Medical family therapy

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Description

The concept of treating the whole family spread into the medical field in the late 1960s, when William Doherty, a family therapist, and Macaran Baird, a family physician, developed a model for integrating family therapy practices with family medical care. They explained that their model grew out of a frustration with the "fragmented, individually oriented treatment of children's psychiatric disturbances" and stated that they created family therapy medicine as a response to this problem (Doherty & Baird, 1983, p. 1). This chapter discusses the work of medical doctors who apply the principles of psychosocial medicine and the work of psychotherapists who practice medical family therapy. Integration of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and family therapy is discussed.

Format

Book Section

Language

English

Author(s)

Margaret V. Moore

Original Work Citation

Moore, M. V. (2007). Medical family therapy. In F. Shapiro, F. W. Kaslow, & L. Maxfield (Eds.), Handbook of EMDR and family therapy processes (pp. 365-384). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Collection

Citation

“Medical family therapy,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/17776.

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