Karen R. Gouze, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Director of Training in Psychology at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; Richard Wendel, DMin, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Adjunct Faculty of the Family Institute at Northwestern University, and Allied Health Professional at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
Integrative Module-Based Family Therapy: Application and Training
Article first published online: 21 JUL 2008
© 2008 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 34, Issue 3, pages 269–286, July 2008
How to Cite
Gouze, K. R. and Wendel, R. (2008), Integrative Module-Based Family Therapy: Application and Training. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34: 269–286. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2008.00072.x
- Issue published online: 21 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 21 JUL 2008
The field of marriage and family therapy is currently at a crossroads. The challenge for contemporary therapists is how to incorporate the wisdom of previous models with the accountability that comes from evidence-based practice. The Integrative Module-Based Family Therapy treatment model provides a formalized series of steps that clinicians can use in their case planning and implementation. It is based on nine clinically relevant modules for assessment and intervention that are consistent with current best practices and empirically supported treatments. It thus meets the need for a structured family therapy practice and training approach that is respectful of the “art” of family therapy while still adhering to the principles of the “science” of evidence-based treatment.