Textbook Of Family Medicine

Author by : Robert E. Rakel
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Description : Edited by Robert E. Rakel, MD and David P. Rakel, MD, Textbook of Family Medicine remains your #1 choice for complete guidance on the principles of family medicine, primary care in the community, and all aspects of clinical practice. Ideal for both residents and practicing physicians, it includes evidence-based, practical information to optimize your patient care and prepare you for the ABFM exam. The full-color format features a clean, quick-reference layout that makes it easy for you to put information to work immediately in your practice. You can also access the complete contents online at www.expertconsult.com, plus 30 videos of common office procedures, additional chapters on timely topics, and figures, tables, and photographs that supplement the text. Prepare for success on the ABFM exam with complete coverage of all aspects of family medicine. Access information quickly with an efficient, full-color layout that makes it easy to apply the latest knowledge in your practice. Take advantage of today's most useful online resources with a convenient list of outstanding clinical websites. Quickly spot "Best Evidence Recommendations" with special boxes located throughout the text. Glean helpful tips on diagnosis and therapy from "Key Points" boxes found on every page. Access the complete contents and illustrations online at www.expertconsult.com - fully searchable - plus additional figures, tables, and photographs online, as well as online-only chapters that cover topics such as prescribing nutritional supplements and botanicals. View 30 videos online covering common office procedures such as vasectomy, the proper use of today's diabetic equipment, and endometrial biopsy. Gain a new understanding of the patient-centered medical home and how to achieve this status in outpatient clinics. Make the most effective care decisions with help from "Evidence vs. Harm" icons that guide you through key treatments of common medical conditions. The Textbook of Family Medicine continues to provide the latest, most comprehensive coverage of family medicine practice.


Textbook Of Family Medicine E Book

Author by : David Rakel
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Description : This ninth edition of the Textbook of Family Medicine, edited by Drs. Robert E. Rakel and David P. Rakel, remains your #1 choice for complete guidance on the principles of family medicine, primary care in the community, and all aspects of clinical practice. Ideal for both residents and practicing physicians, this medical reference book includes evidence-based, practical information to optimize patient care and prepare you for the ABFM exam. A clean, quick-reference layout makes it easy for you to put information to work immediately in your practice. Gain a new understanding of the patient-centered medical home and how to achieve this status in outpatient clinics. Make the most effective care decisions with help from "Evidence vs. Harm" icons that guide you through key treatments of common medical conditions. Take advantage of today’s most useful online resources with a convenient list of outstanding clinical websites. Quickly spot "Best Evidence Recommendations" with special boxes located throughout the text, and glean helpful tips on diagnosis and therapy from "Key Points" boxes found on every page. Quickly access content with an efficient new layout that includes more than 1,000 tables and full-color illustrations; treatment boxes for a concise overview of how to treat various conditions; Grade A SORT recommendations; and key points highlighting the major takeaways of each chapter. Take advantage of an enhanced focus on team-based care as the role of primary care providers evolves, and stay up to date on the most current practice guidelines with evidence-based information throughout. Remain at the forefront of the field with coverage on self-care, the emergence of tobacco alternatives such as e-cigarettes, and the changing picture of cancer in America.


A Textbook Of Family Medicine

Author by : Ian R. McWhinney
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Publisher by : New York : Oxford University Press
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Description : Since the previous edition of Ian McWhinney's text was published in 1989, family medicine has assumed an increasingly important role in the modern health care system. The growth of managed care in The United States and of similar movements in other countries has made it more important than ever to define and conceptualize the discipline and to synthesize its body of knowledge and skills. The author brings to this task a lifetime's experience in family practice and academic family medicine. The first edition was widely acclaimed for its originality, depth of analysis, and elegant style. The book has now been extensively revised, while retaining its original structure. The first ten chapters are devoted, as before, to a conceptualization and description of the field, Much new material has been added on the patient-centered clinical method, illness narratives, the biological basis of family medicine, health promotion, the concept of risk, and the contribution of evidence-based medicine. Chapter 9 now includes an authoritative review of evidence-based preventive strategies. The five clinical chapters exemplify the application of basic principles in practice. These have all been updated with the results of new research. The chapters on the practice of family medicine cover such topics as home care, records and practiced management. The revisions of these reflect many changes that have occurred since the first edition. A new chapter on alternative (complementary) medicine fills the need for reliable information on this topic. The book has been designed to be read as a whole, with fundamental ideas forming a continuous thread which runs through all its sections.


