Susan Johnson, EdD, Clinical Psychology, University of Ottawa, 11 Marie Curie, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5, Canada. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE “COMING OF AGE” OF COUPLE THERAPY: A DECADE REVIEW
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 23–38, January 2000
How to Cite
Johnson, S. and Lebow, J. (2000), THE “COMING OF AGE” OF COUPLE THERAPY: A DECADE REVIEW. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 26: 23–38. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2000.tb00273.x
Jay Lebow, PhD, The Family Institute at Northwestern, 618 Library Place, Evanston, IL 60202.
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
This article overviews significant developments in couple therapy over the last decade. Key trends include: (1) couple therapy becoming firmly established as the accepted treatment of choice for couple problems, (2) the blossoming of the science of relationships, (3) strong evidence supporting the effectiveness of couple therapy both for relationship problems and DSM disorders, (4) greater understanding of the ramifications of gender, (5) new respect for the diversity of family forms, (6) increased accent on the role of emotion, (7) the influence of postmodernism, (8) greater recognition of couple violence, and (9) the move toward integration across models of treatment.