Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment for Community Mental Health Promotion

Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families: Prevention, Intervention and Treatment for Community Mental Health Promotion

By: Barbara C. Wallace (author)Hardback

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This book serves as a training manual for mental health professionals and other community members who desire a practical handbook to guide their work with adult children from dysfunctional families in both individual and group counseling. An approach to the resolution of trauma is offered, along with prevention and intervention techniques for use with children and adolescents from dysfunctional families in school and other community-based settings. Group psychoeducation is highlighted as a tool for the delivery of curricula, covering diverse topics such as how to engage in healthy parenting behavior, how the stress of immigration/migration contributes to the creation of dysfunctional families, how to attain cultural sensitivity, as well as how to prevent or stop violent behavior. Always practical, Dr. Wallace provides a timely and comprehensive guide for community mental health promotion at a time when multiple, overlapping epidemics undermine family functioning.

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BARBARA C.WALLACE is Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Nutrition Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Wallace is the author of Crack Cocaine: A Practical Treatment Approach for the Chemically Dependent (1991) and editor of The Chemically Dependent: Phases of Treatment and Recovery (1992).


Illustrations Preface Introduction, Background, and Basic Training Introduction Background: The Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families Movement Stressors Promoting the Evolution of Dysfunctional Families Prevention and Intervention: Intermediate Training for Conducting Psychoeducational Groups Psychoeducation on Healthy Parenting Behavior: The Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, and Torture Group Psychoeducation for Primary Violence Prevention in Schools and Other Community-Based Settings The Psychoeducational Support Group: Secondary and Tertiary Violence Prevention Treatment: Advanced Training and Tools for Use in Individual and Group Counseling Training for Trauma Resolution in Individual and Group Counseling Trauma Resolution in Groups: Guiding Principles and a Workbook Four-Phase Group Therapy: Utilizing a Graphic Model of the Mind for Training The Trauma of Domestic Violence: A Treatment Model for The Battered, The Couple, and The Batterer Conclusion: Two Case Histories and Recommendations for Future Research References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/11/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780275944759
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780275944759
  • weight: 608
  • ISBN10: 0275944751

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