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Homework assignments in couple and family therapy

Homework assignments in couple and family therapy Homework has been cited as an integral part of a number of theoretical orientations and therapy formats; unfortunately, very little has been written about its use with couples and families. This is despite the fact that many couple and family therapists espouse the use of homework or out‐of‐session assignments in order to help the effects of therapy jell. This article reviews some of the empirical literature on homework assignments and their effectiveness in the domain of therapy for families and couples. It also highlights the effectiveness of and the need for out‐of‐session assignments in treatment. A case illustration is used to demonstrate how homework assignments may be used as a significant change agent in couple and family treatment. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol/In Session 58: 535–547, 2002. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Clinical Psychology Wiley

Homework assignments in couple and family therapy

Journal of Clinical Psychology , Volume 58 (5) – May 1, 2002

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ISSN
0021-9762
eISSN
1097-4679
DOI
10.1002/jclp.10031
pmid
11967879
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Abstract

Homework has been cited as an integral part of a number of theoretical orientations and therapy formats; unfortunately, very little has been written about its use with couples and families. This is despite the fact that many couple and family therapists espouse the use of homework or out‐of‐session assignments in order to help the effects of therapy jell. This article reviews some of the empirical literature on homework assignments and their effectiveness in the domain of therapy for families and couples. It also highlights the effectiveness of and the need for out‐of‐session assignments in treatment. A case illustration is used to demonstrate how homework assignments may be used as a significant change agent in couple and family treatment. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol/In Session 58: 535–547, 2002.

Journal

Journal of Clinical PsychologyWiley

Published: May 1, 2002

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