Developed for a global market in partnership with the AAMFT, this authoritative Handbook is a ground-breaking reference work on both the profession and the practice of Systemic Family Therapy (SFT). It is unique in integrating the scholarly literature on relational interventions focused on child, couple, and family into a single resource for the first time. Volume I includes extensive work on the theoretical, practice, research, and policy foundations of the profession of SFT and its roles in an integrated health care system. Volume II presents established and emerging models of relational treatment of children and young people. Volume III applies the same focus to therapy with couples, and finally Volume IV considers family-level interventions for issues of global public health.
Many of the topics presented in Volume I relate to, and inform, the research on interventions presented in the following volumes. Within these volumes, evidence as to the effectiveness of relational treatment for each problem is included along with consideration of the most appropriate modality for treatment (e.g., with focus client alone, with family member of focus client alone, with multiple family members, or with different participants over the course of treatment). Topics reflect established interventions for the core difficulties in relationships that impact the mental and physical health of individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan. A global perspective and attention to cultural diversity is maintained within each volume and throughout the broader work.