Author: Lucas Volini
Release Date: 2015-09-17
Everything you need to know in a condensed and structured independent study guide specifically designed to prepare you in successfully passing the National Licensing Exam in Marital and Family Therapy. This innovative approach to effective and efficient preparation is tailored to the new format of the National Exam which is now far more application based than knowledge based. As other manuals contain up to 1,200 pages of text covering the entire field of Family Therapy in great detail, this author has condensed the same information down to the bare essentials of what is needed to pass the exam. This is not meant to serve as a thorough review of everything you already learned in graduate school; instead, it will review such knowledge in ways congruent to what the exam will measure. The philosophy of this manual was to teach you how to pass the exam as opposed to reviewing the textbook. The context contains a review of each primary theory to Marriage & Family Therapy as organized by the knowledge domains stated by the Association for Marital & Family Therapy Regulatory Board. To further grasp how these theories are applied to families (keeping in line with the application-based nature of the licensing exam), the author has provided a glossary containing narratives of each approach applied to the same family vignette. To further differentiate this manual from the other available options, Part I contains an overview of the exam, test-taking strategies and study techniques to ensure that your preparations are effective and efficient. It will also move beyond theory and into the other knowledge domains covered on the exam as well as provide a thorough glossary of all key terms and primary interventions labeled by the theory in which they belong. Finally, the manual includes a Practice Exam with correct answers stated along with a rationale as to why each answer was correct or incorrect. Contents include: Part I: About the Exam, Test-Taking Strategies & Study Techniques. Part II: The History of the Field of Marriage & Family Therapy. Part III: The Theory & Practice of Marriage & Family Therapy. Part IV: Clinical Considerations & Concepts Part V: The Practice Exam Walk into test day feeling confident and prepared after completing this Independent Study Guide. An affordable and effective resource made by a Marriage & Family Therapist for Marriage & Family Therapists.
Author: Mometrix Media LLC
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Study Aids
***Includes Practice Test Questions*** MFT Exam Secrets helps you ace the Examination in Marital and Family Therapy, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive MFT Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. MFT Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to MFT Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Comprehensive sections including: General Systems Theory, Bowenian Approach, Communication Theory, Strategic Family Therapy, Psychoanalytic Family Therapy, MRI Model for Therapy, Cybernetics Model, Crisis Intervention, Emotional Reactivity, Feminist Family Therapy Approach, Parent Management Training, Constructivism, John E. Bell, Milton Erickson, Mimesis Model, Cognitive Theory of Personality, False Self, SORKC Model, Dyadic Model, Koestler, Mirroring, Accordion Family, Dyadic Adjustment Scale, MMPI-2, Family Life Cycle, MRI Assessment, Structural Family Therapy, Paradoxical Injunction, Attachment Theory, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Systematic Desensitization, Carl Whitaker, Premack Principle, Triangulation, Circular Questioning, Behavior Focused Intervention, and much more...
Author: Linda Metcalf
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2011-06-23
This practical textbook helps students in marriage and family programmes, as well as practicing marriage and family therapists, understand and apply a variety of the most popular family therapy models.
Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2015-05-11
Genre: Social Science
“Dawn gave us the tools we needed to take the exam, and let me tell youóshe was on point! Not only did she cover the content areas we needed to focus in on, but she also showed us how to read and interpret the questions on the exam.” —Ammu D. Kowolik, LMSW, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research Students and social workers preparing for the social work masters licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWBÆ Masters Exam Guide. Written by a prominent social work leader and trainer for social work licensing exams in the United States, this guide is based on years of time-tested exam prep workshops conducted by the author. It mirrors the ASWB Masters “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focuses on the material most likely to be included on the exam, so readers can prioritize information as they study. A self-assessment section helps identify strengths and weaknesses before tackling the material. The author shares her extensive knowledge of the exam by providing useful test-taking strategies and tips for overcoming test anxiety. The 170-question practice test at the end of the guide (with explanations of the correct answers) mirrors the actual exam in both length and structure. Content includes human development, diversity, abuse and neglect, assessment and intervention planning, direct and indirect (micro and macro) practice, and professional values and ethics. This book will be a valuable asset for social workers throughout the United States and Canada. Key Features: Developed by a highly respected educator of social work licensure candidates Covers all the content areas on the masters examination, including new content added in 2015 Begins with a self-assessment section to help identify areas of strength and weakness Offers a wealth of test-taking tips and strategies to foster exam confidence Includes a practice test (with explanations of the correct answers) that mirrors the exam ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.
