The National Licensing Exam for Marriage and Family Therapy an Independent Study Guide

The National Licensing Exam for Marriage and Family Therapy  an Independent Study Guide Author Lucas Volini
ISBN-10 0692537112
Release 2015-09-17
Pages 336
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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.



MFT Exam Secrets Study Guide

MFT Exam Secrets Study Guide Author Mometrix Media LLC
ISBN-10 1610720156
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 100
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***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...



Family Therapy Review

Family Therapy Review Author Robert H. Coombs
ISBN-10 9780805843125
Release 2005
Pages 640
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This book offers a clear, readable, comprehensive overview of all the knowledge those training as marriage and family therapists and counselors need to pass final examinations in their academic programs and licensing examinations prepractice. It includes challenging study questions, lists of key terms, and suggestions for further reading.



Mft Exam Study Guide

Mft Exam Study Guide Author Trivium Test Prep Staff
ISBN-10 1939587913
Release 2013-11-09
Pages 114
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Think all MFT exam study guides are the same? Think again! With easy to understand lessons and practice test questions designed to maximize your score, you'll be ready. You don't want to waste time - and money! - having to study all over again because you didn't get effective studying in. You want to accelerate your education, not miss opportunities for starting your future career! Every year, thousands of people think that they are ready for the Marriage and Family Therapy exam, but realize too late when they get their score back that they were not ready at all. They weren't incapable, and they certainly did their best, but they simply weren't studying the right way. There are a variety of methods to prepare for the MFT Exam....and they get a variety of results. Trivium Test Preps MFT exam Study Guide provides the information, secrets, and confidence needed to get you the score you need - the first time around. Losing points on the Marriage and Family Therapy exam can cost you precious time, money, and effort that you shouldn't have to spend. What is in the book? In our MFT study guide, you get the most comprehensive review of all tested concepts. The subjects are easy to understand, and fully-explained example questions to ensure that you master the material. Best of all, we show you how this information will be applied on the real exam; MFT practice questions are included so that you can know, without a doubt, that you are prepared. Our study guide is streamlined and concept-driven - not filled with excess junk, silly attempts at humor, or confusing filler - so you get better results through more effective study time. Why spend days or even weeks reading through meaningless junk, trying to sort out the helpful information from the fluff? We give you everything you need to know in a concise, comprehensive, and effective package.



Social Work ASWB Masters Practice Test

Social Work ASWB Masters Practice Test Author Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
ISBN-10 9780826134394
Release 2016-12-02
Pages 240
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This full-length practice test with answers and rationales, created by a prominent educator of social work licensure candidates, is a key resource for social workers preparing for the ASWB® Masters exam. It can be used either on its own or in conjunction with the author’s Social Work ASWB® Masters Exam Guide: A Comprehensive Study Guide for Success. The 170 questions contained in this resource mirror the test in length, structure, and content. These are unique questions, distinct from those in the author’s complementary study guide, that serve as a valuable diagnostic tool to improve exam success. With in-depth rationales and specific strategies for correctly answering each question, this resource helps social workers identify gaps in knowledge and errors in problem solving. Knowledge domains are grouped together so test-takers can identify the specific content area and competency being tested—a valuable asset for increasing understanding. In addition, the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities statements (KSAs) are identified for each question, so test-takers can easily locate relevant source materials for further study. Tips for reading the questions, avoiding common pitfalls, and other valuable test-taking strategies, including an assessment of learning styles, add to this book’s value as a highly useful resource and diagnostic tool. Key Features: Written by a renowned educator of social work licensure candidates Mirrors the actual ASWB® Masters examIncludes a full practice test with 170 questions Provides answers with full rationales and specific test-taking strategies for all questions ASWB is a registered service mark of the Association of Social Work Boards, which neither sponsors nor endorses this product.



Family Therapy An Overview

Family Therapy  An Overview Author Herbert Goldenberg
ISBN-10 9781133711049
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 600
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This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. In this eighth edition, the authors provide practice-oriented content that will help you become an empathic and effective family therapist. The new edition includes the latest references and contemporary thinking on central issues such as family resiliency, alternative forms of family life today, gender, culture, and ethnic considerations. A new feature, Thinking like a Clinician, helps students to reflect on practice issues related to each chapter. This edition also contains the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics--a great reference that will help you understand the importance of ethical practices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Social Work ASWB Masters Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

Social Work ASWB Masters Exam Guide and Practice Test Set Author Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
ISBN-10 9780826172044
Release 2015-05-11
Pages 352
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“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.



Mft Exam Study Guide

Mft Exam Study Guide Author MFT Exam Prep Team
ISBN-10 1941759653
Release 2015-12-09
Pages 104
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Think all MFT exam study guides are the same? Think again! With easy to understand lessons and practice test questions designed to maximize your score, you'll be ready. You don't want to waste time - and money! - having to study all over again because you didn't get effective studying in. You want to accelerate your education, not miss opportunities for starting your future career! Every year, thousands of people think that they are ready for the Marriage and Family Therapy exam, but realize too late when they get their score back that they were not ready at all. They weren't incapable, and they certainly did their best, but they simply weren't studying the right way. There are a variety of methods to prepare for the MFT Exam....and they get a variety of results. Trivium Test Preps MFT exam Study Guide provides the information, secrets, and confidence needed to get you the score you need - the first time around. Losing points on the Marriage and Family Therapy exam can cost you precious time, money, and effort that you shouldn't have to spend. What is in the book? In our MFT study guide, you get the most comprehensive review of all tested concepts. The subjects are easy to understand, and fully-explained example questions to ensure that you master the material. Best of all, we show you how this information will be applied on the real exam; MFT practice questions are included so that you can know, without a doubt, that you are prepared. Our study guide is streamlined and concept-driven - not filled with excess junk, silly attempts at humor, or confusing filler - so you get better results through more effective study time. Why spend days or even weeks reading through meaningless junk, trying to sort out the helpful information from the fluff? We give you everything you need to know in a concise, comprehensive, and effective package.



Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

Social Work ASWB Bachelors Exam Guide and Practice Test Set Author Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
ISBN-10 9780826132765
Release 2015-10-15
Pages 206
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“Dawn gave us the tools we needed to take the exam, and let me tell you—she 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 bachelors licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Bachelors 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 Bachelors “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, human behavior, diversity, assessment, direct and indirect 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 bachelors and associate examinations, 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.



Social Work ASWB Advanced Generalist Exam Guide and Practice Test Set

Social Work ASWB   Advanced Generalist Exam Guide and Practice Test Set Author Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW
ISBN-10 9780826133533
Release 2016-04-06
Pages 304
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Students and social workers preparing for the social work advanced generalist licensure exam will find an invaluable study resource in the Social Work ASWB® Advanced Generalist 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 Advanced Generalist “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities” upon which the exam is based and incorporates information from the DSM®-5. The guide is comprehensive yet focused 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, assessment and 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 of the content areas on the advanced generalist 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.



Encyclopedia of Counseling

Encyclopedia of Counseling Author Howard Rosenthal
ISBN-10 9781317370291
Release 2017-04-21
Pages 762
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With more questions and answers than any other edition, the Encyclopedia of Counseling, Fourth Edition, is still the only book you need to pass the NCE, CPCE, and other counseling exams. Every chapter has new and updated material and is still written in Dr. Rosenthal's lively, user-friendly style counselors know and love. The book’s new and improved coverage incorporates a range of vital topics, including social media, group work in career counseling, private practice and nonprofit work, addictions, neurocounseling, research trends, the DSM-5, the new ACA and NBCC codes of ethics, and much, much more.



The CBT Toolbox

The CBT Toolbox Author Jeff Riggenbach
ISBN-10 9781936128303
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 357
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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



Graduate and Undergraduate Study in Marriage and Family

Graduate and Undergraduate Study in Marriage and Family Author Jason Hans
ISBN-10 0967921945
Release 2005-08-01
Pages 420
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The purpose of Graduate and Undergraduate Study in Marriage and Family is to assist prospective students and their faculty advisers in identifying and comparing available bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. Since the previous edition was published in 2002, new programs have developed, existing programs have been revised or discontinued, and academic departments, schools, and colleges have been reorganized and renamed. This book, which contains concise data on over 250 family programs in the United States and Canada, is designed to meet the need for an updated guide.Graduate and Undergraduate Study describes family programs from many different disciplines such as family and consumer sciences, sociology, psychology, education, nursing, counseling, family studies, and marriage and family therapy. In the marriage and family therapy/counseling area, it includes all programs accredited by both the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). In the family studies area, it contains all programs certified by the National Council on Family Relations' Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).Graduate and Undergraduate Study is not intended to replace the detailed information that can be obtained only from the programs themselves. Rather, the objective of this book is to introduce students and advisers to opportunities for graduate and undergraduate study and to serve as a starting point in selecting an appropriate school.



Ethics and Decision Making in Counseling and Psychotherapy Fourth Edition

Ethics and Decision Making in Counseling and Psychotherapy  Fourth Edition Author Robert Rocco Cottone, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826171726
Release 2016-03-24
Pages 360
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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



The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage Family and Couples Counseling

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage  Family  and Couples Counseling Author Jon Carlson
ISBN-10 9781483369570
Release 2016-09-19
Pages 2008
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling is a new, all-encompassing, landmark work for researchers seeking to broaden their knowledge of this vast and diffuse field. Marriage and family counseling programs are established at institutions worldwide, yet there is no current work focused specifically on family therapy. While other works have discussed various methodologies, cases, niche aspects of the field and some broader views of counseling in general, this authoritative Encyclopedia provides readers with a fully comprehensive and accessible reference to aid in understanding the full scope and diversity of theories, approaches, and techniques and how they address various life events within the unique dynamics of families, couples, and related interpersonal relationships. Key topics include: Assessment Communication Coping Diversity Interventions and Techniques Life Events/Transitions Sexuality Work/Life Issues, and more Key features include: More than 500 signed articles written by key figures in the field span four comprehensive volumes Front matter includes a Reader’s Guide that groups related entries thematically Back matter includes a history of the development of the field, a Resource Guide to key associations, websites, and journals, a selected Bibliography of classic publications, and a detailed Index All entries conclude with Further Readings and Cross References to related entries to aid the reader in their research journey



World Report on Disability

World Report on Disability Author World Health Organization
ISBN-10 9241564180
Release 2011
Pages 325
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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.



Metaframeworks

Metaframeworks Author Douglas C. Breunlin
ISBN-10 0787910708
Release 1997-10-03
Pages 416
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An Innovative Approach to Family Therapy This breakthrough book takes you beyond the theoretical boundaries that currently constrain family therapy and leads instead to an innovative approach. The authors analyze the different orientations of family therapy schools and provide a foundation for understanding the fundamental concepts that underlie all approaches. By integrating these multiple models of therapy, or metaframeworks, you can improve the flexibility and comprehensiveness of your treatment?without having to abandon your training. Full of practical ideas, methods, and examples, Metaframeworks offers a wealth of guidelines for applying these innovative strategies to a wide range of clinical problems and populations.