A Stepfamily in Formation

  • Jane W. Ransom
  • Stephen Schlesinger
  • Andre P. Derdeyn
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


The rising divorce rate and the high incidence of remarriage among both divorced and widowed persons has resulted in the stepfamily becoming an increasingly common family form in our modern society. The problems of integration of families that include children from the parents’ prior marriages is one of increasing importance to clinicians.


Family Therapy Family System Biological Parent Biological Mother Symptomatic Child 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane W. Ransom
    • 1
  • Stephen Schlesinger
    • 2
  • Andre P. Derdeyn
    • 2
  1. 1.The Department of Social ServicesCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryUniversity of Virginia Medical CenterCharlottesvilleUSA

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