Family Process

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Edited By: Jay Lebow

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 5/43 (Family Studies); 40/121 (Psychology Clinical)

Online ISSN: 1545-5300

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Clinical Guidelines for Working With Stepfamilies: What Family, Couple, Individual, and Child Therapists Need to Know
Dr. Patricia Papernow

Stepfamilies are a fundamentally different family form from first-time families. They can create intense, all too often unexpected, challenges for all involved (including therapists). Evidence-informed, systemically focused, help can make a huge difference. Drawing on four decades of clinical practice and a large, increasingly sophisticated body of research, this article provides a map for this complex territory and describes three levels of clinical work (psychoeducational, interpersonal, and family-of-origin) for helping stepfamily members to navigate its challenges.

Patricia Papernow

Dr. Patricia Papernow is in her fourth decade working with, learning about, and teaching about stepfamily relationships. She is the author of many dozens of articles and several book chapters on stepfamilies, as well as two of the leading clinical books in the area. Her most recent book Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t, has been called “the best clinical book ever written on the topic,” and “a classic.” She received the 2017 award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology from APA’s Couple and Family Psychology Division for her work and is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on “blended families.”


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Neurocognitive Impairment: Addressing Couple and Family Challenges
John S. Rolland
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What Are They Thinking? A National Study of Stability and Change in Divorce Ideation
Alan J. Hawkins, Adam M. Galovan, Steven M. Harris, Sage E. Allen, Sarah M. Allen, Kelly M. Roberts, and David G. Schramm
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Marital Expectations in Strong African American Marriages
J. Mitchell Vaterlaus, Linda Skogrand, Cassandra Chaney, and Kassandra Gahagan
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Acculturation Conflict, Cultural Parenting Self-Efficacy, and Perceived Parenting Competence in Asian American and Latino/a Families
Lisa Kiang, Terese Glatz, and Christy M. Buchanan
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