The family plays an important role in physical and mental health. Family relationships can cause or exacerbate mental-health problems, but they can also be an important resource for coping with mental-health problems. Likewise, acute or chronic mental stress can also cause or exacerbate problems in family relationships. The family context therefore offers various starting points for initiating therapeutic interventions. The present collection of scientific contributions illuminates different facets of family and couple relationships as well as their relevance for psychotherapy and psychological interventions. This includes direct intervention research at the couple and family level and research on interaction processes of couple and parent-child relationships, the investigation of the intervention and support needs of mothers of young children, as well as research on the resource function of the family in the context of a chronic disease. These contributions underline how closely interwoven the individual and interpersonal levels of psychological functioning at the family and couple level are, and how therapeutic interventions may benefit from incorporating aspects of the family or couple relationship.
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 01.06.2020|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)