Clinician's Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy

Clinician's Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy

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A research methods text with a unique focus on evidence-based practice with couples and families, this book bridges the divide between research and clinical work. The text offers comprehensive, user-friendly coverage of measurement and design issues and basic qualitative and quantitative methods. Illustrating research concepts with clinically relevant examples and sample studies, it teaches clear steps for evaluating different types of studies and identifying common threats to validity. Of special value to therapists, it provides a systematic framework for using research to guide the selection and evaluation of interventions that meet the needs of particular clients. Pedagogical features: *End-of-chapter qApplicationsq sections showing how to evaluate specific methods. *Appendices with quick-reference guides and recommended resources. *Instructive glossary. See also the authors' Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Second Edition: From the First Interview to Termination, which addresses all aspects of real-world clinical practice, and Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists, which shows how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy.These approaches are considered the gold standard of family therapy because of the research methodology used to study their effectiveness (Sprenkle, 2012): randomized controlled trials (RCTs). We focus on evidence-based treatmentanbsp;...

Title:Clinician's Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy
Author:Lee Williams, JoEllen Patterson, Todd M. Edwards
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2014-05-09


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