Sibling Aggression

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Sibling Aggression

SKU# 9780826124159

Assessment and Treatment

Author: Jonathan Caspi PhD


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[This] book elucidates the often-forgotten sibling subsystem and its importance for illuminating family dynamics; it is unique in its specific approach to violence and aggression."--PsycCRITIQUES

Most people see aggression between siblings as an unavoidable, normal and ultimately harmless aspect of child development, yet it can often cause social adjustment and behavioral problems, some of which may be severe and even precursors to other forms of violence. This volume addresses a significant void in family studies and child development literature by providing an empirically based guide to the causes, assessment and treatment of sibling aggression.

Caspi considers both extreme (severe physical and sexual abuse) and lesser (competition and antagonism) forms of aggression and provides a step-by-step treatment program for five family dynamics that commonly exacerbate sibling aggression. Treatment is based on task-centered and family systems models and bolstered by case studies.

Key Features:

  • Fills the void in the "emerging frontier" of sibling violence
  • Addresses both severe and lesser forms of aggression
  • Includes step-by-step assessment and treatment procedures
  • Offers case studies
  • Examines cross-cultural factors in sibling violence as well as abuse of disabled siblings

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 12, 2011
  • Page Count 274
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826124159
  • EISBN 9780826124166

Table of Contents 


Chapter 1 An Overview of Sibling Aggression

Chapter 2 A Theoretical Framework For Siblings: Part 1

Chapter 3 A Theoretical Framework For Siblings: Part 2

Chapter 4 A Treatment Approach: A Task-Centered Approach

Chapter 5 Assessment & Target Problem Formulation

Chapter 6 Intervention, Task Strategies & The Five Family Dynamics

Chapter 7 Case Study: Task-Centered Sibling Aggression Treatment in Action

Chapter 8 Applications and Future Directions