“Does Sex Predict Marital Disruption?” Robert Hughes Jr.

“A Whiff of Madness,” mindhacks.com

“Mind Altering Microbes: Probiotic Bacteria May Reduce Depression and Anxiety,” Science Daily

wikipedia: dish draining closet, big five personality inventory

“When Your Therapist is Only  Click Away,” nytimes.com

“Shut Up! Announcing Your Plans Makes You Less Motivated to Accomplish Them,” Sivers

“Disaster Averted, Decline Straight Ahead,” Matt Miller

“Home Sweet Trailer Home,” tinyhouseblog

“Census: More Same-Sex Couples in More Places,” cnn.com

“A Whiff of Madness,” mindhacks.com

“The Psychology Of Yogurt,” Jonah Lehrer

“Cholesterol, ‘High'” Thomas Cowan

“What Your beard Says About You,” Alex Williams, NewYorkTimes.com

Wikipedia: attachment parenting, continuum concept, low-density lipoprotein, cholesterol, high density lipoprotein

When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom, read aloud to Reanna

“Isn’t the word ‘feminism’ itself gender-biased?” Dyske, painintheenglish.com  July 16, 2011

Gilgamesh, read by Reanna

“Kudzu and the California Marriage Amendment,” Rick Moen

“Antidepressant Meds Could Increase Risk of Autism,” Rick Nauert, PsychCentral.com

“SSRI’s And Environment Strong Autism Contributing Factors Over Genes,” medicalnewstoday.com

“SSRIs and Autism – The High Price Paid By Families,” Jerry Thurman, oklahomacity.injuryboard.com

When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom

“The math of the Rubik’s cube: New research establishes the relationship between the number of squares in a Rubik’s-cube-type puzzle and the maximum number of moves required to solve it,” Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office

“A Critique of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and the DSM,” Bonnie Burstow, Journal of Humanistic Psychology

Hemingway short stories: “Old Man at the Bridge,” “Che Ti Dice Patria?” “The Killers,” “Mr. and Mrs. Elliot”

“11 Reasons to Skip College (And Build Your Own Alternative)” Blake Boles

“The Ethical Politics of an Ex-Vegan,” Sarabeth Matilsky

Close Relationships chapters

“Make My Bed? But You Say the World’s Ending,” NYTimes.com

“Statement From the Family of Osama bin Laden” NYtimes.com

“Cheap Treets,” Ethan Mitchell

“America Held Hostage,” PAUL KRUGMAN

“The De Jong Gierveld short scales for emotional and social loneliness: tested on data from 7 countries in the UN generations and gender surveys,” Gierveld & Tilburg, European Journal of Ageing

“Loneliness matters: A Theoretical and empirical review of consequences and mechanisms,” Hawkley, Cacioppo, Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Trauma and Recovery, Judith Herman

1) A Forgotten History

2) Terror

3) Disconnection

4) Captivity

5) Child Abuse

6) A New Diagnosis

7) A Healing Relationship

8) Safety

9) Remembrance and Mourning

10) Reconnection

11) Commonality

“Creating healing relationship for couples dealing with trauma EFT,” Johnson, about six times, read by Reanna

“The Very Rich Indie Writer”

Wikipedia: Derek Parfit

Quickies: The Handbook of Brief Sex Therapy, Green & Flemons

3) Getting “In the Mood” (For a Change): Stage-Appropriate Clinical Work for Sexual Problems – Miller, Donahey & Hubble

7) Unique Problems, Unique Resolutions: Brief Treatment of SExual Complaints – Bobele

9) Who Really Wants to Sleep With the Medical Model? An Eclectic/Narrative Approach to Sex Therapy – Doan

10) How Do Therapists of Same-Sex Coup[

A Clinician’s Guide to Systemic Sex Therapy, Hertlein & Weeks

2) Assessment Within the Intersystems Approach

3) Step-by-Step Diagnosis of Sexual Dysfunctions

5) Treatment Principles, Strategies, and Techniques


“Alcohol Abuse,” O’Farrel & Fals-Stewart, JMFT

“Working With Couples,” Chapter 8 in Essentials in Family Therapy: From the First Interview to Termination

“NASA scientist finds evidence of alien life,” Yahoo News

“An Integrated, Systemic Approach to the Treatment of Infidelity-Related Impasse in Couples Therapy,” Marc Zola

“Beyond Infidelity-Related Impasse: An Integrated, Systemic Approach to Couples Therapy” Marc Zola

“Hormones, Theatrical Events, and Even More Thoughts on Human Health,” Sarabeth Matilsky, Mar 02, 2011

“The Deadly Corruption of Clinical Trials,” Mother Jones

“What Clients of Couple Therapy Model Developers and Their Former Students Say About Change, Part I: Model-Dependent Common Factors Across Three Models,” Davis & Piercy, JMFT

