Teaching Family Therapy: A Division Director’s Perspective

  • Adolph E. Christ
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 3)


A Director of a Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry juggles a number of priorities. Of these, the most relevant to this symposium are theory-training-service. Each setting has some idiosyncratic service needs, be they the population served, the relative paucity of funds that always results in if-more-for-one-then-less-for-another program, or the interests and expertise of the staff who petition for various training emphases. For example, at Downstate Medical Center-Kings County Hospital the services we provide include an inpatient, a day hospital, an outpatient, a retardation, a child abuse, a sex abuse, a court-adolescent day hospital, a school consultation, a learning disability, a high-risk infant intervention program, and a surgical-pediatric-neurological-and family practice consultation- liaison program. These service obligations are a not unusual list in university-municipal based Divisions.


Family Therapy Adolescent Psychiatry Learning Disability Division Director Nervous System Damage 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adolph E. Christ
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  1. 1.Downstate Medical Center-Kings County HospitalBrooklynUSA

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