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Case Studies in Child, Adolescent, and Family Treatment 1st Edition

Craig W. LeCroy, Janice M. Daley

  • Published
  • 350 Pages

Overview

This casebook helps students integrate theory into practice by showing how practitioners have applied clinical principles to real-world situations. The lively, action-based, and pragmatic presentation of the cases helps students accumulate experience in thinking and reasoning as applied to different aspects of clinical work, resulting in more effective clinical practice.

Craig W. LeCroy, Arizona State University

Craig Winston LeCroy is a professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. Dr. LeCroy has directed several projects for children and adolescents, including a Children's Bureau grant focused on home visitation for parents of young children, a National Institute of Mental Health Training Grant for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, and several prevention projects including substance abuse prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, and Go Grrls, a primary prevention program for early adolescent girls. Professor LeCroy has published widely in the areas of home visitation children's mental health, social skills training with youth, and risk and needs assessment with juvenile offenders.

Janice M. Daley, Child and Family Resources

  • Questions at the beginning of each case encourage students to critically evaluate the particular case.
  • Noted scholars and practitioners have contributed the cases, which are based on their experiences.
  • A useful grid shows where the discussion of specific topics appears in each of the cases, making it easy to integrate the material into classroom instruction.
  • The book presents a range of diverse topics encompassing the experiences a student might have in clinical practice situations.
Section I: CASE STUDIES IN COMMON DISORDERS OF CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE.
Overview.
Case Study in Childhood Anxiety. A Child with ADHD. Crisis Intervention with a Depressed African American Adolescent. Emily: From "I'm nothing special" to "I don't need anorexia anymore."
Section II: CASE STUDIES IN INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY TREATMENT.
Overview.
Solution-Focused Therapy with Child Behavior Problems. Teach Me Your World: Lessons in Culture From a Family in Crisis. Homebuilders: Helping Families Stay Together. Using Theraplay to Interrupt a Three Generational Pattern of Inadequate Parenting.
Section III: CASE STUDIES IN GROUP TREATMENT.
Social Skills Group for Children. Evidence Based Approach to Parent Training. Empowering Adolescent Girls: The Go Grrrls Social Skills Training Program. A Culturally Grounded Empowerment Group for Mexican American Girls. Gay Youth and Safe Spaces.
Section IV: CASE STUDIES IN SCHOOL BASED TREATMENT.
A Family Arrives at School. Expanding the practice of Clinical Work. The Implementation of the Coping Power Prevention Program for Aggressive Children and Their Families. A Hmong Adolescent Creates His Own Way.
Section V: CASE STUDIES IN CHILD WELFARE.
Helping Families with Reunification: Returning a Child to a Less than Perfect Family. Nothing Left to Lose: Growing Up in Foster Care. An NTU Afrocentric Approach to Therapeutic Foster Care. Treatment of Denial Where There is Child Sex Abuse.
Section VI: CASE STUDIES IN USING PRACTICE EVALUATION.
Creating useful behavioral measures of client progress and outcomes. Using Multiple Evaluation Methods to Assess Client Progress: A Female Adolescent with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The Power of Conventional Reasoning: Buffer to Antisocial Behavior in Adolescents. Using Standardized Measures to Enhance Psychosocial Reports: A Case Example. Evaluating the Treatment of a Sexually Assaulted Child.

"A much needed book using children and adolescent case studies. This text will be a terrific teaching tool in practice methods class."

"This text provides a wide array of cases that illustrate the kinds of problems human service workers address in practice. The cases illustrate a wide variety of interventions and methods of practice. The cases include many different cultural backgrounds. The presentation of the cases is not standardized, but allows the ’voice’ of the author of the chapter to emerge."

"The diversity of examples, the thick descriptive detail, the strengths perspective found throughout the examples, the breadth of content, the inclusion of interventions on individuals, families, groups, the variety of settings are all strengths of this book."

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