Contemporary Families at the Nexus of Research and Practice integrates current research with clinical theory to establish the most up-to-date, evidence-supported treatment options for unique contemporary families. Each chapter begins with a case study and genogram. A research section that explains family experiences outlined in the case study follows. Finally, a treatment section presents clinical theory and provides an evidence-supported practice. Together, each chapter demonstrates how theory gets translated into practice. Family forms discussed include families of divorce, stepfamilies, families of addiction, impoverished families, families of incarceration, families of cyberbullying, and families of murder victims. Whether you’re a professional or a student, this book will provide both relevant research findings and explicit instruction and case material to augment your practice.
1. Introduction Scott W. Browning and Brad van Eeden-Moorefield 2. Families and Divorce Amy C. Wagner, Rachel M. Diamond, Karina R. Sokol, Matthew M. Stevenson, and Sanford L. Braver 3. Stepfamilies Scott W. Browning, Kay Pasley, and Brad van Eeden-Moorefield 4. Fragile Families C. Wayne Jones and Laura Tach 5. Addiction and Families Sara Smock Jordan, Karen Milligan, Tamara Meixner, and Amelia Usher 6. Families that Experiences Homicide Mary Beth Hays, Scott W. Browning, and Ashley Wellman 7. Families of Incarceration and Reentry John R. Hart, Kevin M. Roy, Lorig Charkoudian, Joyce A. Arditti, and Mathis V. Kennington 8. Cyberbullying and the Family Katherine M. Hertlein, Tracy E. Waasdorp, Krista R. Mehari, and Catherine P. Bradshaw 9. Conclusion Scott W. Browning and Brad van Eeden-Moorefield