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The therapeutic treatment of a family that initially presented the problem of an individual's migraine headache is described. By immediately attending to both semantic and political frames of reference, the headache was alleviated. Through a subsequent series of interventions, the role of...
Based on their experience at the UCLA Center for Health Enhancement, a 24-day residential program designed to help people modify health-related behavior, the authors describe three very different couple response styles to the program. These are identified as partnership, autonomous, and...
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is currently one of the commonest causes of death of children in the early months of life. Because families are unprepared for the suddenness of the child's death, bereavement without benefit of anticipatory grief predisposes them to greater post-traumatic...
The application of family systems theory to the medical context has been the focus for many family therapists and family physicians interested in the meaning of family in family medicine. However, the integration of systems-oriented practice and theory with medical training and treatment is both...
Presents an abstract collection on various issues of potential interest to readers of from this country and abroad.
"Work in Progress" is just that--an opportunity to let others know about clinical and research efforts and interesting new ideas before they are fully worked out; a place to share some of the banal, day-to-day experiments required to move this field of ours into fuller being. We would like to...
The author describes his four-and-a-half-year involvement with the Gouverneur Health Services Program in New York City from 1964-1969. This innovative program provided community-based health care for the economically poor and was organized around teams of medical and behavioral sciences staff...
For daily use, the Ptolemaic system is the appropriate governing paradigm; heliocentrism is only a "computational device." Medicine, as I understand it, is in an analogous situation. The biomedical model has served us well and will always continue to do so. The biopsychosocial model is elegant...
To date structural family therapy has not been reported in the evaluation and multidisciplinary treatment of chronic pain patients. This article describes the three-session treatment of a 28-year-old woman with degenerative joint disease and the medical, psychological, and family therapy...
This column continues an exploration of what it means to say that the family is "a unit of care" or "the patient." The point of departure at last writing was a critical response to the drift of a recent piece by T. L. Schwenk and C. C. Hughes entitled "The Family as Patient in Family Medicine:...
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