Synopses & Reviews
MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THEORY AND CLINICAL CASE DOCUMENTATION, 2nd Edition provides a competency-based approach to teaching clinical skills in marriage and family therapy-an approach adopted by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Using a light and inviting tone, author Diane R. Gehart offers a comprehensive five-step model for competent treatment, which guides readers through case conceptualization, clinical assessment (diagnosis) and case management, treatment planning, evaluation of progress, and documentation. The book also includes an introduction to the importance of theory and evidence-based practice in all five steps, and a set of useful clinical forms that can be applied in practice environments. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
Now in its Second Edition, MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THEORY AND CLINICAL CASE DOCUMENTATION is one of the first textbooks designed to teach the majority of skills and knowledge outlined in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Core Competencies. Using a light and inviting tone, author Diane R. Gehart engages students while providing a comprehensive five-step model for competent treatment. The model guides students in case conceptualization, clinical assessment (diagnosis) and case management, treatment planning, evaluation of progress, and documentation. The book also includes an introduction to the importance of theory and evidence-based practice in all five steps, and a set of useful clinical forms that can be applied in practice environments.
About the Author
Dr. Diane R. Gehart is a Professor in the Marriage, Family, and Couple Counseling Program at California State University, Northridge. Having taught and supervised students in counseling and family therapy for 20 years, she has authored numerous books, including MINDFULNESS AND ACCEPTANCE IN COUPLE AND FAMILY THERAPY, THE COMPLETE COUNSELING ASSESSMENT SYSTEM, MASTERING COMPETENCIES IN FAMILY THERAPY, THEORY AND TREATMENT PLANNING IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, and THE COMPLETE MFT CORE COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT SYSTEM. She is also co-editor of COLLABORATIVE THERAPY: RELATIONSHIPS AND CONVERSATIONS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE and co-author of THEORY-BASED TREATMENT PLANNING FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS. Her two newest books are forthcoming: THEORY AND TREATMENT PLANNING IN FAMILY THERAPY and CASE DOCUMENTATION IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Dr. Gehart has written on postmodern therapies, mindfulness, mental health recovery, sexual abuse treatment, gender issues, children and adolescents, client advocacy, qualitative research, and education in family therapy. She speaks internationally, having conducted workshops to professional and general audiences in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico. Her work has been featured in newspapers, radio shows, and television worldwide. She is an associate faculty member at three international post-graduate training institutes: the Taos Institute, Houston Galveston Institute, and the Marburg Institute for Collaborative Studies in Germany. Additionally, she is an active leader in state and national professional organizations. She maintains a private practice in Agoura Hills, California, specializing in couples, families, trauma, life transitions, and difficult-to-treat cases.
Table of Contents
1. Competency and Theory in Family Therapy. 2. Research and Ethical Foundations of Family Therapy Theories. 3. Philosophical Foundations of Family Therapy Theories. 4. Systemic and Strategic Therapies. 5. Structural Family Therapy. 6. Experiential Family Therapies. 7. Intergenerational and Psychoanalytic Family Therapies. 8. Cognitive-Behavioral and Mindfulness-Based Couple and Family Therapies. 9. Solution-Based Therapies. 10. Collaborative and Narrative Therapies. 11. Evidence-Based Treatments in Couple and Family Therapy. 12. Evidence-Based Group Treatments for Couples and Families. 13. Case Conceptualization. 14. Clinical Assessment. 15. Treatment Planning. 16. Evaluating Progress in Therapy. 17. Document It: Progress Notes.