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Resources for Professionals

Related Links

AFTA - American Family Therapy Academy

APA - American Psychiatric Association

APA - American Psychological Association, Division 43

American Association of Community Psychiatrists

AGLP - Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists

Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association)

NAMI - The National Alliance on Mental Illness

American Academy for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Family Process: journal of family systems and change

Family Systems and Health (consultation and medical family psychiatry)

Training Residents and Medical Students in Family Psychiatry

Heru, A. (2006) Family psychiatry: From research to practice. American J of Psychiatry, 163:962-968.

GAP Committee on the Family, Berman E et al. (2006). Family Skills for General Psychiatry Residents: Meeting ACGME Core Competency Requirements. Academic Psychiatry, 30:1 69-78. View full article

GAP Committee on the Family, Berman, E et al. (2008) Family Oriented Patient Care Through the Residency Training Cycle. Academic Psychiatry, 32:#2:111-118. View full article

Heru AM & Drury L. (2006) Overcoming Barriers in Working with Families. Academic Psychiatry 30; 379-384. View full article

Heru AM & Combrinck-Graham L (2008) The family in psychiatric emergencies, in Emergency Psychiatry: Principles and Practices eds Glick RL., Berlin JS & Zeller SL. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Rait, D and Glick, I. A Model for Reintegrating Couples and Family Therapy Training in Psychiatric Residency Programs. Academic Psychiatry Vol 32 #2 March/April 2008. View full article

Child Psychiatry

Josephson A et al. Practice Parameter for the Assessment of the Family AACAP Official Action. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:7 July 2007.

Family Therapy Textbooks for mental health professionals working with couples and families

Couples and Families

Carter, E and McGoldrick, M. The Expanded Family Life Cycle Third Edition. Allyn and Bacon 2005.

Fife, S. T., Weeks, G., R., & Gambescia, N. (2007). The intersystems approach to treating infidelity. In P. R. Peluso (Ed.) Infidelity: A practitioner's guide to working with couples in crisis. New York: Routledge.

Johnson, S. & Whiffen, V.(2003). Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy. NY: Guilford.

Glick I, Berman E et al. (2000) Marital and Family Therapy 4th edition. Washington DC: APPI Press.

Gopfert M, Webster J, Seeman M. (2004) Parental Psychiatric Disorder: Distressed Parents and their families. 2nd Ed. Boston: Cambridge Press.

Keitner, G, Heru, A & Glick, I. (2010) Clinical Manual of Couples and Family Therapy. Washington DC: Guilford Press.

Families and Psychiatric Disorders

Heru A, Drury L. (2007) Working with Families of Psychiatric Inpatients. John Hopkins University Press.

Miklowitz, David. (2006) Bipolar Disorder: A Family Focused Approach. second edition. NY: Guilford Press.

Perlmutter, R. (1996). A Family Approach to Psychiatric Disorders. APPI Press.

Rolland J. (1994) Families, Illness, and Disability: An Integrative Treatment Model. NY: Basic Books.

Snyder, D and Whisman, M. (2003) Treating Difficult Couples: Helping clients with coexisting mental and relationship disorders. NY: Guilford Press.

Sex Therapy Textbooks

Hertlein, K. M., Weeks, G. R., & Gambescia, N. (Eds.) (2009). Systemic sex therapy. New York: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Weeks, G., Gambescia, N., and Jenkins, R. (2003). Treating infidelity: Therapeutic dilemmas and effective strategies. New York: Norton.

Weeks, G. and Gambescia, N. (2002). Hypoactive sexual desire: Integrating sex and couple therapy. New York: Norton

Weeks, G. and Gambescia, N. (2000). Erectile dysfunction: Integrating couple therapy, sex therapy, and medical treatment. New York: Norton.


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