Family Assessment

Family Assessment

family assessment presented in this book should not always be taken at face value – they remain provisional in character, having not yet received the scientific community's seal of approval. In the field of family assessment, ...

Author: Manfred Cierpka

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 9781616762407

Category: Psychology

Page: 301

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This book on family assessment integrates psychodynamic and systemic perspectives in a unique way. U.S. and European authors draw from both perspectives and integrate their cultural backgrounds. In this book the family is evaluated on three levels: the individuals, the dyads and triads, and the family system. Interwoven with clinical examples, the first part discusses the importance of the initial interview, from the first contact with a family to goal setting and treatment planning. The second part presents the various clinical perspectives that underlie the three-level model. These perspectives include the family’s contextual factors such as its stage in the family life cycle, its social world, and related areas such as parenting styles and behavior. Finally, the third part presents some clinical applications focusing on the use of family sculpting procedures as assessment tools. This family assessment book is a true integration of theoretical perspectives and international expertise, edited and written by leading family assessment researchers from the United States and Europe.
Categories: Psychology

Family Assessment Rationale Methods and Future Directions

Family Assessment  Rationale  Methods and Future Directions

Relationship Assessments: Questionnaires Regarding Whole Families Since 1980, a considerable number of “whole familyassessment procedures have emerged within the family field. In contrast with other subsets of measures, ...

Author: Theodore Jacob

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489908018

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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The purpose of this book is to review existing and developing family assessment methods relevant to the study of psycho pathology. It is our intention not only to inform clinical re searchers of the many valuable family assessment methods that are available, but also to encourage the incorporation of such procedures into future research efforts. In so doing, we believe that our understanding of the etiology, course, treatment, and prevention of adult and childhood disorders will be greatly enriched. The book begins with an overview of the larger social and intellectual forces which have led to the current interest in study ing family influences on psychopathology in children and adoles cence. For each "stream of influence," we attempt to highlight theoretical and methodological contributions relevant to the fami ly's role in the etiology, exacerbation, and treatment of childhood disorders. Next, a framework for classifying family measurement procedures is introduced in which three major dimensions are emphasized: unit of analysis, source of data, and construct as sessed. The third and most important chapter provides detailed reviews of a selected number of methods within each of the major groupings that have been delimited, references and brief descrip tions of other measures that cannot be reviewed in detail, and a discussion of the promising and developing techniques that are known to the authors.
Categories: Psychology

Family Assessment

Family Assessment

See McMaster Family Assessment Devices (FAD) Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluations Scale (FACES), 96, 103, 149–151, 210–211 family assessment, importance to, 20, 204 Family Assessment Device (FAD) ...

Author: Len Sperry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136706653

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

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In an era that demands ever-increasing levels of accountability and documentation, Family Assessment is a vital tool for clinicians. It covers more than one hundred assessment methods – both the most widely used strategies as well as those that are more specialized and issue-specific. Techniques and instruments for assessments are summarized concisely in tables and discussed in depth in the chapters, often by the experts who developed the approaches they describe. Each chapter is also supplemented by recommended strategies for utilizing the assessment tools, as well as by case studies and observational method matrices. Readers will find that the second edition of Family Assessment provides the same comprehensive evaluation and thorough analysis as the first edition but with a fully updated focus that will invigorate the work of researchers, educators, and clinicians.
Categories: Psychology

Child and Family Assessment

Child and Family Assessment

Nevertheless the family level problems were predictive of outcome (whereas the summary of problems from all perspectives was ... The therapeutic work with the families following the assessment was also demonstrated to have positive and ...

Author: Ian Wilkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134704170

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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Child and Family Assessment is based on Ian Wilkinson's extensive experience of working with troubled children and families over the last twenty years. This completely revised and updated edition of Family Assessment (Gardner Press, 1993) combines a clear summary of current knowledge with practical, detailed and adaptable procedures for practitioner use. Part one reviews the literature on child and family assessment; part two discusses the practical issues involved and provides detailed guidelines for practitioners; a final part examines the relationship between clinical practice, assessment and science with respect to children and families. Written from an eclectic point of view in a clear and precise style, using common sense terms, this book will be an essential guide for all those in the helping professions, including therapists, psychologists, doctors, nurses, social workers and lawyers.
Categories: Psychology

Couple and Family Assessment

Couple and Family Assessment

Sourcebook of marriage and family evaluation. New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel. McGoldrick, M., & Gerson, R. (1985). Genograms in family assessment. New York, NY: Norton. Mejia, A., Filus, A., Calam, R., Morawska, A., & Sanders, M. R. (2016) ...

