An Interview with Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., author of Solving Modern Family Dilemmas: An Assimilative Therapy Model
Recorded Feb 27, 2015
Dr. Pitta is a Clinical Psychologist and a Board Certified Family and Couple Psychologist. She is in private practice in Manhasset, New York, and an Adjunct Clinical Professor and Clinical Supervisor at St. John’s University.
She has been President of the Long Island Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Academy of Family Psychology, and was named Family Therapist of the Year by the Long Island Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
The Assimilative Family Therapy Model takes into consideration the many unique contexts presented by the modern family. We can no longer assume that a family is comprised of a mother, father, and children. Context is the unifying principle that guides a therapist’s formulation of the modern family’s presenting dilemmas, functioning, relationships, and attitudes.
In Solving Modern Family Dilemmas, Dr. Pitta explains how therapists can create their own model of family therapy, using their existing theoretical frameworks to help heal clients through differentiation, anxiety reduction, and lowering emotional reactivity.
- List two ways that family therapy may be practiced differently now than it was 30 years ago
- List two ways to reduce anxiety in a family therapy session
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