Marital and Family Therapy / Edition 4

Marital and Family Therapy / Edition 4

by Ira D. Glick, Ellen M. Berman, John F. Clarkin, Douglas S. Rait
     
 

Marital and Family Therapy, now in its Fourth Edition, continues its tradition as the classic resource for psychiatrists and family therapists—trainees and practitioners alike—by combining psychiatric and integrative family models into a single framework.

The recent growth and changes in the field, especially the movement away from narrowly based

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Overview

Marital and Family Therapy, now in its Fourth Edition, continues its tradition as the classic resource for psychiatrists and family therapists—trainees and practitioners alike—by combining psychiatric and integrative family models into a single framework.

The recent growth and changes in the field, especially the movement away from narrowly based schools of therapy toward and integrative approach, prompted the editors to expand and rewrite the text. The editors have included the results of 20 years of successful field testing by trainees and have supplemented the text with well-placed case vignettes and charts. The editors have further renewed the appeal of this definitive text by 10 rewriting the discussion of how new attitudes and information about gender, culture, class, and race are affecting family theory building, 2) updating their text for compatibility with DSM-IV TD and ICD-10, 3) adding a section on treating Axis I disorders by combining family therapy with medication, 4) adding a section on the new subspecialty of family systems medicine, 5) offering the latest on family therapy effectiveness and training, and 6) discussing afresh the ethical, financial, and professional issues facing therapists today.

Psychiatrists, family therapists, social workers, nurses, family education teachers, counselors, family physicians, and family law professionals will turn to this practical reference time and time again as they seek a better understanding of the evolving field of marital and family therapy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880485487
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.65(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Family Therapy in Context
The field of marital and family therapy: development and definition. Family life in historical and sociological perspective.
Section II: Functional and Dysfunctional Families.
Understanding the functional family. Understanding the functional family: alternative family forms. Problems and dysfunction from a family systems perspective.
Section III: Family Evaluation
The process of evaluation. The content of evaluation. Formulating an understanding of the family problem areas. Tools for evaluation, including rating scales and tests.
Section IV: Family Treatment
The major schools of family therapy. Family treatment: goals. Family treatment: strategies and techniques. The course of family treatment. Promoting change in family treatment: issues of alliance and resistances. Family therapy: general considerations. Brief family therapy: treatment as it is influenced by time constraints. Treatment as it is influenced by issues of ethnicity, race, gender, and class. Treatment as it is influenced by issues specific to African American families.
Section V: Family Treatment When One Member Has a Psychiatric Disorder of Other Special Problem.
Family treatment in the context of individual psychiatric disorders. Family treatment in the context of other special problems—violence to self and others. The family and treatment of acute and chronic psychiatric illness.
Section VII: Results of and Guidelines of Recommending Family Therapy.
Indications for and the sequence of family therapy evaluation and treatment. Controversies, relative contraindications, and the use and misuse of marital and family therapy. Results: the outcome of family therapy.
Section VIII: Family Systems Medicine and Finishing Touches.
Treating the medically ill patient: a family systems medicine perspective. Ethical and professional issues in family therapy. Index.

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