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Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650073/short-term-effectiveness-of-a-relationship-education-program-for-distressed-military-couples-in-the-context-of-foreign-assignments-for-the-german-armed-forces-preliminary-findings-from-a-randomized-controlled-study
#1
Christoph Kröger, Sören Kliem, Peter Zimmermann, Jens Kowalski
This study examines the short-term effectiveness of a relationship education program designed for military couples. Distressed couples were randomly placed in either a wait-list control group or an intervention group. We conducted training sessions before a 3-month foreign assignment, and refresher courses approximately 6-week post-assignment. We analyzed the dyadic data of 32 couples, using hierarchical linear modeling in a two-level model. Reduction in unresolved conflicts was found in the intervention group, with large pre-post effects for both partners...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618034/computer-mediated-communication-in-intimate-relationships-associations-of-boundary-crossing-intrusion-relationship-satisfaction-and-partner-responsiveness
#2
Aaron M Norton, Joyce Baptist, Bernie Hogan
This study examined the impact of technology on couples in committed relationships through the lens of the couple and technology framework. Specifically, we used data from 6,756 European couples to examine associations between online boundary crossing, online intrusion, relationship satisfaction, and partner responsiveness. The results suggest that participants' reports of online boundary crossing were linked with lower relationship satisfaction and partner responsiveness. Also, lower relationship satisfaction and partner responsiveness were associated with increased online boundary crossing...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612384/exploring-partner-intimacy-among-couples-raising-children-on-the-autism-spectrum-a%C3%A2-grounded-theory-investigation
#3
Jake Johnson, Fred P Piercy
In this study, we explored how couples raising children with autism spectrum disorder negotiate intimacy, including what contextual and temporal factors influence these processes. We conducted conjoint interviews with 12 couples, employing grounded theory methodology to collect and analyze the data. Our results indicated that fostering intimacy in these couples' relationships involves partners working together to make key cognitive and relational shifts. Couples are aided or hindered in making these shifts by the degree to which they experience various contextual and environmental factors as resources or roadblocks...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589560/religious-coping-and-glycemic-control-in-couples-with-type-2-diabetes
#4
Frank D Fincham, Gregory S Seibert, Ross W May, Colwick M Wilson, Zephon D Lister
This study examines the role of religious coping in couples' diabetes management processes. Eighty-seven couples where one spouse had type 2 diabetes were surveyed. The relationships between religious coping (positive and negative), shared glycemic control activities (e.g., planning a healthy diet), and glycemic control were examined using repeated measures ANOVA and SEM. Findings show spousal engagement in shared activities is significantly associated with glycemic control. Furthermore, the use of negative religious coping by the diabetic spouse, and positive religious coping by the nondiabetic spouse, related to lower levels and higher levels of shared glycemic control activities, respectively...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581631/public-participation-moving-beyond-the-four-walls-of-therapy
#5
Lorien S Jordan, Desiree M Seponski
Family therapists have an ethical responsibility for public participation, to work toward creating a better society. Serving the public interest and developing laws to promote the profession and the public good can be achieved through policy advocacy and political participation. Political and policy work are important but overlooked aspects of family therapy, which is significant given the consequences differing policies have for clients and the profession. This paper reports on results from a random, national survey of licensed family therapists' (N = 174) advocacy actions...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543762/male-partnered-bisexual-women-s-perceptions-of-disclosing-sexual-orientation-to-family-across-the-transition-to-parenthood-intensifying-heteronormativity-or-queering-family
#6
Abbie E Goldberg, Katherine R Allen, Themal Ellawala, Lori E Ross
Drawing from queer and communication privacy management frameworks, this study examines the narratives of 22 bisexual, male-partnered women who were interviewed during the perinatal period and one year postnatally about their disclosures of sexual identity to family of origin. Most women rarely discussed their sexual identity with family; participants who had disclosed described such disclosures as provoking discomfort. Some women stated that their parental status seemed to invalidate the need to talk about their sexual history or identity with family, due its declining salience and increased concerns about judgment...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504323/the-systemic-interaction-of-attachment-on-psychophysiological-arousal-in-couple-conflict
