This timely update presents modern directions in systemic therapy practice with couples and families, focusing on clinical innovations from Italy, Portugal, and Spain. 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:
Clinical Interventions in Systemic Couple and Family 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.
- 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
About the Author:
Dr. Roberto Pereira is a psychiatrist and systemic family therapist. He is currently the Director of the Vasco-Navarra School of Family Therapy in Bilbao, Spain, as well as President of the European and Latin American Network of Systemic Schools (RELATES). He is also a past President of the Spanish Federation of Family Therapy Associations.
Dr. Juan Juis Linares is a psychiatrist, psychologist, and systemic family therapist and professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is also currently Director of the Psychotherapy Unit and the Family Therapy School at the Hospital de St. Pau in Barcelona, and is a former President of the European Family Therapy Association as well as Honorary President of European and Latin American Network of Systemic Schools (RELATES).