An International Examination of the Effectiveness of Functional Family Therapy (FFT) in a Danish Community Sample
This study provides evidence for the effectiveness of FFT on a wide scale in a Scandinavian context, adding to previous research that sup ports the transportability of this intervention. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - September 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Maria Michelle Vardanian, Christoffer Scavenius, Megan Granski, Anil Chacko Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

JMFT Annual Report 2018
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Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - September 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steven M. Harris, Aimee K. Hubbard Tags: Annual Report Source Type: research

The Buffering Effect of Relationships on Combat Exposure, Military Performance, and Mental Health of U.S. Military Soldiers: A Vantage Point for CFTs
This study examined the role of cumulative combat experiences with regard to military performance and conduct and mental health among a sample of young soldiers from the Army STARRS dataset (N = 5,283). Higher levels of cumulative combat experiences were directly related to poorer performance and conduct and a greater likelihood of anxiety, depression, and post ‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Military performance and conduct served as a linking mechanism between combat experiences and mental health. Using moderated mediation structural equation modeling, relationship disruptions were found to exacerbate the adverse ef...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - August 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kayla Reed ‐Fitzke, Mallory Lucier‐Greer Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Culturally Competent Parenting: A Test of Web ‐Based Training for Transracial Foster and Adoptive Parents
This study tested a web ‐based parenting course called FosterParentCollege.com (FPC)Culturally Competent Parenting (CCP) for transracial foster and adoptive parents. Research indicates that transracial children, whose parents practice culturally competent parenting, have positive outcomes. A mixed methods pretest posttest treatment and control group design were implemented to determine if there was a difference in parent scores on openness to cultural receptivity after completing the course in comparison to parents assigned the control group. Cultural receptivity is defined as the effort that parents are willing to put f...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - August 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jordan E. Montgomery Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Gay, Lesbian, and Heterosexual Couples About to Begin Couples Therapy: An Online Relationship Assessment of 40,681 Couples
We currently have little idea of precisely who goes for couples therapy. This is a report of the results of a validated online assessment of relationship and individual functioning based on 39,251 heterosexual, 1,022 lesbian, and 438 gay couples about to begin couples therapy. Using validated and reliable questionnaires of relationship and individual functioning, this report presents and compares, for each sexual ‐orientation, the percentage of couples, pre‐therapy, who are coping with a variety of relationship problems. To test for the replicability of results, the sample was divided randomly into two subsamples and s...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - August 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John M. Gottman, Julie S. Gottman, Carrie Cole, Marisa Preciado Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Establishing Safety in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: A Single ‐Case Process Study
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is an effective approach to working with distressed couples. It is not only effective in reducing relationship distress, but also in successfully maintaining gains over time. In the current study, we sought to understand the therapy processes that result in the creation of safety during stage one of EFT. Safety is a key ingredient in stage one, setting the stage for deeper interpersonal and intrapsychic work in later stages of treatment. In order to achieve the study aim, we analyzed video recordings of the first six sessions of a single couple case from an EFT randomized controlled...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - July 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tim S. Welch, E. Megan Lachmar, Silvia G. Leija, Trisha Easley, Adrian J. Blow, Andrea K. Wittenborn Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Three ‐Item Thinking about Your Partner’s Drinking Scale (TPD‐3): Item Response Theory, Reliability, and Validity
We present the TPD‐3 as a useful screening tool and for measurement of concern about partner drinking when efficient assessment is desired . (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - July 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lindsey M. Rodriguez, Gregory D. Webster Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Establishing Safety in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: A Single ‐Case Process Study
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is an effective approach to working with distressed couples. It is not only effective in reducing relationship distress, but also in successfully maintaining gains over time. In the current study, we sought to understand the therapy processes that result in the creation of safety during stage one of EFT. Safety is a key ingredient in stage one, setting the stage for deeper interpersonal and intrapsychic work in later stages of treatment. In order to achieve the study aim, we analyzed video recordings of the first six sessions of a single couple case from an EFT randomized controlled...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - July 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tim S. Welch, E. Megan Lachmar, Silvia G. Leija, Trisha Easley, Adrian J. Blow, Andrea K. Wittenborn Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

McDowell, T., Knudson ‐Martin, C., & Bermudez, J. M. (2018). Socioculturally Attuned Family Therapy. New York, NY: Routledge, 260 pp., $76.95.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 3, Page 550-551, July 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Afarin Rajaei, Jennifer Hodgson Tags: Review Source Type: research

