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Understanding Generalist Practice With Families

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Pub. Date:
2/9/2005
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Cengage Learning
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Hull and Mather's book introduces students to the professional abilities needed when working with families. Using a generalist perspective, the book builds on the knowledge and skills students have acquired in other courses, and provides keen insight on the specific theories and skills associated with family systems and family practice.

Table of Contents

PREFACE xiv
CHAPTER 1 Working with Families 1(25)
Introduction
2(1)
A Brief History of Family Practice
3(1)
Definition of the Family
4(4)
Scope of Family Practice
8(1)
The Role of Individual Development in Understanding Families
9(1)
Family Life Cycle
10(9)
Family-in-Environment Practice Framework
11(1)
Definition of Family-in-Environment Practice
12(1)
Generalist Practice Model
12(1)
Knowledge, Values, and Skills
13(1)
Generalist Family Practitioner Roles
14(5)
Structure of Practice 19 Engagement
19(4)
Assessment
20(1)
Planning/Goal Setting
20(1)
Implementation
21(1)
Evaluation
22(1)
Termination
22(1)
Follow-Up
23(1)
Organization of the Book
23(3)
CHAPTER 2 Understanding Family Theories 26(25)
Introduction
27(1)
Multidimensional Framework
27(2)
Family Practice
29(22)
Systems Theory and Families: Commonly Shared Concepts
31(1)
Basic Systems Theory Concepts
32(3)
Structural Family Theory
35(2)
Family Communication Theory
37(1)
Strategic Family Theory
38(2)
Cognitive-Behavioral Theories and Families
40(2)
Cognitive Theory
42(2)
Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Family Theories and Families
44(2)
Postmodern Theories and Families
46(4)
Ethnic and Cultural Challenges
50(1)
CHAPTER 3 Engaging Families 51(23)
Introduction
52(1)
The Engagement Process
52(5)
The Basis of Engagement
52(5)
Preparation for the First Meeting
57(5)
Initial Contact
57(4)
Planning
61(1)
Initial Meeting
62(10)
Introduction and Beginning Observations
62(1)
Establish Guidelines and Answer Questions
63(2)
Encouraging Interaction between Siblings
65(1)
Family Questions
66(1)
The Family's Perception of the Problem
66(1)
Identify the Needs of Each Family Member
67(1)
Focus on Family Members' Strengths
68(1)
Begin Gathering Initial Information for Assessment
69(1)
Aid Family Members in Communicating More Clearly with One Another
70(1)
Begin to Establish Goals
71(1)
Summarize Session and Encourage Family to See Their Strengths and Coping Skills
72(1)
Ethnic and Cultural Challenges in Engagement
72(2)
CHAPTER 4 Family Assessment Considerations 74(27)
Introduction
75(1)
Using a Bio-Psycho-Social Focus
75(22)
Influence of Individual Development on Family Systems
76(3)
Influence of Family Development on Family Systems
79(7)
Influence of Environmental Factors on Family Systems
86(11)
A Family Assessment Checklist
97(4)
CHAPTER 5 Assessing Family Functioning 101(26)
Introduction
102(15)
Targets for Family Assessment
102(1)
Family Roles Toe Family Rules
103(1)
Family Rituals
104(1)
Communication in Families
105(5)
Common Family Difficulties: Triangles, Secrets, and Cutoffs
110(7)
Assessment Techniques and Tools
117(7)
Genograms
118(1)
Ecomaps
119(1)
Self-Reports
120(1)
Observation
121(1)
Family Histories
122(1)
Social Network Map and Grid
123(1)
Caveats
124(3)
CHAPTER 6 Planning 127(27)
Introduction
128(1)
Planning
128(7)
Client and Family Directed Planning
129(1)
Strengths-Focused Planning
129(2)
Family Members with Differing Priorities
131(1)
Prioritization in Planning
132(1)
Develop Possible Plans
133(1)
Evaluate Plans and Assess Obstacles
133(1)
Selecting a Plan
134(1)
Goal Setting
135(5)
Long-Term Goals
136(1)
Short-Term Goals
137(1)
Individual and Family Goals
138(1)
When Goals Are Different
139(1)
Planning Process Responsibility
139(1)
Instilling Hope
139(1)
Contracting
140(5)
Involvement of All Family Members
142(1)
Written Contracts
143(1)
Verbal Contracts
144(1)
Evaluation Plan
145(2)
