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1st Edition

GARF Assessment Sourcebook

ISBN 9781138009646
Published September 11, 2014 by Routledge
180 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1998. The GARF Assessment Sourcebook is a comprehensive guide to the Global Assessment of Relational Functioning (GARF) scale for family assessment. This comprehensive guide to the GARF is an essential tool for practicing professionals as well as students in training programs. It provides a thorough description of each element of the GARF, a comprehensive review of the GARF in relation to other marriage and family assessment tools, summaries of GARF research, and a comprehensive appendix of reproducible GARF-related forms.

The GARF Assessment Sourcebook challenges marriage and family therapists to use, evaluate, and refine the GARF so that it may be included in the main portion of the next revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). As managed care becomes more pervasive and providers start giving more direction over treatment options, the GARF will become an important new tool in family mental health treatment to assist clinicians who are struggling to improve services and justify their work to the broader health-care community.

Table of Contents

PART I. Introduction: A Multi-Systems Approach. Purpose and reader's guide. Marriage and family therapy. Futuristic partnering with systemic business principles. PART II. Defining The GARF. Historical Development. Collecting and Analyzing GARF Data. PART III. Systemic Assessment Tools. Assessment in the clinical intervention process. Assessment in the therapeutic process MFT models distinguished. Value added. Skills summary for clinicians. PART IV. Putting GARF Assessment Into Clinical Context. Rating the Initial Session GARFs. The GARF as an Outcome and Process Instrument. GARF Self-Report Instrument as a Process Outcome Tool. Other applications of GARF as an Outcome Process Tool. Expanded Case Example. Ethical Guidelines. PART V. Comparison With Other Family Assessment Tools. Foundations for the GARF. Newly Developed Related Assessment Tools. Clinical Interview Assessment Tools. PART VI. GARF In Multi-systems Partnering. Meeting the needs of stakeholders. Applying usiness principles to clinical practice. Establishing a record system for outcome data. Future challenges for GARF users PART VII. Appendices. Systemic MFT Skill Development Scale. GARF Training & Record Keeping Tools. Developed GARF Tools. SAFE. Record Keeping Forms Including GARF Ratings. Clinic/Research Forms Not Including GARF Ratings. PART VIII. References. PART IX. Index.

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Lynelle C. Yingling (Author) ,  William E. Miller (Author) ,  Alice L. McDonald (Author) ,  Susan T. Galewaler (Author)