#7
Nathan C Taylor, Ryan B Seedall, W David Robinson, Kay Bradford
Attachment in adult romantic relationships has long been linked to conflict styles. Psychophysiological measures have provided additional insight into this association by accessing less conscious and controlled responses to conflict. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between attachment anxiety, attachment avoidance, and the interaction between attachment styles on skin conductance responses during conflict and recovery from conflict. Using dyadic analysis of 50 heterosexual couples, we found evidence of a systemic effect of attachment, where psychophysiological arousal increased when one partner had higher levels of attachment anxiety and the other partner had higher levels of attachment avoidance...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426921/the-marriage-and-family-therapy-practice-research-network-mft-prn-creating-a-more-perfect-union-between-practice-and-research
#8
Lee N Johnson, Richard B Miller, Angela B Bradford, Shayne R Anderson
This article describes the Marriage and Family Therapy Practice Research Network (MFT-PRN). The MFT-PRN is designed to build a professional community based on practice-informed research and research-informed practice, increase the diversity of participants in MFT research, and unify researchers and clinicians. Clinics choose measures from a list that best represent their clinic needs. Clients' outcomes are assessed regularly, and therapists receive immediate graphical feedback on how clients are progressing or digressing...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419498/perceptions-and-experiences-of-marriage-preparation-among-u-s-muslims-multiple-voices-from-the-community
#9
Amal Killawi, Elham Fathi, Iman Dadras, Manijeh Daneshpour, Arij Elmi, Hamada Altalib
Although Muslims in the United States are a growing population, there is limited research on their relational patterns and how they prepare for marriage. We conducted in-depth interviews with 32 members of the Muslim community in Southeast Michigan including married individuals, divorced individuals, therapists, and imams (Muslim religious leaders) to explore their perceptions and experiences of marriage preparation. Our analysis revealed that marriage preparation varies but is less likely to involve a requirement of premarital counseling, with imams being the primary providers, not therapists...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419496/emotionally-focused-couple-therapy-for-parents-raising-a-child-with-an-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-pilot-study
#10
Nicholas A Lee, James L Furrow, Brent A Bradley
Many couples raising children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often resilient in confronting unique parental demands, while others experience greater risk for relational distress. Research has shown that Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) is efficacious with couples raising chronically ill children and relevant to the relational demands of parents of children diagnosed with an ASD. This pilot study tested the effectiveness of EFT with seven couples presenting with moderate to severe distress, who were also parents of a child diagnosed with an ASD...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401634/moving-between-dialogic-reflexive-processes-in-systemic-family-therapy-training-an-interpretative-phenomenological-study-of-trainees-experience
#11
Dimitra Givropoulou, Eleftheria Tseliou
In this article, we present a qualitative research study concerning the ways that systemic family therapy trainees experience reflexivity while in training. There is inadequate theorizing and limited research concerning reflexivity in family therapy, particularly from trainees' perspective. In our study, we used Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to analyse transcripts of semistructured interviews with 10 systemic family therapy trainees. Here, we present one of the four superordinate analytic themes, entitled "Moving between reflexive processes"...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401584/psychodynamic-couple-therapy-a-practical-synthesis
#12
Arthur C Nielsen
This essay reviews the most significant contributions of psychodynamic thought to the field of couple therapy. It distills the work of numerous clinicians and researchers who, though writing from diverse perspectives, share fundamental assumptions and concerns. Rather than emphasizing differences between schools of thought, this paper mines their best contributions in a discussion of five central therapeutic targets: underlying issues, divergent subjective experiences, transferences, projective identification, and acceptance...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401577/a-brief-report-on-the-ethical-and-legal-guides-for-technology-use-in-marriage-and-family-therapy
#13
