Recorded March 10, 2016
Dr. Browning is Professor of Psychology at Chestnut Hill College. His scholarly interests are in Family Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Empathy, Children with Developmental Disorders and Training Clinicians. He has a special interest in stepfamilies having previously co-authored, Stepfamily Therapy: A 10-step Clinical Approach.
From the Publisher’s website
Written for researchers, practitioners, and students in advanced courses, this book furthers our understanding of the complexity of contemporary families. Seven types of families are the focus of this book, based on the research available and the challenges they present for mental health professionals. The family forms discussed are Adoption, Foster care, Interracial families, Family members with special needs (with a focus on autism), Families with LGBTQ members, grandparent-headed Families, and Family members with chronic medical conditions.
The volume establishes an innovative format that fits the new age of evidence-based practice. Each chapter is written by a collaborative team of authors consisting of researchers and practitioners. The former address the prevalence and characteristics of the family form and then present the research findings most relevant to clinical practice; the latter use this as the foundation for their portion of the chapter, in which they discuss strategies for good therapeutic intervention, representing a true integration of science and practice. Readers learn about relevant research findings regarding each family described, as well as gain explicit instruction and case material for which to augment therapeutic efforts with these populations.
- List two reasons why it is important for clinicians to pay attention to data-based research
- List two ways that many contemporary families are now nontraditional
CE Credits: One live-attendance CE credit is available through The Practice Institute, upon completion of an evaluation form and payment of an administrative fee of $10. The Practice Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists. The Practice Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional level: Intermediate
Intended audience: Mental health clinicians interested in this topic