Family Treatment is Here to Stay: Discussion of Dr. Berlin’s Paper

  • Åke Mattsson
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 4)


Dr. Berlin emphasizes how mutual developmental problems in a family may impair a child’s coping with chronic illness. Without stressing it, he is applying an open systems model to family interaction. He also is alluding to the normative critical stages of adult and family development.


Family Treatment Family Development Emotional Image Open System Model Healthy Family Member 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Åke Mattsson
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  1. 1.New York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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