Show Summary Details
Page of

Family therapy in the adult psychiatric setting 

Family therapy in the adult psychiatric setting
Chapter:
Family therapy in the adult psychiatric setting
Author(s):

Sidney Bloch

and Edwin Harari

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0174
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 25 August 2019

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.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.