Family Process

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Edited By: Jay Lebow

Impact Factor: 3.0

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 1/40 (Family Studies); 21/119 (Psychology Clinical)

Online ISSN: 1545-5300

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Couple Therapy
Training Resources for Key Skills and Concepts in Family Therapy and Supervision
Integrative Couple and Family Therapy
Narrative Therapy in the 21st Century: A Tribute to Michael White
Early Approaches to Narrative and Poststructural Thinking
The First Decade of Family Process: Family Therapy as New Idea
The Former Editor’s Picks: A Selection of Impactful Articles, 2004-2011
Fiftieth Anniversary: Editors Pick the Outstanding Articles from 1970-2003



Couple Therapy
Published: April 2015

Introduction by Jay Lebow.

Overviews

Gurman, A., & Fraenkel, P. (2002). The history of couple therapy: A millennial review. . Family Process, 41(2), 199-260.

Pinsof, W. M. (2002). The death of “till death us do part”: The transformation of pair-bonding in the 20th century. Family Process, 41(2), 135-157.

Baucom, D., Belus , J., Adelman, C., Fischer , M., & Paprocki , C. (2014). Couple-based interventions for psychopathology: A renewed direction for the field. Family Process, 53(3), 445-461.


Relational Patterns

Scheinkman, M., & Dekoven Fishbane, M. (2004). The vulnerability cycle: Working with impasses in couple therapy. Family Process, 43(3), 279-299.

Fineberg, D., & Walter, S. (1989). Transforming helplessness: An approach to the therapy of “stuck” couples. Family Process, 28(3), 291-299.

Fishbane, M. D. (2007). Wired to connect: Neuroscience, relationships, and therapy. Family Process, 46(3), 395-412.

Knudson-Martin, C. (2013). Why power matters: Creating a foundation of mutual support in couple relationships. Family Process, 52(1), 5-18.

Pistole, C. (1994). Adult attachment styles: Some thoughts on closeness-distance struggles. Family Process, 33(2), 147-152.

Teismann, M. (1979). Jealousy: Systematic, problem-solving therapy with couples. Family Process, 18(2), 151-160.

Nasim, R., & Nadan, Y. (2013). Couples therapy with childhood sexual abuse survivors (csa) and their partners: Establishing a context for witnessing. Family Process, 52(3), 368-377.


Intervention

Gurman, A. (2011). Couple therapy research and the practice of couple therapy: Can we talk? Family Process, 50(3), 280-292.

Bernal, G., & Baker, J. (1980). Multi-level couple therapy: Applying a metacommunicational framework of couple interactions. Family Process, 19(4), 367-376.

Chasin, R., Roth, S. A., & Bograd, M. (1989). Action methods in systemic therapy: Dramatizing ideal futures and reformed pasts with couples. Family Process, 28(2), 121-136.

Coop Gordon, K., & Baucom, D. (1998). Understanding betrayals in marriage: A synthesized model of forgiveness. Family Process, 37(4), 425-449.

Elkaim, M. (1986). A systemic approach to couple therapy. Family Process, 25(1), 35-42.

Goldman, R. N., & Greenberg, L. (2013). Working with identity and self-soothing in emotion-focused therapy for couples. Family Process, 52(1), 62-82.

Wile, D. B. (2013).Opening the circle of pursuit and distance. Family Process, 52(1), 19-32.

Gurman, A. (2013). Behavioral couple therapy: Building a secure base for therapeutic integration. Family Process, 52(1), 115-138.

Papp, P., Scheinkman M., & Malpas, J. (2013). Breaking the mold: Sculpting impasses in couples’ therapy. Family Process, 52(1), 33-45.


Research About Couples

Gottman, J. M. & Levenson, R. W. (1999a). What predicts change in marital interaction over time? A study of alternative models. Family Process, 38(2), 143-158.

Gottman, J. M. & Levenson, R. W. (1999b). How stable is marital interaction over time? Family Process, 38(2), 159-165.

Halford, K., Nicholson , J., & Sanders , M. (2007). Couple communication in stepfamilies. Family Process, 46(4), 471-483.

Lebow, J. (1999). Building a science of couple relationships: Comments on two articles by Gottman and Levenson. Family Process, 38(2), 167-173.

Murphy, D., & Mendelson, L. (1973). Communication and adjustment in marriage: Investigating the relationship. Family Process, 12(3), 317-326.

