Family Psychopathology : The Relational Roots of Dysfunctional Behaviour
The influence of the family on individual behavior has long been debated but has never received comprehensive coverage in the psychopathology literature. Providing a much-needed, exhaustive look at the research in this area, Family Psychopathology shows how many individual psychopathologies stem from external (contextual or relational) rather than internal (neurological or physiological) conditions. Chapters describe a variety of dysfunctional patterns and explore how they lead to different kinds of individual, marital, and family disorders. Preventive measures and treatment approaches are critically examined. This text will be of interest to mental health practitioners, researchers, and students.
- Guilford Publications
- United States
Table of contents
L'Abate Introduction. Part I: Foundations. Scabini, Cigoli, The Role of Theory in the Study of Family Psychopathology. Loukas, Twitchell, Piejak, Fitzgerald, Zucker, The Family as a Unity of Interacting Personalities. Petzold, The Concept of "the Family" in Family Psychopathology. Brunner, Family Interaction and Family Psychopathology. Gargano, Risk and Resiliency Factors among Culturally Diverse Families: Implications for Family Psychopathology. Part II: Dimensions of Family Structure.. Davila, Bradbury, Psychopathology and the Marital Dyad. Cusinato, Parenting Styles and Psychopathology. Cicirelli, Intergenerational Relationships in Modern Families. Heffer, Snyder, Comprehensive Assessment of Family Functioning. Part III: Varieties of Individual and Family Psychopathology. Jurkovic, Destructive Parentification in Families: Causes and Consequences. Beach, Fincham, Marital Processes and Depression. Nicholson, Schizophrenia and the Family. Cierpka, Reich, Kraul, Psychosomatic Illness and the Family. Rosen, The Family Roots of Aggression and Violence: A Life Span Perspective. Trepper, Dankoski, Substance Abuse and Dependence. Part IV. Helping Families at Risk, in Need, and in Crisis. Tolan, Quintana, Gorman-Smith Prevention Approaches for Families. Gerris, Van As, Wels, Janssens, From Parent Education to Family Empowerment Programs. Sanders, The Empirical Status of Psychological Interventions