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The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy

Volume 1: The Profession of Systemic Family Therapy

Miller, Richard B. / Seedall, Ryan B. (Editor)


1. Edition September 2020
840 Pages, Hardcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-70206-1
John Wiley & Sons

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This first volume of the The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy includes extensive work on the theory, practice, research, and policy foundations of the profession of CMFT and its roles in an integrated health care system. Developed in partnership with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), it will appeal to clinicians, such as couple, marital, and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. It will also benefit researchers, educators, and graduate students involved in CMFT.

About the Editors xi

The Handbook of Systemic Family Therapy

List of Contributors xv

Preface xxix

Volume 1 Preface xxxii

The Profession of Systemic Family Therapy

Foreword xxxv

Part I Foundations 1

1 The Importance of Family and the Role of Systemic Family Therapy 3
Karen S. Wampler and Jo Ellen Patterson

2 The Evolution and Current Status of Systemic Family Therapy: A Sociocultural Perspective 33
William J. Doherty

3 Global Contexts for the Profession of Systemic Family Therapy 51
Timothy Sim and Charles Sim

4 Redefining "Family:" Lessons From Multidisciplinary Research with Marginalized Populations 79
Heather McCauley and Morgan E. PettyJohn

5 Systems Theory and Methodology: Advancing the Science of Systemic Family Therapy 97
Andrea K. Wittenborn, Niyousha Hosseinichimeh, Jennifer L. Rick, and Chi-Fang Tseng

6 Evidence for the Efficacy and Effectiveness of Systemic Family Therapy 119
Alan Carr

7 Common Factors Underlying Systemic Family Therapy 147
Eli A. Karam and Adrian J. Blow

8 The Process of Change in Systemic Family Therapy 171
Nathan R. Hardy, Allen K. Sabey, and Shayne R. Anderson

9 Physiological Considerations in Systemic Family Therapy: The Role of Internal Systems in Relational Contexts 205
Angela B. Bradford and Eran Bar-Kalifa

Part II Social and Cultural Contexts 225

10 Intersectionality: A Liberation-Based Healing Perspective 227
Rhea V. Almeida and Carolyn Y. Tubbs

11 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Considerations for Systemic Therapists 251
Christi R. McGeorge, Ashley A. Walsdorf, Lindsay L. Edwards, Kristen E. Benson, and Katelyn O. Coburn

12 Spiritual and Religious Issues in Systemic Family Therapy 273
Renu K. Aldrich and Sarah A. Crabtree

Part III Theoretical Perspectives 293

13 Theory: The Heart of Systemic Family Therapy 295
Stephen T. Fife

14 Transgenerational Theories and How They Evolved into Current Research and Practice 317
Terry D. Hargrave and Benjamin J. Houltberg

15 Structural and Strategic Approaches 339
Jeffrey B. Jackson and Ashley L. Landers

16 Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches in Systemic Family Therapy 365
Norman B. Epstein and Frank M. Dattilio

17 Attachment and Other Emotion-Based Systemic Approaches 391
Ryan B. Seedall and Jonathan G. Sandberg

18 Postmodern Family Therapy 417
Ronald J. Chenail, Michael D. Reiter, Maru Torres-Gregory, and Dragana Ilic

Part IV Methodological Challenges and Advances 443

19 Innovations in Systemic Family Therapy Effectiveness Research 445
Richard B Miller and Matthew E. Jaurequi

20 Process Research: Methods for Examining Mechanisms of Change in Systemic Family Therapies 467
Lee N. Johnson, Laura M. Evans, Brian R. W. Baucom, and Jason B. Whiting

21 Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) for Underserved Populations 491
Rubén Parra-Cardona, Hydeen K. Beverly, and Gabriela Lopez-Zerón

22 Implementing Research into Everyday Systemic Family Therapy Practice 513
Mathew C. Withers and James Michael Duncan

Part V Training and Practice 531

23 Ethical and Legal Issues Unique to Systemic Family Therapy 533
Megan J. Murphy and Lorna L. Hecker

24 Training and Credentialing in the Profession of Marriage and Family Therapy 555
Kevin P. Lyness

25 Supervision in Systemic Family Therapy 577
Marj Castronova, Jessica ChenFeng, and Toni Schindler Zimmerman

26 Multilevel Assessment 601
Todd M. Edwards, Lee M. Williams, Jenny Speice, and Jo Ellen Patterson

27 Sociocultural Attunement in Systemic Family Therapy 619
Carmen Knudson-Martin, Teresa McDowell, and J. Maria Bermudez

28 Promoting Innovative Systemic Research through Improved Graduate Training 639
Jared A. Durtschi, Suzanne Bartle-Haring, and Amber Vennum

29 Systemic Family Therapy in Medical Settings 659
W. David Robinson, Adam C. Jones, Daniel S. Felix, and Douglas P. McPhee

30 Specialty Settings: Hospital-Based Behavioral Health, Military, Family Businesses, Management, and Government 683
Brian Distelberg, Elsie Lobo, and Griselda Lloyd

31 Integration of New Technologies in Assessment, Research, and Treatment Delivery 705
Richard J. Bischoff, Paul R. Springer, and Nathan C. Taylor

Part VI Future Directions 727

32 The Importance of Policy and Advocacy in Systemic Family Therapy 729
Jennifer Hodgson and Angela L. Lamson

33 The Future of Systemic Family Therapy: What Needs Nurturing and What Does Not 753
Fred P. Piercy

Index 771
Karen S. Wampler, PhD, retired as Professor and Chair of the Human Development and Family Studies department at Michigan State University. She previously served as Department Chair, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program Director, and the C. R. and Virginia Hutcheson Professor at Texas Tech University. Prior to that, she developed and directed the MFT Program at the University of Georgia. Her research focused on applying attachment theory to couple interaction, family therapy process research, and observational measures of relationships. A past editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, she received the AAMFT Contribution to MFT, NCFR Distinguished Service to Family Therapy, and NCFR Kathleen Briggs Mentor Awards.

Richard B Miller, PhD, is Chair of the Sociology Department, a former Director of the School of Family Life, and a former Associate Dean in the College of Family, Home, and Social Science at Brigham Young University (BYU). He is also a professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program at BYU. Prior to teaching at BYU, he taught at Kansas State University for 11 years, serving as Director of the MFT Program. His program of research focuses on therapist effects and qualities of effective therapists. He has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and, along with Lee Johnson, edited Advanced Methods in Marriage and Family Therapy Research.

Ryan B. Seedall, PhD, is associate professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Utah State University, having received his training from Brigham Young University (MS) and Michigan State University (PhD). He is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Clinical Fellow. His research focuses on understanding and improving relationship and change processes through examining interaction and support processes. He is also interested in protective family dynamics and prevention, including ways to reduce mental health disparities. He has conducted research on identifying specific interventions that are useful when working with couples (e.g., enactments) and therapist- and client-related factors that are strongly associated with process and outcome in therapy.