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Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care / Edition 2

Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care / Edition 2


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Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care / Edition 2

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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ISBN-13: 9781433815188
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 08/15/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 358
Sales rank: 520,858
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Preface to the First Edition xiii

Preface to the Second Edition xvii

Acknowledgments xxvii

I Foundations of Medical Family Therapy 3

Chapter 1 An Overview of Medical Family Therapy 5

Chapter 2 Clinical Strategies for Medical Family Therapy 27

Chapter 3 Collaboration With Other Health Professionals 53

Chapter 4 The Shared Emotional Themes of Illness 83

Chapter 5 The Self of the Medical Family Therapist 95

Chapter 6 Community Engagement 109

II Medical Family Therapy Across the Life Cycle 127

Chapter 7 Health Behaviors That Harm 129

Chapter 8 Couples and Illness 151

Chapter 9 Pregnancy Loss, Infertility, and Reproductive Technology 169

Chapter 10 Medical Family Therapy With Children 195

Chapter 11 Somatizing Patients and Their Families 213

Chapter 12 The Experience of Genomic Medicine: A New Frontier 239

Chapter 13 Caregiving, End of Life Care, and Loss 255

III Conclusion 275

Chapter 14 How Medical Family Therapists Can Contribute to the Transformation of Health Care 277

Appendix: Profiles of Medical Family Therapists-in Practice 283

References 299

Index 333

About the Authors 357

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