Black, C. (2018). Unspoken legacy: Addressing the impact of trauma and addiction within the family. Las Vegas, NV: Central Recovery Press, 208 pp. $17.95.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 3, Page 550-550, July 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ellie Payant, Lindsey Weiler Tags: Reviews Source Type: research

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Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 3, Page 367-368, July 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

McDowell, T., Knudson ‐Martin, C., & Bermudez, J. M. (2018). Socioculturally Attuned Family Therapy. New York, NY: Routledge, 260 pp., $76.95.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 3, Page 550-551, July 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Afarin Rajaei, Jennifer Hodgson Tags: Review Source Type: research

Black, C. (2018). Unspoken legacy: Addressing the impact of trauma and addiction within the family. Las Vegas, NV: Central Recovery Press, 208 pp. $17.95.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 3, Page 550-550, July 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ellie Payant, Lindsey Weiler Tags: Reviews Source Type: research

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Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 3, Page 367-368, July 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - July 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

International Adaptation of a Treatment Program for Situational Couple Violence
This article provides an overview of DVFCT, and presents three case studies illustrating how DVFCT has been adapted for use in Colombia, Iran, and Finland. This article emphasizes the need for adapting treatment models to be culturally informed, provides practice ‐based evidence for DVFCT as a treatment model, and highlights the importance of careful screening and assessment when working with couples who have experienced violence, no matter the country or location where treatment is being conducted. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - July 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sandra M. Stith, Chelsea M. Spencer, Karen J. Ripoll ‐Núñez, Ana L. Jaramillo‐Sierra, Farideh Khodadadi‐Andariyeh, Fatemeh Nikparvar, Ria Oksman, Juha Metelinen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Are There Gender ‐based Effects for an Educational Program for Parents of Adolescents With Risk Behaviors?
The goals of this study were to evaluate the gender ‐based effectiveness of the parental intervention of the Suspertu (“recovery” in English) prevention program for adolescents with risk behaviors in Spain. The sample included 229 parents (105 fathers and 124 mothers). One open‐label trial with repeated measures was used. Parents received a f amily therapy and a group education. The intervention improved parents’ authoritative parenting style, decreasing the degree of parental stress and reducing parent’s psychopathological symptoms and maladjustment. Improvement in both groups (fathers and moth...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - June 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Javier Fern ández‐Montalvo, Alfonso Arteaga, José J. López‐Goñi, Sonia Ituráin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Pressure to Attend Therapy, Dyadic Adjustment, and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Direct and Indirect Effects on the Therapeutic Alliance in Couples Therapy
In this study we examine the role that pressure to attend therapy, dyadic adjustment, and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) play in developing the therapeutic alliance. A total of 351 couples received treatment as usual at three family therapy training clinics. Participants rated predictor variables at intake and alliance at the fourth session. Results of a path analysis indicate that each partner's dyadic adjustment is directly associated with the quality of her or his own alliance. In addition, when male partners report more ACEs and pressure to attend treatment, their own alliance scores decrease. Additionally, when ...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - June 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Shayne R. Anderson, Alyssa Banford Witting, Rachel R. Tambling, Scott A. Ketring, Lee N. Johnson Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

An Examination of the Association Between Relationship Mindfulness and Psychological and Relational Well ‐being in Committed Couples
In this study, we examined both the intrapersonal and interpersonal links between relationship mindfulness and psychological and relationship functioning in a sample of 219 couples who had been in their relationship for at least 1  year. Even when accounting for the general tendency to be mindful, relationship mindfulness was linked with markers of relationship well‐being and psychological functioning, both intrapersonally and interpersonally. The findings bring to light the importance of considering relationship mindfulne ss in clinical work with couples that focuses on addressing deficiencies in relationship or ps...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - June 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jonathan G. Kimmes, Matthew E. Jaurequi, Kathryn Roberts, Victor W. Harris, Frank D. Fincham Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Identifying Different Ways People Change: A Latent Basis Growth Mixture Model Example Identifying Nonlinear Trajectories of Binge Drinking
Our field of couple and family therapy focuses on change, different ways people change, and how therapists can facilitate change. Change can be modeled as an average trajectory —growth curve model—or as multiple classes of trajectories—growth mixture model. The field of MFT has not yet fully embraced implementing more advanced longitudinal modeling procedures to study what we care about most, change across time. To support our field moving in this direction, we provi de a step‐by‐step description and example in Mplus software. Our example analysis usedN = 5,958 participants from the Add Heal...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kristy L. Soloski, Jared A. Durtschi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Condensed MFT Core Competencies: A Streamlined Approach for Measuring Student and Supervisee Learning Using the MFT Core Competencies
In this article, the authors present a condensed version of the Marriage and Family Therapy Core Competencies (MFT ‐CC), collapsing the original 128 MFT‐CC to 16 using a qualitative research method. Educators, supervisors, and researchers can more easily and efficiently use the condensed MFT‐CC to measure student and supervisee learning for accreditation and training. The 16 Condensed MFT‐CC are mapped t o the original MFT‐CC, COAMFTE's Version 12 Foundational Curriculum Areas and the Association for Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards 6 domains upon which the national exam is predicated. (Source: Journa...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: William F. Northey, Diane R. Gehart Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

