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PSYC 6726 Couples and Family Therapy: 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.

PSYC 6726 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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Barnhill, L. R. (1979). Healthy family systems. The Family Coordinator, 28(1), 94–100.

Boss, P. G. (1980). Normative family stress: Family boundary changes across the life-span. Family Relations, 29(4), 445–450.

Bowyer, S. (2007). Coping with divorce and separation. Community Care, 1689, 24–25.

Drew, L. M., & Silverstein, M. (2007). Grandparents' psychological well-being after loss of contact with their grandchildren. Journal of Family Psychology, 21(3), 372–379.

Ferguson, L. R. (1979). The family life cycle: Orientation for interdisciplinary training. Professional Psychology, 10(6), 863–867.

Genazzani, A. R., Gambacciani, M., & Simoncini, T. (2007). Menopause and aging, quality of life and sexuality. Climacteric, 10(2), 88–96.

Hetherington, E. M., Bridges, M., & Insabella, G. M. (1998). What matters? What does not? Five perspectives on the association between marital transitions and children's adjustment. American Psychologist, 53(2), 167–184.

Holleran, A. (2005). Sex through the ages. The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, 12(4), 12–14.
Link available in the Syllabus and the Week 7 Resources section of the classroom.

Hyde, J. S., DeLamater, J. D., & Hewitt, E. C. (1998). Sexuality and the dual-earner couple: Multiple roles and sexual functioning. Journal of Family Psychology, 12(3), 354–368.

Odell, M., Shelling, G., Young, K. S., Hewitt, D. H., & L'Abate, L. (1994). The skills of the marriage and family therapist in straddling multicultural issues. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 22(2), 145–155.

Patten, C., Barnett, T., & Houlihan, D. (1991). Ethics in marital and family therapy: A review of the literature. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 22(2), 171–175.

Slater, S., & Mencher, J. (1991). The lesbian family life cycle: A contextual approach. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 61(3), 372–3<82.  Link is available in the Week 1 Resources section of your classroom.

Taanila, A., Laitinen, E., Moilanen, I., & Järvelin, M. (2002). Effects of family interaction on the child's behavior in single-parent or reconstructed families.Family Process, 41(4), 693–708.

Wilcoxon, S. A. (1985). Healthy family functioning: The other side of family pathology. Journal of Counseling and Development, 63(8), 495–499.

Wilcoxon, S. A. (1986). Engaging non-attending family members in marital and family counseling: Ethical issues. Journal of Counseling and Development, 64(5), 323–324.

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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