In the Birth of the Family, Dr.Lewis continues one of the most important research projects in clinical psychiatry. It gives a picture of the interweaving of three relationships systems before, during and after the birth of the first child: the martial relationship of the parents, and the parental relationship with the new child. First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Acknowledgments, Part I: The Theoretical Context, 1. The Development of Family Competence, Selected Theoretical Issues, The Transition to Parenthood: A Selective Review, Part II: Hypotheses, Methods, and Findings, Hypotheses, Design, and Methods, Correlates of Marital Competence, Stability and Change in Marital Structure, Incorporation of the Child into the Family , Family of Origin , Part III: Overview and Implications, Overview of Findings, Implications, Part IV: Appendices, Time 1: Individual Interview (Prenatal), Time 3: Individual Interview (Three Months), Time 4: Individual Interview (One Year), Time 1: Marital Interview (Prenatal), Time 3: Marital Interview (Three Months), Marital Interaction Discussion Tasks, Family of Origin Questionnaire, Beavers-Timberlawn Family Evaluation Scale, Marital Competence Scoring Sheet, The Continuum of Marital Competence, Time 3: Parental Involvement Ratings (From Individual Interview), Time 3: Parental Involvement Rating Sheet (From Individual Interview), Time 3: Parent-Child Interaction Rating Scales (From Videotaped Parent-Child Interaction), Time 4: Triadic Competence Rating Scales (From M-F-C Videotaped Interaction), References, Index