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This article describes integrative multilevel family therapy for disputes involving child custody and visitation, a multiple-level systems-based treatment specifically targeted at those engaged in intractable conflicts over child custody and visitation. Parents and children engaged in these conflicts are at risk for a variety of difficulties. Key aspects of(More)
This article details the development and methodological characteristics of the Systemic Therapy Inventory of Change (STIC), the first measurement system designed to assess change in family, couple, and individual therapy from a multisystemic and multidimensional perspective. The article focuses specifically on the developmental process that resulted in the(More)
Though it is clear from meta-analytic research that couple therapy works well, it is less clear how couple therapy works. Efforts to attribute change to the unique ingredients of a particular model have consistently turned up short, leading many researchers to suggest that change is due to common factors that run through different treatment approaches and(More)
This article, based on B. McCrady, D. Haaga, and J. Lebow (2006), provides guidance for the treatment of substance use disorders by identifying empirically based principles that underpin effective treatment systems and effective treatments. To promote the flexible application of empirically based principles to individual clients, the authors (a) integrate(More)
Alan S. Gurman, one of the most distinguished and influential family psychologists of our day, was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, May 26, 1945, and died in Madison, Wisconsin, September 6, 2013. The consummate editor and author, Al held many editorial posts. Al can be credited with moving couple and family therapy from a collection of approaches to a(More)
Relational diagnosis has crucial importance in clinical treatment, but its development and inclusion in systems of classification such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual has been constrained by a number of factors. First, there is little consensus about what relational assessment and/or diagnosis entails. A second obstacle is the innate complexity of(More)
Family psychology has evolved in the 21 st century into what is almost inevitably an integrative discipline. Integration is everywhere in family therapy and family research. Can we speak of families without thinking of the individuals who live in those families or of the other social systems, such as peer n e t w o r k s , schools, and communities that(More)
This article overviews for the practicing clinician the research assessing couple and family therapies. Research on couple and family therapies has established the overall efficacy of these forms of intervention as a general grouping, their value both as treatments and parts of treatments in ameliorating a number of disorders and difficulties, and the(More)
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