"For the advanced student and practicing therapist, the book presents a well articulated approach for working with a 'difficult' population.... And, as a bonus, the reader discovers a treasure of accumulated clinical wisdom, useful to the clinician irrespective of theoretical orientation!" J. Laurence Passmore, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
"This book was a pleasure to read, to study, and to review. I've already begun to utilize it in my own work." Rev. Jon R. Harris in an unpublished review for Journal of Psychology & Christianity
"Drs. Bedrosian and Bozicas also offer a model for assessing the current manifestations of family of origin problems so that, despite a historical focus, treatment can still be geared toward the individual's present-day complaints. This practical orientation should make the book invaluable...."
From the Foreword by Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
"Bedrosian and Bozicas have written an important and timely volume that integrates the overlapping wisdom of cognitive therapy, developmental psychopathology, and family therapy. It is thorough, practical, and well worth reading. I recommend it highly." Michael J. Mahoney, Ph.D., Professor, University of North Texas
"At last, someone has made explicit the link between cognitive therapy and family systems-oriented therapy. And, after a seemingly unending spate of recent books about adult victims and survivors that just shoot from the hip, Bedrosian and Bozicas show us in exquisite and persuasive detail how mainstream psychology, psychiatry, and family therapy should inform the responsible treatment of people with such problems. Simply put, this book is one of the most rational and creative pieces of work in psychotherapy in the last several years. Read ityou'll learn a lot!" Alan S. Gurman, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Medical School
"The profound influence of family of origin trauma in the lives of our clients is well known in the family therapy field. There has been a compelling need for a cogent treatment model for adult clients from dysfunctional families. This book fills the bill. It provides a hands-on, easily used treatment method for working with individuals from dysfunctional family backgrounds....The book carefully and creatively addresses the complicated clinical questions of how to integrate family of origin work into symptom-focused treatment, and how to help clients develop new beliefs that can free them from old destructive distortions....I found this book immediately applicable for several of my most difficult cases. I think you will too." David Treadway, Ph.D.