“Couples & Family Therapy in Clinical Practice (5th edition) is a delightful read and the integration of case examples truly brings the points being made alive. Written by four experts, this informative, yet easy-to-understand and follow compendium lays the groundwork for psychiatrists and other behavioral health care specialists to effectively and ethically join, assess, and intervene with diverse couples and families in myriad settings and contexts. This edition facilitates the practitioners’ appreciation of when, how, and which couple and family evaluations and treatments should be incorporated into an overall care plan. It also thoughtfully highlights the complexities and nuances of various ethical, professional, and training issues in couple and family therapy in a fashion that will empower trainees, supervisors, and practitioners alike.”
– Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Vice Chair, Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Former President of the American Psychological Association and Former Editor of the Journal of Family Psychology
“This superb text on couples and family therapy should be on every psychiatrist’s bookshelf. We now view the individual patient as embedded in a family system that must be taken into account to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment.”
—Glen O. Gabbard, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Baylor College
“Substance use disorders (SUD) almost always involve family problems. Thus good practice always includes a family evaluation and often a period of family therapy. At the University of Pennsylvania we have conducted and published clinical trials that include medications and family therapy for SUD. Based on our research, we consider family therapy to be an essential component of good practice for the management of SUD.”
– Charles P. O’Brien, MD, Ph.D., Kenneth Appel Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
“An essential part of becoming a psychiatrist is learning to work with families to help patients recover. Regardless of whether the intent is to become a family therapist, this key book should be a “must read” for psychiatric residents and clinical fellows alike.”
– Maria A. Oquendo, MD, APA President, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
“Up to date, culturally sensitive, concise, organized, practical; I cannot imagine a more useful book for any therapist working with families. Therapists working in medical or psychiatric settings will find excellent chapters to guide them in bridging the gaps between a family systems and a medical model. EVERY FAMILY THERAPIST SHOULD HAVE THIS BOOK AT THEIR SIDE. It is a wonderful addition to the family therapy literature.”
—Ellen Berman, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
The 5th edition of this classic text reminds us that the care of our patients means understanding them in the context of their most important and intense relationships. Understanding how to work with families, assess their impact, and support their most helpful capacities, is a core skill for all of us. This edition deserves wide readership.
—Paul Summergrad, MD Psychiatrist-in-Chief; Dr. Frances S. Arkin Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine
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