Counseling Families with Chronic Illness
Edited By: Susan H. McDaniel
COUNSELING FAMILIES WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS provides mental health professionals with an understanding of how to collaborate effectively with health care providers to help patients and their families cope with chronic illness. The authors, leaders in the field of medical family therapy, describe the fundamentals of the medical family therapy approach and address counseling issues involved in working with people with AIDS, somatization disorder, and other chronic illnesses.
Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychiatry and family medicine and director of the University of Rochester Family Therapy Training Program. She publishes extensively in the areas of family therapy supervision and consultation and family systems medicine and is a frequent speaker at national meetings for both disciplines.
1. List the three key guidelines for nurturing a relationship so collaboration can thrive.
2. Describe the systems approach.
3. State the role of the psychologist when obtaining informed consent from the chronically ill.
4. List the three influences of family-of-origin that influence a person’s physical health.
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Rae J. Schilling and David L. Stoller
- Collaboration Between Family Therapists and Physicians: An Interview with Thomas L. Campbell, MD
Susan H. McDaniel
- Families with AIDS: The Medical Family Therapy Approach
Jeri Hepworth, Susan H. McDaniel, and William J. Doherty
- Language, Silence, and Somatic Fixation
David B. Seaburn
- Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Families with Chronically Ill Members
Michael C. Cottlieb
- Personal Ease, Physical Disease, and Intergenerational Family Experience
Donald S. Williamson