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PSYR 8356 Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy: Welcome & Course Readings

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PSYR 8356 Required Course Readings


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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 Psychology, 24(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 Psychology, 26(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 therapists and psychotherapists: A qualitative inquiry. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 51(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 Family, 72(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.

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 & Development, 88(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.

Microtraining Associates. (2008). Clinical dilemmas in marriage: The search for equal partnerships [Video file with transcript].

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 & Therapy, 35(1/2), 93–105. (1994). I’d hear laughter [Video file]. (1995). The angry couple [Video file]. (2005). Psychotherapy with gay, lesbian and bisexual clients, Program 3: Relationships, families and couples counseling [Video file]. (2006a). The legacy of unresolved loss: A family systems approach [Video file]. (2006b). Making divorce work: A clinical approach to the binuclear family [Video file]. (2006c). Tools and techniques for family therapy [Video file].

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 Therapy, 40(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.

Simon, G. M. (1995). A revisionist rendering of structural family therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 21(1), 17–26.

Szapocznik, J., Schwartz, S. J., Muir, J. A., & Brown, C. H. (2012). Brief strategic family therapy: An intervention to reduce adolescent risk behavior. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 1(2), 134–145.

Other Readings

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