Michael Pennington, Rikki Patton, Amber Ray, Heather Katafiasz
Marriage and family therapists (MFTs) use ethical codes and state licensure laws/rules as guidelines for best clinical practice. It is important that professional codes reflect the potential exponential use of technology in therapy. However, current standards regarding technology use lack clarity. To explore this gap, a summative content analysis was conducted on state licensure laws/rules and professional ethical codes to find themes and subthemes among the many aspects of therapy in which technology can be utilized...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394020/-we-will-never-be-normal-the-experience-of-discovering-a-partner-has-autism-spectrum-disorder
#14
Laura F Lewis
Online forums and lay literature suggest that partners of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience depression, distress, and trauma in their everyday lives, exacerbated during the time surrounding diagnosis. In this content analysis, 29 participants were provided with an online open-ended statement asking them to describe in writing their experiences of discovering that their partners had ASD during their relationships. Six themes emerged, including: facing unique challenges within relationships; insisting partners seek diagnosis; initial shock and relief; losing hope for normalcy; making accommodations within relationships; and wishing for professional support...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394016/integrative-intensive-retreats-for-veteran-couples-and-families-a-pilot-study-assessing-change-in-relationship-adjustment-posttraumatic-growth-and-trauma-symptoms
#15
J Kale Monk, Lauren M Oseland, Briana S Nelson Goff, Brian G Ogolsky, Kali Summers
We assessed a brief, systemic retreat-style intervention that was developed to address concerns about the utilization of services for veterans coping with traumatic stress. A total of 76 dyads (N = 152) were assessed before and after a 4-day retreat, which included psychoeducation, group and conjoint therapeutic sessions, and recreational relaxation components. Overall, participants reported a reduction in trauma symptoms, but only support persons experienced a significant increase in posttraumatic growth from pretest to posttest...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394014/treatment-for-suicidal-thoughts-and-behavior-a-review-of-family-based-interventions
#16
Laura M Frey, Quintin A Hunt
The purpose of this article is to review the scientific evidence on the effects of family based interventions for suicidal ideation and behavior. We conducted an extensive search of electronic databases using a comprehensive search strategy. This search resulted in 16 studies that tested 13 interventions for treating suicidal ideation and behavior using family based interventions. Of the interventions identified, three yielded an overall improvement in suicidal ideation and behavior while an additional three interventions produced partial improvement in mental health symptoms...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378948/gottman-j-s-gottman-j-m-2015-10-principles-for-doing-couples-therapy-new-york-ny-w-w-norton-company-258-pp-24-95
#17
REVIEW
Seon Kim, Kevin P Lyness
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378947/mones-a-g-2014-transforming-troubled-children-teens-and-their-families-an-internal-family-systems-model-for-healing-new-york-ny-routledge-154-pp-34-99
#18
REVIEW
Martha D LaRiviere, Kevin Lyness
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378946/clinical-training-and-practice-patterns-of-medical-family-therapists-a-national-survey
#19
Max Zubatsky, Steven M Harris, Tai J Mendenhall
Medical family therapy (MedFT) has gained momentum as a framework in healthcare for individuals and families. However, little is known about what background training and clinical experiences Medical Family Therapists (MedFTs) have in everyday practice. This study investigated the clinical training of MedFTs and their practices in a variety of care settings. A survey was completed by 80 participants who use a MedFT framework in practice, with descriptive data on curriculum, clinical training, and treatment characteristics...
April 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337786/vulnerable-emotional-expression-in-emotion-focused-couples-therapy-relating-interactional-processes-to-outcome
#20
Jacqueline M McKinnon, Leslie S Greenberg
This study examined whether interactions characterized by high expression of emotional vulnerability in one partner followed by a highly supportive response style by the other partner predicted greater improvement on domains of forgiveness, unfinished business, trust, and relationship satisfaction in a sample of 32 couples presenting for Emotion Focused Couples Therapy with unresolved emotional injuries. For each outcome measure, two separate hierarchical regression models were tested (injured partner vulnerability and offending partner supportiveness; offending partner vulnerability and injured partner supportiveness)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
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