Guidelines for family interviewing and brief therapy by the family physician.

D. Bullock, B. Thompson

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Psychosomatic and behavioral problems are commonly seen in the practice of family medicine. If these problems are viewed as difficulties with family interaction, rather than as difficulties of an individual family member, intervention may be more successful. Treatment of families with problems involves interviewing the family unit, identifying and altering dysfunctional behavioral patterns within the family which serve to maintain the problem, and making selected referrals to experienced family therapists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)837-841
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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