Systemic Functioning of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

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J., Russo, K., Coker, J., King (Eds). DSM-5 and Family Systems: An Applied Approach. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.


"This outstanding textbook addresses the needs of systemic oriented clinicians who work with couples and families to identify and assess disorders described in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It provides a much needed resource emphasizing the development of interventions from systemic frameworks. The book is characterized by chapters organized in a consistent manner that has great appeal to practitioners in a variety of settings: diagnosis and criteria, relational and cultural features, family systems assessments, family systems interventions, ethical/legal considerations, and case conceptualizations. I find the entire text to be timely and relevant but one of my favorite aspects of the book is the way each chapter concludes with a case study that applies the information to the work of a systemically oriented." clinician."--David Capuzzi, Ph.D, LPC, NCC; A Past President; American Counseling Association