The Challenge Of Family Therapy
Family Therapy Beyond Postmodernism examines postmodernism and its expression in family therapy, raising questions about realities and realness, the subjective process of truth, and the experience of self. It identifies difficulties in any sole reliance on narrative and social constructionist ideas, and advocates the value of family therapy practice of selected psychoanalytic ideas, in particular: attachment and the unconscious transference, countertransference, projective identification and understandings of time psychoanalytic ideas about thinking and containment in considering the therapeutic relationship in family therapy.
This volume on Family Therapy Training, edited by Kalman Flomenhaft, Ph. D. and Adolph E. Christ, M. D. , is the outgrowth of a successful conference on Family Therapy in the Training of Child Psychiatrists sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry at the Downstate Medical Center on December 8 and 9, 1978. The attendance and enthusiastic participation at this conference reflected the growing interest on the part of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in the theory, practice, and teaching of family therapy.