Books by Dr. Pitta

Solving Modern Family Dilemmas is an important book that is written by Dr. Pat Pitta, a seasoned professional with over 30 years of practice, who understands the importance of utilizing an integrated (or what she calls assimilative) approach to work with couples and families. This book is more than a statement about integration and is actually a comprehensive textbook for working with modern couples and families.

The author utilizes a system’s approach and then highlights how other mainstay approaches are integrated to create an effective model for working with couples and families. Dr. Pitta clearly explains the various approaches and how they can be used in an integrative fashion to provide the best therapy for today’s clients and their families to enable them to heal and thrive as they resolve their dilemmas.

Integrative Couple and Family Therapies demonstrates the variety of individualized and well-established integrative approaches to couple and family therapy (CFT) in real-world practice settings. It brings together expert clinicians who use a combination of theories and techniques to resolve complex clinical issues and address the unique concerns of diverse clinical populations. The book is intended for a broad audience of practitioners, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and counselors who work with couples and families.

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Articles Published:

Dr. Pitta has published an article on the importance of the parent grandparent relations at The Grandparent Effect website.

Dr. Pitta has published many articles in the field of Family Therapy as applied the Treatment of Individuals, Couples, Child/Adolescent Dilemma, and Supervision.

She also published a Manual for the American Psychological Association on Marital Therapy, a books chapters and a video. To purchase the “Parenting Your Elderly Parents” APA Publications Video < click here>

Pitta, P. (2020). Journey Through Loss and Grief: In the Time of COVID-19. Blue Paper, Download pdf here.

Pitta, P. (l991). Marital therapy- An integrative approach (Systems therapy and psychodynamic approach). Long Island Institute of Psychoanalysis Newsletter, Fall-Winter.

Pitta, P. (l994). Closing a practice: Thru death, desire or disability. Div 42, Independent Practitioner.

Pitta, P., & Bernell, B. (l994). Family therapy ethics column, Independent Practitioner, APA Division 42.

Pitta, P. (l995). Adolescent centered therapy-Integrated philosophy and treatment, Journal of Psychotherapy, 32,99-107.(R) Pitta, P. & Bernell, B. (l995). Family therapy ethics column, Nassau County Psychological Newsletter, Spring.

Bray, J. & Pitta, P. (l995). Family therapy ethics column. Independent Practitioner, APA, Div.42, Fall.

Pitta, P. (l996). Integrative supervisory model. Family Psychologist, APA, Div, 43, Winter.

Pitta, P. (1996). Psychodynamic and systemic integration theory and its application to the individual. Invited Paper, Psychological Bulletin, Div. 29, Summer.

Pitta, P. (l996). Marital therapy- a search for the self and each other- A systemic-psychodynamic integrated approach, Invited Paper, Psychological Bulletin, Div. 29, Fall.

Pitta, P. (l996). Family therapy ethics column, Independent Practioner, APA, Div. 42, Spring.

Pitta, P. & Rodino E. (l996). Independent practioner becoming media wise, Independent Practitioner, APA. Div. 42, Winter.

Pitta, P. (l996). Family therapy ethics column. Independent Practitioner, APA. Div. 42,Summer.

Pitta, P. (l996). Psychodynamic-systemic integration in family therapy. Family Matters, New York Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Fall/Winter.
Pitta, P. (l996). Marital therapy: a systemic psychodynamic integrated approach: a case study. Invited Paper, Psychotherapy Bulletin, APA, Div.29, Winter, Vol. 32, No.1.

Pitta, P. (l996). Psychodynamic and systems integration model and its application to the individual. Invited Paper, Psychotherapy Bulletin, APA. Div 29, Fall, Vol. 32, No. 3.

Pitta, P. (l998). Psychodynamic-systemic integration applied to child focused families. Invited Paper, Psychotherapy Bulletin, APA. Div. 29, Winter.

Pitta, P. (l997). Feature membership column. Family Psychologist, APA, Div. 43, Summer, l997.

Pitta, P. (l997). (Review of the book Ethnicity and family therapy by Mc Goldrick, Giordano, & Pearce). Psychotherapy, Vol.34, No. 3, 339.

Pitta, P. (l999). Comprehensive Marital Therapy Manual. APA. Div. 42.

Pitta, P. (l999) Family Myths and the Media. APA Publications. In Psychology and the Media: A second look. Volume 2, l999

Pitta, P. (2004). Parenting our elderly parents. APA publication(a video.
Integrative Healing Couples Therapy: A search for the self and each other. In Handbook of Couples Therapy: Haraway (2005). Wiley and Sons. <click here for more information and purchasing>

Pitta, P. (2005). Integrative healing couples’ therapy: A search for the self and each other. In Handbook of couple’s therapy: Haraway (Ed.). New York: Wiley and Sons.

Pitta. P. (2011). Psychologist by accident, Profession by choice: In Comas-Diaz & Bakur-Weiner (Ed.) Women psychotherapists: Journeys in healing. New York: Jason Aronson 

Pitta, P. (2014). Solving modern family dilemmas: An assimilative therapy model. New York: Routledge.

Pitta, Patricia (2015). Assimilative family therapy model. In Moglia, Paul, Ed.). Salem health: psychology & behavioral health, Vols. 1-5. Online version (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press). Print version (Amenia, NY: Grey House Publishing), pp. 176-180.

Pitta, P. (2019). Assimilative family therapy model. In Lebow, J.,Chambers, A., & Breunlin, D. (Ed.s.), Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy. New York: Springer.

Pitta, P. & Datchi, C. (Ed.s), (2019). Integrative couple and family therapy: Contemporary issues and treatment models. Washington D.C.: APA Publications.

Pitta, P. (2019-July). Integrative Family Therapy-A video. Washington, D.C.: APA publications