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Clinical Manual of Couples and Family Therapy
J Clin Psychiatry 2012;73(1):131-132 [book review]
Copyright 2012 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
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I attended medical school at Brown University in the early 1980s, where I became familiar with the McMaster model as it was developed by Nathan B. Epstein, MD, then chair of the psychiatry department. Because the McMaster model is such a comprehensive and functional tool for helping families, this book is long overdue and a real treasure for people who wish to gain better insights into the treatment of families. The McMaster model breaks down family assessment (and, later, setting goals) into 6 stages: orientation, assessment, biopsychosocial formulation,contracting, treatment (including tasks and assignments), and closure.