Robyn E Metcalfe, Jordan M Matulis, Yijun Cheng, Elizabeth A Stormshak
This study evaluates therapeutic alliance as a mediator of the relationship between dosage and clinical outcomes for the Family Check-Up (FCU) Online, a telehealth adaptation of an evidence-based parenting intervention for parents of middle school youth. The sample consisted of N = 111 parents with children in middle school who received the FCU Online as part of an ongoing clinical trial. They were randomly assigned to receive telehealth coaching and participated in the intervention and follow-up assessment 12 months later...
April 15, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Nathan C Taylor, Paul R Springer, Richard J Bischoff, John P Smith
Telemental health is a ubiquitous form of treatment that has been around for over a half-century, but there remains minimal research on videoconferencing and relational therapy. The purpose of this qualitative study is to identify how telemental health therapists would implement experiential interventions for children, couples, and families. Twelve trainees (n = 12) that participated in a yearlong telemental health practicum were prompted on three experiential interventions to understand how students adapt relational interventions for telemental health delivery...
April 12, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Steven M Harris
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April 12, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel, Chloé Labadie, Véronique Charbonneau-Lefebvre PhD Candidate, Stéphane Sabourin, Natacha Godbout
We conducted latent profile analyses on community (n = 1663) and clinical (n = 575) samples to determine whether continuous scores of attachment anxiety and avoidance would lead to the identification of theoretically consistent and clinically useful profiles. We then compared these profiles according to gender, relationship status, psychological distress, and relationship satisfaction. Analysis on the community sample yielded four profiles: secure, preoccupied, dismissive, and fearful individuals; whereas, the clinical sample yielded three profiles: secure, preoccupied, and fearful individuals...
April 12, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Kathleen de Boer, Samuel D Muir, S Sandun M Silva, Maja Nedeljkovic, Elizabeth Seabrook, Neil Thomas, Denny Meyer
The delivery of videoconferencing psychotherapy (VCP) has been found to be an efficacious, acceptable and feasible treatment modality for individual therapy. However, less is known about the use of VCP for couple and family therapy (CFT). The focus of this systematic review was to examine the efficacy, feasibility and acceptability of using VCP as a treatment delivery modality for CFT. A systematic search was conducted, data relating to efficacy, feasibility and acceptability were extracted from included studies...
April 10, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Jayakant Singh, Surinder Jaswal
Research on sexual and reproductive health including contraception use has predominantly focussed on women's behaviour. Much less is known about men's behaviour. We investigated the links between marriage practices and decision-making about contraception use among young married men in rural Odisha. This cross-sectional study used a mixed methods design. Data were collected through household surveys and in-depth interviews. Study findings revealed that over half of men were ill prepared for marriage and lacked understanding about what it would entail...
April 7, 2021: Culture, Health & Sexuality
Katherine M Hertlein, Kenneth Drude, Sara S Jordan
As a response to the COVID-19 global crisis, many in the couple/marital and family therapy (CMFT) professional community quickly met the challenge of providing services to clients via telebehavioral health (TBH) services. As this public health emergency endures, family therapists must continue to engage in TBH practice professionally and ethically. The rapid adoption of TBH with minimal training and experience during this public health emergency can result in crises for both individual therapists as well as for the profession in implementing electronic record-keeping, conducting virtual sessions, and communicating online with various clinical populations...
April 5, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Kimberley Cullen, Karen Fergus
The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate an online relational intimacy and sexual enhancement (iRISE) intervention for couples experiencing sexual difficulties following breast cancer (BC). The acceptability of iRISE was evaluated using a single-arm, qualitative design, with 14 couples completing satisfaction surveys and posttreatment interviews. The intervention was found to be acceptable, as demonstrated by high satisfaction ratings and qualitative feedback regarding iRISE and its online delivery...
April 2, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Dina E Abdel Rahman
There has been much talk, globally and locally, about family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Family violence has received increasing interest from the researchers in many different fields, while family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak still needs researchers' attention to investigate its predictors and detect the prevalence among family members through this health crisis. This study aimed to investigate the spread of family violence and detect the predictors of it with the applied advanced statistical procedure, structural equation modeling (SEM)...
January 26, 2021: Journal of Public Affairs
Paul R Springer, Richard J Bischoff, Nathan C Taylor, Vanessa Neuhaus, Cassandra Leow
Supervision has long been considered essential to developing effective mental health practice, especially among COAMFTE accredited training programs. But with telemental health rapidly being accepted as a standard treatment medium for couple and family therapy, there is little guidance about how to supervise clinicians who are engaged in telemental health practice. This paper presents an important step toward increasing the effectiveness of the supervision of therapists who are delivering relational therapies online through the identification of relational competencies unique to this delivery medium...
March 29, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Tariku Bekela Gadisa, Mengistu Welday G/Michael, Mihretab Mehari Reda, Beyene Dorsisa Aboma
INTRODUCTION: Postpartum sexual resumption without the use of contraception is a risk for unintended and closely spaced pregnancies. Although counseling related to the resumption of postpartum sexual intercourse is a key component of postpartum sexual health, it is not widely addressed during the postnatal period. Thus, this study aimed to assess the early resumption of postpartum sexual intercourse and its associated risk factors among married postpartum women who visited public hospitals of Jimma zone, Southwest Ethiopia, for child immunization services...
