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Family Therapy Skills I, 2021/22, Semester B11
Marie McGovern
M.McGovern@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

21st September 2021 Why 'systemic' therapy?

Essential reading

Paré, D. 2013 Therapeutic conversation Chapter 2 in: Paré, D. The practice of collaborative counseling and psychotherapy developing skills in culturally mindful helping. London Sage   Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Rivett, M. 2020. Relational Lockdown and Relational Trauma† in the Time of Coronavirus: A Reflection from a UK Family Therapist. Family Process 59 (3) pp 1024 - 1033

Partridge, K. McCarry N. 2017 Graces that bite: unleashing the GRR in the graces. Context June 2017 pp.7 – 10 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 13/10/2021) 

Additional reading

 

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6th October 2021 - Engagement and Alliance building

Essential reading

Carr, A. 2012. The Stages of Family Therapy. In:Carr, A  Family Therapy: Concepts Process and Practice. 3rd Ed. Chichester, Wiley and sons. pp. 221-256

Flaskas, C. 2004 Thinking about the therapeutic relationship: emerging themes in family therapy. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 25 (1): 13-20

Johnson, L. Wright, D. 2002 Revisiting Bordin's theory on the therapeutic alliance:implications for family therapy.  Contemporary family therapy. 24 pp. 257 - 269

Malik, R. Mandin, P. Engaging within and across culture. Chapter in Krause, I. 2012. Culture and reflexivity in systemic psychotherapy: Mutual perspectives. pp. 201-221. London Karnac.  'E' book in the library   

Reder, P., & Fredman, G., 1(996). The Relationship To Help: Interacting Beliefs about the Treatment Process.  Clinical child psychology and psychiatry.. 1(3): 457-467

Roy-Chowdhury, S. 2006.  How is the therapeutic relationship talked into being? Journal of Family Therapy.  28. pp. 153 -174.

Sutherland, O. and Couture, S. 2007. The Discursive Performance of the Alliance in Family Therapy: A Conversation Analytic Perspective. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 28 4, pp. 210- 217


Additional reading 


Brown, J. 2020 Engaging with parents in Child and Adolescent mental health services. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 41 (2) pp. 145-160

Carr, Alan. 2005 Research on the Therapeutic Alliance in Family Therapy. In C. Flaskas, B. Mason, A. Perlesz (eds) The space between : experience, context, and process in the therapeutic relationship. Karnac. London

Carr, A. 2001. A study of the Differential Effects of Tomm’s Questioning Style on Therapeutic Alliance. Family Process.  40 1, pp.67-77. 

Cunningham, PB. & Henggeler, SW. 1999 Engaging Multiproblem Families in Treatment: Lessons Learned Throughout the Development of Multisystemic Therapy. Family Process. 38 (3):265-281

Diamond, GM.; Liddle, HA.; Hogue, A.; Dakof, GA. 1999 Alliance-building interventions with adolescents in family therapy: A process study. Psychotherapy : theory/research/practice/training. ISSN: 0033-3204. 36 (4): 355-368

Flaskas, C. 2007. Holding hope and hopelessness: Therapeutic engagements with the balance of hope. Journal of Family Therapy29 (3), pp.186– 202.

Flaskas, C. 1997. Engagement and the therapeutic relationship in systemic therapy. Journal of family therapy. ISSN: 0163-4445 19, pp.263-282.

Flaskas, C., 1989 Thinking about the Emotional Interaction of Therapist and Family. FROM: The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 10 (1). pp.1-6. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. Available online

Flaskas, C. & Perlesz, A., (1996). Introduction: The Return of the Therapeutic Relationship in Systemic Therapy. In C. Flaskas & A. Perlesz (Eds), The Therapeutic Relationship in Systemic Therapy, London: Karnac.  

Friedlander, ML. Escudero, V. Heatherington, L. 2006 Therapeutic alliances in couple and family therapy : an empirically informed guide to practice. Washington, DC. APA Publishing. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 29/10/2020) 

 

Friedlander, M. Lambert, JE.; Escudero, V.; Cragun, C.  2008. How do therapists enhance family alliances? Sequential analyses of therapist-client behavior in two contrasting cases. Psychotherapy : theory, research, practice, training. 45 (1): 75-87.

