Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Rivett, Mark

  • Hannah SherberskyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_1136


Rivett, Mark


Mark Rivett has made significant contributions to the field of family therapy, most notably in Europe and the UK. He has authored four books and numerous articles and is a past editor of the Journal of Family Therapy. He has taught systemic practice for many years in a number of universities, including Cardiff, Bristol, and University of the West of England, and continues to be the director of systemic training at the University of Exeter.


Rivett qualified originally as a mental health social worker in 1983, with an intention to train as a psychotherapist. His social work within children’s mental health context leads to his interest in systemic practice, and by the early 1990s, Rivett started training with the Institute of Family Therapy (IFT). Rivett quickly established an interest in the links between social work and systemic practice and became fascinated in the work of Minuchin and the strategic and Milan schools of family therapy. He was...

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  1. Rivett, M. (2017). Through a glass darkly: Using stories in therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 38, 179–186.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Rivett, M., & Rees, A. (2004). Dancing on a razor’s edge: Systemic group work with batterers. Journal of Family Therapy, 26, 142–162.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Rivett, M., & Street, E. (2003). Family therapy in focus. London: Sage.Google Scholar
  4. Rivett, M., & Street, E. (2009). Family therapy: 100 key points and techniques. London: Routledge (translated into Korean, Romanian and Chinese).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Rivett, M., Oliver, K., & Buchmuller, J. (2018). Family therapy skills and techniques in action. London: Routledge.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ExeterExeterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kelley Quirk
    • 1
  • Adam R. Fisher
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Development and Family StudiesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA