Medical Family Therapy

Medical Family Therapy Author Jennifer Hodgson
ISBN-10 9783319034829
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 489
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“High praise to Hodgson, Lamson, Mendenhall, and Crane and in creating a seminal work for systemic researchers, educators, supervisors, policy makers and financial experts in health care. The comprehensiveness and innovation explored by every author reflects an in depth understanding that reveals true pioneers of integrated health care. Medical Family Therapy: Advances in Application will lead the way for Medical Family Therapists in areas just now being acknowledged and explored.” - Tracy Todd, PhD, LMFT, Executive Director of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Integrated, interdisciplinary health care is growing in stature and gaining in numbers. Systems and payers are facilitating it. Patients and providers are benefitting from it. Research is supporting it, and policymakers are demanding it. The emerging field of Medical Family Therapy (MedFT) is contributing greatly to these developments and Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications examines its implementation in depth. Leading experts describe MedFT as it is practiced today, the continuum of services provided, the necessary competencies for practitioners, and the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of health that the specialty works to integrate. Data-rich chapters model core concepts such as the practitioner as scientist, the importance of context in health care settings, collaboration with families and communities, and the centrality of the relational perspective in treatment. And the book's wide-spectrum coverage takes in research, training, financial, and policy issues, among them: Preparing MedFTs for the multiple worlds of health care Extending platforms on how to build relationships in integrated care Offering a primer in program evaluation for MedFTs Ensuring health equity in MedFT research Identifying where policy and practice collide with ethics and integrated care Recognizing the cost-effectiveness of family therapy in health care With its sophisticated insights into the current state – and the future – of healthcare reform, Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the fields of clinical psychology, counseling, family therapy, healthcare policy, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, public health, and social work.

Medical Family Therapy

Medical Family Therapy Author Susan H. McDaniel
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061421346
Release 1992
Pages 295
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Hailed by early reviewers as "a breakthrough book, " "one that defines an exciting new field, " Medical Family Therapy is a pioneering work that offers a new approach to psychotherapy - one that addresses the psychological and interpersonal problems that arise with an illness, accident, or intractable medical problem. As medicine has moved from a general practice model based on family-oriented care and house calls to a more technologically sophisticated biomedical model often perceived as impersonal and emotionally sterile, patient care has come to suffer more from interpersonal conflict or lack of communication than lack of medical knowledge. Medical Family Therapy shows therapists how they can work together with other health professionals to coordinate care for the benefit of patients and their families. The book shows how to utilize both the family and the medical team as resources. It also shows how to help patients take charge of those aspects of their illness over which they do have control - and accept those over which they do not. The authors detail their medical family therapy model, a biopsychosocial family systems approach that operates in collaboration with patients, families, health care professionals, and community groups. Vivid case examples illustrate their techniques and demonstrate work with patients who have common medical problems ranging from terminal and chronic illness to infertility and such lifestyle issues as smoking and obesity. This book is an ideal guide for therapists who wish to move beyond the limitations of traditional mental health training and expand the horizons of their practice.

Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care

Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care Author Susan H. McDaniel
ISBN-10 1433815184
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 358
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This thorough update of a classic text describes the impact of recent economic and structural changes in health care on the role of the medical family therapist, and how medical and mental health providers can learn to collaborate in various settings.

Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy

Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy Author Anne M. Prouty Lyness
ISBN-10 9781317786917
Release 2014-01-02
Pages 152
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Reinforce the relationship between healthy bodies and healthy relationships in families! Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy explores the groundbreaking collaboration of therapy and medicine to form a biopsychosocial approach to health care. In this book, feminists from several fields of study offer their ideas, research, and personal experiences to show how gender, culture, and other diversity issues affect medical treatment. This invaluable tool provides tips and suggestions for interdisciplinary medical teams working with patients’ bodies, minds, spirits, and relationships simultaneously. Medical family therapy is a relatively new specialty, and this book demonstrates its advantages and opportunities with an easy-to-understand, applicable approach. Clinicians, researchers, trainers, and students in medicine, social work, family therapy, psychology, and others can use Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy to examine more closely the medical issues that are most relevant to women and families. In this unique resource, you’ll learn about: how both biological factors and environment create gender differences—and how they apply to women with depression how the issues of power and gender influence the experiences of male and female medical family therapists incorporating feminist principles in family medicine education the benefits of collaborative care to both physicians and patients in a family medicine setting using couples therapy in cases of vulvar vestibulitis syndrome how a woman’s diagnosis of cancer affects the family system Feminist Perspectives in Medical Family Therapy offers a variety of viewpoints from patients and providers, using hard data, interviews, practicum models, case examples, and reflections on personal experiences.

Handbook of Family Therapy

Handbook of Family Therapy Author Thomas L. Sexton
ISBN-10 9781136340116
Release 2015-12-07
Pages 574
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Integrative, research-based, multisystemic: these words reflect not only the state of family therapy, but the nature of this comprehensive handbook as well. The contributors, all well-recognized names who have contributed extensively to the field, accept and embrace the tensions that emerge when integrating theoretical perspectives and science in clinical settings to document the current evolution of couples and family therapy, practice, and research. Each individual chapter contribution is organized around a central theme: that the integration of theory, clinical wisdom, and practical and meaningful research produce the best understanding of couple and family relationships, and the best treatment options. The handbook contains five parts: • Part I describes the history of the field and its current core theoretical constructs • Part II analyzes the theories that form the foundation of couple and family therapy, chosen because they best represent the broad range of schools of practice in the field • Part III provides the best examples of approaches that illustrate how clinical models can be theoretically integrative, evidence-based, and clinically responsive • Part IV summarizes evidence and provides useful findings relevant for research and practice • Part V looks at the application of couple and family interventions that are based on emerging clinical needs, such as divorce and working in medical settings. Handbook of Family Therapy illuminates the threads that are common to family therapies and gives voice to the range of perspectives that are possible. Practitioners, researchers, and students need to have this handbook on their shelves, both to help look back on our past and to usher in the next evolution in family therapy.

Family Therapy An Overview

Family Therapy  An Overview Author Herbert Goldenberg
ISBN-10 9781133711049
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 600
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This current, engaging, and practice-oriented text is your complete resource for mastering the many facets of family therapy. In this eighth edition, the authors provide practice-oriented content that will help you become an empathic and effective family therapist. The new edition includes the latest references and contemporary thinking on central issues such as family resiliency, alternative forms of family life today, gender, culture, and ethnic considerations. A new feature, Thinking like a Clinician, helps students to reflect on practice issues related to each chapter. This edition also contains the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Code of Ethics--a great reference that will help you understand the importance of ethical practices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Medical Family Therapy

Medical Family Therapy Author Lisa E. Tyndall
ISBN-10 OCLC:648767469
Release 2010
Pages 227
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The term Medical Family Therapy (MedFT) was coined in the early 1990s (McDaniel, Hepworth, & Doherty, 1992a) by a team of family therapists and a family psychologist. Since then there has been growing interest in MedFT, including the expansion of training programs and an increasing prevalence in the academic literature. While this growth is exciting, if MedFT is going to continue to move forward and gain credibility in the healthcare system, its practitioners, researchers, and scholars must first establish a common lexicon, that can thereby ground the MedFT's professional identity, regulatory oversight, and scientist-practitioner models. The first article presented in this dissertation highlights the available literature on MedFT and identifies ways to further MedFT research initiatives and possibilities. The second article is based upon based on responses from an expert panel of MedFTs and includes an analysis of their perspectives on how MedFT should be defined, practiced, and taught. The first article is a non-systemic literature review that illustrates the state of MedFT as well as reports on the similarities and differences present in its myriad of available definitions. Additionally, the article presents the theoretical foundation and skill set of MedFTs as found in the applied clinical literature and foundational research. Researchers who have studied MedFT interventions or incorporated MedFTs as interventionists in models of clinical care are also reviewed. Overall, 65 articles were reviewed and three distinct themes emerged from the process: 1) the inception of MedFT, 2) MedFT skills and applications, and 3) MedFT Effectiveness and Efficacy Research. During the review of these articles, variations in the definition of MedFT included or excluded concepts such as: collaboration, family systems, or the biopsychosocial perspective. These variations appeared to reflect the qualifications and educational background of the practitioners, the focus and generalizability of the research. Additionally, these variations will affect the future of MedFT as either an orientation to be practiced by a wide variety of professions or a profession to be licensed independently. Upon reviewing the literature and articulating the existing gaps, it is clear that the most salient need for future research is a cohesive definition of MedFT, quality science that demonstrates its effectiveness, and educational guidelines for those desiring to be MedFT practitioners. Therefore, three recommendations are made: 1) those with expertise in MedFT must reach a consensus on a definition from which practice, training, and research can grow, 2) the MedFT intervention framework must be strengthened through research, and 3) agreement must also be reached on a MedFT curriculum with which to train future practitioners and scholars. The second article is the results of a research study conducted to address two of the recommendations suggested in the literature review. A modified Delphi (Dalkey, 1972; Linstone & Turoff, 1975) study was conducted bringing together 37 panelists with MedFT expertise to identify the current definition of MedFT, its scope of practice, and educational competencies believed to be essential to those who practice it. After analyzing these data, we discovered that several of the foundational elements of MedFT discussed in McDaniel et al. (1992a) still hold true, including the importance of collaboration, the connection to marriage and family therapy as a parent discipline, and the overarching goals of agency and communion. The biopsychosocial (BPS) model (Engel 1977; 1980) also a foundational element of MedFT (McDaniel et al., 1992a), remained fundamental; however, the expert panel also argued for the inclusion of the spiritual dimension of health to be addressed. Panelists endorsed MedFT as primarily an orientation, a way of thinking; leaving it open to be practiced in a wide array of settings with a variety of conditions. However, some panelists also believed MedFT to be a developing profession. Also discovered was a general consensus for what a core MedFT curriculum would include. MedFT students should have a strong theoretical base and clinical skill set in family systems theory and the BPS framework, as well as comfort and skill working within medical settings and collaborating with medical professionals. MedFTs should be familiar with a variety of diseases, illnesses, disorders, and disabilities, as well as have taken courses in areas such as psychopharmacology, MedFT theory, medical culture and collaboration, and families and illness. Panelists called for MedFTs to be involved in the creation of healthcare policy, but also provide psychosocial support to medical professionals in an effort to help them to avoid caregiver burnout, compassion fatigue, and improve patient care. Recommendations for future research, clinical practice, and education in MedFT are offered.

Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy Author Linda Metcalf, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
ISBN-10 9780826106827
Release 2011-06-23
Pages 552
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There are many different models of marriage and family therapy; the challenge for students and beginning practitioners is deciding which one best suits their individual purposes. This highly practical volume elucidates the defining characteristics of 14 contemporary models, including their history, views of change, views of family and the role of the therapist; and methods of assessing family dynamics, goal setting; facilitating change; and knowing when to terminate. Each chapter also includes a template for implementing therapy models, and realistic case studies-many drawn from actual practice-to illustrate how each model would address common issues. In addition, the volume includes extensive interviews with master therapists such as Albert Ellis, Insoo Kim Berg, Sue Johnson, Susan McDaniel, Derald Wing Sue, and many others. They share their ideas of the ways in which change occurs, how they set goals, and how they perform therapy. For further clarification, each therapist illustrates how he/she would proceed via the same case study. Learning how to perform effective family therapy can be an arduous process of trial and error, yet this resource will ease the way for students and currently practicing family therapists who need to revisit the basics. Modalities Included Bowen Family Systems Theory Contextual Family Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy Models Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Symbolic-Experiential Family Therapy Satir Human Validation Process Model Milan Systemic Family Therapy Structural Family Therapy Strategic Family Therapy Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Families Narrative Therapy with Families Emotionally Focused Therapy Medical Family Therapy Family Psychoeducation Key Features: Introduces the theory, history, theoretical assumptions, techniques, and components of each model Includes a template for using each model, from the initial meeting through assessment, intervention, and termination Provides numerous interviews with master therapists Includes case study commentary and analysis by master therapists Suggests questions, therapeutic strategies, and/or comments to consider for each therapeutic phase Includes a personality inventory to help readers select the most effective modality

Family Therapy Techniques

Family Therapy Techniques Author Salvador MINUCHIN
ISBN-10 9780674283299
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 315
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A master of family therapy, Salvador Minuchin, traces for the first time the minute operations of day-to-day practice. Dr. Minuchin has achieved renown for his theoretical breakthroughs and his success at treatment. Now he explains in close detail those precise and difficult maneuvers that constitute his art. The book thus codifies the method of one of the country's most successful practitioners.

Family Therapy in Clinical Practice

Family Therapy in Clinical Practice Author Murray Bowen
ISBN-10 9781461628491
Release 1993-12-01
Pages 584
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When Bowen was a student and practitioner of classical psychoanalysis at the Menninger Clinic, he became engrossed in understanding the process of schizophrenia and its relationship to mother-child symbiosis. Between the years 1950 and 1959, at Menninger and later at the National Institute of Mental Health (as first chief of family studies), he worked clinically with over 500 schizophrenic families. This extensive experience was a time of fruition for his thinking as he began to conceptualize human behavior as emerging from within the context of a family system. Later, at Georgetown University Medical School, Bowen worked to extend the application of his ideas to the neurotic family system. Initially he saw his work as an amplification and modification of Freudian theory, but later viewed it as an evolutionary step toward understanding human beings as functioning within their primary networkDtheir family. One of the most renowned theorist and therapist in the field of family work, this book encompasses the breadth and depth of Bowen's contributions. It presents the evolution of Bowen's Family Theory from his earliest essays on schizophrenic families and their treatment, through the development of his concepts of triangulation, intergenerational conflict and societal regression, and culminating in his brilliant exploration of the differentiation of one's self in one's family of origin.

