Couples and family therapists have long known that intrapersonal difficulties are played out in, and exacerbated by, problems in interpersonal relationships. In this ground-breaking new book, leading couples and family clinicians and researchers present a clinically-based typology of relational disorders. Already hailed as one of the most important books of the decade, this timely volume examines the role of diagnosis in couples and family therapy, and offers clinical criteria for diagnosing a broad spectrum of relational disorders and dysfunctional relational patterns.
About the editor
FLORENCE W. KASLOW, PhD, is Director of the Florida Couples and Family Institute. She is a past president of both the Family Psychology and Media Psychology Divisions of the American Psychological Association and the International Family Therapy Association. She co-chaired the Coalition of Family Diagnosis from 1988 to 1993. And she is a former editor of the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, and editor of the Wiley Series in Couples and Family Dynamics and Treatment. Her other books include The Military Family in Peace and War, Voices in Family Psychology, and Dynamics of Divorce.