Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy: Systemic and Cognitive Perspectives

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Frank M. Dattilio, Marvin R. Goldfried
Guilford Press, 1998 - Psychology - 486 pages
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Featuring case presentations by many of the most distinguished practitioners of couple and family therapy, this volume brings to life the full spectrum of contemporary approaches. 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. Each chapter is enhanced by commentary from the presenter reflecting on particular therapeutic moves, and by thought-provoking interchanges with the editor. Bringing together some of the most creative and influential voices in the field, this book draws compelling connections between theory and practice, demonstrates the transformative potential of couple and family intervention, and helps readers maximize the effectiveness of their work in a range of settings. It is a vital resource for therapists of all orientations and also serves as a text in advanced undergraduate or graduate-level courses.

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About the author (1998)

Frank M. Dattilio, PhD, ABPP, holds faculty positions with the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is also in the private practice of clinical and forensic psychology and marital and family therapy in Allentown, Pennsylvania. With more than 280 professional publications in the areas of couple and family problems, anxiety and behavioral disorders, and forensic and clinical psychology, Dr. Dattilio has presented extensively on CBT throughout the world. His works have been translated into more than 30 languages and are used in over 80 countries. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of professional journals, including the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and Contemporary Family Therapy. Dr. Dattilio is a recipient of numerous awards for outstanding achievement in the fields of psychology and psychotherapy, including, most recently, the MFT of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Outstanding Contribution to Marriage and Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

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