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Intensive Family Therapy: Theoretical and Practical Aspects.

Daniel Offer, MD
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1966;15(3):335-336. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1966.01730150111020.
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The editors of Intensive Family Therapy are to be congratulated on bringing together an outstanding group of intervestigators in this new and challenging area. The book offers the reader an overview of the field of family therapy. It provides guidelines for the bewildered beginner who is struggling with his "first case" as well as presenting many valuable suggestions for the experienced family therapist.

The book is divided into the following 12 chapters: (1) "A Review of Concepts in the Study and Treatment of Families of Schizophrenics," by Gerald H. Zuk and David Rubinstein; (2) "A Theory of Relationships: Experience and Transaction," by Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy; (3) "Intensive Family Therapy as Process" by Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy; (4) "Rationale and Techniques of Intensive Family Therapy" by James L. Framo; (5) "Family Psychotherapy with Schizophrenia in the Hospital and in Private Practice" by Murray Bowen; (6) "Family Dynamics and


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