“Simpler Method to Diagnose Autism in Infants,” Rick Nauert

“Panning for Gold: A Clinician’s Guide to Using Research,” Williams, Patterson, Miller

“Improving Relationships: Mechanisms of Change in Couple Therapy,” Doss, Thum, Sevier, Atkins, Christensen

“Creating healing relationship for couples dealing with trauma EFT,” JOhnson

“Social Animal: How the New Sciences of Human Nature Can Help Make Sense of a Human Life,” New Yorker, David brooks

“Motivational Interviewing as an Intervention for At-Risk Couples,” Cordova, Warren, Gee

“Motivational Interviewing: IV. Some Parallels with Horse Whispering,” Miller

“How Does Motivational Interviewing Work? Therapist Interpersonal Skill Predicts Client involvement Within Motivational Interviewing Sessions,” MOyers, Miller, Hendrickson

“Substance Abusers Have Trouble ID’ing Emotions from Faces,” Rick Nauert February 4, 2011

Weston Price, Women’s Work, and Unschooling the Art of Human Health – Fascinating Articles this Week

Jan 29, 2011 Sarabeth Matilsky

“IPV SAT” Todahl and Walters

“IPV Screening and Interns,” Todahl

“IPV Screening Review,” Todahl, Walters

“General Theory of Systems: Application to Psychology,” (chapter in Essays in Semiotics by J Kristeva) by Bertalanffy

“An Outline of General System Theory (1950)”

Ludwig von Bertalanffy

“Creating healing relationship for couples dealing with trauma EFT,” Johnson and Keeler

“Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear,” LAURA A. MUNSON, July 31, 2009

“Special Report: Do Psych Drugs Do More Long-Term Harm Than Good?” Common Health: Reform and Reality

The Carlat Psychiatry Blog: “Robert Whitaker’s Anatomy of an Epidemic: The Carlat Take”

“The Myth of Mental Illness,” Szasz

“Pathology in the Hundred Acre Wood: a neurodevelopmental perspective on A. A. Milne,” Shea, Gordon, Hawkins, Kawchuk, Smith

Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People to Change

1) Why Do People Change?

3) Facilitating Change



“Bad Couples Therapy: How to Avoid It,” Doherty

The Marriage Clinic, John Gottman

1) Myths and Mistakes of Marital Therapy

2)Repair and the Core Triad of Balance

3) The Sound Marital House: A Theory of Marriage

4)The Assessment of Marriage

5) The Disasters and Masters of Marriage

6) Assumptions and Intervention Overview

7) Enhancing the Marital Friendship

8) Solving What is Solvable

9) Living With the Inevitable

10) Life Dreams and Shared Meanings

11) Resistance to Change

12) Avoiding Relapse

13)Pulling it All Together: Working as a Team and Terminating Therapy

14) Emotion and Meta-Emotion

DSM-IV-TR Casebook and Treatm,ent Guide for Child Mental Health

1) Trouble Paying Attention: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

2) Trouble With Transitions: Does My Child Have Autism?

3) Living in Her Parents’ Shadow: Separation Anxiety

4) Chatterbox at Home: Selective Mutism

5)Everything Bothers Her: Major Depression

6)Excessively Silly: Bipolar Disorder

7)Life of the Party: Chronic Marijuana Use

9) She Just Won’t Eat a Thing: Anorexia Nervosa

10) The Blinker: Tourette’s Disorder

11) She Never Falls Asleep: Disordered Sleep in an Adolescent

12) The World is a Very Dirty Place: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

14)Zero Tolerance: Threats to Harm a Teacher in Elementary School

15) Anxious Adolescent in the Emergency Room: Possible Abuse of Prescription Medication

16) The Worried Child: A Child With Multiple Anxiety

17) Affective Storms: A Careful Assessment of Rage Attacks

19) Functional Abdominal Pain in a Child With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

20) Frequent Tantrums: Oppositional Behavior in a Young Child

22) Won’t Leave His Room: Clinical High Risk for Developing Psychosis

23) I Just Want to Die: Double Depression

24) Cutting Helps Me Feel Better: Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

25) From Foster Care to the State Hospital: Psychotic Symptoms in a Child Who Is the Victim of Neglect

26) Suicidal Ideation After Supervised Visit With Biological Mom: Depressed Mood in a Child in Foster Care

27) The Legacy of War: Irritability and Anger in an Adolescent Refugee

29)It Should Have Been Me: Childhood Bereavement

30) Won’t Settle Down: Disinhibited Attachment in a Toddler

31) Diagnostic Decision Making

“Evidence for Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Called into Question,” Psych Central News, January 8, 2011

The Roots of Psychotherapy, Whitaker and Malone

“President Obama Threatens Veto Of GOP Health Care Repeal,” NPR.org

“Clinton Calls Leaks Attack on Global Community,” Wall Street Journal

“Light at Night Creates Changes in Brain Related to Depression,” Traci Pedersen, November 23, 2010

