Family therapy in the adult psychiatric setting

Sidney Bloch and Edwin Harari

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI:
Family therapy in the adult psychiatric setting

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The term ‘family therapy’ covers a range of approaches. At one extreme, it is a method which seeks to help an individual patient. At the other extreme, the focus is on the relationships between people; according to this view psychopathology reflects recurring, problematic interactive patterns among family members. Midway between the two positions is one that views the family as acting potentially either as a resource or a liability for an identified patient. In this chapter, we cover the spectrum but confine ourselves to the adult psychiatric setting.

Chapter.  10738 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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