Textbook Of Family Medicine E Book

Author by : Robert E. Rakel
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : This text has been admired for as long as Family Medicine has been a recognized specialty. Edited by the legendary Robert E. Rakel, MD, this superb 7th edition continues to break new ground. Includes materials to help hone your clinical skills and prepare for the ABFP boards and SPEX exams. Highlights especially important points of diagnosis and therapy in the "case" section of book. Provides "Best Evidence Recommendations" boxes to promote greater reliability of information. Offers a free CD-rom containing video clips of diabetes testing, stress test and all the illustrations from the book! Contains new chapters on complementary and alternative medicine. Takes a fresh new approach to evidence based medicine in clinical practice. Uses a visually appealing, functional 4-color design and a full-color insert.


Mcwhinney S Textbook Of Family Medicine

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Description : Highly acclaimed in its first three editions, McWhinney's Textbook of Family Medicine is one of the seminal texts in the field. While many family medicine texts simply cover the disorders a practitioner might see in clinical practice, McWhinney's defines the principles and practices of family medicine as a separate and distinct field of practice. The fourth edition presents six new clinical chapters of common problems in family medicine: respiratory illness, musculoskeletal pain, depression, diabetes, obesity and multimorbidity. This new edition also provides information on stewardship of resources, patient information and data, delivery of care in the home, and consultation and referral. The volume also covers continuing advances in the research base of family medicine. Readers will come away with a deeper appreciation for the role of the generalist in healthcare.


Textbook Of Family Medicine

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Publisher by : Wolters kluwer india Pvt Ltd
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Description : Textbook of Family Medicine, 3/e has been thoroughly revised and updated as per the requirement of general practitioners. Chapters contributed from a number of national and international experts in their respective fields makes this an authoritative text. The chapters have been thoroughly revised not only to incorporate symptomatic approach and management at primary care level but also the advanced treatment options available in tertiary care centres. With its contemporary approach and lucid presentation, the text would be of immense value to the general practitioners as well as students pursuing courses in Family medicine.


Textbook Of Family Medicine

Author by : Ian R McWhinney
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Highly acclaimed in its first two editions, Ian R. McWhinney's Textbook of Family Medicine is one of the seminal texts in the field. While many family medicine texts simply cover the disorders a practitioner might see in clinical practice, McWhinney defines the principles and practices of family medicine as a separate and distinct field of practice. The initial sections cover basic principles and philosophies of family medicine and a later section discusses approaches to common diseases encountered in practice. The discussions not only address these clinical problems, but each is a workshop for incorporating what it means to be a family physician into everyday practice. The new edition is updated throughout with help from a group of reviewers and a new coauthor, Thomas Freeman, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario, where McWhinney is Professor Emeritus.


Textbook Of Family Medicine

Author by : John W. Saultz
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill
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Description : An attractive two-color format gives an accessibility to charts, tables, algorithms and the overall design. Beyond the signs and symptom-based focus, several unique features distinguish this book among its competitors including a review of modern family theory in the age of managed care, presentation of family medicine as a process, and distinct sections for the new subspecialty areas of sports medicine and geriatrics.


Textbook Of Family Medicine

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Publisher by : Paras Medical Publisher
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A Textbook Of Family Medicine Companion Handbook

Author by : John W. Saultz
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Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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Description : * Handy pocket manual provides concise, yet authoritative answers to clinical questions * Unlike other handbooks for outpatient medicine, maintains a clinical focus consistent with the spirit of family practice: prevention, the family as the unit of care, continuity of care, and appropriate, cost-effective care* Chapter-referenced to its parent text for further reading


Fundamentals Of Family Medicine

Author by : Robert B. Taylor
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Fundamentals of Family Medicine, Third Edition, describes the current approach to common problems in family practice. The book tells how family physicians provide high-quality, comprehensive, and ongoing health care for patients and families, based on current evidence and time-tested methods in clinical practice. Clinical scenarios that include case studies and questions for group discussion reinforce the book's clinical topics. The clinical scenarios all concern members of the Nelson family- a multigenerational extended family whose members visit the family physician with a variety of health concerns and whose dynamics evolve from chapter to chapter. The discussion questions allow the group to consider both the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of problems such as headache, obstructive airway disease, diabetes mellitus, athletic injuries, domestic violence, care of the dying patient, and the family physicians's role in dealing with terrorist events. The book is intended to be a reference source for the care of diseases family physicians are likely to see and as the course textbook for medical students in family medicine clerkships in medical school. This book will help health professionals provide up-to-date care for their patients, and will allow students to view clinical issues through the eyes of the family physician. Fundamentals of Family Medicine, Third Edition, ideally is used as a companion to Family Medicine: Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition, edited by Robert B. Taylor et al.


Textbook Of Family Practice

Author by : Robert E. Rakel
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Publisher by : W B Saunders Company
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Description : For more than 25 years, this trusted reference has guided physicians through every aspect of their practice, offering advice that has encouraged excellence, strengthened careers, and broadened patient bases. Now thoroughly updated and streamlined, the 6th edition features many all-new chapters and meticulous revisions to reflect the latest approaches and findings. This new edition is a comprehensive, authoritative source that helps readers meet every clinical and professional challenge they face.


Manual Of Family Practice

Author by : Robert B. Taylor
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Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : The thoroughly updated Second Edition of this Spiral(R) Manual provides concise, accessible information on the full spectrum of clinical problems in primary care. Written from the family physician's perspective, the book emphasizes ambulatory care, plus pertinent hospital-based and home-based health problems. Throughout all chapters, the focus is on disease prevention and health maintenance.Topics include frequently encountered diagnostic challenges such as amenorrhea and fatigue, management of common disorders such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension, and selected procedures such as obstetric ultrasound and nasolaryngoscopy. This edition includes three new chapters on valvular heart disease, sexual assault, and pain management. LWW/Medcases Case Companion on-line review tool for this title, click http://www.medcases.com/lippincott


Essentials Of Family Practice

Author by : Robert E. Rakel
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Publisher by : W B Saunders Company
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Description : This thoroughly revised and updated new edition features the latest information on the diseases and disorders you see most often. 37 brand-new chapters examine topics such as managed health care, prescription writing, domestic violence, insomnia, posttraumatic stress disorders, acne, and terminal cancer and pain. Inside Essentials of Family Practice, Second Edition, you'll find 70 case studies that describe common presenting symptoms - and guide you through developing a differential diagnosis, selecting a course of treatment, scheduling follow-up visits, and more; 13 fundamentals chapters that highlight the clinical context of family practice; and board-style review questions with answers and rationales that help you focus on key information...and test your knowledge of diagnosis, management, and more.


Swanson S Family Medicine Review E Book

Author by : Alfred F. Tallia
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Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences
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Description : Includes nearly 2,500 case-based questions and answer rationales, newly updated to reflect the most current developments in practice. Chapter Summaries offer a quick review of the concepts—great for last-minute exam preparation. Open-ended Clinical Case Management Problems in each chapter provide additional opportunities for articulating your understanding of key topics. Features the most current information on concussion management, palliative care, pain management, and more. Allows you to earn up to 75 CME Credits online through Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.


Fundamentals Of Family Medicine

Author by : R. B. Taylor
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This book is intended as an introduction to family medicine and to the behaviors, concepts, and skills upon which the clinical practice of the discipline is based. The chapters that follow will provide a foundation for the student during the pre-doctoral years, a base upon which he or she can build during residency training and practice. Fundamentals of Family Medicine presents Part I (the first 36 chapters) of Family Medicine: Principles and Practice. Because it is intended that the student will eventually move from use of this extracted material to the full textbook, the preface to the comprehensive edition has been included and cross-references to later chapters have been retained. Why publish a student edition? Medical students in various schools partici pate in courses covering a wide range of topics including communication skills, family dynamics, medical ethics, human sexuality, disease prevention, aging and death. Departments of family medicine generally assume a leadership role in presentation of such courses, and this book is intended to integrate these eclectic topics into a single textbook.


Textbook Of Naturopathic Family Medicine Integrative Primary Care

Author by : Shehab El-Hashemy
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Publisher by : Canadian College of Naturopathic
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Description : Based on AMA, CMA, and NABNE guidelines, this text offers an integrated program for mastering essential primary care clinical knowledge and reasoning skills in a family medicine practice. Primary care standards for naturopathic physicians govern patient rapport, SOAP charting, symptom and sign recognition, laboratory tests, case management and follow-up. These best practices are evidence-based, up to date, and integrate conventional medicine current practice guidelines. Ideal not only for students of naturopathic medicine, but also for practicing naturopathic doctors in need of a primary care clinical handbook. Features applied clinical guidelines in cardiology, ear, nose & throat, diabetes, gastroenterology, geriatrics, hematology, immunology and genetics, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, obstetrics, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology modules. Provides core instruction in the critical skills comprising the repertoire of the primary care family physician as outlined by the Board of Directors of Drugless Therapy-Naturopathy (BDDT-N) and examined by the Naturopathic Licensing Examinations (NPLEX-II). These competencies will allow students to proceed to clinical rotations, independent medical practice, or further postgraduate studies. Offers the naturopathic primary care and family medicine practitioner a convenient and high yield resource for managing common presentations, featuring comprehensive guides to naturopathic lifestyle, clinical nutrition, and botanical medicine strategies, as well as current medical and surgical treatment options. Poses typical clinical problems and licensing exam questions with well-reasoned answers for creating safe and effective management plans. Includes 50 case-based review questions that simulate actual primary care clinical practice.


Review Of Family Medicine

Author by : Edward T. Bope
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Publisher by : Saunders
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Description : Master the essential knowledge you need to pass the ABFP Boards with this definitive text! The detailed content corresponds to Dr. Robert E. Rakel's best-selling Textbook of Family Medicine, 7th edition, and includes more than 1,900 multiple-choice and true-false questions, designed in the ABFP style, to challenge your grasp of every aspect of family medicine. Optimize preparation using the online testbank at www.familymedreview.com that simulates the timed ABFP exam and provides a score. Use the untimed "study" mode for more relaxed review without a score Master every aspect of family medicine including complementary and alternative techniques, herbal therapy, clinical guidelines, practice-based research, evidence-based medicine, and mind/body medicine. Review common and challenging conditions in hematology/oncology, ophthalmology, and dermatology with visual guidance from full-color photographic plates. Better understand why an answer is correct with comprehensive, evidence-based explanations following each question, plus references to the corresponding pages in Textbook of Family Medicine, 7th Edition Over 500 more questions than in previous edition.


Soap For Family Medicine

Author by : Daniel C. Maldonado (M.D.)
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Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : SOAP for Family Medicine features 90 clinical problems with each case presented in an easy to read 2-page layout. Each step presents information on how that case would likely be handled. Questions under each category teach the students important steps in clinical care. Blackwell's new SOAP series is a unique resource that also provides a step-by-step guide to learning how to properly document patient care. Covering the problems most commonly encountered on the wards, the text uses the familiar "SOAP" note format to record important clinical information and guide patient care. SOAP format puts the emphasis back on the patient's clinical problem not the diagnosis. This series is a practical learning tool for proper clinical care, improving communication between physicians, and accurate documentation. The books not only teach students what to do, but also help them understand why. Students will find these books a "must have" to keep in their white coat pockets for wards and clinics.


Taylor S Manual Of Family Medicine

Author by : Paul M. Paulman
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Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : Designed for today’s busy practitioner, Taylor’s Manual of Family Medicine, 4th Edition, provides practical, expert guidance for the issues you face daily in family practice and primary care. Easy to understand and clinically useful, this trusted manual has been thoroughly updated with the latest clinical information and evidence, including electronic resources. Whether you’re a physician in a clinic, extended care, or hospital setting, or a resident or practitioner looking for a high-yield board review tool, this manual addresses the real-world issues you see most, allowing you to provide optimum care for every patient. Stay up to date with all-new chapters and expanded chapters on delirium, movement disorders, dementia, pregnancy loss and stillbirth, acute musculoskeletal injuries, and more. Get the latest practical information on commonly encountered clinical problems, including OB/GYN and childbirth, pediatrics, and mental health. Find what you need quickly with templated chapters that cover diagnostic criteria, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and screening, including physical diagnosis, laboratory findings, and imaging studies. Understand how to make the right diagnosis and know when to order the right test, based on common presenting symptoms. Use this manual to study efficiently and effectively for the ABFP certification and recertification exams. Topics follow ACGME and AAFP program requirements for residency training.


Textbook Of Primary Care Medicine

Author by : John Noble
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Publisher by : Mosby Incorporated
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Description : Noble'sTEXTBOOK OF PRIMARY CARE MEDICINE provides in-depth information on the full-range of medical problems, conditions and diseases encountered in the community practices of family physicians, general internists, medical and surgical subspecialists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. The text serves as both a quick reference and an authoritative resource. Principles and guides for evidence-based decision making are included in all clinical chapters.