“Antioxidant Linked To Longer Life,” Rick Nauert November 23, 2010

“Marijuana Can Impair Thinking,” Rick Nauert, November 18, 2010

“The GAPS Diet: The Mother Of All Diets?” Sustain Lane, 2009

“Codependent No More,” Beattie

“Creating Healing Relationships for Couples dealing With Trauma: The Use of Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy,” Johnson & Williams-Keeler, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Developing the Model,” Palmer & Efron, Journal of Systemic Therapies

Metaframeworks: Transcending the Models of Family Therapy, Breunlin, Schwartz, & Kune-Karrer

1) A Conversation About Metaframeworks

2) The Metaframeworks Perspective

3) Of Mind and Self: Internal Family Systems Metaframework

4) Patterns of Interaction: The Sequences Metaframework

5) Leadership, Balance, and Harmony: The Organization Metaframework

6) Beyond the One-Dimensional Life Cycle: The Developmental Metaframework

7) Unifying Diverse Parameters: The Multicultural Metaframework

8) Reweaving Feminism and Systems: The Gender Metaframework

9) A Blueprint For Therapy

10) A Case In Point

11) Refining the Metaframeworks Perspective

The Alcoholic Family in Recovery: A Developmental Model

1) What Happens When the Drinking Stops?

2) The Developmental Process of Recovery

“Counseling Family Members of Addicts/Alcoholics: The Stages of Change Model,” Van Wormer, Journal of Family Social Work

“Females and Sex Addiction: Myths and Diagnostic Implications,” Ferree

“Trepidatious Jubilation,”Sarabeth Matlisky

“Miller and de Shazer’s Article on ‘Emotions in Solution-Focused Therapy,'” Piercy, Lipchik & Kiser, Family Process

“The Integration of Emotion in Solution-Focused Therapy,” Kiser, Piercy, Lipchik, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

“The Integrative Revolution in Couple and Family Therapy,” Lebow, Family Process

“Commentary: Does Couples & Family Therapy Have Emotional Intelligence?”Schwartz & Johnson

“Emotions in Solution-Focused Therapy: A Re-examination,” Miller & DeShazer, Family Process

“Depression and Mental Health–Avoiding the Meaning of Human Loss,” Debra Martin

America Anonymous, Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, Carnes

1) The Addiction Cycle

4) Co-Addiction

“The Curse of Carbs,” Sarabeth Matilsky

“Adult Attachment and Developmental Personality Styles: An Empirical Study,” Sherry, Lyddon, & Henson, 2007, Journal of Counseling & Development

“Pulling on the Heart Strings: An Emotionally Focused Approach to Family Life Cycle Transitions,” Dankoski

The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection, Susan M. Johnson

1) The Field of Couple Therapy and EFT

2) An Attachment View of Love

3) The EFT Theory of Change

4) The Basics of EFT: Tasks and Interventions

5) Assessment: Defining the Dance and Listening to the Music

6) Changing the Music: Toward De-escalation

7) Deepening the Engagement

8) Emotional Engagement: Enactments and Bonding

9) The Consolidation of a Secure Base

10) Key Clinical Issues and Solutions

11) EFFT: Emotionally Focused Family Therapy

12) Relationship Traumas: Addressing Attachment Injuries

“Attachment Injuries in Couple Relationships: A New Perspective on Impasses in Couples Therapy,” Johnson, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

“Ethnocultural Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment,” Straussner

“Substance-Abusing Women in Relationships,” chapter 2 in Counseling Addicted Women, Monique Cohen

Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective, Van Wormer & Davis

1) The Nature of Addiction

3) Strengths-Based Helping Strategies

4) Substance Misuse, Dependence, and the Body

7) Eating Disorders, Gambling, Shopping, and Other Behavioral Addictions

“Children’s Mental Health Issues Associated with Screen Time,” Rick Nauert, October 12, 2010

Escape from Babel: Toward a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice, Miller, Duncan, & Hubble

“The Master Builder Cuts Loose,” New York Times 10/8/10

“A Big-Deal Birthday, and Giant Juicy Steaks,” Sarabeth Matilsky

“Addiction is a Brain Disease,” Leshner

“Snapshot of America’s Sexual Behaviors,” Rick Nauert, October 5, 2010

Escape From Babel, Miller, Duncan, & Hubble

1) Trapped in Babel: The State of Modern Clinical Theory and Practice

2) Escape from Babel: Building a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy Practice

3) The Unsung Heroes of Psychotherapy: The Contribution of the Client and Chance Events to Treatment Outcome

One Response to “Reading Year 40”

  1. […] I’d love to recommend some family therapy books! My program was extremely family-systems focused, which I’ve been grateful for since leaving school. If you want to see an exhaustive reading list (I can’t remember having been assigned a real dud), you can see reverse-order lists of everything I read in my first year here and my second year here. […]

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