Originally published in 1967, this book gathers together the various aspects of Dr Dick’s theoretical and clinical approach to marriage difficulties into a coherent system for the benefit of professional workers and students who were concerned with family and community psychiatry and case work at the time.
He preserves the essentials of the steps by which his concepts developed from one-person therapy into hypotheses for understanding interaction, with the couple as the unit of study.
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction Part 1: The Concepts 2. The Social Setting 3. The Individual Setting 4. The Development of the Study 5. The Further Evolution of Concepts I 6. The Further Evolution of Concepts II Conflict in the Dyad 7. Present Concepts Part 2: The Practice 8. Symptomatology I 9. Symptomatology II: ‘Grounds for Divorce’ 10. Investigation and Diagnosis 11. Treatment 12. Who Has Been Helped 13. Conclusions and Perspectives. Appendices. Index.