Systemic Treatment of Families Who Abuse (Jossey-Bass Social & Behavioral Science) (Hardcover)

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A direct, informed approach involving all family members

An invaluable guide for enhancing your skills when working withfamilies in which child abuse has occurred. Systemic Treatment ofFamilies Who Abuse addresses both the symptoms and precipitatingissues of child abuse and neglect, and also

* offers new ideas for effective treatment
* identifies the conditions that are often present when child abuseoccurs
* outlines the protective factors that can counteract a person'stAndency toward child abuse

The author discusses how the treatment of child abuse differs fromgeneric treatment, and stresses the necessity for systemicinterventions for everyone: abusers, abused, and nonabused familymembers.

About the Author

ELIANA GIL is director of the Center for Advanced Clinical Development in Springfield, Virginia. A marriage, family, and child counselor, and play therapy supervisor, she is on the board of directors of both the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and the National Resource Center on Child Sexual Abuse. She is the author of numerous books including Play in Family Therapy (1994), Sexualized Children: Assessment and Treatment of Sexualized Children and Children Who Molest (1993), and The Healing Power of Play: Therapy with Abused Children (1991).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780787901530
ISBN-10: 0787901539
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: November 7th, 1995
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Jossey-Bass Social & Behavioral Science