2021: PloS One
Christie Eppler
Fifty-five clinicians who provided teletherapy to couples, partnerships, families, and kin networks during the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic responded to a survey about their most and least meaningful experiences. Reflexive thematic analysis indicated that the participants experienced adjustments to their schedule or routines, they used technology glitches to promote client growth, and they altered how they engaged clients. Participants noted shifts in their personal and relational dynamics. They reported feeling fatigued and resilient...
March 28, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Florencia Lebensohn-Chialvo, Meaghan J Kalafut, Sergio Felipe Hernandez, Andrea N Trejo
Among U. S. Limited English Proficiency (LEP) communities, language needs and preferences create significant barriers to accessing quality healthcare and contribute to growing physical and mental health disparities. To mitigate these barriers, it is critical to recruit and train a new generation of linguistically diverse providers, including marriage and family therapists (MFTs). This study examined how Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program website content promotes a commitment to recruiting and training multilingual MFTs...
March 28, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Jorge Barraca, Thomas X Polanski
Infidelity has a devastating effect on relationships and is a common reason for seeking couple therapy. However, few empirical studies have demonstrated effective models or strategies for treating this issue. An exception is integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT). Nevertheless, IBCT's specific contributions to this therapeutic problem have not been the main focus of any publication. This article briefly mentions the effects that infidelity has on intimate partner relationships and presents the empirical evidence for IBCT's utility in treating affairs...
March 26, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Aaron Hogue, Molly Bobek, Sharon Levy, Craig E Henderson, Marc Fishman, Sara J Becker, Sarah Dauber, Nicole Porter, Kevin Wenzel
With opioid use at crisis levels, it is imperative to support youth ages with opioid use disorders (OUD) in taking medication and accessing behavioral services over long periods. This article presents a conceptual framework for telehealth strategies that can be adopted to increase family involvement across a four-stage continuum of youth OUD treatment and recovery: Treatment Preparation, Treatment Initiation, Treatment Stabilization, OUD Recovery. It first identifies provider-delivered tele-interventions that can enhance OUD services in each of the four stages, including family outreach, family engagement, family-focused intervention, and family-focused recovery maintenance...
March 24, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Ronald Asiimwe, Elmien Lesch, Michelle Karume, Adrian J Blow
Family therapy is growing around the world including in many parts of Africa. Although the African continent has many mental and family health needs that family therapists are well-suited to treat, barriers to the widespread application of family therapy on the African continent remain. In this article, we review the current state of systemic family therapy (SFT) in Africa. Drawing from existing literature, we discuss past, current, and future trends, including challenges related to the training and implementation of SFT in Africa...
March 24, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Kristi L Harrison
Distance education in couple and family therapy (CFT) has grown in recent years; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many CFT educators find themselves delivering emergency online education out of necessity and for the first time. Despite the growth of distance learning over the last decade, there is virtually no CFT scholarship on the topic. Comparable disciplines, including social work and professional counseling, are further along in researching distance learning. Outside of the counseling disciplines, there is also ample scholarship guiding the delivery of distance education...
March 23, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Jo E Patterson, Todd M Edwards, James L Griffith, Sarah Wright
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed healthcare for both clinicians and patients. This conceptual article uses ideas from the moral distress literature to understand the challenges MedFTs and physicians face during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors highlight earlier themes from the moral distress literature and share current reflections to illustrate similar challenges. Some clinicians who were already experiencing a rise in burnout due to the mass digitization of healthcare are now facing increased moral distress due to ethical dilemmas, pervasive uncertainty, boundary ambiguity, isolation, and burnout brought about by emerging COVID-19 policies...
March 9, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Suzanne Levy, Syreeta Mason, Jody Russon, Guy Diamond
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed so many aspects of our lives. For psychotherapists, telehealth is likely a permanent part of the future mental health landscape. For family therapists using a manualized treatment, this brings unique challenges and creative opportunities. In this article, we describe the adaptation of attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) in the context of telehealth and COVID-19. ABFT is an empirically supported treatment model designed for adolescents and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and suicide...
March 22, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Amy A Morgan, Ashley L Landers, Jessica E Simpson, Jody M Russon, Jenene Case Pease, Megan L Dolbin-MacNab, Krista N Bland, Jeffrey B Jackson
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, little is known about how university training programs transitioned to teletherapy. This study describes the transition of two university marriage and family therapy (i.e., master's and doctoral) training clinics to teletherapy and presents preliminary analyses of the types of clients and cases that converted to teletherapy. A series of chi-square analyses, a t-test, a logistic regression model, and a multiple linear regression model were employed. Four key findings emerged: (1) most cases converted to teletherapy; (2) Hispanic ethnicity was the only demographic characteristic to significantly predict conversion to teletherapy; (3) individual cases were significantly more likely to convert to teletherapy than relational cases; and (4) the number of prior in-person sessions attended significantly predicted conversion to teletherapy...
March 20, 2021: Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
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