Lori Lund, School of Educaiton, Colorado State University; Toni Schindler Zimmerman and Shelley A. Haddock, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Colorado State Univesity.
THE THEORY, STRUCTURE, AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE INCLUSION OF CHILDREN INFAMILY THERAPY: A LITERATURE REVIEW
Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 28, Issue 4, pages 445–454, October 2002
How to Cite
Lund, L. K., Zimmerman, T. S. and Haddock, S. A. (2002), THE THEORY, STRUCTURE, AND TECHNIQUES FOR THE INCLUSION OF CHILDREN INFAMILY THERAPY: A LITERATURE REVIEW. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 28: 445–454. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2002.tb00369.x
- Issue online: 8 JUN 2007
- Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2007
Many barriers prevent therapists from including young children in family therapy, despite the theoretical belief that every family member should be present. Although there is a wealth of literature describing how to include children, the information has not been compiled in a way that is easily accessible to therapists. In this article, we report the findings of an exhaustive and systematic literature review of 64 publications, published between 1972 and 1999, related to including children in family therapy. The purpose of this article is to offer therapists a succinct compilation of theoretical, structural, and practical aspects as well as a comprehensive listing of specific techniques for including children in family therapy.