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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

The Conundrum of Family Therapy

Submission: November 18, 2020;Published: December 04, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2020.04.000589

ISSN: 2639-0612
Volume4 Issue3


Over the past 50 years, there has been increased research acknowledging that partner-and familyinvolved treatments produce better outcomes across several domains of functioning compared to individual-based interventions. Yet, despite impressive empirical evidence supporting their efficacy, couple-and family-based interventions for substance use have not been widely adopted in clinical practice. The purpose of the current paper is to provide support for the use of family/couple’s therapy for the treatment of substance use disorders by discussing empirical evidence, potential barriers and impediments to implementation (both for clients and therapists), and recommendations for areas of future research.

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