The Routledge International Handbook of Couple and Family Therapy is a comprehensive text that promotes innovative frameworks and interventions in couple and family therapy from a cross cultural perspective.

A diverse range of international contributors explore the role that demography, regionality, cultural and political crises, and policy, have on the issues faced by couples and families. Collectively, the chapters articulate unique ideas in conceptualizing the needs of families with international backgrounds, adapting the current models and frameworks to work with this population most effectively. The text is split into four sections covering: personal voices and philosophical perspectives, theory and models, specific applications with international populations, and emerging perspectives.

This handbook is essential for individual practitioners, researchers, psychotherapists, and related mental health professionals, as well as academics with an interest in working with couples and families.

part Section I|79 pages

Personal Voices and Philisophical Perspectives

chapter 1|9 pages

The State of Couple and Family Therapy Internationally

ByKatherine M. Hertlein, Alexis N. Washington

chapter 2|8 pages

Addressing Existential Concerns in Families Amongst Contemporary Shifts

A Psychoanalytic, Object Relations Perspective
ByCheri L. Hausmann

chapter 3|10 pages

Milan School of Family Therapy

ByUmberta Telfener

chapter 4|14 pages

A Narratological Study of a Family-therapeutic Case History

ByWerner Pfab

chapter 5|17 pages

Family Rituals

ByCarmen V. Nieto, Kimberly N. Usbeck, Jia-Xin (Kailey) Teo, Karrison A. Rimon

chapter 6|19 pages

Lived and Successful Sexuality

A Challenge for Couple and Family Therapy
ByIngo Zimmermann

part Section II|163 pages

Theories and Models in an International Context

chapter 7|17 pages

Sociocultural Attunement in Family Therapy

Socioculturally Attuned Family Therapy: Third-order Thinking
ByJ. Maria Bermudez, Teresa McDowell, Carmen Knudson-Martin

chapter 8|17 pages

Socio-relationally Responsive Supervision for Inclusive Learning

A Discursive Anti-Dominance Perspective
BySaliha Bava

chapter 9|9 pages

Emotional Divorce and Couples Therapy in Iran

ByAfarin Rajaei, Parmida Safavi

chapter 10|11 pages

‘It's More Than I Can Manage'

Psychosocial Counselling and Family Therapy for Refugees in Mecklenburg–Vorpommern
ByBarbara Bräutigam, A. H. Lohrasbi Nejad, Lisa Werle

chapter 11|18 pages

Bi-national and Multicultural Expat Couples in Mexico City

Exploring Covert Cultural Contracts
ByJason James Platt, Elizabeth Ann Willems

chapter 12|33 pages

Systemic Family Therapy in Africa

Past, Present, and Future Trends
ByRonald Asiimwe, Michelle Karume, Rosco Kasujja

chapter 13|16 pages

The Development of Cambodian Family Therapy

ByBernhild Pfautsch

chapter 14|12 pages

Taiwanese Couples and Families

Current Treatment Perspectives
ByChi-Fang Tseng, Pei-Fen Li

chapter 15|14 pages

Bosphorus Connecting Europe and Asia

Couple and Family Therapy in Turkey
ByYudum Söylemez, Senem Zeytinoğlu Saydam

chapter 16|14 pages

The Therapeutic Dance of Bowenian Therapy and South Asian Families

Issues to Consider
ByGita Seshadri, Shruti Poulsen

chapter Section III|267 pages

Specific Applications with International Populations

ByKatherine M. Hertlein

chapter 18|10 pages

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Global Practices
BySara Smock Jordan, Benjamin T. Finlayson

chapter 19|14 pages

Bridging Training and Experiences

Expanding Clinical Practices with Latinx Communities
ByMelissa M. Yzaguirre, Andres Larios Brown

chapter 20|12 pages

Recommendations for Working with Trauma within Incarcerated Couples and Families

ByEman Tadros, Sreevidya Nibhanupudi

chapter 21|11 pages

Addressing Technology Misuse In Relationships

A Cross-Cultural Therapeutic Perspective
ByKatherine M. Hertlein

chapter 22|20 pages

Cross-Cultural Technology Use in Maintaining Romantic and Familial Relationships

ByKatherine M. Hertlein, Nicole Feno, Alysha Robinson, Norma Gomez, Jonathan Molina, Teri Raven

chapter 23|15 pages


Finding Unconditional Positive Regard in a World of Chaos
ByTabitha N. Webster, Dumayi Gutierrez, Reihaneh Mahdavishahri

chapter 24|17 pages

Immigrant and Refugee Families

Theory and Practice
ByZamzam Dini, Marwa W. Ibrahim, Connor Callahan

chapter 25|8 pages

Systemic Therapy in Central and South America

Past, Present, and Future
ByRuth Casabianca

chapter 26|21 pages

Risks and Side-Effects in Systemic Family Therapy

ByMatthias Ochs, Jakub Caha, Tomáš Řiháček

chapter 27|16 pages

Interracial Couples

Clinical Considerations for a Contemporary World
ByMaxine R. Notice

chapter 28|13 pages

Sino-American Family Therapy

A Chinese Perspective on Traditional Western Family Therapy Methods
ByJohn K. Miller, Hu Yaorui, Dai Xing

chapter 30|18 pages

Yoruba Nigerian and European-American Couples

International Considerations for Therapy
ByRachael A. Dansby Olufowote

chapter 31|18 pages

Practicing Couple Therapy in the Middle East

Arab- and Muslim-Related Critiques and Clinical Considerations
ByMona El Roby Saleh, Sarah K. Samman, Rachael A. Dansby Olufowote

chapter 32|10 pages

Towards a Bicultural Parenting Model for South Asian Immigrant Parents

ByRajeswari Natrajan-Tyagi, Shruti Singh Poulsen

chapter 34|9 pages

Relational Resiliency in an Age of Digital Chaos

Collective Strategies for Prevention and Healing in an Electronic World
ByKatherine M. Hertlein

chapter |1 pages


ByKatherine M. Hertlein