Gotta, G., Green , R., Rothblum , E., Solomon, S., Balsam , K., & Schwartz, P. (2011). Heterosexual, lesbian, and gay male relationships: A comparison of couples in 1975 and 2000. Family Process, 50(3), 353-376.

Killian , K. (2002). Dominant and marginalized discourses in interracial couples' narratives: Implications for family therapists. Family Process, 41(4), 603-618.





Training Resources for Key Skills and Concepts in Family Therapy and Supervision
Published: December 2014

Roberts, J. (2014).Introduction.

Interviewing and Facilitating Family Therapy Sessions

Weber, T., McKeever, J.E., & McDaniel, S.H. (1985). A Beginner’s Guide to the Problem-Oriented First Family Interview. Family Process, 24, 357-364.

Perrotta, P. (1986).Leaving Home: Later Stages of Treatment. Family Process, 25, 461-474.

Penn, P. (1982). Circular Questioning. Family Process, 21, 267-280.

O’Brian, C. & Bruggen, P. (1985). Our Personal and Professional Lives: Learning Positive Connotation and Circular Questioning. Family Process, 24, 311-322.

How to Do Supervision of Sessions

McDaniel, S.H., Weber, T., & McKeever, J. (1983). Multiple Theoretical Approaches to Supervision: Choices in Family Therapy Training. Family Process, 22, 491-500.

Liddle, H.A. & Schwartz, R.C. (1983). Live Supervision/Consultation: Conceptual and Pragmatic Guidelines for Family Therapy Trainers. Family, Process, 22, 477-490.

Montalvo, B. (1973). Aspects of Live Supervision. Family Process, 12, 343-359.

Gershenson, J. & Cohen, M.S. (1978). Through the Looking Glass: The Experiences of Two Family Therapy Trainees with Live Supervision. Family Process, 17, 225-230.

Doing Training in Different Contexts

Heath, A.W. (1982). Team Family Therapy Training: Conceptual and Pragmatic Considerations. Family Process, 21, 187-194.

Rolland, J.S. & Walsh, F. (2005). Systemic Training for Healthcare Professionals: The Chicago Center for Family Health Approach. Family Process, 44, 283-301.

Roberts, J. (2014). Teaching and Learning with Therapists Who Work with Street Children and Their Families. Family Process, 49, 384-404.

Madsen, W.C. (2014). Applications of Collaborative Helping Maps: Supporting Professional Development, Supervision and Work Teams in Family-Centered Practice. Family Process, 53, 3-21.

Mentoring, Social Identities, and Power in Training and Supervision

Watts-Jones, D., Ali, R., Alfaro, J., & Frederick, A. (2007). The Role of a Mentoring Group for Family Therapy Trainees and Therapists of Color. Family Process, 46, 437-450.

Markham, L. & Chiu, J. (2011).Exposing Operations of Power in Supervisory Relationships. Family Process, 50, 503-515.
*Also available in Spanish: Markham, L. & Chiu, J. (2011). Cómo Opera el Poder en las Relaciones de Supervisión. Family Process, 50, 503-515.




Integrative Couple and Family Therapy
Published: August 2014

Lebow, J. (2014). Introduction.

Visions of Integration

Lebow, J. (1997). The Integrative Revolution in Couple and Family Therapy.

Grunebaum, H. (2006). On Wisdom.

Kantor, D. & Neal, J.H. (1985). Integrative Shifts for the Theory and Practice of Family Systems Therapy.

Linares, J.L. (2001). Does History End with Postmodernism? Toward an Ultramodern Family Therapy.

Sluzki, C. E. (2007). Interfaces: Toward a New Generation of Systemic Models in Family Research and Practice.

Sluzki, C.E. (1983). Process, Structure and World Views: Toward an Integrated View of Systemic Models in Family Therapy.

Ritterman, M.K. (1977). Paradigmatic Classification of Family Therapy Theories.

Integrative Models

Breunlin, D. C., Pinsof, W., & Russell, W. P. (2011). Integrative Problem-Centered Metaframeworks Therapy I: Core Concepts and Hypothesizing.

Pinsof, W., Breunlin, D. C., Russell, W.P., & Lebow, J. (2011). Integrative Problem-Centered Metaframeworks Therapy II: Planning, Conversing, and Reading Feedback.

Gurman, A.S. (2013). Behavioral Couple Therapy: Building a Secure Base for Therapeutic Integration.