Friedlander, M. Escudero, V.  Hetherington, L. Diamond, G. 2011. Alliance in Couple and family Therapy. Chapter 4 in Norcross, J. 2011. Psychotherapy relationships that work: evidence based responsiveness. E book in the library   

Green, R. J. and Herget, M. 1991. Outcomes of Systemic/Strategic Team Consultation: III. The Importance of Therapist Warmth and Active Structuring. Family Process.. 30, pp. 321-336.

Harré, R. (2012) Positioning theory: moral dimensions of social-cultural psychology. In J. Valsiner (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology. New York: Oxford University, pp. 191–206.

Hubble, M., Duncan,B. Miller,S. 1999. The heart & soul of change : what works in therapy. American Psychological Association, Washington.  

Moore, L. and Seu, I. 2011. Giving children a voice: children’s positioning in family therapy.  Journal of family therapy. 33(3) pp.279 – 301

Pandya, K. and Herlihy, J. 2009. An exploratory study into how a sample of a British South Asian population perceive the therapeutic alliances in family therapy.  Journal of family therapy. 31 (4) pp. 384-404.

Rait, D.S. 2000. Ther therapeutic alliance in couples and family therapy Journal of Clinical Psychology 56 (2) pp. 211-224 

Ravel, H. 1996. A Systemic Perspective on Working with Interpreters. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry.1(1) pp. 29-43.

Ravel, H. and Maltby, M. 2005. Not Getting Lost in Translation: establishing a working alliance with co-workers and interpreters In: Flaskas, C., Mason, B. and Perlesz. A. (eds) The Space Between: Experience, Context and process in the therapeutic relationship. London: Karac. pp. 63-77.  

Reimers, S. 2001. Understanding alliances. How can research inform user friendly practice? Journal of Family Therapy. 23 1, pp 46 – 62.

Rober, P., (2011). The Therapists experiencing in family therapy practice. Journal of Family Therapy. 33: 233-255. 

Rober, P., (2015). The Challenge of Creating Dialogical Space for Both Partners in Couple Therapy.  The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 36: 105–121. 

Weitzman, L.C.S.W. 1985 Engaging the Severely Dysfunctional Family in Treatment: Basic Considerations. Family Process. Vol. 24(4): 473-485.

 

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6th october 2021 - Assessment and hypothesising in family therapy

Essential reading

Chrzastowski, S. K. 2011. A narrative perspective on genograms: Revisiting classical family therapy methods. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry.. 16 (4)  pp. 635-644

Dallos, R., Stedmon, J. 2006. Systemic formulation: Mapping the Family Dance. In: L. L. Johnston, LL and Dallos, R. Ed. Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy : making sense of people's problems. London: Routledge, pp. 72-79.

Fredman, G. 2007. Preparing ourselves for the therapeutic relationship revisiting “hypothesizing revisited”. Human systems. 18, 44-59.

Freedman, J . Combs G. 1996. Questions. Chpater 5  in Freedman, J. Narrative therapy :the social construction of preferred realities. New York. Norton  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 13/10/2021) 

Harper, D., Moss, D. 2003. A Different Kind of Chemistry? Reformulating 'Formulation'. Clinical Psychology 25, 6-10.  Online link here https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/8692x

Hedges, F. 2005 ‘From Neutrality and Curiosity to Self-Other-Reflexivity’ chap 5. in An introduction to systemic therapy with individuals : a social constructionist approach. Palgrave 

Lang, P., & McAdam, E. 1995 Stories, giving accounts and systemic descriptions. Perspectives and positions in conversations. Feeding and fanning the winds of creative imagination. Human systems. The Journal of Systemic Consultation and Management, 6 2, 71-104. 

Madsen, W. 2017. What We See Is What We Get - Reexamining Our Assessment Process. In: Madsen, W. 2nd Ed Collaborative therapy with multi-stressed families, The Guilford Press: New York

Wilson, J. 1998. Making a connection: the first encounter Chapter 3 in Child-focused practice : a collaborative systemic approach Karnac

Additional reading 

Halevy, J. 1998. A Genogram with Attitude. Journal of marital and family therapy. 24 2, pp.233-242.

Hills, J. 2013. A Family Systemic Session Observed. Chapter 3 in Introduction to systematic and family therapy : a user's guide ISBN: 9780230224445 (paperback) : £19.99; 023022444X (paperback) : £19.99 , Palgrave. 