What White Mental Health Professionals Need to Understand About Whiteness: A Delphi Study
This Delphi study surveyed an interdisciplinary panel of diversity expert trainers (N=20) about what white mental health professionals need to understand about whiteness. The panel endorsed 162 items that included what white mental health professionals need to understand about historical and contemporary whiteness within the mental health fields and larger social systems, self of the therapist work for white therapists, as well as challenges to understanding whiteness in clinical training and practice. More specifically, the panel provided guidance on the cognitive and emotional transformations necessary for white mental h...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Timothy Baima, Michael E. Sude Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Condensed MFT Core Competencies: A Streamlined Approach for Measuring Student and Supervisee Learning Using the MFT Core Competencies
In this article, the authors present a condensed version of the Marriage and Family Therapy Core Competencies (MFT ‐CC), collapsing the original 128 MFT‐CC to 16 using a qualitative research method. Educators, supervisors, and researchers can more easily and efficiently use the condensed MFT‐CC to measure student and supervisee learning for accreditation and training. The 16 Condensed MFT‐CC are mapped t o the original MFT‐CC, COAMFTE's Version 12 Foundational Curriculum Areas and the Association for Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards 6 domains upon which the national exam is predicated. (Source: Journa...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: William F. Northey, Diane R. Gehart Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

What White Mental Health Professionals Need to Understand About Whiteness: A Delphi Study
This Delphi study surveyed an interdisciplinary panel of diversity expert trainers (N=20) about what white mental health professionals need to understand about whiteness. The panel endorsed 162 items that included what white mental health professionals need to understand about historical and contemporary whiteness within the mental health fields and larger social systems, self of the therapist work for white therapists, as well as challenges to understanding whiteness in clinical training and practice. More specifically, the panel provided guidance on the cognitive and emotional transformations necessary for white mental h...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Timothy Baima, Michael E. Sude Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Subclinical Psychopathic Traits and Romantic Attachment in Treatment ‐Seeking Couples
This study examined dyadic associations between primary and secondary psychopathy and attachment anxiety and avoidance, assessed with self ‐reported measures, in 183 French‐Canadian cohabiting partners seeking couple therapy. Two Actor‐Partner Interdependence Models were tested: Model 1 considered psychopathic traits as independent variables and Model 2 treated attachment insecurities as independent variables. Analyses revealed t hat in both partners, secondary psychopathy was associated with attachment anxiety and avoidance (Models 1 and 2), while primary psychopathy was not only associated with attachment anxiety (...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - May 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jos ée Mayer, Claudia Savard, Audrey Brassard, Yvan Lussier, Stéphane Sabourin Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Experience of Learning EFT in Spanish ‐speaking Countries: A Multi‐National Replication Study
This study is a multi ‐national follow‐up to the original (Sandberg and Knestel (2011)Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 37, 393 –410) article on the process of learning Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). A total of 102 clinicians from nine Spanish‐speaking countries (Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and El Salvador) participated in the study. A comparison of results acros s the two studies revealed more similarities than differences. However, a few notable differences emerged from responses to qualitative questions, namely a heightened sense of appreciation...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - May 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jonathan G. Sandberg, Marti ño Rodríguez‐González, Sergio Pereyra, Ragan Lybbert, Leo Perez, Kwin Willis Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Trait Mindfulness and Anger in the Family: A Dyadic Analysis of Male Service Members and their Female Partners
Anger ‐related problems have been documented among post‐deployed service members who returned home, posing risks to their well‐being and increasing distress in their families. Trait mindfulness (acting with awareness, nonjudging, and nonreactivity) has been associated with lower self‐reported ange r. Using actor–partner interdependence models, we tested the association between trait mindfulness and parental anger observed in parent–child and couple interactions. The sample consisted of 155 dyads of male National Guard/Reserve members who had been recently deployed and returned, and their female non‐de...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - May 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Na Zhang, Timothy F. Piehler, Abigail H. Gewirtz, Osnat Zamir, James J. Snyder Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Experience of Learning EFT in Spanish ‐speaking Countries: A Multi‐National Replication Study
This study is a multi ‐national follow‐up to the original (Sandberg and Knestel (2011)Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 37, 393 –410) article on the process of learning Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). A total of 102 clinicians from nine Spanish‐speaking countries (Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and El Salvador) participated in the study. A comparison of results acros s the two studies revealed more similarities than differences. However, a few notable differences emerged from responses to qualitative questions, namely a heightened sense of appreciation...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - May 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jonathan G. Sandberg, Marti ño Rodríguez‐González, Sergio Pereyra, Ragan Lybbert, Leo Perez, Kwin Willis Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Pinsof, W. M., Breunlin, D. C., Russell, W. P., Lebow, J. L., Rampage, C., & Chambers, A. L. (2018). Integrative Systemic Therapy: Metaframeworks for problem solving with individuals, couples, and families. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 2, Page 364-365, April 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Scott Edwards Tags: Review Source Type: research

