Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin


This authoritative reference assembles prominent international experts from psychology, social work, and counseling to summarize the current state of couple and family therapy knowledge in a clear A-Z format. Its sweeping range of entries covers major concepts, theories, models, approaches, intervention strategies, and prominent contributors associated with couple and family therapy. The Encyclopedia provides family and couple context for treating varied problems and disorders, understanding special client populations, and approaching emerging issues in the field, consolidating this wide array of knowledge into a useful resource for clinicians and therapists across clinical settings, theoretical orientations, and specialties.

A sampling of topics included in the Encyclopedia:

  • Acceptance versus behavior change in couple and family therapy
  • Collaborative and dialogic therapy with couples and families
  • Integrative treatment for infidelity
  • Live supervision in couple and family therapy
  • Postmodern approaches in the use of genograms
  • Split alliance in couple and family therapy
  • Transgender couples and families

The first comprehensive reference work of its kind, the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy incorporates seven decades of innovative developments in the fields of couple and family therapy into one convenient resource. It is a definitive reference for therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors, whether couple and family therapy is their main field or one of many modalities used in practice.

Editors and affiliations

  • Jay Lebow
    • 1
  • Anthony Chambers
    • 2
  • Douglas C. Breunlin
    • 3
  1. 1.The Family Institute at NorthwesternEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at NorthwesternEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.The Family Institute at NorthwesternEvanstonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Number Of Entries 961