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Becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist: From Classroom to Consulting Room

Becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist: From Classroom to Consulting Room

Eugene Mead

ISBN: 978-0-470-02737-0

Jan 2013

312 pages

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$54.95

Description

Becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist is a practical ""how to"" guide designed to help trainee therapists successfully bridge the gap between classroom and consulting room. Readers will learn how to apply empirically-based methods to the core tasks of therapy in order to improve competency, establish effective supervision, and deliver successful client outcomes.
  • A practical guide to improving competency across the core tasks of therapy, based on over 40 years of observation and teaching by an internationally acclaimed author
  • Presents treatment protocols that show how to apply therapy task guidelines to a range of empirically-supported marriage and family treatments
  • Provides extended coverage on assessing and beginning treatment with crisis areas such as suicidal ideation, and family violence with children, elders, and spouses
  • Suggests how supervisors can support trainees in dealing with crisis and other challenging areas, to build competence and successful delivery
List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes ix

About the Author xi

Foreword xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

Part I

1 Becoming a Competent Marriage and Family Therapist 3

2 Basic Therapist Skills 17

3 The Initial Phone Call and Assessing Clients’ Complaints and Goals 63

4 Establishing a Treatment Plan and Delivering the Planned Treatment 85

5 Evaluating Adherence to the Treatment Plan and Evaluating Treatment Outcomes 109

6 Terminating Therapy 135

Part II Protocols for SelectedModels ofMarriage and Family Therapy: Delivering Evidence-Based Treatments

Introduction to Part II 147

7 Protocol for Conducting Gottman Method Couple Therapy 149

8 Protocol for Conducting Emotionally-Focused Therapy with Couples 195

Notes 217

Appendix A Person of the Therapist Checklist 219

Appendix B Therapist Self-Soothing Procedures 221

Appendix C Standard Assessment Battery for Marital Relational Problems 223

Appendix D Written Case Progress Notes 235

Appendix E Observations of the Couples’ Communication and Problem-solving

Behaviors Therapist’s Rating Form Based on Gottman (1999) 237

Appendix F Clinical Experience Log 239

Appendix G Preparing aWritten Treatment Plan 241

AppendixH Written Treatment Summary 247

Appendix I Therapy Tailoring Skills Rating Form 249

Appendix J Homework Success: Therapist Guidelines 251

Appendix K Preparation for Supervision Checklist: Couples 253

References 257

Index 285