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COUN 6201 Introduction to Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center

COUN 6201 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources. 

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Atkins, D. C., Marín, R. A., Lo, T. T. Y., Klann, N., & Hahlweg, K. (2010). Outcomes of couples with infidelity in a community-based sample of couple therapy. Journal of Family Psychology24(2), 212–216.

Balderrama-Durbin, C. M., Allen, E. S., & Rhoades, G. K. (2012). Demand and withdraw behaviors in couples with a history of infidelity. Journal of Family Psychology26(1), 11–17.

Burks, D. J., & Kobus, A. M. (2012). The legacy of altruism in health care: The promotion of empathy, prosociality, and humanism. Medical Education, 46(3), 317–325.

Butler, J. F. (2008). The family diagram and genogram: Comparisons and contrasts. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 36(3), 169–180.

Christopher, J. C., Chrisman, J. A., Trotter-Mathison, M. J., Schure, M. B., Dahlen, P., & Christopher, S. B. (2011). Perceptions of the long-term influence of mindfulness training on counselors and psychotherapists: A qualitative inquiry. Journal of Humanistic Psychology51(3), 318–349.

Darling, N. (2007). Ecological systems theory: The person in the center of the circles. Research in Human Development, 4(3/4), 203–217.

DeMarle, D. J., & Le Roux, P. (2001).The life cycle and disability: Experiences of discontinuity in child and family development. Journal of Loss & Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping, 6(1), 29–43.

Fincham, F. D., & Beach, S. R. H. (2010). Marriage in the new millennium: A decade in review. Journal of Marriage and Family72(3), 630–649.

Gottman, J. M., Coan, J. Carrere, S., & Swanson, C. (1998). Predicting marital happiness and stability from newlywed interactions. Journal of Marriage and Family, 60(1), 5–22.

Gottman, J. M., Levenson, R. W., Gross, J., Frederickson, B. L., McCoy, K., Rosenthal, L., … Yoshimoto, D.(2003). Correlates of gay and lesbian couple's relationship satisfaction and relationship dissolution. Journal of Homosexuality, 45(1), 23–43.

Gubbins, C. A., Perosa, L. M., & Bartle-Haring, S. (2010). Relationships between married couples’ self-differentiation/individuation and Gottman’s Model of Marital Interactions. Contemporary Family Therapy, 32(4), 383–395.

Haight, M. G., & Shaughnessy, M. F. (2006). An interview with Samuel T. Gladding: Thoughts on becoming a counselor. Journal of Counseling and Development, 84(1), 114–119.

Haight, M. G., & Shaughnessy, M. F. (2010). An interview with Brad Erford about becoming a counselor. North American Journal of Psychology, 12(3), 615–624.

Holcomb‐McCoy, C., & Bryan, J. (2010). Advocacy and empowerment in parent consultation: Implications for theory and practice. Journal of Counseling & Development88(3), 259–268.

Holman, T. B., & Jarvis, M. O. (2003). Hostile, volatile, avoiding, and validating couple-conflict types: An investigation of Gottman's couple-conflict types. Personal Relationships, 10(2), 267–282.

Kitzinger, C., & Wilkinson, S. (2004). Social advocacy for equal marriage: The politics of “rights” and the psychology of “mental health.” Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 4(1), 173–194.

Klever, P. (2005). Multigenerational stress and nuclear family functioning. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 27(2), 233–250.

Myers, J. E. (1992). Wellness, prevention, development: The cornerstone of the profession. Journal of Counseling & Development, 71(2), 136–139.

Myers, J. E., & Sweeney, T. J. (2008). Wellness counseling: The evidence base for practice. Journal of Counseling & Development, 86(4), 482–493.

Myers, J. E., Sweeney, T. J., & White, V. E. (2002). Advocacy for counseling and counselors: A professional imperative. Journal of Counseling & Development, 80(4), 394–402.

O’Halloran, T. M., & Linton, J. M. (2000). Stress on the job: Self-care resources for counselors. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, (22)4, 354–364.

O'Brien, M. (2005). Studying individual and family development: Linking theory and research. Journal of Marriage and Family, 67(4), 880–890.

Patterson, C. J. (2000). Family relationships of lesbians and gay men. Journal of Marriage and Family, 62(4), 1052–1069.

Perilla, J. L., Vasquez Serrata, J., Weinberg, J., & Lippy, C. A. (2012). Integrating women's voices and theory: A comprehensive domestic violence intervention for Latinas. Women & Therapy35(1-2), 93–105.

Richert, A. J. (2003). Living stories, telling stories, changing stories: Experiential use of the relationship in narrative therapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration13(2), 188–210.

Schade, L. C., & Sandberg, J. G. (2012). Healing the attachment injury of marital infidelity using emotionally focused couples therapy: A case illustration. The American Journal of Family Therapy40(5), 434–444.

Schaeffer, C. M., Swenson, C. C., Tuerk, E. H., & Henggeler, S. W. (2013). Comprehensive treatment for co-occurring child maltreatment and parental substance abuse: Outcomes from a 24-month pilot study of the MST-Building Stronger Families program. Child Abuse & Neglect, 37(8), 596–607.

Shallcross, L. (2011). Taking care of yourself as a counselor. Counseling Today, 53(7), 30-37.

Simon, G. M. (1995). A revisionist rendering of structural family therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy21(1), 17–26.

Smith, R. L., Carlson, J., Stevens-Smith, P., & Dennison, M. (1995). Marriage and family counseling. Journal of Counseling & Development, 74(2), 154–157.

Szapocznik, J., Schwartz, S. J., Muir, J. A., & Brown, C. H. (2012). Brief strategic family therapy. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice1(2), 134–145.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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