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Family Therapy

Part Two. Specific Disorders

  1. Frank M. Dattilio

Published Online: 29 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118528563.wbcbt31

The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

How to Cite

Dattilio, F. M. 2013. Family Therapy. The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Part Two:31:727–750.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2013

Abstract

Cognitive behavioral family therapy is now considered to be a mainstream approach accepted by contemporary family therapists worldwide. This chapter traces the evolution of cognitive behavioral family therapy and offers some brief discussion on its empirical support in the professional literature. The chapter proceeds to highlight family schema and cognitive and behavioral interventions, as well as interventions for deficits and excesses in emotional response in family relationships. An emphasis is placed on employing cognitive behavioral family therapy within a systems framework, and on its integrative potential for use with other modalities of therapy. The overall effectiveness of the cognitive behavioral model with families is discussed at the conclusion of the chapter.

Keywords:

  • family therapy;
  • cognitive behavioral therapy;
  • assessment;
  • family therapy techniques;
  • family schema