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Couples and Family Therapy in Clinical Practice (Paperback) (Ira D. Glick)

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This text explains how to work with families and couples in psychiatric settings, medical settings, and couple and family clinics. It details an integrated model of therapy and covers the development and definition of the field; family evaluation; treatment models, goals, strategies, techniques, the treatment course, and promoting change; couples therapy and sex therapy, with discussion of separation and divorce; family treatment when one member has a psychiatric disorder or special problem, including medical illness; guidelines for therapy, including indications, controversies, contraindications, the use and misuse of therapy, and outcomes; and ethical, professional, and training issues. Previously titled Marital and Family Therapy, this edition incorporates changes in the understanding of culture, increasing variations in family forms, and new research in the neurobiology of attachment and stress. The authors update the chapter on family life in its historical and sociological context, expand and rewrite the sections on function and dysfunction, add a new section on treating Axis I disorders, and rewrite the chapter on treatment as modified by cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, and class considerations. The text also has a revised section on marital/couples disorders, which includes a focus on blended families; rewritten material on lesbian, gay, bisexual, ******, and ****** families; an added section on couples and reproductive health; an expanded section on relational disorders; and a revised chapter on incest, violence, suicide, and family responses to them. The section on guidelines and results has been updated based on new outcome data, and the section on family systems medicine has been rewritten to add a general overview of the field from the physician's and family systems perspectives. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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