Sager, C. J., Kaplan, H. S., Gundlach, R. H., Kremer, M., Lenz, R. and Royce, J. R. (1971). The Marriage Contract.

Moltz, D.A. (1993). Bipolar Disorder and the Family: An Integrative Model.

Watts-Jones, D. (1992). Cultural and Integrative Therapy Issues in the Treatment of a Jamaican Woman with Panic Disorder.

Eron, J.B. & Lund, T.W. (1993). How Problems Evolve and Dissolve: Integrating Narrative and Strategic Concepts.

Lebow, J. & Rekart, K.N. (2007). Integrative Family Therapy for High-Conflict Divorce With Disputes Over Child Custody and Visitation.

Goldner, V., Penn, P., Sheinberg, M., & Walker, G. (1990). Love and Violence: Gender Paradoxes in Volatile Attachments.

Goldner, V. (1998). The Treatment of Violence and Victimization in Intimate Relationships.

Feldman, L.B. (1979). Marital Conflict and Marital Intimacy: An Integrative Psychodynamic-Behavioral-Systemic Model.

Feldman, L.B. (1976). Depression and Marital Interaction.

Marvel, F., Rowe, C.L., Colon-Perez, L., Diclemente, R.J., &Liddle, H.A. (2009). Multidimensional Family Therapy HIV/STD Risk-Reduction Intervention: An Integrative Family-Based Model for Drug-Involved Juvenile Offenders.

Lee, M.Y., Greene, G.J., Hsu, K.S., Solovey, A., Grove, D., Fraser, J.S., Washburn, P., & Teater, B. (2009). Utilizing Family Strengths and Resilience: Integrative Family and Systems Treatment with Children and Adolescents with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Problems.

Doubts and a Rejoinder

Dickerson, V. (2010). Positioning Oneself Within an Epistemology: Refining Our Thinking About Integrative Approaches.

Liddle, H.A. (1982). On the Problems of Eclecticism: A Call for Epistemologic Clarification and Human-Scale Theories.

Grunebaum, H. (1997). Why Integration May Be a Misguided Goal for Family Therapy.

Lebow, J. (1997). Why integration is so important in couple and family therapy.




Narrative Therapy in the 21st Century: A Tribute to Michael White
Published: July 2014

Introduction to Narrative Therapy in the 21st Century

Introduction to the Special Section--Continuing Narrative Ideas and Practices: Drawing Inspiration from the Legacy of Michael White Victoria C. Dickerson

The Absent but Implicit: A Map to Support Therapeutic Enquiry Maggie Carey, Sarah Walther, and Shona Russell

Tracing Lines of Flight: Implications of the Work of Gilles Deleuze for Narrative Practice John Winslade

Narrative Ideas for Consulting With Communities and Organizations: Ripples from the Gatherings Jill Freedman and Gene Combs

Some Historical Conditions of Narrative Work Christian Beels

Weingarten's Work on Witnessing and Hope

Reasonable Hope: Construct, Critical Applications, and Supports Kaethe Weingarten

Sorrow: A Therapist's Reflection on the Inevitable and the Unknowable Kaethe Weingarten

The "Cruel Radiance of What Is": Helping Couples Live With Chronic Illness Kaethe Weingarten

In the Wake of Violence: Enacting and Witnessing Hope Among People Elmarie Kotze, Therese Hulme, Tertius Geldenhuys and Kaethe Weingarten

More on Dialogical Therapy

Dialogue and Power: A Critical Analysis of Power in Dialogical Therapy Michael Guilfoyle

Myths About "Not-Knowing" Harlene Anderson

Collaborative Relationships and Dialogic Conversations: Ideas for a Relationally Responsive Practice Harlene Anderson

Dickerson's Work

Positioning Oneself Within an Epistemology: Refining Our Thinking About Integrative Approaches Victoria C. Dickerson

Insider Knowledge Victoria C. Dickerson

Patriarchy, Power, and Privilege: A Narrative/Postructural View of Work with Couples Victoria C. Dickerson

Madsen's Work

Collaborative Helping: A Practice Framework for Family-Centered Services William C. Madsen

Collaborative Helping Maps: A Tool to Guide Thinking and Action in Family-Centered Services William C. Madsen

Applications of Collaborative Helping Maps: Supporting Professional Development, Supervision and Work Teams in Family-Centered Practice William C. Madsen

