Handbook of relational diagnosis and dysfunctional family patterns

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Wiley, Jan 30, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 566 pages
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Despite the clinical importance of identifying and treating dysfunctional relationship patterns, traditional classification schemes - like the DSM-IV and ICD - have long neglected the relational component of mental health. In this groundbreaking new book, leading couples and family clinicians and researchers present a clinically-based typology of relational disorders. Already hailed as one of the most important books of the decade, this timely volume examines the role of diagnosis in couples and family therapy, and offers clinical criteria for diagnosing a broad spectrum of relational disorders and dysfunctional family patterns.

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THE CONTEXT AND MODELS OF RELATIONAL DIAGNOSIS
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Some Ethical Implications of Relational Diagnoses
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Problems Encountered in Reconciling Individual
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FLORENCE W. KASLOW, PhD, is Director of the Florida Couples and Family Institute. She is a past president of both the Family Psychology and Media Psychology Divisions of the American Psychological Association and the International Family Therapy Association. She co-chaired the Coalition of Family Diagnosis from 1988 to 1993. And she is a former editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, and editor of the Wiley Series in Couples and Family Dynamics and Treatment. Her other books include The Military Family in Peace and War, Voices in Family Psychology, and Dynamics of Divorce.