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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…    

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