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Family Therapy

In this subdiscipline: 1,933 papers

Discipline summary

Family Therapy, also known as Family and Couples Therapy, is a sub-discipline of psychotherapy which views the family unit as a system. As such, family therapy research deals with revealing the different ways in which different family systems function, and developing therapeutic tools which are system-informed. As a therapeutic approach, it develops ways of implementation of system-tools in practice, i.e. mental healthcare, general practice and community.

Popular papers

  1. In this article, we attempt to distinguish between the properties of moderator and mediator variables at a number of levels. First, we seek to make theorists and researchers aware of the importance of not using the terms moderator and mediator…
  2. In this article we argue that much of what makes one treatment effective is common to other forms of effective treatment--both in psychotherapy generally and in marital and family therapy (MFT) specifically. Yet MFT has largely ignored the research…
  3. In this article, we discuss the role of the therapist in change in couple and family therapy. We argue that the therapist is a key change ingredient in most successful therapy. We situate our discussion in the common factors debate and show how both…
  4. Premarital precursors of infidelity were evaluated in a sample of 72 couples (N = 144) who were taking part in a longitudinal study of marriage. Premarital self-report and observational data were compared for couples who experienced infidelity and…
  5. Sexual satisfaction, marital quality, and marital instability have been studied over the life course of couples in many previous studies, but less in relation to each other. On the basis of the longitudinal data from 283 married couples, the authors…
  6. In this article we outline a conceptualization of attachment processes within the family. We argue that the key elements of attachment processes are affect regulation, interpersonal understanding, information processing, and the provision of comfort…

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