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  • The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology

    Edited by

    James H. Bray and Mark Stanton

    A John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publication

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  • The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology

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  • The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology

    Edited by

    James H. Bray and Mark Stanton

    A John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Publication

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    The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of family psychology / edited by James H. Bray and Mark Stanton. p. cm.

    Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978–1–4051–6994–3 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Family—Psychological aspects.

    2. Family psychotherapy. 3. Psychology—Study and teaching. I. Bray, James H. II. Stanton, Mark.

    RC488.5.H328 2009 616.89′156—dc22


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    Set in 10.5/12.5pt Garamond by Graphicraft Limited, Hong Kong Printed in Singapore

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  • Contents

    List of Contributors x Preface xiv

    Part I. Foundations of Family Psychology 1

    Introduction 3

    1. The Systemic Epistemology of the Specialty of Family Psychology 5 Mark Stanton

    2. The Revolution and Evolution of Family Therapy and Family Psychology 21 Herbert Goldenberg and Irene Goldenberg

    3. The Fascinating Story of Family Theories 37 Margaret Crosbie-Burnett and David M. Klein

    4. Changing Landscape of American Family Life 53 Kay Pasley and Spencer B. Olmstead

    5. Family Diversity 68 George K. Hong

    6. Qualitative Research and Family Psychology 85 Jane F. Gilgun

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    7. Systemic Research Controversies and Challenges 100 Danielle A. Black and Jay Lebow

    8. Training in Family Psychology: A Competencies-Based Approach 112 Nadine J. Kaslow, Marianne P. Celano, and Mark Stanton

    9. Education in Family Psychology 129 Mark Stanton, Michele Harway, and Arlene Vetere

    Part II. Clinical Family Psychology 147

    Introduction 149

    10. Couple and Family Assessment 151 James H. Bray

    11. Couple and Family Processes in DSM-V: Moving Beyond Relational Disorders 165 Erika Lawrence, Steven R. H. Beach, and Brian D. Doss

    12. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Family Psychology: The Special Issue of Competence 183 Terence Patterson

    13. Clinical Practice in Family Psychology 198 John Thoburn, Gwynith Hoffman-Robinson, Lauren J. Shelly, and Ashly J. Hagen

    14. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 212 Stephen Cheung

    15. Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies 226 Kristina Coop Gordon, Lee J. Dixon, Jennifer M. Willett, and Farrah M. Hughes

    16. Psychodynamic Family Psychotherapy: Toward Unified 240 Relational Systematics Jeffrey J. Magnavita

    17. Personality-Guided Couples Psychotherapy 258 Mark Stanton and A. Rodney Nurse

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    18. Intensive Family-of-Origin Consultation: An Intergenerational Approach 272 Timothy Weber and Cheryl Cebula

    19. Psychotherapy Based on Bowen Family Systems Theory 286 David S. Hargrove

    20. Collaborative Practice: Relationships and Conversations that 300 Make a Difference Harlene Anderson

    21. Science, Practice, and Evidence-Based Treatments in the Clinical 314 Practice of Family Psychology Thomas L. Sexton and Kristina Coop Gordon

    22. Functional Family Therapy: Traditional Theory to Evidence-Based Practice 327 Thomas L. Sexton

    23. Multidimensional Family Therapy: A Science-Based Treatment System for Adolescent Drug Abuse 341 Howard A. Liddle

    24. Structural Ecosystems Therapy (SET) for Women with HIV/AIDS 355 Victoria B. Mitrani, Carleen Robinson, and José Szapocznik

    25. Multisystemic Therapy (MST) 370 Scott W. Henggeler, Ashli J. Sheidow, and Terry Lee

    26. Behavioral Couples Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse 388 William Fals-Stewart, Timothy J. O’Farrell, Gary R. Birchler, and Wendy (K. K.) Lam

    27. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Loving Relationships 402 Sue Johnson and Brent Bradley

    28. Brief Strategic Family TherapyTM for Adolescents with Behavior Problems 416 Michael S. Robbins, José Szapocznik, and Viviana E. Horigian

    29. Empirically Informed Systemic Psychotherapy: Tracking Client Change and Therapist Behavior During Therapy 431 William M. Pinsof and Anthony L. Chambers

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    Part III. Dimensions of Family Psychology 447

    Introduction 449

    30. Relationship Education Programs: Current Trends and Future Directions 450 Erica P. Ragan, Lindsey A. Einhorn, Galena K. Rhoades, Howard J. Markman, and Scott M. Stanley

    31. Children of Divorce: New Trends and Ongoing Dilemmas 463 Marsha Kline Pruett and Ryan Barker

    32. Collaborative Divorce: A Family-Centered Process 475 A. Rodney Nurse and Peggy Thompson

    33. Treating Stepfamilies: A Subsystems-Based Approach 487 Scott Browning and James H. Bray

    34. A Family-Centered Intervention Strategy for Public Middle Schools 499 Thomas J. Dishion and Elizabeth Stormshak

    35. Families and Schools 515 Cindy Carlson, Catherine L. Funk, and KimHoang T. Nguyen

    36. Family Psychology in the Context of Pediatric Medical Conditions 527 Melissa A. Alderfer and Mary T. Rourke

    37. Families and Health: An Attachment Perspective 539 Tziporah Rosenberg and William Watson

    38. Anorexia Nervosa and the Family 551 Ivan Eisler

    39. Combining Work and Family: From Conflict to Compatible 564 Diane F. Halpern and Sherylle J. Tan

    40. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Family Psychology: A Systemic, Life-Cycle Perspective 576 Abbie E. Goldberg

    41. The Psychology of Men and Masculinity 588 Ronald F. Levant and Christine M. Williams

    42. Religion and Spirituality in Couple and Family Relations 600 Froma Walsh

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    43. Moral Identity in the Family 613 Kevin S. Reimer

    44. Family Stories and Rituals 625 Barbara H. Fiese and Marcia A. Winter

    45. Systemic Treatments for Substance Use Disorders 637 Mark Stanton

    46. Couples Therapy for Depression 650 Mark A. Whisman, Valerie E. Whiffen, and Natalie Whiteford

    47. Families and Public Policy 661 Margaret Heldring

    48. Family Psychology of Immigrant Mexican and Mexican American Families 668 Joseph M. Cervantes and Olga L. Mejía

    49. International Family Psychology 684 Florence W. Kaslow

    50. Family Forensic Psychology 702 Robert Welsh, Lyn Greenberg, and Marjorie Graham-Howard

    51. Families and HIV/AIDS 717 Willo Pequegnat and the NIMH Consortium on Families and HIV/AIDS

    52. Families, Violence, and Abuse 729 Daniela J. Owen, Lauren Knickerbocker, Richard E. Heyman, and Amy M. Smith Slep

    53. Serious Mental Illness: Family Experi