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Family therapy in the adult psychiatric setting 

Family therapy in the adult psychiatric setting
Family therapy in the adult psychiatric setting

Sidney Bloch

and Edwin Harari

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date: 05 July 2022

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.

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