Medical Family Therapy

Advanced Applications

  • Jennifer Hodgson
  • Angela Lamson
  • Tai Mendenhall
  • D. Russell Crane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jennifer Hodgson, Angela Lamson, Tai Mendenhall, Lisa Tyndall
    Pages 1-9
  3. Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Lisa Tyndall, Jennifer Hodgson, Angela Lamson, Mark White, Sharon Knight
      Pages 13-32
    3. Lisa Tyndall, Jennifer Hodgson, Angela Lamson, Mark White, Sharon Knight
      Pages 33-53
    4. Stephanie Trudeau-Hern, Tai Mendenhall, Alison Wong
      Pages 55-76
    5. Daniel Marlowe, Jennifer Hodgson, Angela Lamson, Mark White, Tom Irons
      Pages 77-94
    6. Dan Marlowe, Jennifer Hodgson
      Pages 95-105
    7. Angela Lamson, Patrick Meadors, Tai Mendenhall
      Pages 107-123
    8. Angela Lamson, Keeley Pratt, Jennifer Hodgson, Aubry Koehler
      Pages 125-145
    9. Kenneth Phelps, Katherine Kueny, Barry Jacobs, Tommie Boyd, John Rolland, Macaran Baird et al.
      Pages 147-176
    10. Randall Reitz, Laura Sudano
      Pages 177-195
  4. Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Lisa Zak-Hunter, Jerica Berge, Zephon Lister, Maureen Davey, Laura Lynch, Wayne Denton
      Pages 219-240
    3. Tai Mendenhall, Keeley Pratt, Kenneth Phelps, Macaran Baird, Felisha Younkin
      Pages 241-258
    4. Jackie Williams-Reade, Bobbi-Ann Gordon, Wendy Wray
      Pages 283-299
    5. Melissa Lewis, Laurelle Myhra, Monique Walker
      Pages 319-340
  5. Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Todd Edwards, Jo Ellen Patterson, Joseph Scherger, Susanna Vakili
      Pages 343-356
    3. Jennifer Hodgson, Melissa Fox, Angela Lamson
      Pages 357-380
    4. Cathy Hudgins, Sandra Rose, Peter Fifield, Steve Arnault
      Pages 381-401
    5. Peter Shin, Emily Jones
      Pages 403-416
  6. Finance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Dan Marlowe, Jeff Capobianco, Carl Greenberg
      Pages 437-449
    3. Angela Lamson, Jennifer Hodgson, Tai Mendenhall, D. Russell Crane
      Pages 451-456
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 457-489

About this book


“High praise to Hodgson, Lamson, Mendenhall, and Crane and in creating a seminal work for systemic researchers, educators, supervisors, policy makers and financial experts in health care.  The comprehensiveness and innovation explored by every author reflects an in depth understanding that reveals true pioneers of integrated health care. Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications will lead the way for Medical Family Therapists in areas just now being acknowledged and explored.”

-          Tracy Todd, PhD, LMFT, Executive Director of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Integrated, interdisciplinary health care is growing in stature and gaining in numbers. Systems and payers are facilitating it. Patients and providers are benefiting from it. Research is supporting it, and policymakers are demanding it.

The emerging field of Medical Family Therapy (MedFT) is contributing greatly to these developments and Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications examines its implementation in depth. Leading experts describe MedFT as it is practiced today, the continuum of services provided, the necessary competencies for practitioners, and the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of health that the specialty works to integrate. Data-rich chapters model core concepts such as the practitioner as scientist, the importance of context in health care settings, collaboration with families and communities, and the centrality of the relational perspective in treatment. The book's wide-spectrum coverage takes in research, training, financial, and policy issues, among them: 

  • Preparing MedFTs for the multiple worlds of health care
  • Extending platforms on how to build relationships in integrated care
  • Offering a primer in program evaluation for MedFTs
  • Ensuring health equity in MedFT research
  • Identifying where policy and practice collide with ethics and integrated care
  • Recognizing the cost-effectiveness of family therapy in health care 

With its sophisticated insights into the current state – and the future – of healthcare reform, Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the fields of clinical psychology, counseling, family therapy, healthcare policy, medical family therapy, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, public health, and social work.


Behavioral Health Collaborative Family Healthcare Cultural Competency in Healthcare Family Therapists in Primary Care Settings Family Therapy Family Therapy in Healthcare Healthcare Reform in the U.S. Integrated Care Integrated Primary Care MedFT Medical Family Therapist Supervision Medical Family Therapy Mixed Method Research in Family Therapy Preparing a Policy Brief Sustainability Systems Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer Hodgson
    • 1
  • Angela Lamson
    • 2
  • Tai Mendenhall
    • 3
  • D. Russell Crane
    • 4
  1. 1.Child Development & Family RelationsEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.Child Development & Family RelationsEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  3. 3.Family Social Science Couple and Family Therapy ProgramUniversity of MinnesotaSaint PaulUSA
  4. 4.School of Family LifeBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

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