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

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  • Copyright: 1/29/2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This text presents a state-of-the-art, evidence-based integrated model for supervision in marital and family therapy from the author of the classic Effective Supervision (Brunner-Mazel). It is structured in three parts: an introduction to the new model for family therapist education and supervision; a look at the skills required; and outlines of therapeutic sessions. Supervision is a 'hot topic' across clinical psychology and psychotherapy, with research suggesting that supervision changes therapist behaviour - which affects client outcomes. A companion Web site includes assessment instruments, forms, and outlines to help new therapists with their meetings with clients.

Author Biography

D. Eugene Mead is Emeritus Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University, Utah. Over the course of 40 years, he developed and initiated the university's family therapy, sex therapy, marriage and family practicum, and marriage and family therapy supervision classes. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and Clinical Member and Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), having taught the Approved Supervision course at their Winter Institute. He is the author of the acclaimed Effective Supervision: A Task-oriented Model for the Mental Health Professions (1990).

Table of Contents

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

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