Essential Family Medicine

Author by : Robert E. Rakel
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Publisher by : W B Saunders Company
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Description : This textbook provides 46 case studies representing problems frequently encountered in primary care. They are authored by family physicians and are typical of patients seen in their practices. Each case includes a table listing the Key Points presented. An evidence-based grade is given to each reference. Provides evidence-based grade given to every reference with the strength of evidence shown by a grade of either A, B, or C. A table listing the Key Points or Pearls is included with each case study. Case studies focus on the differential diagnosis of a presenting symptom that can be the sign of a simple common problem or a complex and potentially life-threatening disease. The Relevance of Medical History to Medical Education is a unique look at the importance of medical history to the education of health professionals.


Saunders Review Of Family Practice

Author by : Edward T. Bope
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Publisher by : Saunders
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Description : SAUNDERS REVIEW OF FAMILY PRACTICE, 3RD EDITION, serves as an excellent study companion to Rakel's popular TEXTBOOK OF FAMILY PRACTICE, 6TH EDITION. It is written by family physicians who have carefully reviewed each chapter in the textbook and formulated questions pertaining to the most important learning points in each chapter. In each case, the questions are then edited to be sure they are accurate and conform to good test-taking practices. Each of the approximately 1,500 questions is followed by the correct answer and a rationale defending that answer. Page numbers for corresponding information in the textbook are also provided. A team of active family physicians have carefully written 1500 review questions to cover the most important points in every chapter in the textbook. Each question is followed by the correct answer as well as a rationale explaining why that answer is correct. Page references point the way to the corresponding passages in TEXTBOOK OF FAMILY PRACTICE, 6th Edition . Additional bibliographical citations direct you to other key works in the literature. The result is a quick, highly effective source for board review or an overview of family medicine


Blueprints Clinical Cases In Family Medicine

Author by : Sarah Ellen Lesko
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Publisher by : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Description : Be ready for both the Step 2 & 3 USMLE exams and those demanding questions during your rotations. The new Blueprints Clinical Cases series will be the answer to all of your needs! Written by residents and faculty, this series prepares you for even the most complex cases. 50 Symptom based clinical cases provide comprehensive USMLE review Built-in thought questions help you learn to diagnose using the critical thinking process Case-based learning presents an efficient manner of cataloguing symptoms, syndromes, and diseases 200 questions replicate the computer format of the USMLE Prepare for your future with the Blueprints Clinical Cases series! Perfect for medical students -- physician assistants, nurse practitioners and related health professionals will also find Blueprints Clinical Cases valuable.


Canadian Family Physician

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Australian Family Physician

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Textbook Of Family And Couples Therapy

Author by : G. Pirooz Sholevar
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Publisher by : American Psychiatric Pub
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Description : In the past decade, family therapy has evolved from a loosely defined aggregate of approaches to a mature field with codified schools of theoretical systems and concepts. Textbook of Family and Couples Therapy: Clinical Applications is the first book to draw together theories and techniques from these various schools and combine them with specific clinical approaches in a single comprehensive resource. Under the editorial direction of acclaimed expert G. Pirooz Sholevar, Textbook of Family and Couples Therapy presents the current body of theoretical knowledge in the field along with the latest practical applications for working with couples and families. The book is divided into seven major sections: Family Therapy: Theory and Techniques; Family Assessment; Family Therapy With Children and Adolescents; Marital Therapy; Family Therapy With Different Disorders; and Research in Family and Marital Therapy. Most sections begin with overview chapters to lay the groundwork for clinical applications. With contributions from today's leading practitioners, Textbook of Family and Couples Therapy includes unique features such as: Family therapy approaches to specific mental disorders, including depression, psychiatric hospitalization, alcohol and substance abuse, incest, and personality disorders Specific guidance for working with couples, with detailed approaches to problems such as sexual dysfunction, divorce, remarriage, and stepfamilies -- invaluable for practicing in today's society The unique considerations of treating children in a family therapy context with practical applications such as whole-family intervention and a method for parent management training An overview of the evolution and theoretical underpinnings of family therapy which helps readers develop a solid foundation of understanding to support their clinical knowledge The latest information on issues related to gender, culture, and ethnicity and how they affect family therapy important for enhancing awareness and understanding The state of family therapy research today and future research directions with perspectives from leading academics to point the way Blending theoretical training and up-to-date clinical strategies, Textbook of Family and Couples Therapy is a landmark event in the field. It is a must for clinicians who are currently treating couples and families -- and a major resource for training future clinicians in these highly effective therapeutic techniques.