Academic journal article Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Children, Families and HIV/AIDS: Psychosocial and Therapeutic Issues

Academic journal article Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Children, Families and HIV/AIDS: Psychosocial and Therapeutic Issues

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Boyd-Franklin, N., Steiner, G. L., & Boland, M. G. (Eds.). (1995). Children, families and HIV/AIDS: Psychosocial and therapeutic issues. New York: Guilford, 334 pp., no price.

This is an important and timely book for mental health professionals working with the HIV/AIDS population, administrators in public health settings, and students. Easily readable and rich in case examples, this work is family centered and addresses the HIV/AIDS disease from a multisystemic perspective.

The chapters provide a conceptual framework that includes the medical, cultural, psychosocial, and mental health needs of HIV-infected individuals from infancy through adulthood, as well as the needs of their family members and their caretakers. There is a complete chapter on therapeutic approaches with HIV-infected children and their families that discusses various modalities of treatment, such as family therapy, individual therapy, bereavement counseling, hypnotherapy, and children's group therapy.

Although the book includes the specific needs and dynamics of children living with HIV and the importance of a safe therapeutic environment in which to explore and share their concerns and fears, it also focuses on the needs of their caretakers (family members and others) in creating a support network. …

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