When New York–based graphic designers and long-time friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh found themselves single at the same time, they decided to try an experiment. The old adage says that it takes 40 days to change a habit—could the same be said for love? So they agreed to date each other for 40 days, record their experiences in questionnaires, photographs, videos, texts, and artworks, and post the material on a website they would create for this purpose. What began as a small experiment between two friends became an Internet sensation, drawing 5 million unique (and obsessed) visitors from around the globe to their site and their story since it was launched in July 2013. 40 Days of Dating: An Experiment is a beautifully designed, expanded look at the experiment and the results, including a great deal of material that never made it onto the site, such as who they were as friends and individuals before the 40 days and who they have become since. Note: 40 Days of Dating has a special binding that allows it to open very flat by attaching the endpapers to the inside covers.
Author: Dr. Jessica A. Ritter, BSW, MSSW, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Social Science
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION: "This is a vital and necessary guide to the social work profession. This book clarifies the social work mission, goals, and objectives, and strengthens and promotes them as well." óCarmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSW Professor & Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University "The authors do an excellent job of illustrating the uniqueness, diversity, and richness of the profession. I strongly recommend this book for use in social work orientation, advising, and education." óSaundra Starks, EdD, LCSW, Professor, Western Kentucky University What do documentary filmmakers, conflict mediators, forensic social workers, researchers, mental health practitioners, human services administrators, medical social workers, and policy advocates have in common? They are all potential careers for social workers. The second edition of this popular guide to social work careers has been completely updated and expanded to reflect current trends in social work education and social work practice, including the employment outlook in various fields of practice, current accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements, along with new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. With a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of social work, the book describes both traditional careers and those that are off the beaten path in such arenas as forensic social work, social entrepreneurship, working in political systems, international careers, and community practice. Well organized and written in a conversational tone, each chapter describes a particular social work domain, illustrating specific careers within that field including best features, challenges, required core competencies and skills, and educational and licensing requirements needed to succeed. For each career the book also discusses employment outlook and includes recommended references for more in-depth information. Vivid stories from social workers across the country further help readers to choose a career that is a good fit. Additionally, the book includes updated job-hunting tools and websites, including international opportunities, and ways to offset the high cost of higher education. Questionnaires and self-assessment checklists provide additional fodder to help readers choose a social work career tailored to their unique talents, interests, and passions. New to the Second Edition: Presents updated accreditation standards, core competencies, and licensing requirements Describes new opportunities for social workers resulting from health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Discusses the impact of our current social, economic, and political climate on the profession Includes new career-planning and job-hunting tools Addresses how students can offset the high cost of higher education
Author: Robert Rocco Cottone, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2016-03-24
Focuses on the nuances of ethical and legal standards across disciplines Completely revised and updated to reflect the new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and current ethics codes in psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy. This unparalleled text guides helping professionals in the use of ethical decision-making processes as the foundation for ethical approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. The book focuses on ethical and legal challenges and standards across multiple professions emphasizing counseling, and including the professions of psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy. It not only identifies relevant ethical issues in clinical mental health, rehabilitation, group, school, addictions counseling, and career counseling, it also addresses couple and family therapy, clinical supervision, and forensics. The text illuminates the particular application of ethical standards within each specialty. The book features five new sections that clearly define how ethical standards are interpreted and applied: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privileged Communication; Informed Consent; Roles and Relationships with Clients; Professional Responsibility; and Counselor Competency. Under the umbrella of each broad topic, the particular nuances of ethical standards within each specialty are analyzed to facilitate comparison across all specialties and settings. The text also addresses current issues in office and administrative practices, technology, and forensic practice that are crucial to school, clinical, and private practice settings. Compelling case studies illustrate the connection between ethical decision-making models and ethical practice. Learning objectives, a comprehensive review of scholarly literature, and a robust ancillary package for educators contribute to the fourth edition's value for use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate classrooms. New to the Fourth Edition: Comprehensive reorganization and reconceptualization of content Reflects new 2014 ACA Code of Ethics Includes five new chapters on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privileged Communication; Informed Consent; Roles and Relationships with Clients; Professional Responsibility; and Counselor Competency. Emphasizes specialty practice organized by professional standards Facilitates comparison of standards across disciplines Addresses new issues in office, administrative, technology, and forensic practice Key Features: Delivers an unequaled overview of ethical decision-making in counseling and psychotherapy Defines how ethical standards are interpreted and applied in specialty practice Describes how to avoid, address, and solve serious ethical and legal dilemmas Includes learning objectives, case studies, and scholarly literature reviews Offers robust ancillary package with Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, and Power Point Slides
Author: Jeff Riggenbach
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the most empirically supported form of treatment for a broad range of psychological problems. The CBT Toolbox is not a “one strategy fits all” book or approaches. Rather, you will receive exercises that integrate research with practical application for specific symptom sets with the necessary depth to create meaningful change. The CBT Toolbox will provide you with effective and easy-to-use tools for: • Depression • Anxiety • Impulsive and Destructive Behaviors • Problem Solving • Toxic Relationships • Stress Management • and much more… Theoretically sound, yet practical and easy to use, The CBT Toolbox guides you through evidence based exercises to help navigate the road to recovery. A client on their own or for use in a therapeutic setting, this book will teach how to overcome unhealthy patterns, providing fresh and proven approaches to help: • identify triggers for a variety of psychological problems • create step by step plans to improve self-worth • dismiss dysfunctional thinking • track and monitor anger • find calm in stressful situations • break destructive patterns in toxic relationships • defeat depression
Author: Kenneth C. Chern
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2004
Updated for its Second Edition, this question-and-answer review book offers a concise review of ophthalmology. It combines a review of basic ophthalmology with real-life clinical cases and multiple-choice questions with answers and explanations. More than 400 clinical photographs, fluorescein angiograms, and CT, MRI, and ultrasound images help readers master this visually oriented specialty. This edition has over 100 new full-color illustrations. Focusing on common diseases, the book covers all specialty rotations, plus key areas such as embryology, anatomy, pediatrics, plastics, and lenses. This edition includes new cases and information on new drugs, especially glaucoma drugs.
