Marital and Family Therapy

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This work explores the field of marital and family therapy. It covers a broad range of topics, including the development and definition of family therapy, the functional and dysfunctional family, the major schools of family therapy, and results and guidelines for recommending family treatment.

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Marital and Family Therapy, now in its Fourth Edition, continues its tradition as a 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 an integrative approach, prompted the authors to expand and rewrite the text. The authors 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 authors have further renewed the appeal of this definitive text by 1) 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-TR 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.

With two new authors, up-to-date references for the advanced therapist, and suggested readings for both instructor and student, this volume will spend little time on the shelf. 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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Ira D. Glick, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine; and Director of Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization Services at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, California. Ellen M. Berman, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; and Senior Consultant for the PENN Council for Relationships in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. John F. Clarkin, Ph.D., is Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Cornell University Medical College; and Director of Psychology, Westchester Division, at The New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center in White Plains, New York. Douglas S. Rait, Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine; Chief of the Couples and Family Therapy Clinic at the Stanford University Medical Center; and Director of the Family Therapy Program at the Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System in Palo Alto, California.

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