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Common Factors in Couple and Family Therapy The Overlooked Foundation for Effective Practice

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ISBN-10: 1606233254

ISBN-13: 9781606233252

Edition: 2009

Authors: Douglas H. Sprenkle, Sean D. Davis, Jay L. Lebow, Jay Lebow

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List price: $74.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 8/10/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 226
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Richard J. Frances, MD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, and Director of Public and Professional Education, Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan, Connecticut. He is also in private practice in New York City. Dr. Frances was former President and Medical Director at Silver Hill Hospital; was founding president of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry; and helped found and chaired the Council of Addiction Psychiatry for the American Psychiatric Association. The author of several hundred articles and several books, he is on many editorial boards. He is a frequent lecturer on addiction psychiatry and has appeared numerous times on Court TV . Sheldon I. Miller, MD, is Lizzie Gilman Professor of Psychiatry and former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University. The author or coauthor of over 60 scientific articles, chapters, and books, he is Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal on Addictions and was a founder of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and is Vice Chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning. Avram H. Mack, MD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. He has extensive experience in organized medicine and psychiatry, and is also interested in development, the psychiatric presentation of medical disorders, and the history of psychiatric classification. As a child and a forensic psychiatrist, he has treated or evaluated individuals with addictions in many different settings, and has lectured to medical groups, bar associations, and patient groups, among others.Douglas H. Sprenkle, PhD, is professor and director of the doctoral program in marriage and family therapy at Purdue University. He is a former editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy . Dr. Sprenkle has received three major career honors from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT): the Cumulative Career Contribution in Family Therapy Research Award, the Training Award, and the Significant Contribution to Family Therapy Award. He has also received the Osborne Award for excellence in teaching from the National Council on Family Relations. Among his seven books, Dr. Sprenkle is the editor of Effectiveness Research in Marriage and Family Therapy . Fred P. Piercy, PhD, is professor and head of the Department of Human Development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has served two times on the Board of Directors of AAMFT, and as the chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education. Dr. Piercy is also a member and fellow of both AAMFT and the American Psychological Association. He has written over 160 published articles, 5 books, and 35 funded grants. Most recently, he is the coeditor of the Handbook of the Clinical Treatment of Infidelity (with Katherine Hertlein and Joseph Wetchler). Dr. Piercy has won both national and university teaching awards. He has also collaborated extensively with colleagues from the University of Indonesia and Atma Jaya University (in Jakarta, Indonesia) and was the principal investigator of a World AIDS Foundation-funded project in Indonesia.

What Is Responsible for Therapeutic Change?: Two Paradigms
Two Paradigms of Therapeutic Change
The Broad and Narrow Conceptualizations of Common Factors
Resistance to Common Factors among Relational Therapists
The Plan for This Book
A Brief History of Common Factors
Early School-Based Theories
First-Generation Family Therapies
Beginnings in the Understanding of Common Factors: Early Stirrings
Jerome Frank
Carl Rogers
The Generic Model
Luborsky and the Dodo Bird Verdict
Karasu, Gurman, and Goldfried's Classifications of Change Agents
Results from Meta-Analyses of the Impact of Psychotherapy
Lambert's Analysis
The Great Psychotherapy Debate
The Heart and Soul of Change
The American Psychological Association Division of Psychotherapy Report
The Integrative Movement in Psychotherapy and Family Therapy
Sprenkle and Blow's Moderate Common Factors Approach
Common Factors Unique to Couple and Family Therapy
Conceptualizing Difficulties in Relational Terms
Disrupting Dysfunctional Relational Patterns
Expanding the Direct Treatment System
Expanding the Therapeutic Alliance
The Big-Picture View of Common Factors
Client Characteristics as Common Factors
Therapist Characteristics as Common Factors
Dimensions of the Therapeutic Relationship as Common Factors
Dimensions of Expectancy as Common Factors
Nonspecific Mechanisms of Change as Common Factors
Other Mediating and Moderating Variables as Common Factors
A Moderate View of Common Factors
Believes One Treatment Is as Good as Another versus Questions Claims about Relative Efficacy
Disparages Effective Models versus Supports Them
Sees the Therapeutic Relationship as All There Is versus Views the Relationship as Only One Aspect of Change
Minimizes Clinical Trials Research versus Supports It
Supports Either-Or versus Both-And in the Common Factors and Specific Factors Debate
Getting Clients Fired Up for a Change: Matching Therapist Behavior with Client Motivation
Clients as the Most Important Common Factor
Transtheoretical Stages-of-Change Model
Facilitating Client Engagement through Motivational Interviewing
Facilitating Client Engagement and Motivation in Relational Therapy: Functional Family Therapy
Applying Principles of Motivation to Relational Therapy: A Clinical Vignette
A Strong Therapeutic Alliance
Understanding the Therapeutic Alliance
Establishing and Maintaining an Alliance in Couple or Family Therapy
Intervention as a Method of Building Alliance
The Significance of the Therapeutic Alliance
Models: All Roads Lead to Rome
Common Distressed Relational Processes and Treatment Goals: Interactional Cycles and Patterns
Model-Specific Conceptualizations of Common Distressed Relationship Processes
Additional Common Processes of Distressed and Healthy Relationships
A Meta-Model of Change in Couple Therapy
The Need for a Meta-Model of Change
Empirical Development of the Model
How Narrow and Broad Common Factors Interact to Produce Change in Couple Therapy: A Meta-Model
Strengths and Limitations
Special Considerations for Family Therapy
The Case against Common Factors
Common Factors Training and Supervision
Assumptions Underlying Common-Factors-Driven and Model-Driven Change Training Approaches
Components of a Common Factors Training Program
Practical Examples of Our Common Factors Training Approach
Implications for Supervision
A Climate of Reflective Theoretical Inclusivity
Implications for Clinicians and Researchers
General Implications for Clinicians
Specific Implications for Clinicians
General Implications for Researchers
Specific Implications for Researchers
Moderate Common Factors Supervision Checklist
Instruments from Other Authors Related to Common Factors