Motivation for Treatment: A Study of the One and Two-Parent Families – Staten Island Mental Health Clinic, New York City, 1961–1963
Background of the Study. The family is the most important center of living for the normal individual. It is primary in its influence on the personality, and satisfies the individual need for an intimate group with whom he associates more or less permanently; and provides an atmosphere where for the giving and receiving of affection. In terms of social research, the family as a urinary group has continued to be a principal field of interest. Within the past decade there has been a remarkable spurt of interest in developing a direct approach to the mental health of the family as a whole. Newer research has tended to present more encompassing insights into family dynamics, and thus many fresh implications for understanding and treatment of families with problems. As these studies continue to delve deeper into family dynamics, new areas of study are approached.
Social research|Mental health|Individual & family studies|Social work
Cunningham, Patrick M, "Motivation for Treatment: A Study of the One and Two-Parent Families – Staten Island Mental Health Clinic, New York City, 1961–1963" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670838.