Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care (2nd Revised edition)

Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care (2nd Revised edition)

By: William J. Doherty (author), Jeri Hepworth (author), Susan H. McDaniel (author)Hardback

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The field of medical family therapy has grown by leaps and bounds since the authors' bestselling Medical Family Therapy: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Families With Health Problems was published in 1992. In that book, the authors sought to bridge the gap between mental and physical health by introducing a systems-based approach that unites physicians, psychologists, family therapists, social workers, nurses, counsellors, and therapists of all theoretical orientations in working with families across a wide range of professional settings.In this thorough revision and update of their classic text, the authors describe the impact of recent economic and structural changes in health care on the role of the medical family therapist. They describe how medical and mental health providers can learn to speak the same language, whether they collaborate in outpatient therapy, co-location settings, community health centres, or fully-integrated health systems. They also take into account exciting new advances in fertility treatments and genomic medicine, and assess the medical family therapist's role in navigating the unique conflicts that can arise in families dealing with these and similar issues.

About Author

Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, is the Dr. Laurie Sands Distinguished Professor of Families & Health, the director of the Institute for the Family in the Department of Psychiatry, associate chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and the director of the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Physician Coaching Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she has been since beginning her career in 1980. Her career is dedicated to integrating mental/behavioural health into health care. Dr. McDaniel is the author of numerous journal articles and 13 books, translated into eight languages. She was coeditor of Families, Systems & Health for 12 years, and is now an associate editor of American Psychologist.William J. Doherty, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota, where he directs the Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project and the Citizen Professional Center. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.Jeri Hepworth, PhD, is a family therapist, and professor and vice-chair of family medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She has taught family physicians, and primary care, psychiatry, and mental health clinicians for more than 30 years, with a focus on collaboration and team development. Dr. Hepworth's scholarly activity has focused on families and health with expertise in psychosocial issues in medicine, and integrating behavioural health into primary care. Among her publications, she is coauthor of three books: Medical Family Therapy, The Shared Experience of Illness, and Family Oriented Primary Care.


ForewordPreface to the First EditionPreface to the Second EditionAcknowledgmentsI. Foundations of Medical Family TherapyAn Overview of Medical Family TherapyClinical Strategies for Medical Family TherapyCollaboration With Other Health ProfessionalsThe Shared Emotional Themes of IllnessThe Self of the Medical Family TherapistCommunity EngagementII. Medical Family Therapy Across the Life CycleHealth Behaviors That HarmCouples and IllnessPregnancy Loss, Infertility, and Reproductive TechnologyMedical Family Therapy With ChildrenSomatizing Patients and Their FamiliesThe Experience of Genomic Medicine: A New FrontierCaregiving, End of Life Care, and LossIII. ConclusionHow Medical Family Therapists Can Contribute to the Transformation of Health CareAppendix: Profiles of Medical Family Therapists in PracticeReferencesIndexAbout the Authors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781433815188
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781433815188
  • ISBN10: 1433815184
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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