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HDFS 591M: Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic Pre-Practicum
Fall, 2006

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Dr. Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson
Associate Professor
Director of the Iowa State University Marriage and Family Therapy Program and Clinic

Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Iowa State University
1321 Palmer Building

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Conceptual Material


Walsh, F., & Scheinkman, M. (1989).  (Fe)male: The hidden gender dimension in models of family therapy.  In M. McGoldrick, C. M. Anderson, & F. Walsh (Eds.), Women in families (pp16-41).  New York: Norton.


Alexander, J. F. (1988).  Phases of family therapy process: A framework for clinicians and researchers.  In L. C. Wynne (Ed.), The state of the art in family therapy research: Controversies and recommendations (pp. 175-187).  New York: Family Process Press.


Doherty, W. J., & Colangelo, N. (1984).  The family FIRO model: A modest proposal for organizing family treatment.  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 10, 19-29.


Aspects of Therapeutic Relationship


Luborsky, L. (1994).  Therapeutic alliances as predictors of psychotherapy outcomes: Factors explaining the predictive success. In A. O. Horvath & L. S. Greenberg (Eds.), The working alliance: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 38-50).  New York: John Wiley & Sons.