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Family Problems and Family Violence

SKU# 9780826109101

Reliable Assessment and the ICD-11


  • Heather Foran Ph.D.
  • Steven Beach Ph.D.
  • Amy Smith Slep Ph.D.
  • Richard Heyman Ph.D.
  • Marianne Wamboldt M.D.

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"This remarkable volume...is both conceptually robust and highly practicalÖThe book promises to heighten awareness among clinicians around the world about the diagnostic and therapeutic importance of family relationships in human health and disease. It also will serve as a roadmap for the critically important work that lies ahead."

óDavid G. Addiss

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

Kalamazoo, MI

Family problems and family violence are major global concerns that have a vast impact on both psychological and physical health, and economic well-being. This text, the only book of its kind, describes recent innovations in defining and assessing family problems and family violence. It provides a framework for improving global assessment of relational processes as addressed in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

The book includes a complete set of practical clinical and public health toolsóeasily implemented across a wide range of settingófor defining, screening, and assessing family violence in accordance with these new definitions. It reviews the impact of family violence on all aspects of physical and mental health and economic well-being, including global considerations of cross-cultural relationship assessment, and provides recommendations for modifications and cross-cultural validation. The book is consistently organized for ease of use and consolidates ICD codes into four scientifically based categories: intimate partner violence, partner relationship distress, child maltreatment, and parent-child relation problems. Clinicians who assess and treat family violence and students and policymakers will benefit from several new state-of-the-art screening tools and structured interviews that can be easily administered in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings. This text will also be an important addition to graduate training programs across many disciplines regarding the assessment of family maltreatment, parent-child problems, and relationship discord.

Key Features:

  • Contains a wealth of current validated screening and interview tools that can be used in clinical or research settings
  • Provides a global perspective on assessing and treating family violence
  • Provides recommendations for surveillance of family problems and family violence addressed in the ICD-11
  • Highlights the implications of relational problems for mental and physical health and economic well-being in a global context

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 14, 2012
  • Page Count 300
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826109101
  • EISBN 9780826109118

Table of Contents 


Foreword Preface



1. Intimate Partner Maltreatment: Definitions, Prevalence, and Implications for Diagnosis

2. Intimate Partner Violence and Its Measurement: Global Considerations

3. Psychological, Physical, and Economic Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence

4. Practical Tools for Assessing Partner Maltreatment in Clinical Practice and Public Health Settings


5. Relationship Distress: Assessment, Definition, and Implications for Mental Health Diagnosis

6. Defining Partner Relational Problems in the Arab Region

7. Relationship Distress: Impact on Mental Illness, Physical Health, Children, and Family Economics

8. Practical Tools for Assessing Marital or Intimate Partner Relational Problems in Clinical Practice and Public Health Settings


9. Child Maltreatment: Definitions, Prevalence, and Implications for Diagnosis

10. Child Maltreatment Relational Diagnosis Using ICD Codes: Considerations for Low- and Middle-Income Settings

11. Psychological, Physical, and Economic Consequences of

Child Maltreatment

12. Practical Tools for Assessing Child Maltreatment in Clinical Practice and Public Health Settings


13. Caregiver–Child Relational Problems: Definitions and Implications for Diagnosis

14. Applicability, Generalizability, and Considerations in China

15. Parent–Child Relational Problems: The Psychological, Physical, and Economic Consequences

16. Practical Tools for Assessing Caregiver–Child Relationship Problems


17. Prevention and Reduction of Parent–Child Relationship Difficulties

18. Current State of the Global Public Health Response to Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence

19. Relational Problems Co-Occurring With Medical Problems: The Conceptual Basis of Cross-Coding

20. Future Directions for Science and Public Health