Up close: Family therapy challenges and innovations around the World

Janine Roberts, Khawla Abu-Baker, Cristina Diez Fernández, Nelly Chong Garcia, Glenda Fredman, Hugo Kamya, Yolanda Martín Higarza, Jacqueline Fortes de Leff, Philip Messent, Shin Ichi Nakamura, Fatma Torun Reid, Boon Wee Timothy Sim, Chitra Subrahmanian, Roxana Zevallos Vega

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Family therapists from 10 different countries (China, India, Israel including Palestinian citizens, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Turkey, Uganda, and the United Kingdom) describe systemic therapy in their contexts and current innovative work and challenges. They highlight the importance of family therapy continuing to cut across disciplines, the power of systems ideas in widely diverse settings and institutions (such as courts, HIV projects, working with people forced into exile), extensive new mental health initiatives (such as in Turkey and India), as well as the range of family therapy journals available (four alone in Spain). Many family therapy groups are collaborating across organizations (especially in Asia) and the article presents other ideas for connections such as a clearing house to inexpensively translate family therapy articles into other languages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-576
Number of pages33
JournalFamily Process
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Couple therapy
  • Family therapy
  • International family therapy
  • Social work and families

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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