Family Psychology: The Art of the Science

Hardcover | August 16, 2005

EditorWilliam M. Pinsof, Jay L. Lebow

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This book is the product of a multi-year initiative, sponsored by the Division of Family Psychology (43) of the American Psychological Association, the Family Institute at Northwestern University, Oxford University Press, and Northwestern University, to bring together the leading researchersin family psychology in five major areas of great social and health relevance -- good marriage, depression, divorce and remarriage, partner violence, and families and physical health. The book embodies a series of five systematically and developmentally informed mini-books or manuals, criticallyexamining the existing research in each area and illuminating new directions for future research. The chapters in each area cover a wide range of distinct issues and diverse populations. Through a pre-publication face-to-face two-day conference, the editors invited each of the authors in eachspecific domain to collaborate and coordinate their chapters, creating a synergy for the development of new knowledge. Additionally, the editors encouraged the authors to step outside of their own specific research program to reflect on the unique challenges and opportunities in their researchdomain. The resulting book provides the next generation of theorists, researchers, and therapists with an in-depth and fresh look at what has been done and what remains to be done in each area. If you are a social scientist working in these or related areas, the book will sharpen and stimulate yourresearch. If you are a young researcher or are contemplating entering the field of family psychology, the book lays out pathways and strategies for entering and unraveling the mysteries in each area. Lastly, if you are someone who wants to understand the state of art of research in these veryrelevant domains, this book takes you to the top of mountain with very best guides and provides a vista that compels and illuminates.

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This book is the product of a multi-year initiative, sponsored by the Division of Family Psychology (43) of the American Psychological Association, the Family Institute at Northwestern University, Oxford University Press, and Northwestern University, to bring together the leading researchersin family psychology in five major areas of g...

William M. Pinsof and Jay Lebow are both at Northwestern University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 7.01 × 10.12 × 1.89 inPublished:August 16, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195135571

ISBN - 13:9780195135572

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Table of Contents

1. William M. Pinsof and Jay Lebow: Introduction: A scientific paradigm for family psychologySection I. Marriage and Marital Intervention2. Robert L. Weiss: A critical view of marital satisfaction3. Andrew Christensen, Brian D. Doss, and David C. Atkins: A science of couple therapy: For what should we seek empirical support?4. John Gottman and Kimberly Ryan: The mis-measure of therapy: Treatment outcomes in marital therapy research5. Susan M. Johnson: Emotion and the repair of close relationships6. Howard J. Markman, Galena H. Kline, Jacqueline G. Rea, Samantha Simms Piper, and Scott M. Stanley: A sampling of theoretical, methodological, and policy issues in marriage education: Implications for family psychologySection II. Partner Violence: Participation Perspectives and Treatment7. Deborah M. Capaldi, Joan Wu Shortt, and Hyoun K. Kim: A life span developmental systems perspective on aggression toward a partner8. Amy Holtzworth-Munroe and Jeffrey C. Meehan: Partner violence and men: A focus on the male perpetrator9. Mary Ann Dutton, Mai El-Khoury, Megan Murphy, Rachel Somberg, and Margaret Bell: Women in intimate partner violence: Major advances and new directions10. Ernest N. Jouriles, Renee McDonald, and Nancy Skopp: Partner Violence and Children11. K. Daniel O'Leary and Edward M. Vega: Can partner aggression be stopped with psychosocial interventions?Section III. Families in Divorce and Remarriage: Family Member Perspectives12. James H. Bray and Irene Easling: Remarriage and stepfamilies13. Sanford L. Braver, William A. Griffin, Jeffrey T. Cookston, Irwin N. Sandler, and Jason Williams: Promoting better fathering among divorced non-resident fathers14. Melvin N. Wilson, Anthony L. Chambers, and LaKeesha N. Woods: Fathers in African American families: The importance of social and cultural context15. Bernadette Marie Bullock and Marion S. Forgatch: Mothers in transition: Model based strategies for effective parentingSection IV. Families and Depression16. Valerie E. Whiffen: Disentangling causality in the associations between couple and family processes and depression17. Nadine J. Kaslow, Claudia Jones, and Frances Palin: A relational perspective on depressed children: Family patterns and interventions18. Joan Rosenbaum Asarnow, Martha Tompson, and Michele S. Berk: Adolescent depression: Family focused on treatment strategies19. Steven Beach and Maya E. Gupta: Marital discord in the context of a depressive episode: Research on efficacy and effectiveness20. Guillermo Bernal and Emily Saez-Santiago: Toward culturally-centered and evidence-based treatments for depressed adolescents21. Beatrice L. Wood and Bruce D. Miller: Families, health and illness: The search for pathways and mechanisms of effect22. Joan M. Patterson: Weaving gold out of straw: Meaning-making in families who have children with chronic illnesses23. Lawrence Fisher: Using family models in health research: A framework for family intervention in chronic diseaseIndex

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"Rather than simply castigating and discarding family interventions, professors and practitioners should expend the effort to become acquainted with and appreciative of the body of research literature that has been achieved, particularly in the past decade. Family Psychology: The Art of theScience provides important information of this nature and does so in an enlightening manner that students and practitioners will welcome."--PsycCRITIQUES