Marriage and Family Therapy Test Review for the Examination in Marital and Family Therapy
Author: Mometrix Media LLC
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
Category: Study Aids
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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...
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Much more than just a practice exam! This notable addition to MFT Licensing Exam's line of effective and efficient study aids offers the first practice exam of its kind to applicants preparing for the national licensing exam in Marriage and Family Therapy. Providing the reader with far more than just questions, this manual begins with an overview of the national exam, test-taking strategies, study techniques, and a unique section on identifying and understanding the knowledge domains measured on the licensing exam. But the reader will benefit most from the 100-question practice exam weighted to the knowledge domains measured on the actual exam while maintaining congruence in rigor and structure. As Domain 1 on the actual exam measures "The Practice of Systemic Therapy" and accounts for 23 percent of the exam, 23 questions on this practice exam fall within Domain 1's criteria-and so forth. What truly sets this practice exam apart is the following chapter providing a through breakdown and analysis of each question as organized by the knowledge domain to which it belongs. Readers will not only be able to score their performance on the exam, but also review which questions were marked incorrect with a provided rationale AND measure how they performed within each particular knowledge domain. And to wrap things up, the author provides an in-depth glossary of key terms and definitions that span the profession and practice of Marriage and Family Therapy. Truly, this practice exam manual stands apart from the rest. Designed to supplement MFT Licensing Exam's Independent Study Guide, applicants can take their next step in test preparations by working through this comprehensive practice exam manual. With MFT Licensing Exam, you can rest assured knowing you TRUST YOUR RESOURCES.
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Starting January 1, 2016, Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Interns in California will need to take the state's MFT Law and Ethics Exam in their first year of intern registration. Currently-registered interns will need to take the test for their 2016 or 2017 renewals, depending on the intern's specific renewal date.This text is designed to prepare you for the California MFT Law & Ethics Exam. It is quick and efficient, focused squarely on the information you need to know for the test. It addresses each and every one of the 121 "knowledge statements" the BBS uses when developing the exam itself. By using this book, you can go into your exam confident and well-prepared.
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The Second Edition of this independent study guide expands the already proven test-prep approach since its initial publication. Helping thousands of MFTs prepare for and pass the national exam, this study guide leaves readers with everything they need to know in earning that passing score. Far more than just a review of content covered in graduate school, this study guide deconstructs the exam itself while uncovering the secrets to navigating test questions in ways that increase confidence and improve overall test performance. After the study guide walks you through an overview of the exam, readers will break down the specific knowledge domains measured on the exam while taking in proven study strategies and test-taking techniques. Unique to this study guide is the author's development of "Universal Family Therapy." As many exam questions will take the form of asking what a "marriage and family therapist would do next," our study guide brings clarity and depth to that construct by laying out a conceptual model of universal family therapy. Beyond a thorough review of the content measured across knowledge domains, this Second Edition comes with an expanded, 50-QUESTION PRACTICE EXAM with questions that were rigorously scrutinized to reflect what you can expect on the actual exam. And of course, all questions come with a comprehensive breakdown and analysis--serving as a learning experience in and of itself. What makes our study aids different? Our entire line is developed and maintained by Dr. Lucas Volini, a doctor of marriage and family therapy and licensed marriage and family therapist. Dr. Volini has a sincere passion for the profession and practice of MFT and has dedicated his career to scholarship, serving as the clinical director of a nationally-accredited MFT graduate program at St. Cloud State University. Living in books and remaining up to date with cutting edge trends in our field's progression, Dr. Volini keeps our study aids up to date with shifts in the exam's content. Unlike other test prep companies, our line of study aids are developed by MFT Licensing Exam LLC which is exclusively dedicated to the national licensing exam in marital and family therapy! Don't catch yourself stunned by the complexities of this exam come test day, and instead, look to MFT Licensing Exam as your trusted test prep resource! www.mftlicensingexam.com
Test Prep and Practice Questions for the Marriage and Family Therapy Exam
Author: Trivium Test Prep Staff
Category: Family psychotherapy
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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.
Author: Annah N. Abrams,Anna C. Muriel,Lori Wiener
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This textbook walks clinicians through the psychosocial issues and challenges faced by children and adolescents with cancer and their families. Through a developmental lens, the text provides guidance and resources that will enable clinicians to understand the physical and emotional impact of the disease from diagnosis onwards, to work with families in distress, and to diagnose and treat a range of behavioral, psychological, and psychiatric issues. The book also addresses the burgeoning fields of social media, complementary therapies, palliative care, and survivorship. Among the variety of useful resources supplied are assessment tools, websites, and additional reading materials. The psychosocial issues that arise for children and their families during the course of treatment are an important yet often overlooked aspect of pediatric oncology care. The reader will find that Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology: Textbook for Multidisciplinary Care covers these issues at the forefront of clinical care in a direct and approachable way, integrating research literature with practical clinical guidance.
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Integrative, research-based, multisystemic: these words reflect not only the state of family therapy, but the nature of this comprehensive handbook as well. The contributors, all well-recognized names who have contributed extensively to the field, accept and embrace the tensions that emerge when integrating theoretical perspectives and science in clinical settings to document the current evolution of couples and family therapy, practice, and research. Each individual chapter contribution is organized around a central theme: that the integration of theory, clinical wisdom, and practical and meaningful research produce the best understanding of couple and family relationships, and the best treatment options. The handbook contains five parts: • Part I describes the history of the field and its current core theoretical constructs • Part II analyzes the theories that form the foundation of couple and family therapy, chosen because they best represent the broad range of schools of practice in the field • Part III provides the best examples of approaches that illustrate how clinical models can be theoretically integrative, evidence-based, and clinically responsive • Part IV summarizes evidence and provides useful findings relevant for research and practice • Part V looks at the application of couple and family interventions that are based on emerging clinical needs, such as divorce and working in medical settings. Handbook of Family Therapy illuminates the threads that are common to family therapies and gives voice to the range of perspectives that are possible. Practitioners, researchers, and students need to have this handbook on their shelves, both to help look back on our past and to usher in the next evolution in family therapy.
Author: Christine E. Ryan,Nathan B. Epstein,Gabor I. Keitner,Ivan W. Miller,Duane S. Bishop
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This comprehensive text is organized into two parts, the first of which presents an overview of the history, development, and theory of the model, and its specific applications to treatment, training, assessment, and research. Part II includes the instruments and assessment tools originally developed by the authors during their extensive clinical and research experience. Clinical case examples drawn from over four decades of family therapy work enrich the text, and an entire chapter is devoted to the authors' own research findings, current research plans, and new directions in their work.
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
Author: Lucas Volini
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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.
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This volume explores new ground in the area of personal transformation, achieved partly through a person’s volition with a guide or catalyst. The authors research and define the dynamics of paradigmatic-thinking, incorporating a series of case vignettes of personal transitions. They describe impediments to such change, as well as the post-transformation state of mind where vulnerabilities may persist. The resultant need for on going commitment may include guidance or coaching in order to sustain the positive effect of a change in paradigm. An important feature of the book is a case study written by “Rex,” a participant in Dr. Kreuter’s earlier work. Rex has achieved significant change in his thought process, both in how he sees the world (less sinister) and his self-perspective (worthy and connected). An in-depth view of the “new” Rex shows the extent to which change has been possible in one human being. Combined with other evidence of shifting paradigms drawn from a cross-section of therapeutic practice, the authors connect the clinical data with their own developed philosophy on the subject of human behavior and the ability to change with the assistance of a therapist guide to effectuate and sustain such change.
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When it comes to computer crimes, the criminals got a big head start. But the law enforcement and IT security communities are now working diligently to develop the knowledge, skills, and tools to successfully investigate and prosecute Cybercrime cases. When the first edition of "Scene of the Cybercrime" published in 2002, it was one of the first books that educated IT security professionals and law enforcement how to fight Cybercrime. Over the past 5 years a great deal has changed in how computer crimes are perpetrated and subsequently investigated. Also, the IT security and law enforcement communities have dramatically improved their ability to deal with Cybercrime, largely as a result of increased spending and training. According to the 2006 Computer Security Institute's and FBI's joint Cybercrime report: 52% of companies reported unauthorized use of computer systems in the prior 12 months. Each of these incidents is a Cybecrime requiring a certain level of investigation and remediation. And in many cases, an investigation is mandates by federal compliance regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, or the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard. Scene of the Cybercrime, Second Edition is a completely revised and updated book which covers all of the technological, legal, and regulatory changes, which have occurred since the first edition. The book is written for dual audience; IT security professionals and members of law enforcement. It gives the technical experts a little peek into the law enforcement world, a highly structured environment where the "letter of the law" is paramount and procedures must be followed closely lest an investigation be contaminated and all the evidence collected rendered useless. It also provides law enforcement officers with an idea of some of the technical aspects of how cyber crimes are committed, and how technology can be used to track down and build a case against the criminals who commit them. Scene of the Cybercrime, Second Editions provides a roadmap that those on both sides of the table can use to navigate the legal and technical landscape to understand, prevent, detect, and successfully prosecute the criminal behavior that is as much a threat to the online community as "traditional" crime is to the neighborhoods in which we live. Also included is an all new chapter on Worldwide Forensics Acts and Laws. * Companion Web site provides custom tools and scripts, which readers can download for conducting digital, forensic investigations. * Special chapters outline how Cybercrime investigations must be reported and investigated by corporate IT staff to meet federal mandates from Sarbanes Oxley, and the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard * Details forensic investigative techniques for the most common operating systems (Windows, Linux and UNIX) as well as cutting edge devices including iPods, Blackberries, and cell phones.
