Tough Couple Presentation Around a Medical Crisis (Behavioral vs Emotional Lens)

This video is about a particular type of couple where they come in with one who had a serious medical issue. Either a behavioral or emotional lens offers some great support, but either approach may ignore the interaction dances going. What do we think should be added? Bill Doherty co-created a specialty called “medical family therapy” that focuses on interactions that promote both autonomy of connection and boundary setting. Boundary-setting is required so the crisis patient isn’t nagged behaviorally or emotionally but also so the crisis patient can show up more in self-care and open communication (both positive and negative feelings) with their caregiving spouse.

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