Tomm, K. 1987. Interventive interviewing I: Strategizing as the fourth guideline for the therapist. Family Process. 26, 3-13

Tomm, K. 1987. Interventive interviewing II: Reflexive questioning as a means to enable self-healing. Family Process26, 167-183

Background reading

Abbott, B.V. Douglas K. Snyder, D. 2012 Integrative approaches to couple therapy: a clinical case illustration Journal of family therapy 2012 34: 306–320.

Andersen, T. 1995. Reflecting processes; Acts of informing and forming: You can borrow my eyes, but you must not take them away from me! In The reflecting team in action : collaborative practice in family therapy (ed. S. E. Friedman). Guilford Press: New York. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 13/10/2021) 

Beck, R. L. 1987. The Genogram as a Process. American journal of family therapy.  15 4: 343 - 351.

Clark, P., Cole, C. Robertson, M. 2013. Creating a Safety Net: Transferring to a New Therapist in a Training Setting. Contemporary family therapy. 36 1 

Dishion, TA. & Stormshak, EA. 2007. Initial Contacts That Establish a Collaborative Set. In, Intervening in children's lives : an ecological, family-centered approach to mental health care. pp. 71-89. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Estrada, A. U. and Haney, P. 1998. Genograms in a multicultural perspective. Journal of Family Psychotherapy 9 2, pp.55 - 62.

Frame, M. W. 2000. The Spiritual Genogram In Family Therapy. Journal of marital and family therapy. 26, pp. 211-216.

Hardy, K. 1995. The Cultural Genogram: Key to training culturally competent family therapists.  Journal of marital and family therapy. 21 3, pp.227-237.

Kakiuchi, K.and Weeks, G. 2009. The Occupational Transmission Genogram: Exploring Family Scripts Affecting Roles of Work and Career in Couple and Family Dynamics. Journal of Family Psychotherapy. 20, pp.1-12.

Kuehl, B. P. 1995. The Solution Orientated genogram: A collaborative approach. Journal of marital and family therapy. 21 3, pp.239 - 250.

Lowe, R. 2005 Structured Methods and Striking Moments: Using Question Sequences in “Living Ways”. Family Process. 44, 1, pp. 44:65.

Mason, B. 2012. The personal and the professional: core beliefs and the construction of bridges across difference. In I.-B. Krause , (ed.) 2012 Culture and reflexivity in systemic psychotherapy : mutual perspectives London: Karnac pp. 163–179  

McGoldrick, M. 1985. Genograms in Family Assessment. New York, W.W. Norton.  

Macvean, A.and McGoldrick, M. and Evans, J.and Brown, J. 2001 Genograms: Is it time for a change? The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy.  4, pp. 207 – 213

Milewski-Hertleni, K. 2001. The Use of a Socially Constructed Genogram in Clinical Practice. American journal of family therapy.  29, pp.23 - 38.

Monk, G. 2003 Sociopolitical activist or conversational partner? Distinguishing the position of the therapist in narrative and collaborative therapies – Theory and Practice. Family Process.  42, pp. 19-30.

Mumford, D. 2003. The Money Genogram. Journal of Family Psychotherapy 14, pp . 33 – 44.

Pilling, S., Roth, A. D. & Stratton, P. 2010 The competences required to deliver effective systemic therapies. Available from: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/cehp/research-groups/core/pdfs/Systemic_Therapy/Systemic_Clinicians_competences_required_for_effective_systemic_therapies.pdf     

Rogers, A Scmidt, P (2016) Emotion talk and young people self-harming. Journal of family therapy 38 2 pp 206-226

 

 

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6th October 2021 - PPD Tutorial group

Setting the context for PPD in training

Recommended reading

Aggett, P. 2004. Learning Narratives in Group Supervision: Enhancing Collaborative Learning. Journal of systemic therapies.. 23, (3),

 

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20th October 2021 - Domains, risk and managing risk. 

Essential reading

Fredman, G., Johnson, S. and Petronic, G. 2010. Sustaining the ethics of systemic practice in contexts of risk and diagnosis. In: Being with older people: A systemic approach. Edited by G. Fredman, E. Anderson, and J. Stott, pp. 181-210.

