First published in 1989 when the plight of children of alcoholics was initially brought to public attention, Working with Children of Alcoholics remains an essential tool for professionals that specifically addresses the needs of children growing up in alcoholic families. Expanding from the original highly successful handbook, the Second Edition incorporates the latest research, including Rubin's pivotal work on transcendent children, Robinson and Rhoden place alcoholism in a larger North American cultural context. They examine the effects of alcoholism in four essential family tasks: creating an identity, setting boundaries, providing for physical needs, and managing the family's emotional climate. Further,

How to Communicate Effectively with Colleagues

How to communicate effectively with colleagues
AlanFrankland and YvonneWalsh

Basic training probably gives most practitioners some awareness of the need to develop professional competence in formal communications, and by the end of your training you probably felt that, through direct teaching or apprenticeship whilst on placement, you had developed a sufficient grasp of the most visible professional communication issues such as constructing reports, making presentations and writing for publication. We would hope that your induction into the skills required for these areas of work also offered you insight into why it is as important to be as competent in this part of your work as in the theory and practice of therapy itself.

The reasons for developing proficiency in clear professional communications ...

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