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Family psychology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Family psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Family psychology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Family psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Transgender Emergence

Transgender Emergence

Author: Arlene Istar (Choices Counseling and Consulting, New York, USA) Lev Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Explore an ecological strength-based framework for the treatment of gender-variant clients This comprehensive book provides you with a clinical and theoretical overview of the issues facing transgendered/transsexual people and their families. Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families views assessment and treatment through a nonpathologizing lens that honors human diversity and acknowledges the role of oppression in the developmental process of gender identity formation. Specific sections of Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families address the needs of gender-variant people as well as transgender children and youth. The issues facing gender-variant populations who have not been the focus of clinical care, such as intersexed people, female-to-male transgendered people, and those who identify as bigendered, are also addressed. The book examines: the six stages of transgender emergence coming out transgendered as a normative process of gender identity development thinking outside the box in the deconstruction of sex and gender the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as the convergence, overlap, and integration of these parts of the self the power of personal narrative in gender identity development etiology and typographies of transgenderism treatment models that emerge from various clinical perspectives alternative treatment modalities based on gender variance as a normative lifecycle developmental process Complete with fascinating case studies, a critique of diagnostic processes, treatment recommendations, and a helpful glossary of relevant terms, this book is an essential reference for anyone who works with gender-variant people. Handy tables and figures make the information easier to access and understand. Visit the author's Web site at http://www.choicesconsulting.com

Transgender Emergence

Transgender Emergence

Author: Arlene Istar (Choices Counseling and Consulting, New York, USA) Lev Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Explore an ecological strength-based framework for the treatment of gender-variant clients This comprehensive book provides you with a clinical and theoretical overview of the issues facing transgendered/transsexual people and their families. Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families views assessment and treatment through a nonpathologizing lens that honors human diversity and acknowledges the role of oppression in the developmental process of gender identity formation. Specific sections of Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families address the needs of gender-variant people as well as transgender children and youth. The issues facing gender-variant populations who have not been the focus of clinical care, such as intersexed people, female-to-male transgendered people, and those who identify as bigendered, are also addressed. The book examines: the six stages of transgender emergence coming out transgendered as a normative process of gender identity development thinking outside the box in the deconstruction of sex and gender the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as the convergence, overlap, and integration of these parts of the self the power of personal narrative in gender identity development etiology and typographies of transgenderism treatment models that emerge from various clinical perspectives alternative treatment modalities based on gender variance as a normative lifecycle developmental process Complete with fascinating case studies, a critique of diagnostic processes, treatment recommendations, and a helpful glossary of relevant terms, this book is an essential reference for anyone who works with gender-variant people. Handy tables and figures make the information easier to access and understand. Visit the author's Web site at http://www.choicesconsulting.com

Prosocial Family Therapy for Juvenile Offenders

Prosocial Family Therapy for Juvenile Offenders

Author: Elaine A. Blechman, Joel Silverman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Prosocial Family Therapy (PFT), developed by Elaine Blechman and her colleagues through more than 25 years of work with families requiring immediate help, addresses the needs of troubled, vulnerable adolescents who are at high risk for diverse bad life outcomes because of their reliance on maladaptive coping strategies. In this comprehensive introduction to PFT, the authors show how to engage, motivate, and support these high-risk youth and their multiproblem families in the effort to promote resilience and buffer risk factors. They review the extensive literature on risk protection factors and construct a theoretical model of prosocial coping. In a clear, accessible language they describe the PFT session, which includes tasks that ritualize aspects of procosial coping, explain methods of longitudinal assessment, and demonstrate the use of client data to optimize the process and outcome of intervention, and the development of a plan for the generalization and maintenance of change. They consider: * youths' community problems such as police arrest, * youths' home problems such as sibling fights, * youths' personal problems such as depression, and * parents' needs and crises. Prosocial Family Therapy For Juvenile Offenders, which includes useful diagrams, forms, and checklists, fills a major void. Outlining the first tested and practical approach to helping an extremely difficult client population, it will be welcomed by a wide audience of mental health and juvenile justice professionals, their trainees, and students.