Other Critiques and Advances

Sociopolitical Activist or Conversational Partner? Distinguishing the Position of the Therapist in Narrative and Collaborative Therapies Gerald Monk and Diane R. Gehart

Using a Metaperspective to Clarify the Structural-Narrative Debate in Family Therapy Joshua Levy

Exposing Operations of Power in Supervisory Relationships Laurie Markham and Jane Chiu

Scaffolding a Community of Competent Practitioners: Positioning and Agency in a Training Program for Narrative Counseling Helen Gremillion, Aileen Cheshire and Dorothea Lewis




Early Approaches to Narrative and Poststructural Thinking
Published: July 2014

Introduction

Michael White's Early Articles

Anorexia Nervosa: A Transgenerational System Perspective Michael White

Negative Explanation, Restraint, and Double Description: A Template for Family Therapy Michael White

Weingarten's Work

The Discourses of Intimacy: Adding A Social Constructionist and Feminist View Kathy Weingarten

A Consideration of Intimate and Non-Intimate Interactions in Therapy Kathy Weingarten

Timing Disclosure Sessions: Adding a Narrative Perspective to Clinical Work with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexial Abuse Kathy Weingarten and Sara Cobb

The Small and the Ordinary: The Daily Practice of a Postmodern Narrative Therapy Kathy Weingarten

Witnessing, Wonder, and Hope Kathy Weingarten

Anderson's Work

Human Systems as Linguistic Systems: Preliminary and Evolving Ideas about the Implications for Clinical Theory Harlene Anderson and Harold A. Goolishian

Dickerson and Zimmerman

Families with Adolescents: Escaping Problem Lifestyles Victoria C. Dickerson and Jeffrey Zimmerman

Using a Narrative Metaphor: Implications for Theory and Clinical Practice Jeffrey Zimmerman and Victoria C. Dickerson

Critiques and Applications

Constructing Realities: An Art of Lenses Lynn Hoffman

A Universe of Stories Alan Parry

Discourses in the Mirrored Room: A Postmodern Analysis of Therapy Rachel T. Hare-Mustin

Of Families and Other Cultures: The Shifting Paradigm of Family Therapy David A. Pare

Culture and Meaning: Expanding the Metaphorical Repertoire of Family Therapy David A. Pare

Narrative Child Family Therapy Glenn Larner

Decentering Therapy: Textual Analysis of a Narrative Therapy Session Steven M. Kogan and Jerry E. Gale

Toward a Developmentally Informed Narrative Therapy Paul S. Strand

The King is Dead: Long Live the King: Narrative Therapy and Practicing What We Preach Robert E. Doan






The First Decade of Family Process: Family Therapy as New Idea
Published: February 2014

Introduction Jay Lebow, Steven Cieslewicz

The Growing Edge of Family Therapy Nathan W. Ackerman

The Study of the Family Don D. Jackson

Interdisciplinary versus Ecological Approach Edgar H. Auerswald

A Theoretical Position for Family Group Therapy John Elderkin Bell

A Structured Family Interview Paul Watzlawick

A Systems Dilemma Lynn Hoffman, Lorence Long, Edgar H. Auerswald

Family Therapy: A View Christian Beels, M.D., Andrew Ferber

The Individual and the Larger Contexts Don D. Jackson

Child Participation in Family Therapy Nathan W. Ackerman

Adolescent Problems: A Symptom of Family Disorder Nathan W. Ackerman

Integrated Individual and Family Psychotherapy Israel W. Charny

Protection and Scapegoating in Pathological Families Paul Watzlawick, Janet Beavin, Linda Sikorski, Betty Mecia

Home Visits in a Private Psychiatric Practice Richard Fisch

Therapy in Tribal Settings and Urban Network Intervention Carolyn L. Attneave

An Editor’s Farewell Jay Haley




The Former Editor’s Picks: A Selection of Impactful Articles, 2004-2011
Published: August 2012

Introduction Evan Imber-Black, Family Process Editor 2004-2011

The Vulnerability Cycle: Working With Impasses in Couple Therapy Michele Scheinkman and Mona DeKoven Fishbane

Toward a Biopsychosocial Model for 21st-Century Genetics John S. Rolland and Janet K. Williams

