Medical Family Therapy: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Families with Health Problems / Edition 1

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Overview

The authors demonstrate how therapists can coordinate care with other health professionals dealing with medical problems ranging from infertility to terminal and chronic illness.

Guide to helping families cope with illness & using the health care team as a resource in therapy.

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Offers an approach to psychotherapy that addresses the psychological and interpersonal problems that arise with an illness, accident, or intractable medical problem, and shows therapists how they can work together with other health professionals to coordinate care for the benefit of patients and their families. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465044375
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 295
  • Lexile: 1370L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., is professor and director of the Division of Family Programs in Psychiatry and co-director of Psychosocial Programs in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She lives in Rochester, New York. Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D., is professor, associate residency director, and director of Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She lives in Willington, Connecticut. William J. Doherty, Ph.D., is professor of Family Social Science and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., is professor and director of the Division of Family Programs in Psychiatry and co-director of Psychosocial Programs in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She lives in Rochester, New York. Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D., is professor, associate residency director, and director of Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She lives in Willington, Connecticut. William J. Doherty, Ph.D., is professor of Family Social Science and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., is professor and director of the Division of Family Programs in Psychiatry and co-director of Psychosocial Programs in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She lives in Rochester, New York. Jeri Hepworth, Ph.D., is professor, associate residency director, and director of Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. She lives in Willington, Connecticut. William J. Doherty, Ph.D., is professor of Family Social Science and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 Family Therapy and Medical Illness 1
Ch. 2 Foundations of Medical Family Therapy 12
Ch. 3 Collaboration with Medical Providers 36
Ch. 4 Techniques for Medical Family Therapy 61
Ch. 5 Health Behaviors That Harm 94
Ch. 6 Somatizing Patients and Their Families 122
Ch. 7 Pregnancy Loss, Infertility, and Reproductive Technology 152
Ch. 8 The Challenges of Chronic Illness 184
Ch. 9 Childhood Chronic Illness 211
Ch. 10 Caring for Dying Patients and Grieving Families 231
Ch. 11 Practice Issues in Medical Family Therapy 250
References 265
Index 285
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