Parenting and Health

Parenting and Health

Author: Abigail (University of Bradford, UK) Locke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This insightful volume provides a much-needed critical evaluation of the wealth of health information that parents today are bombarded with. From guidance around fertility, pregnancy and breast-feeding, to the rise of 'attachment parenting' and mental health issues around being a parent, the book synthesizes literature from a number of fields to offer a critical health psychology perspective on how key parenting issues are framed and understood, for both traditional and non-traditional parents alike. This valuable new perspective will interest students and researchers across developmental and health psychology, sociology, social policy and family studies.

Parenting and Health

Parenting and Health

Author: Abigail (University of Bradford, UK) Locke Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This insightful volume provides a much-needed critical evaluation of the wealth of health information that parents today are bombarded with. From guidance around fertility, pregnancy and breast-feeding, to the rise of 'attachment parenting' and mental health issues around being a parent, the book synthesizes literature from a number of fields to offer a critical health psychology perspective on how key parenting issues are framed and understood, for both traditional and non-traditional parents alike. This valuable new perspective will interest students and researchers across developmental and health psychology, sociology, social policy and family studies.

Human Emotions and the Origins of Bioethics

Human Emotions and the Origins of Bioethics

Author: Susi (Saybrook University, California, USA) Ferrarello Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/12/2020

This book provides a unique phenomenological dialogue between psychology and philosophy on the origin of bioethics that shows the importance of bringing emotions into bioethical discourse. Divided into two parts, the book begins by defining bioethics and explaining the importance of emotions in making us human, allowing us to consider life holistically. Ferrarello argues that emotions and bioethics are better served when they are combined, and that dismissing emotions as nothing more than a nuisance to our rationality has created a society that does not fit our human nature. Chapters explore how ethics relate to intimate life and how ethical agents determine themselves within their surrounding world, uniquely and interrogatively using 'bioethics' to consider not only medical dilemmas but also issues concerning environmental and individual well-being. By addressing personal, interpersonal, and societal problems as dynamically interconnected in bioethical problems she helps us to renew our sense of responsibility toward a good quality of life. This interdisciplinary book is invaluable reading for students of health science, psychology, and philosophy, as well as for those interested in the link between emotions and bioethical discourse from both a psychological and philosophical perspective.

Human Emotions and the Origins of Bioethics

Human Emotions and the Origins of Bioethics

Author: Susi (Saybrook University, California, USA) Ferrarello Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/12/2020

This book provides a unique phenomenological dialogue between psychology and philosophy on the origin of bioethics that shows the importance of bringing emotions into bioethical discourse. Divided into two parts, the book begins by defining bioethics and explaining the importance of emotions in making us human, allowing us to consider life holistically. Ferrarello argues that emotions and bioethics are better served when they are combined, and that dismissing emotions as nothing more than a nuisance to our rationality has created a society that does not fit our human nature. Chapters explore how ethics relate to intimate life and how ethical agents determine themselves within their surrounding world, uniquely and interrogatively using 'bioethics' to consider not only medical dilemmas but also issues concerning environmental and individual well-being. By addressing personal, interpersonal, and societal problems as dynamically interconnected in bioethical problems she helps us to renew our sense of responsibility toward a good quality of life. This interdisciplinary book is invaluable reading for students of health science, psychology, and philosophy, as well as for those interested in the link between emotions and bioethical discourse from both a psychological and philosophical perspective.

The Evolution of Human Pair-Bonding, Friendship, and Sexual Attraction

The Evolution of Human Pair-Bonding, Friendship, and Sexual Attraction

Author: Michael R. (Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, USA) Kauth Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

The Evolution of Human Pair-Bonding, Friendship, and Sexual Attraction presents an evolutionary history of romantic love, male-female pair-bonding, same-sex friendship, and sexual attraction, drawing on sexuality research, gay and lesbian studies, history, literature, anthropology, and evolutionary science. Employing evolutionary theory as a framework, close same-sex friendship is examined as an adaptive trait that has harnessed love, affection, and sexual pleasure to navigate same-sex environments for both men and women, ultimately benefiting their reproductive success and promoting the inheritance of traits for friendship. Chapters consider the desire to form close same-sex friendships and ask if this is embedded in our biology, concluding that most humans have the capacity to form loving, meaningful, and sexual relationships with men and women. This book takes on a unique interdisciplinary approach and is essential reading for those studying and working in sexuality research, anthropology, sociology, evolutionary psychology, and gay and lesbian studies. It will also be of interest to marriage and family therapists as well as sex therapists.