I. Genotype-Environment Interaction in the Schizophrenia Spectrum: Genetic Liability and Global Family Ratings in the Finnish Adoption Study Lyman C. Wynne, Pekka Tienari, P. Nieminen, Anneli Sorri, Ilpo Lahti, Juha Moring, Mikko Naarala, Kristian LäksY, Karl-Erik Wahlberg and J. Miettunen

II Genotype-Environment Interaction in the Schizophrenia Spectrum: Qualitative Observations Lyman C. Wynne, Pekka Tienari, Anneli Sorri, Ilpo Lahti, Juha Moring and Karl-Erik Wahlberg

Working With Transnational Immigrants: Expanding Meanings of Family, Community, and Culture Celia J. Falicov

New Evidence for the Social Embeddedness of Infants' Early Triangular Capacities James Mchale, Elisabeth Fivaz-Depeursinge, Susan Dickstein, Janet Robertson and Matthew Daley

The Absent but Implicit: A Map to Support Therapeutic Enquiry Maggie Carey, Sarah Walther and Shona Russell

Human-Animal Bonds I: The Relational Significance of Companion Animals Froma Walsh

Human-Animal Bonds II: The Role of Pets in Family Systems and Family Therapy Froma Walsh

Building Kinship and Community: Relational Processes of Bicultural Identity Among Adult Multiracial Adoptees Gina Miranda Samuels

How Queer!—The Development of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in LGBTQ-Headed Families Arlene Istar Lev

Community-Based Applied Research With Latino Immigrant Families: Informing Practice and Research According to Ethical and Social Justice Principles Ana Baumann, Melanie Domenech Rodríguez and José Rubén Parra-Cardona

Couple Therapy Research and the Practice of Couple Therapy: Can We Talk? Alan S. Gurman

Providing Therapy to Children and Families in Foster Care: A Systemic-Relational Approach Catherine Lewis






Fiftieth Anniversary: Editors Pick the Outstanding Articles from 1970-2003

Published: April 2011

Introduction: For this special on-line bundled issue of Family Process, I requested that the prior living editors of Family Process select those articles that they deem to have had a lasting impact on the field of Family Therapy theory, practice, training and research. I asked them to choose articles that were field-shaping, lens-shifting and ground-breaking. The lists they sent me are rich with important papers – papers whose implications remain alive today. To read the complete editorial introduction to this virtual issue click here.

An Editor's Farewell Jay Haley

The Open Door: a Structural Approach to a Family with an Anorectic Child Harry Aponte and Lynn Hoffman

Structural and Strategic Approaches to Psychosomatic Families Michael White

Hypothesizing, Circularity, neutrality: Three Guidelines for the Conductor of the Session Mara Palazzoli Selvini, Luigi Boscolo, Gianfranco Cecchin and Giuliana Prata

The Greek Chorus and Other Techniques of Paradoxical Therapy Peggy Papp

The Epigenesis of Relational Systems: A Model for Understanding Family Development Lyman Wynne

Chronic Illness and the Family Life Cycle John S. Rolland

The Reflecting Team:Dialogue and meta-Dialogue in Clinical Work Tom Andersen

Human Systems as Linguistic Systems: Preliminary and Evolving Ideas about the Implications for Clinical Theory Harlene Anderson and Harry Goolishian

Love and Violence: Gender Paradoxes in Volatile Attachments Virginia Goldner, Peggy Penn, Marcia Sheinberg and Gillian Walker

The Family's Conception of Accountability and Competence: A New Approach to the Conceptualization and Assessment of Family Stress David Reiss and Mary Ellen Oliveri

Bipolar Disorder and the Family: An Integrative Model David Moltz

Creating a Secure Family Base: Some Implications of Attachment Theory for Family Therapy John Byng-Hall

Training to Think Culturally: A Multidimensional Comparative Framework Celia Falicov

The Concept of Family Resilience: Crisis and Challenge Froma Walsh

What Predicts Change in Marital Interaction Over Time? John Gottman and Robert Wayne Levenson

Family Therapists, Community and Civic Renewal William Doherty and John M. Beaton

Witnessing, Wonder and Hope Kathy Weingarten

Genetic Probes of Three Theories of Maternal Adjustment: I. Recent Evidence and a Model David Reiss, Nancy L. Pedersen, Marianne Cederblad, Paul Lichtenstein, Kjell Hansson, Jenae M. Neiderhiser and Olof Elthammar

Healing Internalized Racism: The Role of a Within Group Sanctuary Among People of African Descent Dee Watts-Jones

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