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Systemic Treatment of Families Who Abuse

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Eliana Gil addresses both the symptoms and the underlying precipitating issues of child abuse and neglect and offers new ideas for effective treatment. Gil identifies the conditions that are often present when child abuse occurs and outlines the protective factors that can counteract an individual's tendency toward child maltreatment. Without absolving the offender of full responsibility, the author recommends an approach to treatment that involves all family members who may inadvertently contribute to the maintenance of problem behaviors through acts of omission or commission.
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A direct, informed approach involving all family members
An invaluable guide for enhancing your skills when working with families in which child abuse has occurred. Systemic Treatment of Families Who Abuse addresses both the symptoms and precipitating issues of child abuse and neglect, and also
  • offers new ideas for effective treatment
  • identifies the conditions that are often present when child abuse occurs
  • outlines the protective factors that can counteract a person's tAndency toward child abuse
The author discusses how the treatment of child abuse differs from generic treatment, and stresses the necessity for systemic interventions for everyone: abusers, abused, and nonabused family members.
In a direct, informed way Eliana Gil addresses the symptoms and the precipitating issues of child abuse and neglect. She offers new ideas for effective treatment, identifies the conditions that are often present when child abuse occurs, and outlines the protective factors that can counteract an individual's tAndency toward child abuse. Gil also stresses the necessity for a treatment approach that involves all family members.
In Systemic Treatment of Families Who Abuse Eliana Gil addresses both the symptoms as well as underlying precipitating issues of child abuse and neglect, and offers new ideas for effective treatment. Gil identifies the conditions that are often present when child abuse occurs and outlines the protective factors that can counteract an individual's tendency toward child maltreatment. Without absolving the full responsibility of the offender, the author recommends an approach to treatment that advances intervention for all family members who may inadvertently contribute to the maintenance of problem behaviors in families through acts of omission or commission.Gil discusses how the treatment of child abuse differs from generic treatment in a number of important ways. She emphasizes the tremendous responsiblity in trying to alter harmful and potentially lethal behaviors, while making efforts to preserve the family when appropriate, without compromising children's safety. She stresses the necessity for systemic interventions for everyone: abusers, abused, and nonabused family members.Systemic Treatment of Families Who Abuse is an invaluable guide written for professionals to enhance their clinical skills when working with families in which child abuse has occurred.
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).
1. What Makes Child Abuse Treatment Unique. 2. Assessment. 3. Principles of Treatment. 4. Beginning Treatment. 5. Assessing Family Readiness for Reunification(with Monica Roizner--Hayes). 6. Treatment Failures. Appendix: Checklist for Reunification of Incestuous Families.
"Replete with case examples, Eliana Gil's straightforward, no nonsense guide to treating some of society's most dangerous family interactions is a valuable resource to all clinicians who work with child abuse.'' --Marcia Sheinberg, director of training, Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, and director, Ackerman Incest Project "This book is well-written and well-illustrated with clinical case material." --Benjamin E. Saunders, Ph.D., National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina "With its clear, practical style, this is an unusually useful book for clinicians at any level of skill, the next best thing to an experienced supervisor or colleague. Gil does an extraordinary job of integrating theory, research, and case examples in an area of clinical practice that can easily be intimidating. The book's particular strength lies in its skillful blAnd of narative and clinical dialogue, in which the therapist's voice is consistently empathetic, firm, and focused, both inspiring readers to take a similar approach and at the same time teaching them how." --Adelia Moore, Ph.D., Connecticut Children's Medical Center School, Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health
"Replete with case examples, Eliana Gil's straightforward, no nonsense guide to treating some of society's most dangerous family interactions is a valuable resource to all clinicians who work with child abuse.'' --Marcia Sheinberg, director of training, Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, and director, Ackerman Incest Project

"This book is well-written and well-illustrated with clinical case material." --Benjamin E. Saunders, Ph.D., National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina

"With its clear, practical style, this is an unusually useful book for clinicians at any level of skill, the next best thing to an experienced supervisor or colleague. Gil does an extraordinary job of integrating theory, research, and case examples in an area of clinical practice that can easily be intimidating. The book's particular strength lies in its skillful blAnd of narative and clinical dialogue, in which the therapist's voice is consistently empathetic, firm, and focused, both inspiring readers to take a similar approach and at the same time teaching them how." --Adelia Moore, Ph.D., Connecticut Children's Medical Center School, Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health
Author
Eliana Gil
Short Title
SYSTEMIC TREATMENT OF FAMILIES
Series
Jossey-Bass Social & Behavioral Science
Language
English
ISBN-10
0787901539
ISBN-13
9780787901530
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
DEWEY
616.858
Illustrations
Yes
Year
1995
Publication Date
1995-11-30
Imprint
Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
1st
Place of Publication
New York
Pages
264
Residence
US
Audience
General/Trade
Publisher
Jossey-Bass
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