Designing Evidence-Based Public Health and Prevention Programs

Designing Evidence-Based Public Health and Prevention Programs

Author: Mark E. Feinberg Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Demonstrating that public health and prevention program development is as much art as science, this book brings together expert program developers to offer practical guidance and principles in developing effective behavior-change curricula. Feinberg and the team of experienced contributors cover evidence-based programs addressing a range of physical, mental, and behavioral health problems, including ones targeting families, specific populations, and developmental stages. The contributors describe their own professional journeys and decisions in creating, refining, testing, and disseminating a range of programs and strategies. Readers will learn about selecting change-promoting targets based on existing research; developing and creating effective and engaging content; considering implementation and dissemination contexts in the development process; and revising, refining, expanding, abbreviating, and adapting a curriculum across multiple iterations. Designing Evidence-Based Public Health and Prevention Programs is essential reading for prevention scientists, prevention practitioners, and program developers in community agencies. It also provides a unique resource for graduate students and postgraduates in family sciences, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, social work, education, nursing, public health, and counselling.

The Evolution of Human Pair-Bonding, Friendship, and Sexual Attraction

The Evolution of Human Pair-Bonding, Friendship, and Sexual Attraction

Author: Michael R. (Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC, USA) Kauth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

The Evolution of Human Pair-Bonding, Friendship, and Sexual Attraction presents an evolutionary history of romantic love, male-female pair-bonding, same-sex friendship, and sexual attraction, drawing on sexuality research, gay and lesbian studies, history, literature, anthropology, and evolutionary science. Employing evolutionary theory as a framework, close same-sex friendship is examined as an adaptive trait that has harnessed love, affection, and sexual pleasure to navigate same-sex environments for both men and women, ultimately benefiting their reproductive success and promoting the inheritance of traits for friendship. Chapters consider the desire to form close same-sex friendships and ask if this is embedded in our biology, concluding that most humans have the capacity to form loving, meaningful, and sexual relationships with men and women. This book takes on a unique interdisciplinary approach and is essential reading for those studying and working in sexuality research, anthropology, sociology, evolutionary psychology, and gay and lesbian studies. It will also be of interest to marriage and family therapists as well as sex therapists.

Designing Evidence-Based Public Health and Prevention Programs

Designing Evidence-Based Public Health and Prevention Programs

Author: Mark E. Feinberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Demonstrating that public health and prevention program development is as much art as science, this book brings together expert program developers to offer practical guidance and principles in developing effective behavior-change curricula. Feinberg and the team of experienced contributors cover evidence-based programs addressing a range of physical, mental, and behavioral health problems, including ones targeting families, specific populations, and developmental stages. The contributors describe their own professional journeys and decisions in creating, refining, testing, and disseminating a range of programs and strategies. Readers will learn about selecting change-promoting targets based on existing research; developing and creating effective and engaging content; considering implementation and dissemination contexts in the development process; and revising, refining, expanding, abbreviating, and adapting a curriculum across multiple iterations. Designing Evidence-Based Public Health and Prevention Programs is essential reading for prevention scientists, prevention practitioners, and program developers in community agencies. It also provides a unique resource for graduate students and postgraduates in family sciences, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, social work, education, nursing, public health, and counselling.

Psychologically Informed Mediation

Psychologically Informed Mediation

Author: Monica Hanaway Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2020

Psychologically Informed Mediation explores the understanding of conflict and the use of a psychologically informed mediation approach to help resolve it. The book has two distinct parts; it starts with looking at our understanding of conflict, and challenges the more negative views, placing conflict as essential for dynamic development. It then describes the process of mediation and looks at several different models. The author draws on existential and phenomenological philosophy and psychology, and shows how they can enable a mediator to facilitate a meaningful resolution of conflict. The second part of the book offers eight dramatised case studies to illustrate the psychological and relational nature of conflict, giving detailed analysis of the mediation process using supportive theoretical material where relevant. This book offers a unique approach to mediation, and is accessible to a broad audience.