Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care

Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care

by Susan H. McDaniel, William J. Doherty, Jeri Hepworth
     
 

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The field of medical family therapy has grown by leaps and bounds since the authors' bestselling Medical Family Therapy: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Families With Health Problems was published in 1992. In that book, the authors sought to bridge the gap between mental and physical health by introducing a systems-based approach that unites unites physicians,

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The field of medical family therapy has grown by leaps and bounds since the authors' bestselling Medical Family Therapy: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Families With Health Problems was published in 1992. In that book, the authors sought to bridge the gap between mental and physical health by introducing a systems-based approach that unites unites physicians, psychologists, family therapists, social workers, nurses, counselors, and therapists of all theoretical orientations in working with families across a wide range of professional settings. In this thorough revision and update of their classic text, the authors describe the impact of recent economic and structural changes in health care on the role of the medical family therapist. They describe how medical and mental health providers can learn to speak the same language, whether they collaborate in outpatient therapy, co-location settings, community health centers, or fully-integrated health systems. They also take into account exciting new advances in fertility treatments and genomic medicine, and assess the medical family therapist's role in navigating the unique conflicts that can arise in families dealing with these and similar issues.

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Reviewer: Ileana Ungureanu, MD, PhD (Adler School of Professional Psychology)
Description: This timely update of a 1992 book on medical family therapy includes the necessary guidelines for practicing couple and family therapy from a biopsychosocially integrated perspective.
Purpose: The purpose is to cover the new developments at the intersection of medicine and family therapy and provide guidelines for best practices.
Audience: The authors are pioneers of medical family therapy who continue to be leading figures in the field. Their much-anticipated new edition will be useful to beginning as well as seasoned therapists working in a variety of behavioral care settings such as primary care, hospitals, or other healthcare centers. It should also be a required textbook for graduate students preparing to practice medical family therapy.
Features: This timely update addresses changes in the healthcare system as a result of the Affordable Care Act and offers theoretical and clinical insight into the practice of comprehensive care with individuals, couples, and families, addressing the family throughout the life cycle. In discussing issues such as community engagement, genetics and genomics, medical family therapy with couples, and shared stories of illness, the authors prove to be attuned to the latest developments in both the fields of medicine and of couple and family therapy.
Assessment: This is definitely the go-to book in the field of medical family therapy. Couples and family therapists as well as other healthcare providers interested in integrated care should refer to this for guidance in their practice with couples and families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433815188
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
08/15/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Sales rank:
1,426,240
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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