Johanna Shapiro, PhD
Medical Family Therapy is a remarkable and valuable book on several counts. First, it is the first full-scale, systematic effort to define medical family therapy as a unique field, drawing on and integrating both traditional family therapy and medical science, but differentiating itself from both. Second, it successfully combines a strong theoretical foundation with a practical, clinically oriented approach full of utility for the aspiring medical family therapist. Third, it promulgates a visionary and creative model of health care possibilities at a time when the entire country is desperately seeking a reformulation of how we understand and deliver health care.