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Family Assessment Handbook An Introductory Practice Guide to Family Assessment, 3rd Edition

FAMILY ASSESSMENT HANDBOOK: AN INTRODUCTORY PRACTICE GUIDE TO FAMILY ASSESSMENT, Third Edition, will prove to be an immensely helpful book whether you’re preparing for a career working with families, or you just want to increase your knowledge of family sociology. With a focus on how to conduct a family assessment for case intervention, this practical guide offers a step-by-step approach to family practice. Fascinating family case studies demonstrate the process of assessment and selected interventions for working with diverse families. The Third Edition includes numerous resources to help readers develop evidence-based practice competencies, attitudes, and skills that support assessment of diverse family systems.


“An excellent resource for practitioners working with families and a solid foundation for students in their study of families, and systems. Excellent respect of diversity, and sensitivity to family values and belief systems, this is particularly evident in the variety of case studies.” –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Dr. Barbara Thomlison is a professor in the School of Social Work and director of the Institute for Children and Families at Risk at Florida International University. She obtained her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Toronto. Her academic experiences involve various undergraduate and graduate programs, where she teaches advanced clinical practice and family intervention courses. Her research interests include parenting programs, children at risk of maltreatment, family and youth violence, foster care, and early childhood interventions. Dr. Thomlison’s extensive publications include articles, chapters, and books in the areas of child maltreatment interventions, parenting for effectiveness, family assessment, risk and resilience, foster care, APA style, forensic assessment, intervention in child sexual abuse, evidence-based internships, and designing evidence-based intervention search strategies. Dr. Thomlison is actively involved as a board member in local and national child welfare, foster care, and family service organizations. Her lengthy interdisciplinary practice history also includes services to children and families, as well as policy services research.

If you are working towards a career in social work, this text is a must in assessment and treatment of social dysfunction and family sustainability.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (August 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495601217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495601210
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches

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