Clinical Applications of Evidence-Based Family Interventions: Clinical and Social Applications

Hardcover | February 15, 2003

byJacqueline Corcoran

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Families today often face a range of urgent problems, and practitioners need to intervene with the most effective methods possible, methods which have been tested and that have proven clinical utility. Mental health service delivery systems are increasingly moving toward theseempirically-validated approaches, and practitioners need guidelines as to how such treatments may be implemented in daily practice.Evidence-Based Family Interventions reviews the empirically validated treatments that are relevant for family practice in the social work setting. Jacqueline Corcoran, a social work professor with extensive experience in varied settings, addresses some of the most prevalent areas of sexual abuse,attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct problems, substance abuse, and depression. Within each area, Corcoran presents evidence-based approaches, including psychoeducation, behavioral parent training, solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral treatment, structural family therapy, andmultisystemic treatment. For each problem area, a detailed case study provides step-by-step guidelines on how the empirically validated theory can be applied in practice. This volume offers the type of reader-friendly application of family treatment theory most needed by practitioners. It is anessential guide for caseworkers and clinicians involved in child welfare, family preservation, juvenile justice, and family mental health counseling and guidance.

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Families today often face a range of urgent problems, and practitioners need to intervene with the most effective methods possible, methods which have been tested and that have proven clinical utility. Mental health service delivery systems are increasingly moving toward theseempirically-validated approaches, and practitioners need gui...

Jacqueline Corcoran is at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 6.18 × 9.29 × 0.98 inPublished:February 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195149524

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Table of Contents

ContributorsIntroductionI. ChildhoodClinical Disorders1. Psychoeducation with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder2. Behavioral Parent Training with Oppositional Defiant Disorder3. Solution-Focused Therapy with Oppositional Defiant DisorderSocial Problems4. Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention with Physical Abuse5. Cognitive-Behavioral Group Treatment with Mothers of Sexual Abuse VictimsII. AdolescenceClinical Disorders6. Structural Family Therapy with Adolescent Conduct DisorderSocial Problems7. Multisystemic Treatment with Juvenile Offending, Substance Abuse, and Prevention of Adolescent PregnancyIII. AdulthoodClinical Disorders8. Reinforcement Training with the Partners of Those Who Abuse Substances9. Cognitive-Behavioral Marital Therapy with Depression10. Joseph Walsh: Multiple-Family Psychoeducational Group for the Parents of Persons with SchizophreniaIV. Older AdulthoodSocial Problem11. Patricia Gleason-Wynn: Psychoeducation with Caregivers of Older AdultsReferencesIndex

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"Corcoran distills evidence-based treatment principles with practical application--a perfect combination for enhancing the effectiveness of students and seasoned practitioners. This well-crafted book goes beyond traditional descriptions of practice and theory to illustrate in detail guidelinesfor implementing evidence-based practice."--Craig Winston LeCroy, Ph.D., Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University, and Author, Empowering Adolescent Girls and Handbook of Child and Adolescent Treatment Manuals