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Medical Family Therapy

Advanced Applications

Editors: Hodgson, J., Lamson, A., Mendenhall, T., Crane, D.R. (Eds.)

  • Reviews the literature covering almost 30 years of history, growth and available research on MedFT
  • Outlines steps for responding to providers and systems experiencing burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Describes concrete strategies for MedFTs to effectively integrate themselves into medical contexts
  • Offers recommendations for future research directions
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About this book

“High praise to Hodgson, Lamson, Mendenhall, and Crane and in creating a seminal work for systemic researchers, educators, supervisors, policy makers and financial experts in health care. The comprehensiveness and innovation explored by every author reflects an in depth understanding that reveals true pioneers of integrated health care. Medical Family Therapy: Advances in Application will lead the way for Medical Family Therapists in areas just now being acknowledged and explored.”

- Tracy Todd, PhD, LMFT, Executive Director of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Integrated, interdisciplinary health care is growing in stature and gaining in numbers. Systems and payers are facilitating it. Patients and providers are benefitting from it. Research is supporting it, and policymakers are demanding it.

The emerging field of Medical Family Therapy (MedFT) is contributing greatly to these developments and Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications examines its implementation in depth. Leading experts describe MedFT as it is practiced today, the continuum of services provided, the necessary competencies for practitioners, and the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of health that the specialty works to integrate. Data-rich chapters model core concepts such as the practitioner as scientist, the importance of context in health care settings, collaboration with families and communities, and the centrality of the relational perspective in treatment. And the book's wide-spectrum coverage takes in research, training, financial, and policy issues, among them:

  • Preparing MedFTs for the multiple worlds of health care
  • Extending platforms on how to build relationships in integrated care
  • Offering a primer in program evaluation for MedFTs
  • Ensuring health equity in MedFT research
  • Identifying where policy and practice collide with ethics and integrated care
  • Recognizing the cost-effectiveness of family therapy in health care

With its sophisticated insights into the current state – and the future – of healthcare reform, Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in the fields of clinical psychology, counseling, family therapy, healthcare policy, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, public health, and social work.

About the authors

The editors of this text are all nationally recognized scholars and educators in the areas of Medical Family Therapy and marriage and family therapy. Drs. Hodgson and Lamson have co- authored the first doctoral program in Medical Family Therapy in the United States with graduates in leadership, academic and clinical positions all across the country. Dr. Mendenhall, Hodgson and Lamson have designed training and clinical integrated care programs in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings. Dr. Crane has risen to the level of national recognition for his cost effectiveness research. All combined, these editors have over 300 publications, 600 presentations, 3 edited books and over 60 years of experience providing leadership, conducting research and training therapists to work in healthcare settings.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book describes the various aspects of practicing medical family therapy, an emerging interdisciplinary healthcare field. … Medical family therapy practitioners as well as students in graduate level classes who are interested in working as family therapists in medical settings are an appropriate audience. … This is a timely and comprehensive addition to the medical family therapy literature.” (Ileana Ungureanu, Doody’s Book Reviews, August, 2014)

"High praise to Hodgson, Lamson, Mendenhall, and Crane and in creating a seminal work for systemic researchers, educators, supervisors, policy makers and financial experts in health care.  The comprehensiveness and innovation explored by every author reflects an in depth understanding that reveals true pioneers of integrated health care. Medical Family Therapy: Advances in Application will lead the way for Medical Family Therapists in areas just now being acknowledged and explored." (Tracy Todd, PhD, LMFT, Executive Director of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)

"This is a much needed and long-awaited book as the field of medical family therapy reaches its current level of maturity. The authors are respected clinicians and researchers in the area and they share their expertise and wisdom in this book with elegance. An impressively practical book that is likely to become a very useful resource for all those looking for a “go to” book in this area!" (Sy Saeed, MD, MS, FACPsych, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Psychiatric Administration and Management (JPAM), Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University)

"As we seek to implement a medical system that meets the needs of all families, it is critical that we delineate and understand the skills, tasks and opportunities at every level of the healthcare process. Medical Family Therapists are at the core of this endeavor with a unique blend of clinical, organizational and leadership talents. More and more, these professionals are being invited to the table where they remind us to consider the family, and attend to the relationships within and between all involved in the delivery of efficient and effective care. This book guides the Medical Family Therapist as they step into these roles of influencing the influencers. It is a must read to understand the further complexities of the healthcare puzzle and the roles played in shaping a healthcare system that can both financially and physically heal us." (Tina Schermer Sellers, PhD, LMFT, Department of Marriage & Family Therapy, Seattle, Pacific University, Seattle, Washington)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction to Medical Family Therapy: Advanced Applications

    Hodgson, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • A Review of Medical Family Therapy: 30 Years of History, Growth, and Research

    Tyndall, Lisa (et al.)

    Pages 13-32

  • Medical Family Therapy: Charting a Course in Competencies

    Tyndall, Lisa (et al.)

    Pages 33-53

  • Preparing to Be a Medical Family Therapist: Bridging the Multiple Worlds of Health Care

    Trudeau-Hern, Stephanie (et al.)

    Pages 55-76

  • Medical Family Therapy in Integrated Primary Care: An Interactional Framework

    Marlowe, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 77-94

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03482-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03481-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34336-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. October 21, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Family Therapy
Book Subtitle
Advanced Applications
Editors
  • Jennifer Hodgson
  • Angela Lamson
  • Tai Mendenhall
  • D. Russell Crane
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03482-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03482-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03481-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34336-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 489
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics