Evaluating and Treating Families: The McMaster Approach
Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2009;11(4):176 [book review]
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Evaluating and Treating Families: The McMaster
, by Christine E. Ryan and colleagues, is a book
that I would have welcomed as a marriage and family
therapy trainee. Even though I trained as a family physician
in a biopsychosocially oriented family medicine residency,
I was still unprepared for the complexity of the material
I learned during my introductory course in family systems.
Ryan and colleagues’ text provides a comprehensive and
systematic description of the historical, theoretical, methodological,
and research bases for the McMaster model
of family therapy, beginning with the description of their
model for normal family functioning.