Handbook of Structured Techniques in Marriage and Family Therapy

Handbook of Structured Techniques in Marriage and Family Therapy Author Robert Sherman
ISBN-10 0876304242
Release 1986-01-01
Pages 250
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Models Of Family Therapy

Models Of Family Therapy Author William A. Griffin
ISBN-10 9781135889197
Release 2013-10-28
Pages 168
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy Author William A. Griffin
ISBN-10 0876307195
Release 1993
Pages 187
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy

Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy Author Frank M. Dattilio
ISBN-10 1572302976
Release 1998
Pages 486
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This volume features case presentations by many of the most distinguished practitioners of couple and family therapy, bringing to life the full spectrum of contemporary approaches in the field. Selected to illuminate the process and goals of each approach and to allow readers to listen in on highly skilled therapists at work, these exemplary cases serve together as a uniquely practical clinical resource for therapists and students. Exploring the role that cognitive-behavioral strategies may play within contemporary systems approaches, editor Frank M. Dattilio annotates the cases throughout with concise recommendations on how cognitive principles might usefully be called upon at specific points. Candid responses from contributors consider the benefits of Dattilio's suggestions and further elucidate each practitioner's own decision-making process. This volume will be of use to practitioners and students of couple and family therapy from a range of orientations.

The Therapist s Notebook for Family Health Care

The Therapist s Notebook for Family Health Care Author Deanna Linville
ISBN-10 9781136862489
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 270
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Effective interventions to help your clients deal with illness, disability, grief, and loss The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care presents creative interventions for working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with illness, loss, and disability. This book offers creative resources like homework, handouts, and activities, and effective, field-tested interventions to provide counselors with useful information on specific family dynamics and topics. It equips mental health clinicians with practical therapeutic activities to use in their work with clients struggling with health care or grief issues. The effects of illness, disability, and loss in everyday life can be profound. Besides the individual repercussions, these challenges also affect the lives of the family and social networks of those individuals experiencing them. The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care brings together the knowledge and experience of over 30 experts in the field for a unique collection that therapists and clients alike will find immediately useful. Situated in four unique subject-specific sections for quick reference, this text covers a broad scope of common problems. Also included is a bonus section focusing on thoughtful suggestions for self-care and professional development. Some of the many topics and techniques presented in The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care include: conducting interviews using the biopsychosocial-spiritual method using the Family System Test (FAST) to explore clients’ experiences with their healthcare system and providers increasing social support to manage chronic illness coping and adapting to developmental changes, challenges, and opportunities using a patient education tool in family therapy helping children (and their families) to manage pain through knowledge and diaphragmatic breathing creating a personal “superhero” for a child as a means to empowerment and relief of anxiety facilitating family problems using scatterplots building functional perspective of self and others in clients with Asperger Syndrome quilting as a meaning-making intervention for HIV/AIDS empowering terminally-ill patients to say goodbye to their young children in meaningful ways and many more! With a wealth of tables, charts, handouts, and bibliotherapy resources for clients; readings and resources for clinicians; and case vignettes, The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care is an excellent resource for a wide variety of practitioners, including, counselors, psychologists, social workers, grief workers, hospice workers, health psychologists, and medical social workers. It is also an ideal text for psychotherapy and counseling students and educators.

Common Factors in Couple and Family Therapy

Common Factors in Couple and Family Therapy Author Douglas H. Sprenkle
ISBN-10 9781606233603
Release 2009-08-10
Pages 226
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Grounded in theory, research, and extensive clinical experience, this pragmatic book addresses critical questions of how change occurs in couple and family therapy and how to help clients achieve better results. The authors show that regardless of a clinician's orientation or favored techniques, there are particular therapist attributes, relationship variables, and other factors that make therapy--specifically, therapy with couples and families--effective. The book explains these common factors in depth and provides hands-on guidance for capitalizing on them in clinical practice and training. User-friendly features include numerous case examples and a reproducible common factors checklist.

The Role of a Medical Family Therapist

The Role of a Medical Family Therapist Author Jessica Lee Perkins
ISBN-10 OCLC:636919661
Release 2010
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This research explores the question of what role medical family therapists play on a health care team when working with serious pediatric illness. Seven participants from three different health care settings were interviewed. Results were organized within the ecological systems framework (Bronfenbrenner, 1979) according to the various ways participants became a part of the family's illness experience. Participants identified roles directly with the family, with the health care team, and within the larger health care system. Clinical implications are identified concerning the preparation of the health care system for the continued growth and evolution of the field of medical family therapy.