Julie Ramisch, MS, is a doctoral student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Michigan State University.
Marriage and Family Therapists Working With Couples Who Have Children With Autism
Article first published online: 6 MAY 2010
© 2010 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 38, Issue 2, pages 305–316, April 2012
How to Cite
Ramisch, J. (2012), Marriage and Family Therapists Working With Couples Who Have Children With Autism. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38: 305–316. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2010.00210.x
- Issue published online: 18 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 6 MAY 2010
Current research about families and couples who have children with autism is discussed using the Double ABCX model as a guide. A case study is presented along with recommendations for therapists who work with couples who have children with autism. Marriage and family therapists are encouraged to use the Double ABCX model as both an assessment tool as well as for intervention. More research and effective therapists in this area are needed in order to keep up with the rising rates of families that include children diagnosed with autism.