Bridges for Healing : Intregrating Family Therapy and Psychopharmacology

Bridges for Healing : Intregrating Family Therapy and Psychopharmacology

Bridges for Healing : Intregrating Family Therapy and Psychopharmacology

This book promotes the careful use of psychopharmacology together with family therapy. Previous books have emphasized pharmacology for specific illnesses such as bipolar illness with a family focused approach and, on the other hand, medications to improve communication and expressiveness. This book integrates both approaches and illustrates that within each family there is usually one family member that demonstrates an instrumental medical model outlook and another family member that has more of an expressive-relational, humanistic outlook.

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  1. tom sauer said,

    Wrote on July 20, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    Bridges for healing, December 20, 2000
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    tom sauer (San Diego) –

    This review is from: Bridges for Healing : Intregrating Family Therapy and Psychopharmacology (Hardcover)

    I found this book entertaining and instructive concerning the different techniques used by the author to treat family problems. I particularly enjoyed his “real-life” case examples.

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  2. Carol R. Kushner said,

    Wrote on July 20, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

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    Bridges for Healing, January 31, 2002
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    Carol R. Kushner (San Diego, CA) –

    This review is from: Bridges for Healing : Intregrating Family Therapy and Psychopharmacology (Hardcover)

    This book has given me new insight into and appreciation of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Dr. Resnikoff’s model promotes flexibility and balance in the use of medication and therapy: His model demonstrates how crucial it is for the therapist to observe and listen to client(s) initially, and as therapy proceeds. The examples that Resnikoff offers should help individuals and especially therapists in training learn the value and importance of integrating therapy and psychopharmacology.

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  3. Fred Belinsky "Village Hat Shop" said,

    Wrote on July 20, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    Psychology Meets Biology, January 14, 2001
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    Fred Belinsky “Village Hat Shop” (San Diego, CA) –
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    This review is from: Bridges for Healing : Intregrating Family Therapy and Psychopharmacology (Hardcover)

    As a non-professional in family therapy, it took me a couple of chapters to fully understand Dr. Resnikoff’s model. My bias against using drugs in therapy was also a hurdle I needed to overcome in appreciating Resnikoff’s thesis which is that therapists need to be less dogmatic and adopt a kind of post-modern approach to therapy. Rather than dismissing one approach or school of thought for another, the author has developed a multi-dimensional model incorporating “talk therapy” and “drug therapy” in the treatment of patients. At the end of the day, Resnikoff’s inclusivity and open-mindedness won me over where I understood and fully appreciated his complex approach. The “read” gets good too when he introduces case studies and examples from his own life to the text. Although not a simple book for a non-professional in psychotherapy, I found the book very rewarding. I find myself using Resnikoff’s model as I go through life.

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