Ethnic and Cultural Challenges in Planning and Goal Setting
147(7)
Interracial Families
149(1)
Asian American Families
149(1)
Latino Families
150(1)
Native American Families
151(1)
African American Families
151(1)
Effects on Contracting
152(1)
Cultural Competence in Planning
152(2)
CHAPTER 7 Implementation 154(24)
Introduction
155(1)
Evidenced-based Practice
155(1)
Basic Skills and Techniques
156(22)
Active Listening
156(1)
Reflection
157(1)
Strengthening
158(1)
Reframing
159(1)
Identifying Problems
160(1)
Problem Solving
161(2)
Role Playing
163(1)
Warmth, Empathy, and Honesty
164(1)
Overarching Models
164(1)
Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic
164(3)
Experiential
167(2)
Structural
169(3)
Cognitive/Behavioral
172(3)
Postmodern
175(3)
CHAPTER 8 Evaluation, Termination, and Follow-Up 178(28)
Introduction
179(1)
Evaluation Tools
180(1)
Traditional Research and Evaluation of Practice
181(18)
Tools for Evaluating Family Functioning
182(1)
Tools for Evaluating the Social Worker-Family Relationship
183(1)
Tools for Practitioner Self-Evaluation
184(2)
Tools for Evaluating Outcomes
186(5)
Single-System Designs
191(5)
Caveats in Evaluation
196(2)
Ethnic and Cultural Challenges in Evaluation
198(1)
Termination
199(6)
Reactions to Termination
200(2)
Types of Termination
202(1)
Tasks in Termination
203(2)
Follow-Up
205(1)
CHAPTER 9 Interventions with Select Family Situations 206(32)
Introduction
207(1)
Family Intervention and Older Adults
207(9)
Older Couples
207(3)
Families with Older Members
210(5)
Nursing Home Placement
215(1)
Family Intervention with Gay and Lesbian Families
216(8)
Societal Barriers
217(1)
Gay and Lesbian Couples
218(6)
Family Intervention with People Living in Poverty
224(4)
Family Intervention with Single Parents
228(2)
Family Intervention with Stepfamilies
230(3)
Family Intervention and Families with Disabilities
233(5)
CHAPTER 10 Additional Interventions with Select Family Situations 238(17)
Introduction
239(1)
Divorcing/Separating Families
239(5)
Post-Divorce Issues
241(2)
Intervention
243(1)
Cultural Issues in Divorce
244(1)
Multi-Barrier Families
244(4)
Basic Approaches
245(3)
Intervention
248(1)
Death within the Family
248(3)
Stages of Grief
249(1)
Intervention
250(1)
Mental Illness within the Family
251(4)
CHAPTER 11 Specialized Family Interventions 255(17)
Introduction
256(1)
Family Preservation
256(5)
A Brief History of Family Preservation
257(1)
Social Worker Activities
258(1)
Research on Family Preservation's Effectiveness
259(1)
Current Practices
260(1)
Wraparound Services
261(3)
Extended Family Support Programs (Kinship Care)
264(3)
Research on Kinship Care
265(2)
Social Worker Services
267(1)
Current Situation
267(1)
Multiple Family Groups
267(5)
CHAPTER 12 Community Focus on Families 272(19)
Introduction
273(1)
Importance of the Community
273(2)
Historical Perspectives
275(1)
Understanding Basic Family Needs
275(1)
Institutional Deficiencies
276(1)
The Family Support Movement
277(3)
A Federal Response
280(2)
School-Based Family Support Programs
282(5)
Employer-Based Family Support Programs
287(4)
Flexible Work-Family Options
287(3)
A Corporate Commitment to Families
290(1)
CHAPTER 13 Families and Social Policy 291(24)
Introduction
292(1)
Public Assistance
292(11)
A Brief History
292(3)
Public Assistance Policy and Attitudes toward the Poor
295(1)
Social Attitudes and Public Assistance
295(1)
TANF: What Is the Goal?
296(1)
Policies for Reaching the Goal
297(1)
Connecting Government and Family Formation
298(1)
Policy Implications in Practice
299(4)
Child Welfare
303(12)
Adoption and Safe Families Act
305(2)
History of Congressional Legislation
307(8)
CHAPTER 14 Trends and Directions 315(14)
Introduction
316(1)
The Family-Changing and Stable
316(3)
Family Composition
316(1)
Household Location
317(1)
Family Demographics
317(1)
Employment, Economics, and Child Care
318(1)
Effects of Ethnicity
319(1)
Stability of the Family
319(1)
The Evolution of Family Practice
319(5)
Service Delivery
324(1)
Policy Issues
325(4)
REFERENCES 329(22)
NAME INDEX 351(8)
SUBJECT INDEX 359


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