Kort, J. (2018). LGBTQ clients in therapy: Clinical issues and treatment strategies. New York, NY: Norton, 464  pp., $28.00.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 2, Page 365-366, April 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Erica E. Hartwell Tags: Review Source Type: research

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Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 2, Page 189-190, April 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research

Pediatric Chronic Illness Management: A Qualitative Dyadic Analysis of Adolescent Patient and Parent Illness Narratives
In pediatric chronic illness, little is known about the relational interactions between adolescent patients, parents, and illnesses and how they influence self ‐management of illness. We conducted interviews with 32 individuals (16 dyads) representing adolescents diagnosed with a chronic illness and their primary parent who had been referred to a psychosocial treatment program for challenges with illness management. Interviews were conducted individually and analyzed dyadically using grounded theory to better understand the relational processes that may be contributing to illness management difficulties. Results include ...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - February 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jacqueline M. Williams ‐Reade, Daniel Tapanes, Brian J. Distelberg, Susanne Montgomery Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Revising Premarital Relationship Interventions for the Next Generation
In this article, we review research on contemporary social trends that influence the next generation's ability to form and sustain a healthy marriage. As a result, we argue for greater attention to premarital interventions for engaged couples to help the next generation address the potential challenges created by these trends. After we briefly review the current state of premarital education and counseling, we examine four general, interrelated social trends: individualism and commitment ambivalence, changing attitudes about marriage, premarital relationship histories, and the omnipresent media environment. In addition, we...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - February 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tiffany L. Clyde, Alan J. Hawkins, Brian J. Willoughby Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Pediatric Chronic Illness Management: A Qualitative Dyadic Analysis of Adolescent Patient and Parent Illness Narratives
In pediatric chronic illness, little is known about the relational interactions between adolescent patients, parents, and illnesses and how they influence self ‐management of illness. We conducted interviews with 32 individuals (16 dyads) representing adolescents diagnosed with a chronic illness and their primary parent who had been referred to a psychosocial treatment program for challenges with illness management. Interviews were conducted individually and analyzed dyadically using grounded theory to better understand the relational processes that may be contributing to illness management difficulties. Results include ...
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - February 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jacqueline M. Williams ‐Reade, Daniel Tapanes, Brian J. Distelberg, Susanne Montgomery Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Rousmaniere, T., Goodyear, R. K., Miller, S. D., & Wampold, B. E. (Eds.). (2017). The cycle of excellence: Using deliberate practice to improve supervision and training. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 304 pp., $59.95.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 1, Page 187-188, January 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - January 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ryan B. Seedall Tags: Review Source Type: research

Gottman, J. M., & Gottman, J. S. (2018). The science of couples and family therapy: Behind the scenes at the Love Lab. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 340  pp., $35.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 1, Page 186-187, January 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - January 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hana Yoo Tags: Review Source Type: research

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Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Volume 45, Issue 1, Page 1-2, January 2019. (Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy)
Source: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy - January 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research