Jenkins, A.  2001. The process of engagement of men who abuse their partners Chapter Two in Invitations to responsibility: The therapeutic engagement of men who are violent and abusive.pp. 59 - 114  Adelaide: Dulwich Centre Publications.ONLINE COURSE READING ON ORDER        Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Lang, W.P. Little, M. Cronen, V 1990 The systemic professional; domains of action and the question of neutrality. Human systems. . 1(1) 39 - 55

Sammut Scerri, C. Vetere, A. Abela, A. 2017. How to help stop the violence. Chapter 3 in Intervening After Violence: Therapy for Couples and Families (Focused Issues in Family Therapy) . Springer
 

 

 

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10th November 2021 - Reviewing your practice tapes

Protinsky, H, Dismounting the toger - using tape in supervision Ch21 in Todd, T. and Storm C. 2002. The Complete Systemic Supervisor. pp. 298 - 308 Allyn and Bacon. US ONLINE COURSE READING ON ORDER    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 01/10/2021) 

 

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8th December 2021 - PPD 2  

Black lives matter – family therapy, racism and anti-racism and personal professional development.

Essential reading

Bonilla – Silva, E. 2017. What is to be done? Talking with you about how to fight color-blind racism in America . Chapter 11. In Racism without racists: color blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America. Rowman and Littlefield. Maryland. ( this is an 'e' book in the library )

Additional reading

For further background see also Chapter 1. Bonilla – Silva, E. 2017. The strange enigma of race in contemporary America. In Racism without racists: color blind racism and the persistence of racial inequality in America. Rowman and Littlefield. Maryland. ( this is an 'e' book  in the library )

McDowell T 2015. ‘Race and Family Therapy’ Chapter 4 in Applying critical social theories to family therapy practice Springer Verlag (This is available as an e book in the library)  

 

 

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26th January 2022 - PPD 3 - 

Identifying personal resources and restraints in your  practice - finding a sense of your ‘self’ as a therapist in training and beyond.

Essential reading

Timm, T.M., & Blow, A.J. (1999). Self of  the  therapist work: A balance between removing restraints and identifying resources. Contemporary family therapy.Core 21  pp. 331 350.

Additional reading

Mason, B., Gibney, P., & Crago, H. (2002). Family of origin work in training: Essential or dangerous. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy.Core 23, 45–50.

 

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23rd March 2022 - PPD 4

Gender, family therapy and PPD

Essential reading

Partridge, K. McCarry N. 2017 Graces that bite: unleashing the GRR in the graces. Context June 2017 pp.7 – 10 .     

Additional reading – recommended to orientate to the understanding of gender as a systemic concern  :

Burck, C.  Daniel, G. 1995 Gender: a systemic understanding. Chapter 0ne in Burck, C.  Daniel, G. 1995 Gender and Family Therapy. London.  Karnac. This book is an ‘e’ book that can be accessed via the library online.

 

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27th April 2022 - Working with children in systemic family therapy

Cobbett, S. 2021. Systemic and family therapy with socially disadvantaged children and young people with complex trauma.  Journal of family therapy (early view available on the JFT web pages)

Rober, P. 2008. Being there, experiencing and creating space for dialogue: about working with children in family therapy.  Journal of family therapy  30 (4) pp.465-477.

Wilson, J. 2016 Engaging children and young people. In: A. Vetere & E. Dowling (Eds.) Narrative therapies with children and their families: a practitioner's guide to concepts and approaches. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, pp. 91– 112. 'E Book in the library'.  

 

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11th May 2022 - PPD 5 - Progressing ethical practice  

Essential reading

Wilson, J. 2017. Hope and doing what is possible. Chapter 2 in Wilson, J. 2017. Creativity in Times of constraint. London, Karnac. 

 

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15th June 2020 - Developing skills in Hypothesising and Systemic Formulation

Essential reading

Allen, C. 2004. Borderline personality disorder: towards a systemic formulation. Journal of family therapy 26 4 pp. 126-141.

 Oliver, C 1996 Systemic eloquence  Human systems. 7 (4) pp247 - 264.   Available online    

Vetere, A. and Dallos, R. 2003. Systemic Formulation. In: Vetere, A. and Dallos, R. Working systemically with families : formulation, intervention and evaluation. London: Karnac. pp.59-86. EBook available

Additional and background reading

Carr, A. 2007. Family therapy training on a clinical psychology programme. Journal of family therapy. 29, pp. 326-329.

Combrinck-Graham, L. V. N. 1987. Invitation to a kiss: Diagnosing ecosystemically. Psychotherapy : theory, research, practice, training. 24, pp. 504-510.

