Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice

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Use these interventions and treatments to help people with mental health problems and their families!

Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice explores the application of family therapy approaches to the treatment of a variety of mental health problems. A variety of treatment modalities are used with patients and their families to address these problems, including family psychoeducational approaches, the McMaster Model, cognitive behavioral family therapy, brief therapy, and systemic and narrative approaches.

Each chapter of Family Therapy and Mental Health examines the gender and cultural issues that are relevant to the population and model it describes, and includes a case example. In addition, each chapter describes how the model is integrated with psychiatric services and examines the use of medication in each case. For complete contents, and to see our distinguished roster of contributors, please visit our Web site at

This volume presents a variety of family therapy approaches to conditions that include:

  • schizophrenia
  • bipolar disorder
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • personality disorders
  • suicide
  • addictions

    There are also complete chapters describing family therapy approaches to special issues such as:

  • women and mental health
  • brain injury
  • aging
The text of Family Therapy and Mental Health: Innovations in Theory and Practice is written with a strong clinical focus and will be helpful and informative for frontline clinicians as well as students in graduate programs. The book's broad range, covering the mental health issues that clinicians typically encounter in the real world, ensures that they will find information they can use today and every day, and wisdom that students can carry with them through their careers.
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Robert E. Lee
A MUST FOR CLINICIANS who seek to be maximally effective in the treatment of the major psychiatric disorders. . . . Goes well beyond the psychoeducational approach to schizophrenia and bipolar, panic, obsessive-compulsive, and borderline personality disorders. . . . Offers integrated multi-modality, multi-level approaches for understanding these processes and their assessment and treatment.(Robert E. Lee, PhD, Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing)
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Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 Family Therapy and Mental Health: Historical Overview and Current Perspectives 3
Ch. 2 The Partnership Model: Working with Families of People with Serious Mental Illness 27
Ch. 3 Family Treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder 57
Ch. 4 Family Treatment of Depression and the McMaster Model of Family Functioning 83
Ch. 5 Family Therapy for Panic Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioral Interpersonal Approach to Treatment 109
Ch. 6 Family Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder 135
Ch. 7 Systemic Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in a Rural Community Mental Health Center: An Integrative Approach 155
Ch. 8 The Psychoeducational Model and Case Management: The Role of Marital and Family Therapy in the Treatment of the Chronically Mentally Ill 185
Ch. 9 Family Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder Through Relationship Enhancement Therapy 215
Ch. 10 Treatment of Suicidal Clients and Their Families 237
Ch. 11 Family Therapy in Walk-In Mental Health Centers: The Eastside Family Center 261
Ch. 12 Behavioral Couples Therapy for Comorbid Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Problems 289
Ch. 13 Family Therapy of Brain Injury: Basic Principles and Innovative Strategies 311
Ch. 14 Women and Mental Health: A Feminist Family Systems Approach 331
Ch. 15 Family Therapy and Issues of Aging 361
Index 389
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