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HUMN 8202 Introduction to Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling: Welcome & Course Readings

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HUMN 8202 Required Course Readings


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Anker, M. G., Duncan, B. L., & Sparks, J. A. (2009). Using client feedback to improve couple therapy outcomes: A randomized clinical trial in a naturalistic setting. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(4), 693–704.

Aviram, R. B., & Spitz, H. I. (2003). Substance abuse couple therapy: Clinical considerations and relational themes. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 14(3), 1–18.

Bernstein, A. C. (2007). Re-visioning, restructuring, and reconciliation: Clinical practice with complex postdivorce families. Family Process, 46(1), 67–78. 

Brock, G. W., Whiting, J. B., Matern, B., & Fife, S. T. (2009). Integrity of the marriage and family therapy research literature: Perceptions and recommendations. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 35(2), 248–252. 

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

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, 6(1), 29–43. 

Ethical code for the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. (2006). The Family Journal, 14(1), 92–98. 

Firestone, R. W., Firestone, L. A., & Catlett, J. (2006). Suggestions for enhancing sexual intimacy. In Sex and love in intimate relationships (pp. 263–279). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

Fraser, J. S., & Solovey, A. D. (2007). Couples therapy. In Second-order change in psychotherapy: The golden thread that unifies effective treatments (pp. 191–221). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

Haddock, S. A., & Rattenborg, K. (2003). Benefits and challenges of dual-earning: Perspectives of successful couples. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 31(5), 325–344. 

Hays, P. A. (2008). How to help best: Culturally responsive therapy. In Addressing cultural complexities in practice: Assessment, diagnosis, and therapy (2nd ed., pp. 175–201). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

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. 

Kaslow, F. W. (2006). Some legal issues patients may face while in therapy. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 28(4), 419–436. 

King, D. A, & Wynne, L. C. (2004). The emergence of "family integrity" in later life. Family Process, 43(1), 7–21. 

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

Kosutic, I., & McDowell, T. (2008). Diversity and social justice issues in family therapy literature: A decade review. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 20(2), 142–165. 

Milner, J., & Singleton, T. (2008). Domestic violence: Solution-focused practice with men and women who are violent. Journal of Family Therapy, 30(1), 29–53. 

Myers, J. E., Thomas, J., & Witmer, J. M. (2000). The wheel of wellness counseling for wellness: A holistic model for treatment planning. Journal of Counseling and Development, 78(3), 251-266. 

Neufeldt, S. A., Pinterits, E. J., Moleiro, C. M., Lee, T. E., Yang, P. H., Brodie, R. E., & Orliss, M. J. (2006). How do graduate student therapists incorporate diversity factors in case conceptualization? Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 43(4), 464–479. 

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

Olmstead, S. B., Blick, R. W., & Mills, L. I., III. (2009). Helping couples work toward the forgiveness of marital infidelity: Therapists' perspectives. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 37(1), 48–66. 

Rappleyea, D. L., Harris, S. M., White, M., & Simon, K. (2009). Termination: Legal and ethical considerations for marriage and family therapists. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 37(1), 12–27. 

Schacht, R. L., Dimidjian, S., George, W. H., & Berns, S. B. (2009). Domestic violence assessment procedures among couple therapists. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 35(1), 47–59. 

Shalay, N., & Brownlee, K. (2007). Narrative family therapy with blended families. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 18(2), 17–30. 

Sheras, P. L., & Koch-Sheras, P. R. (2006). Redefining couple: Shifting the paradigm. In Couple power therapy: Building commitment, cooperation, communication, and community in relationships (pp. 19–39). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

Spitalnick, J. S., & McNair, L. D. (2005). Couples therapy with gay and lesbian clients: An analysis of important clinical issues. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 31(1), 43–56. 

Tambling, R. P., & Johnson, L. N. (2008). The relationship between stages of change and outcome in couple therapy. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 36(3), 229–241. 

Taylor, B. A., Gambourg, M. B., Rivera, M., & Laureano, D. (2006). Constructing cultural competence: Perspectives of family therapists working with Latino families. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 34(5), 429–445. 

van Geert, P. L. C., & Lichtwarck-Aschoff, A. (2005). A dynamic systems approach to family assessment. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 21(4), 240–248. 

Woody, R. H. (2007). Avoiding expert testimony about family therapy. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 35(5), 389–393. 

Other Readings

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