Couple and Family Processes in DSM-V: Moving beyond Relational Disorders

Erika Lawrence*, Steven R.H. Beach, Brian D. Doss

*Corresponding author for this work

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781405169943
StatePublished - Jan 15 2010


  • Category of central relational processes and DSM code V61.9
  • Comprehensive assessment of relational syndrome
  • Couple and family processes in DSM-V-moving beyond relational disorders
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual DSM-IV-TR; American Psychiatric Association [ApA]
  • Distressed marriages and internal criteria for categories of relationship dysfunction
  • Empirically supported treatments for relational syndromes
  • Future of relational diagnosis
  • Relational specifiers and embedded relational criteria
  • Relational syndromes-established patterns of interaction between relational unit members
  • Understanding biopsychosocial etiology, impact, prevention and dysfunctional relationship treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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