The chapters of this volume were written for the purpose of surveying the field of intensive family therapy. The book is not a compilation of previously published articles; all of the chapters are original contributions written at the request of the editors. The structure of the volume was determined by the editors' experience with family therapy and their continuous exchange with other workers in the field through symposia, personal discussions, and, in most cases, direct observation of their work.
Table of Contents
List of Authors, Preface, Introduction, 1 A Review of Concepts in the Study and Treatment of Families of Schizophrenics, 2 A Theory of Relationships: Experience and Transaction, 3 Intensive Family Therapy as Process, 4 Rationale and Techniques of Intensive Family Therapy, 5 Family Psychotherapy with Schizophrenia in the Hospital and in Private Practice, 6 Family Dynamics and the Reversibility of Delusional Formation: A Case Study in Family Therapy, 7 Some Indications and Contraindications for Exploratory Family Therapy, 8 Countertransference in the Family Treatment of Schizophrenia, 9 Mystification. Confusion. and Conflict, 10 The Identity Struggle, 11 Systematic Research on Family Dynamics, 12 The Contributions of Family Treatment to the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia, Name Index, Subject Index