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 Reduce the Risk of Complaints and Litigation

How to reduce the risk of complaints and litigation

Practitioners in the field of counselling and psychotherapy are increasingly aware of, if not actually nervous about, the prospect of becoming the subject of a hostile complaint or litigation. Levels of complaint against professionals from all walks of life, and instances of litigation by clients seeking damages for harm or stress, are evident in the increasing coverage of this topic by professional journals and in the wider media. Practitioners are widely assessed during their training on their knowledge, skills, personal development and professional practice. However, they may receive very little effective preparation for the experience of facing a complaint by an angry client, or receiving a formal letter ...

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