Author: Len Sperry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351051606

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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The field of family, child, and couple assessment continues to evolve and change since the first edition of this book appeared in 2004. Couple and Family Assessment, Third Edition, is a thoroughly revised and updated resource for anyone working with children, adolescents, couples, and families. It provides an in-depth description of an even larger number of clinically useful assessment tools and methods, including issue-specific tools, self-report inventories, standardized inventories, qualitative measures, and observational methods. Each chapter provides strategies for systematically utilizing these various assessment methods and measures with a wide range of family dynamics that influence couples and families. These include couples conflict, divorce, separation, mediation, premarital decisions, parenting conflicts, child abuse, family violence, custody evaluation, and child and adolescent conditions, i.e., depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and learning disorders that can significantly influence family dynamics. This third edition features the latest, most common and important assessment tools and strategies for addressing problematic clinical issues related to working with families, couples, and children. Chapters 3 through 11 include matrices that summarize pertinent information on all instruments reviewed, allowing readers to instantly compare more than 130 assessment devices. Finally, the book provides extensive clinical case material that illustrates the use of these various assessment tools and strategies in a wide array of clinical situations. Couple and Family Assessment, Third Edition, will be useful to both trainees and practitioners as a ready reference on assessment measures and strategies for working with families, couples, and children.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Family Assessment Handbook An Introductory Practice Guide to Family Assessment

Family Assessment Handbook  An Introductory Practice Guide to Family Assessment

Ecomaps, 48, 75,79–80 Empathic listening definition, 173 self-assessment, 174–175 Ethical concerns, checklist of, 245 Ethical standards, family, 9–10 Ethnic beliefs, 4–5 Ethnic-minority family, 55 Evaluating and Treating Families, ...

Author: Barbara Thomlison

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305687882

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Providing practical information and theoretical foundations established on evidence-based methodology, Thomlison's text presents a step-by-step approach to family practice that teaches students to be critical thinkers for the study and practice of family work. Focusing on how to conduct a family assessment for case intervention, FAMILY ASSESSMENT HANDBOOK: AN INTRODUCTION AND PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FAMILY ASSESSMENT, Fourth Edition, is based on family systems theory as well as the family and environmental contexts in which family functioning is influenced. Within the family setting, evidence-based interventions are identified for guiding practice decisions. This practical guide illustrates the interplay of family structure and processes, family dynamics, and patterns of interaction to show how those patterns influence family and child development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Social Science

Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work

Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work

Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families Fiona Mainstone ... Ultimately, whole family assessment relies on individual practitioners from different services getting their heads together. This might be as minimal as just ...

Author: Fiona Mainstone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004840

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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How do you keep the whole family in mind when carrying out social work assessment? How do you balance the needs of adults and children? How do you ensure that children's welfare and safety are everyone's priority when families face complex difficulties? Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work brings together what social workers in adult and children services need to know about assessment across both services. With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult life difficulties, family problems, parenting capacity and children's needs, this practical guide will help social workers to think across professional and administrative divides. Case studies, practice vignettes, exercises and suggestions for further reading are included throughout the book to help the reader consider the well-being of the whole family when conducting and interpreting assessments. This guide will help social workers to think holistically and work collaboratively both with each other and with families.
Categories: Social Science

Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice

Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice

changing guidance on the length of time an assessment should take ; the need to allow time for a fair assessment , balanced by the need of children and families for decisions to be made ; whether an assessment should aim to stimulate ...

Author: Sally Holland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076194902X

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This is an essential guide for both social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. It is a guide for practice that is strongly rooted in research evidence.
Categories: Social Science

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

Practice: Social Work in Action 21, 1, 17–34. Cleaver, H. (2000) Fostering Family Contact. London: TSO. Cleaver, H., Walker, S. and Meadows, P. (2004) Assessing Children's Needs and Circumstances: The Impact of the Assessment Framework.

Author: Duncan Helm

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857002988

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The application of assessment frameworks hinges on human qualities and skills which are naturally prone to bias and inconsistency. Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment aims to support workers in analysing and making sense of the information gathered, and increasing accuracy and empathy in assessing the needs and risks for vulnerable children and young people. This book offers best practice guidance on how to analyse information gathered during the assessment of children and young people and their families. Good assessments take time and need to be appropriately resourced. A range of analytical tools are also needed if practitioners are to present assessments of children's needs which lead to meaningful care plans and improved outcomes. Helm introduces the key messages emerging from policy and research, and provides insights into today's multi-disciplinary practice. Professionals working in child welfare and protection roles, such as social workers, health visitors, midwives and teachers will find this practical guide to analysis invaluable in interpreting needs and outcomes.
Categories: Social Science

Putting Analysis Into Child and Family Assessment Third Edition

Putting Analysis Into Child and Family Assessment  Third Edition

Undertaking Assessments of Need Ruth Dalzell, Emma Sawyer. of related interest A Practical Guide to Early Intervention and Family Support Assessing Needs and Building Resilience in Families Affected by Parental Mental Health or ...

Author: Ruth Dalzell

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781909391277

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Putting Analysis into Child and Family Assessment bridges theory and practice, and provides clear guidance to improve assessments in child and family social work. It addresses the issues of central concern to child and family social workers, including analytical assessment, outlines how to avoid common pitfalls, provides strong theoretical foundations, and demonstrates how the theory can be translated into practice. With reference to common and specialist assessments, the book covers every stage of the assessment process: planning and preparation, hypothesising, involving children, and making, recording and reviewing decisions. It features practice tools, case studies and practice development sessions and activities. This third edition has been fully updated with recent policy changes and new research findings. This book will be valued by practitioners, managers, trainers and lecturers looking for a grounded resource which provides practical guidance on how to improve assessments.
Categories: Social Science