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Description - Handbook of Parent Training by James M. Briesmeister

A guide to the latest tools for teaching effective and positive parenting skills In the last three decades, parent training has established itself as an empirically sound, highly successful, and cost-effective intervention strategy for both pre-venting and treating behavior disorders in children. Handbook of Parent Training, Third Edition offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest research findings and clinical developments in parent training from leading innovators in the field. Featuring new chapters, this thoroughly revised and updated edition covers issues that have emerged in recent years. Readers will find the latest information on such topics as: Behavioral family intervention for childhood anxiety Working with parents of aggressive school-age children Preventive parent training techniques that support low-income, ethnic minority parents of preschoolers Treating autism and Asperger's Syndrome Parenting and learning tools including role playing and modeling positive and effective parenting styles Offering practical advice and guidance for parent training, each chapter author begins by identifying a specific problem and then describes the best approach to identifying, assessing, and treating the problem. In every instance, descriptions of therapeutic techniques are multimodal and integrate theory, research, implementation strategies, and extensive case material. Handbook of Parent Training, Third Edition is a valuable professional resource for child psychologists, school psychologists, and all mental health professionals with an interest in parent skills training.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471789970
ISBN-10: 0471789976
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 164mm x 41mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James M. Briesmeister

James M. Briesmeister, PhD, is a psychotherapist with a private practice, and a psychological examiner for the State of Michigan, Department of Jobs Commission. A prolific author and coeditor of books on family therapy and parent training, he also teaches various psychology courses at Macomb College and is a member of the Institutional Research Review Board at the University of Detroit Mercy. Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of The Center for Psychological Services at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. A recipient of the Play Therapy Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Play Therapy (APT), he has coauthored or edited numerous books on child therapy and parenting.