each chapter goes on to address the issues associated with specific disorders, such as: oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder eating disorders substance use disorders somatoform disorders. The contributors present a thorough overview of each disorder, including discussion of definition and classification, epidemiology, risk factors, comorbidity, course, outcome and prevention. Child & Adolescent Psychopathology will be welcomed by all mental health professionals seeking a reliable source of scientifically and clinically relevant information on the nature and treatment of child and adolescent disorders.

Children in Difficulty

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Author: Julian Elliott,Maurice Place
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Children in Difficulty by Julian Elliott,Maurice Place Book Resume:

Written by two leading experts in the field, this welcome third edition of Children in Difficulty: A guide to understanding and helping discusses some of the most common, yet incapacitating, difficulties that are frequently encountered by young children and adolescents. This includes such topics as: ADHD disruptiveness and challenging behaviour in schools and classrooms dyslexia and reading disability eating disorders oppositional defiance, conduct and attachment disorders childhood depression school refusal developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia) less common mental health problems, such as bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. traumatic and stressful situations drug and solvent abuse. The third edition of this book includes brand new insights from the fields of genetics and neuroscience and ensures claims for the effectiveness of specific interventions are supported by rigorous, scientific evidence. By drawing upon high level scientific and clinical knowledge and distilling it in a way that is accessible to professionals from a range of child care disciplines, this book will be of significant value to those working in education, health or social care, and anyone who needs to be able to recognise and help children in difficulty.

Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain

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Author: Ranjan Roy
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Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain by Ranjan Roy Book Resume:

This book fills a major gap in the practice literature for healthcare professionals engaged in providing psychosocial care for their patients suffering from chronic pain or illness. Up to now there has been little published material on evidence-based medicine in this field. Roy’s book at last provides empirically derived support and understanding of psychosocial problems and explores the efficacy of the interventions available for patient care. A boon for clinical psychologists.

Women and Political Representation in Canada

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Author: Manon Tremblay,Caroline Andrew
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Women and Political Representation in Canada by Manon Tremblay,Caroline Andrew Book Resume:

This collection of essays explores the often antagonistic relationship between women and political life in Canada. While women make up little over half of the total population in Canada, they are in many ways conspicuous by their absence from the Canadian political scene.