Introduction to medical family therapy: Advanced applications

Jennifer Hodgson, Angela Lamson, Tai Mendenhall, Lisa Tyndall

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The first text on Medical Family Therapy (MedFT), entitled "Medical Family Therapy: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Families with Health Problems," was published in 1992. Its authors, Susan McDaniel, Jeri Hepworth, and Bill Doherty, shared a vision that it would be adopted by individuals from all different healthcare disciplines who practiced from a biopsychosocial (Engel, 1977, 1980) and family systems (von Bertalanffy, 1968) approach. Since then, a crescendo of literature has been introduced advocating for more systemic and family-centered approaches to healthcare practice. Their dream was achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Family Therapy
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319034829
ISBN (Print)3319034812, 9783319034812
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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