Medical family therapy
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.
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
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