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Uncover a digital trail of e-evidence by using the helpful, easy-to-understand information in Computer Forensics For Dummies! Professional and armchair investigators alike can learn the basics of computer forensics, from digging out electronic evidence to solving the case. You won’t need a computer science degree to master e-discovery. Find and filter data in mobile devices, e-mail, and other Web-based technologies. You’ll learn all about e-mail and Web-based forensics, mobile forensics, passwords and encryption, and other e-evidence found through VoIP, voicemail, legacy mainframes, and databases. You’ll discover how to use the latest forensic software, tools, and equipment to find the answers that you’re looking for in record time. When you understand how data is stored, encrypted, and recovered, you’ll be able to protect your personal privacy as well. By the time you finish reading this book, you’ll know how to: Prepare for and conduct computer forensics investigations Find and filter data Protect personal privacy Transfer evidence without contaminating it Anticipate legal loopholes and opponents’ methods Handle passwords and encrypted data Work with the courts and win the case Plus, Computer Forensics for Dummies includes lists of things that everyone interested in computer forensics should know, do, and build. Discover how to get qualified for a career in computer forensics, what to do to be a great investigator and expert witness, and how to build a forensics lab or toolkit. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Harness the Therapeutic Power of the Superhero! Application of the Star Wars Adoption Narrative Emotional Literacy and the Incredible Hulk Batman and Trauma What Would Superman Do--An Adlerian Approach? With an incisive historical foreword by John Shelton Lawrence and insight from contributors such as Michael Brody, Patty Scanlon, and Roger Kaufman, Lawrence Rubin takes us on a dynamic tour of the benefits of using these icons of popular culture and fantasy in counseling and play therapy. Not only can superheroes assist in clinical work with children, but Rubin demonstrates how they can facilitate growth and change with teen and adults. Early childhood memories of how we felt pretending to have the power to save the world or our families in the face of impending danger still resonate in our adult lives, making the use of superheroes attractive as well, to the creative counselor. In presenting case studies and wisdom gleaned from practicing therapists' experience, Lawrence Rubin shows how it is possible to uncover children's secret identities, assist treatment of adolescents with sexual behavior problems, and inspire the journey of individuation for gay and lesbian clients, all by paying attention to our intrinsic social need for superhero fantasy and play.
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With an emphasis on direct application to practice, this graduate-level text offers strategies for working with diverse client groups in a variety of settings. Introductory chapters build a foundation for cross-cultural counseling with discussions on current theory, the ongoing pursuit of multicultural competence, and the complexities of intersecting identities. Next, 15 chapters designed to help counselors develop their knowledge about and skills with the following populations are presented: African Americans American Indians Arab Americans Asian and Pacific Islanders Economically disadvantaged clients Immigrants Latinx LGBTQ clients Men Military personnel Multiracial individuals Older adults People with disabilities White people of European descent Women Detailed case studies in this section illustrate real-world perspectives on assessment and treatment for an increased understanding of culturally responsive counseling. The final section of the book focuses on ethics and social justice issues. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]
A Prevention Resource for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents
Author: David Capuzzi,Douglas R. Gross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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In the latest edition of this best-selling text, David Capuzzi and Douglas Gross, along with 24 experts in the field provide a prevention–intervention paradigm to address contemporary issues facing today’s youth. Written from a systemic perspective, this book offers guidance in helping teens who are struggling with the complex challenges that can be brought on by peers, family members, and difficult social environments. Part 1 presents information on at-risk population identification, causal factors of problematic behaviors, and promotion of resiliency in youth. Part 2 examines the development of at-risk behaviors relating to dysfunctional family dynamics, low self-esteem, depression, mood disorders, and stress and trauma. Part 3 explores the behaviors most often identified as placing youth at risk, such as eating disorders, suicidal preoccupation, teen sexuality, gang membership, school violence, substance abuse, homelessness, school dropout, and bullying, as well as the unique strengths of and stressors faced by multiracial and LGBTQ youth. Case studies illustrate prevention efforts from individual, family, school, and community perspectives, and text sidebars create greater reader self-awareness and enhance the understanding of the concepts, skills, and applications of the chapter material. A complimentary test manual and PowerPoint slides for instructors’ use are available by written request to ACA. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.