Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Stratton, Peter

  • Sara PollardEmail author
  • Rose Ashraf
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_976-1

Name

Peter Stratton, BSc, PhD, Dip Psychotherapy, FBPsS, AcSS (1940-).

Introduction

Peter Stratton is a prolific family therapist and developmental psychologist. He has made contributions to the field of family psychology in both direct therapeutic services and data analysis techniques. Stratton was born in 1940 in London. His father worked in a furniture factory, first on the shop floor and eventually as managing director. His mother was a homemaker, and his sister studied to be a secretary. Stratton co-founded the Leeds Family Therapy and Research Center, with his wife Helga Hanks. Although retired from Leeds University, he continues to produce research and provide workshops for therapists.

Career

Stratton attended a Catholic school during his youth and then attended Leicester University to study mathematics. While teaching in London, he studied psychology at Birkbeck University of London. His post-graduate work was in child development. Stratton is an Emeritus Professor of Family...

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Key Citations

  1. Borsca, M., & Stratton, P. (2016). Origins and originality in family therapy and systemic practice. Cham: Springer.Google Scholar
  2. Browne, K. D., Hanks, H., Stratton, P., & Hamilton, C. (2002). Early prediction and prevention of child abuse: A handbook. Chichester: Wiley.Google Scholar
  3. Carr, A., & Stratton, P. (2017). The Score family assessment questionnaire: A decade of progress. Family Process, 56, 185–201.Google Scholar
  4. Hayes, N., & Stratton, P. (2013). A student’s dictionary of psychology. London: Routledge.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Stratton, P. (1982). The psychobiology of the human newborn. Chichester: Wiley.Google Scholar
  6. Stratton, P. (n.d.) SCORE: SCORE-15 index of family functioning and change. Retrieved from http://www.aft.org.uk/view/score.html?tzcheck=1.
  7. Stratton, P., Preston-Shoot, M., & Hanks, H. (1990). Family therapy: Training and practice. London: Venture Press.Google Scholar
  8. Turner, J. (2005). A family affair. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2005/dec/31/familyandrelationships.family1.
  9. Vossler, A., & Moller, N. (2014). The counseling and psychotherapy research handbook. London: Sage.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care ExcellenceUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.Southern Methodist UniversityDallasUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • David Kearns
    • 1
  • Bahareh Sahebi
    • 2
  1. 1.Iowa CityUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA