Comprehension of the Developmental Cycle of Families in the Training of Child Psychiatry Clinicians

  • Saul L. Brown
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 3)


Learning to do effective clinical work with families is a process that evolves slowly. It requires much more than the initial enthusiasm that may follow a few successfully managed and lively family interviews. Some early experiences of that kind are essential for developing a belief in the value of the modality, but the ability to hang in with difficult families over a period of time requires a considerable depth of clinical wisdom. That kind of wisdom about families accumulates slowly and builds out of a combination of substantial theoretical comprehension and wide ranging clinical experience including trial and error, success and failure.


Family Therapy Family System Child Psychiatry Developmental Phase Educational Goal 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul L. Brown
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  1. 1.Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

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