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Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Groups, Couples, & Family Therapy
Edited by Leon VandeCreek & Jeffery B. Allen

Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Groups, Couples, & Family Therapy

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  • 2008  282pp large paperbound   ISBN: 9781568871103
The sixth volume in the more focused Innovations in Clinical Practice series concentrates on assessment and intervention techniques when more than one person is therapeutically involved.  The volume contains a number of therapist guides and patient handouts in addition to the outstanding articles on a wide variety of subjects pertinent to the topic (see Table of Contents below).  Other books in this series are Focus on Children & Adolescents, Focus on Violence Treatment & Prevention, Focus on Adults, Focus on Health and Wellness, and Focus on Sexual Health.

Review
"I found Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Group, Couples, and Family Therapy to be an excellent source of new ideas, new modes of thinking, and new ways to practice....  The authors provide very specific, detailed interventions, in clear and lucid language, usually with vivid and forceful case examples.  All of them seem to have a fundamental optimism and a 'can do' attitude, which I think is crucial to our work as clinicians....  Clearly the authors have had successes with their work, and they convey a realistic hopefulness that readers, too, can have success with these approaches....  Given the difficulty of clinical practice, we, and our clients, all need doses of hope to keep us going in this field. Innovations will give the reader some of that hope and encouragement.  I would highly recommend this book"
     -Lorraine Mangione, PhD, Department of Clinical Psychology, Antioch University New England, Keene, New Hampshire

Table of Contents
Chapters marked with an asterisk (*) are included in the CE Program
SECTION I: CLINICAL ISSUES AND APPLICATIONS
*Treatment of Antisocial Youth and Families
Kevin R. Ronan & Nicola Curtis.
*Group Treatments of Eating Disorders With Children and Adolescents
Eve M. Wolf & Mindy R. Sefferino
*Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
Don Efron & Gail Palmer
*Group Work With Older Adults
Eric C. Drown
*Relapse Prevention in Couples Therapy
Jon Carlson & Cyrus Marcellus Ellis
*Solution-Focused Premarital Counseling
Christine E. Murray
*Multiple Family Group Treatment for Persons With Schizophrenia
Dennis G. Dyck, Diane M. Norell, & Martina L. Rodgers
*Narrative Family Therapy: An Integrative Perspective
William M. Walsh
*Family, Group, and Individual Treatments for Patients With Neurological Impairments
Aaron R. Wheeler, Amanda S. Charlton-Fryer, Kate Jones, & Maurice F. Prout
SECTION II: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
*
Conducting Group Psychotherapy in Private Practice
Bob Barcus
*Developing Groups for Disaster Preparedness and Response
Robert H. Klein, Nina K. Thomas, Harold S. Bernard, Marsha S. Block, & Diane C. Feirman
SECTION III: ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT, CLIENT HANDOUTS, AND THERAPIST HANDOUT
    Assessment Instrument

        Suicidal Adult Assessment Protocol - SAAP
William Fremouw, Elizabeth A. Tyner, Julia M. Strunk, & Robert Musick
    Client Handouts
        Group Works! Information About Group Psychotherapy

Robert H. Klein & American Group Psychotherapy Association
        The Problem of Overweight in Children and Adolescents
United States Department of Health and Human Services
        Eating Disorders
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
        Children's Mental Health Facts: Children and Adolescents With Conduct Disorder
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
        Marijuana: What Parents and Teens Need to Know
Leon VandeCreek
    Therapist Handout
        Using Groups to Treat Trauma

Robert H. Klein & American Group Psychotherapy Association
SECTION IV: SELECTED TOPICS
*A Cultural Transformation Approach in the Group Treatment of Addiction
Sarah E. Wright & Jeffery B. Allen
*Improving Dyadic Coping in Marital Distress Prevention Programs and Marital Therapy
Guy Bodenmann
*Women of Color Groups: Group Counseling With African American College Women
Tawanda M. Greer & Angela M. White

CE Program
A supplemental 18-credit, 180 question continuing education program is available for this book.  To order the complete program (this book and CE test module, or test module alone if you already have access to this book), go to: Innovations in Clinical Practice: Focus on Groups, Couples, & Family Therapy - CE Program (18 Credits)

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About the Editors
Leon VandeCreek, PhD, ABPP, Senior Editor, is a licensed psychologist who is the past dean and current professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  He has been awarded the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and he is a Fellow of several divisions of the American Psychological Association.  His interests include professional training and ethical/legal issues related to professional education and practice.  Dr. VandeCreek has served as President of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Chair of the APA Insurance Trust, Chair of the Board of Educational Affairs of the APA, and Treasurer of the Ohio Psychological Association.  In 2005, he served as President of the Division of Psychotherapy of the APA.  He has authored or coauthored about 150 professional presentations and publications, including 17 books.  Since 1992, he has served as Senior Editor of the Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book series.

Jeffery B. Allen,
PhD, ABPP-CN, is currently a Professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  Dr. Allen's professional experience includes a specialty internship in neuropsychology at Brown University and a rehabilitation focused postdoctoral fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in Detroit.  He is widely published in the areas of neuropsychology, head injuries, and memory in such sources as Neuropsychologia, Brain Injuries, and Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology and Assessment.  His areas of teaching also include physiological psychology and clinical neuropsychology.  His research interests include neurobehavioral disorders, quality of life in medical populations, cognitive and neuropsychological assessment, and outcome measurement in rehabilitation.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and has recently published the text, A General Practitioner's Guide to Neuropsychological Assessment, through the American Psychological Association.

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