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.
Table of Contents
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
Scott W. Browning, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Professional Psychology at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. He is a noted authority on psychological treatment with stepfamilies, families of homicide, and families on the spectrum. He is the co-editor of Contemporary Families (Routledge, 2015).
Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, PhD, MSW, is an associate professor and director of the PhD Program in the Department of Family Science & Human Development at Montclair State University.