Does family therapy need psychiatrists? Do psychiatrists need family therapy?
Journal/Book: Isr J Psychiat Related Sci. 1999; 36: PO Box 6056, Jerusalem 91060, Israel. Gefen Publ House Ltd. 174-179.
Abstract: Background: While many sufferers from mental health problems require a therapeutic approach that can see the patient in his systemic context without losing sight of pathology that is located in the individual, few in fact receive such treatment. Data: The therapy of an individual and of his family is presented by way of illustration of the above point. Conclusion: Clinical experience suggests that trainees in psychiatry (and other mental health professions) should be expected to reach a level of proficiency in family therapy at least equal to that expected of them in the various individual approaches; benefits would accrue to themselves, to the profession, to family therapy and, most importantly, to their patients.
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