Clinical Interventions in Systemic Couple and Family Therapy

  • Roberto Pereira
  • Juan Luis Linares

Part of the European Family Therapy Association Series book series (EFTAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Family Therapy and Clinical Psychopathology

  3. New Resources in Systemic Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Rodolfo de Bernart
      Pages 77-85
    3. Gianmarco Manfrida, Valentina Albertini, Erica Eisenberg
      Pages 119-137
  4. Systemic Interventions in Different Contexts

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-245

About this book


This timely update presents modern directions in systemic therapy practice with couples and families, focusing on clinical innovations from Italy, Spain, and Portugal. Top therapists discuss their breakthrough family work in treating familiar pathologies such as depression, borderline personality disorder, infidelity, and addictions, providing first-hand insight into meeting relational dysfunction with creativity and resourcefulness. The book applies novel conceptualizations and fresh techniques to complex situations including multi-problem families, involuntary clients, disability-related issues, anorexia, love and sex in aging, and family grief. From tapping into the strengths of siblingship to harnessing the therapeutic potential of the Internet, the book’s cases illustrate the rich variety of opportunities to improve client outcomes through systemic couple and family therapy.

This practical guide:
  • Demonstrates strategies for therapists to improve practice
  • Exemplifies methods for reducing the gap between clinical theory and practice
  • Identifies multiple dimensions of systems thinking in case formulation and therapy
  • Offers new insights into treating classic and recent forms of psychopathology
  • Provides a representative picture of couple and family therapy in southern Europe
Clinical Interventions in Systemic Family and Couple Therapy is of particular relevance to practitioners and clinicians working within couple and family therapy, and is also of interest to other professionals working in psychotherapy and professional mental health services.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Pereira
    • 1
  • Juan Luis Linares
    • 2
  1. 1.Vasco-Navarra School of Family TherapyBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryAutonomous University of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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