Handbook of Family and Marital Therapy

  • Benjamin B. Wolman
  • George Stricker
  • James Framo
  • Joseph W. Newirth
  • Max Rosenbaum
  • Harl H. Young

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-x
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Benjamin B. Wolman
      Pages 3-33
    3. Joseph W. Newirth
      Pages 35-47
    4. Janice M. Steil
      Pages 49-60
    5. Lynn Segal, Janet Beavin Bavelas
      Pages 61-76
    6. Irene Goldenberg, Herbert Goldenberg
      Pages 77-89
    7. Thomas C. Todd, M. Duncan Stanton
      Pages 91-115
    8. Robert Henley Woody, Gwen Kathleen Weber
      Pages 117-134
  3. Therapeutic Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Daniel V. Papero
      Pages 137-158
    3. John B. Rosenberg
      Pages 159-185
    4. David N. Ulrich
      Pages 187-211
    5. Charles P. Barnard
      Pages 213-230
    6. John Elderkin Bell
      Pages 231-245
    7. Gayla Margolin
      Pages 247-276
    8. Jodie Kliman, David W. Trimble
      Pages 277-314
    9. Paula Hollins Gritzer, Helen S. Okun
      Pages 315-342
    10. David V. Keith, Carl A. Whitaker
      Pages 343-355
  4. Special Problems and Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Jo-Ann M. Rivera, Jandyra Velazquez
      Pages 359-375
    3. Harl H. Young, Bonnie M. Ruth
      Pages 377-386
    4. Les Katz, Sharon Stein
      Pages 387-420
    5. Ruth E. Clifford, Robert C. Kolodny
      Pages 421-449
    6. Robert Henley Woody
      Pages 451-458
    7. Bryan D. Brook, Paula Walker
      Pages 459-463
    8. Stanley N. Cohen, F. Nolan Jones
      Pages 465-478
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 479-488

About this book


Family and marital therapies are rapidly becoming highly used methods of treatment of mental disorders and are no longer ancillary methods to individual psychotherapy. The last few decades have brought about an increasing awareness of the fact that, excluding organic etiology, practically all mental disorders are caused, fostered, and/or related to faulty interpersonal relations. As a rule, the .earlier in life one is exposed to noxious factors, the more severe is the damage. Thus, early child-parents' and child-siblings' interactions are highly relevant determinants of mental health and mental disorder. Moreover, parents themselves do not live in a vacuum. Their marital interaction significantly contributes to their own mental health or to its decline, and parent-child relationships are greatly influenced by the nature of intraparental relationships. Parental discord, conflicts, and abandonment affect the child's personality development. Thus, family and marital therapy is more than therapy; it is an important contribution to the prevention of mental disorder. The present volume is comprised of three parts. The first, primarily theoretical, analyzes the fundamental aspects of marital and family therapy. The second part describes the various therapeutic techniques and the last deals with several specific issues. It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge my gratitude to my coeditor, Dr. George Stricker. Without his thorough and devoted efforts, this volume could not have come into being. I am also profoundly indebted to our consulting editors, Dr. James Framo, Dr.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin B. Wolman
    • 1
  • George Stricker
    • 2
  • James Framo
  • Joseph W. Newirth
    • 2
  • Max Rosenbaum
  • Harl H. Young
    • 3
  1. 1.International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, and NeurologyNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Advanced Psychological StudiesAdelphi UniversityGarden CityUSA
  3. 3.School of Professional PsychologyUniversity of DenverDenverUSA

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