How to Listen so Parents will Talk and Talk so Parents will Listen

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-06-28
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Few resources exist that teach mental health practitioners the building block skills of working effectively with parents. Based in research, theory, and years of experience in working successfully with all types of parents, John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan provide mental health professionals with the tools to build rapport and trust with parents. Filled with strategies for working with parents, this book covers the practical techniques of parenting such as problem-solving interventions, discipline, authority issues, and much more.

Author Biography

John Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at The University of Montana. He serves as a psychological consultant with Trapper Creek Job Corps, a vocational and educational facility. His research interests include clinical interviewing, parent consultations, and adolescent psychotherapy. Rita Sommers-Flanagan, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at The University of Montana. She provides mental health consultation at the Missoula Vet Center and Trapper Creek Job Corps. She has taught and written in the area of applied, practical ethics for the past fifteen years.

Table of Contents

Case Examplesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Understanding And Being With Parents
A Way of Being With Parentsp. 3
Preparing Yourself to Work Effectively With Parentsp. 17
What Parents Want: A Model for Understanding Adult Influencep. 33
Strategies For Working With Parents
From Initial Contact to Assessment: Building and Maintaining a Working Relationship With Parentsp. 57
Collaborative Problem Formulationp. 75
Creating and Providing Guidance, Advice, and Solutionsp. 93
Practical Techniques For Parenting Challenges
Teaching Relationship-Based Interventions to Parentsp. 113
Sharing Power to Gain Influence: Indirect and Problem-Solving Interventionsp. 113
A New-and-Improved Behaviorism: Child-Frienendly but Direct Approaches to Disciplinep. 133
Ongoing Contact, Complications, and Referrals
Dealing With Special Situations and Issuesp. 196
An Annotated Bibliography of Parenting Booksp. 209
Tip Sheet for Parentsp. 217
Parent Satisfaction and Couruebr Reflectiom Inventoryp. 229
Master List of Attitude, Strategies, and Interventionsp. 233
Chapter Checklistp. 235
Parent Homework Assignmentp. 241
Referencep. 261
Author Indexp. 271
Subject Indexp. 275
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