Harper, D., Spellman, D. 2006. Social constructionist Formulation- Telling a Different Story. In Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy : making sense of people's problems. (ed. L. L. Johnston, Dallos, R.), pp. 98-125. Routledge: London. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Iversen, R., Gergen, K., Fairbanks, R. (2005). Assessment and Social Construction: Conflict or Co- Creation. British Journal of Social Work. 35, 689-708.

Wilkinson, I. 1998. Child and family assessment : clinical guidelines for practitioners. Routledge: London.

Wilkinson, I. 1998. Part II Family Assessment in Practice. In: Wilkinson, I.  Child and family assessment : clinical guidelines for practitioners. New York: Routledge, pp. 109-142. Available online

 

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29th June 2022 - Exploring the Personal Effects of Family Therapy Training

Essential Reading

Rhodes, P. Nge , C Wallis, A Hunt, C. 2011 Learning and Living Systemic: Exploring the Personal Effects of Family Therapy Training. Contemporary Family Therapy 33 (4) pp335 - 347

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13th July 2022 - Skills in working with meaning and language in family therapy practice

Essential reading

Cheon, H.-S. and Murphy, M. J. 2007. The self-of-the-therapist awakened: Postmodern approaches to the use of self in marriage and family therapy. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy : An International Forum. 19, pp. 1-16. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

.Madsen W. 2009. Collaborative Helping: A Practice Framework for Family-Centred Services. Family Process, Vol 48, No 1, pp103-116.

Penn, P. 2007. Listening voices. Chapter seven in Collaborative therapy : relationships and conversations that make a difference Routledge.    

Roth S. 2017. From the Theory to the Practice of Inquiring Collaboratively, Chapter 20 in Anderson H & Gehart D Eds 2007 Collaborative therapy : relationships and conversations that make a difference. London: Routledge. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE 

Monk, G. 2003 Sociopolitical activist or conversational partner? Distinguishing the position of the therapist in narrative and collaborative therapies – Theory and Practice. Family Process. Spring;42(1):19-30.

Weingarten, K.1998. "The small and the ordinary. The daily practice of a post modern narrative therapy." Family Process. 37 : 3-15.

Additional and background reading

Bertrando, P. And Arcelloni, T. 2014 Emotions in the practice of systemic therapy The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. , 35, 123–135  

Flaskas, C., Mccarthy, I. & Sheehan, J. 2007. Hope and despair in narrative and family therapy : adversity, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Hove. Routledge.

Flaskas, C. 1999. Limits and Possibilities of the Postmodern Narrative Self. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. vol. 20, no. 1, pp 20 - 27  

Freedman, J., & Combs, G. (1996). Narrative therapy Chapter 5 in Freedman, J., & Combs, G. (1996). Narrative therapy : the social construction of preferred realities . W.W. Norton.: New York.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Freeman, J. C., Epston, D. And Lobovits, D. 1997. Playful approaches to serious problems : narrative therapy with children and their families. New York, W.W. Norton.  

Monk, G., Winsldae, J., Crocket, K. Epston, D. 1997 Narrative therapy in practice : the archaeology of hope. San Francisco. Josey-Bass  

Nicholson, S. 1995. The narrative dance: A practice map for White's therapy. The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 16, pp. 23-28. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Lowe, R. 2005 Structured Methods and Striking Moments: Using Question Sequences in “Living Ways”. Family Process. Vol. 44, no. 1 pp 44:65.

Pare, D., Lysack, M. 2004. The Willow and the Oak: From Monologue to Dialogue in the Scaffolding of Therapeutic Conversations. Journal of systemic therapies.. 23, pp. 1 6-20.

Sutherland, O. 2007. Therapist positioning and power in discursive therapies: A comparative analysis. Contemporary family therapy 29, 193–209.

White, M. (1990). Narrative means to therapeutic ends. New York, Norton.  

White, M. (1995). "Re-authoring the stories we work by: situating the narrative approach in the presence of the family of therapists." The Australian and New Zealand journal of family therapy. 16 (4): 181 - 189. 

Zimmerman, J., Dickerson, V. (1994). "Using a Narrative Metaphor: Implications for Theory and Clinical Practice." Family Process. 33 : 233 - 245.

Shotter, J. 1993. Conversational realities : constructing life through language ISBN: 0803989334 (pbk); 0803989326. Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage.  

 

 

 

 

 

This list was last updated on 20/10/2021