This volume is bold and revolutionary, a clinically oriented primer for clinicians and others interested in the mental health functioning of gang youth and their families. Providing a well-integrated mixture of theory, clinical axioms, and practical ideas, the book offers invaluable information to clinicians, researchers, and program planners worki
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Theory and Foundations -- Since the Days of Knights: Historical and Psychological Overview of Gangs -- Developmental Aspects of Gang Membership -- Race and Ethnicity -- Clinical Assessment -- The Mental Status Examination -- Behavior -- Cognition -- Family Assessment -- Developmental Assessment -- Interventions -- Planning an Intervention -- The Family Intervention Project -- Research and Evaluation -- The Case of Ramon -- Case Examples from the FIP -- An FIP Family Case Study
Curtis W. Branch is assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also codirector of the Center for Urban Youth in New York City and a partner in a clinical counseling practice in Denver.