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.
Table of Contents
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
Dr. Lewis was a past President of the Southern Psychiatric Association, the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry and the American College of Psychiatrists, and received numerous awards from these and other organizations. Dr. Lewis served for many years as director of the Timberlawn Psychiatric Research Foundation and also served as the Psychiatrist in Chief of Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital, where he provided the leadership that brought the hospital national recognition. He authored or co-authored over 100 journal articles and 16 books on a wide range of subjects including the dynamics of healthy families and psychotherapeutic processes.