This book provides an authoritative and practical guide to the assessment, management, treatment and care of pilots and other professional groups within aviation; covering a range of relevant topics, for health and human resources practitioners working in the airline industry. Pilot mental health has, hitherto, been regarded as a specialist topic in aviation medicine. Consequently, practitioners and researchers alike have been forced to consult specialist journals or seek out a relevant chapter on this topic in a general textbook to develop or update their understanding of the relevant issues. This book seeks to remedy this situation by gathering together all of the relevant insights into a single authoritative source gathered from the leading specialists in the field. It aims to cover all of the main relevant issues including the assessment, care, management and treatment of mental health problems, as well as the prevention of mental health problems among this occupational group.
Author: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2017-10-20
Print version of the book includes free access to the app (web, iOS, and Android), which offers interactive Q&A review plus the entire text of the print book! Please note the app is included with print purchase only. Written by a renowned social work educator rather than an unknown at a test preparation company, this thoroughly updated guide helps readers identify their weak areas so they know what to focus on to pass the 2018 ASWB® Masters licensure exam! Reviewers applaud the book’s unique test-taking tips and strategies which are based on the author’s extensive knowledge of the exam. A thorough review of the four content areas of the updated 2018 Masters exam is provided. The 170-question practice test with explanations of the correct answers mirrors the actual exam in length and structure. This invaluable guide has been praised by social workers across the country as essential to passing the ASWB® Masters Exam on the first attempt! Highlights include: Updated to reflect ASWB’s revised 2018 test blueprint used for test construction. Content available via an app in addition to the print version so test takers can study using multiple mediums. Written by a renowned social work educator who has helped thousands of test takers pass the exam through her invaluable workshops. Provides a thorough content review of the four core areas of the updated 2018 Masters examination: human development, diversity, and behavior in the environment; assessment and intervention planning; interventions with clients/client systems; and professional relationships, values and ethics. Readers applaud the invaluable tips for how to read the questions, overcome test anxiety, avoid common pitfalls, and assess one’s learning style which help foster exam confidence. Begins with a self-assessment to help identify areas of strength and weakness. A full practice test with 170 questions that mirrors the actual ASWB® Masters Exam in length, structure, and content, with detailed explanations of the correct answers. Identifies the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) for each question so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. Questions are distinct from those in the author’s Social Work ASWB® Masters Practice Test, 2e.
Author: Benjamin E. Caldwell
Release Date: 2015-08-19
The AAMFT Code of Ethics defines the professional standards for marriage and family therapists (MFTs). This publication includes vignettes of possible scenarios that therapists may encounter in practice and provides commentary on ethically appropriate responses and conduct. The perfect refresher for experienced MFTs and a great introduction for those new to the field. This brand new edition of the User's Guide provides insight into the 2015 AAMFT Code of Ethics.
Author: World Health Organization
Release Date: 2011
The World Report on Disability suggests more than a billion people totally experience disability. They generally have poorer health, lower education and fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to better care and services.
Author: The United States Department of Labor
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Release Date: 2006-06-26
Genre: Business & Economics
The Occupational Outlook Handbook has been respected as the job seeker's number-one source of critical decision-making data for more than 50 years. From able seaman to zoologist the latest edition gives you comprehensive information on more than 250 occupations, encompassing nearly 90 percent of the jobs in the U.S. economy.