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Systemic / Family Therapy I: DMFT/SFTD 5010 Readings

Pre-1997 articles in Family Process / New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy

The journals, Family Process, and Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy are available 1997-present online via the NSU Libraries' subscription to Wiley Online Library. 

Articles in older issues of these journals are available in print on periodical shelves in the Alvin Sherman Library. Typically you could photocopy or scan them in the library -- HOWEVER -- the print journals are currently being housed in a construction area not accessible to students/faculty. So please place ILLiad requests for these items (

Andersen, T. (1987). The reflecting team: Dialogue and meta-dialogue in clinical work. Family Process, 26(4), 415-428.

Boscolo, L., Bertrando, P., Fiocco, P. M., Palvarini, R. M., & Pereira, J. (1995). Language and change: The use of keywords in therapy. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 16(2), 57-63.

Anderson, H., & Goolishian, H. (1988). Human systems as linguistic systems: Preliminary and evolving ideas about the implications for clinical theory. Family Process, 27(4), 371-393.

Cecchin, G. (1987) Hypothesizing, circularity, and neutrality revisited: An invitation to curiosity. Family Process, 26(4), 405-413.

de Shazer, S., Berg, I. K., Lipchik, E., Nunnally, E., Molnar, A., Gingerich, W., & Weiner-Davis, M. (1986). Brief therapy: Focused solution development. Family Process, 25(2), 207-221.

Hoffman, L. (1990). Constructing realities: An art of lenses. Family Process, 29(1), 1-12.

Keeney, B. P., & Sprenkle, D. (1982). Ecosystemic epistemology: Critical implications for the aesthetics and pragmatics of family therapy. Family Process, 21(1), 1-22.

Weakland, J. H., Fisch, R., Watzlawich, P., & Bodin, A. M. (1974). Brief therapy: Focused problem resolution. Family Process, 13(2), 141-168. 

Manual (available online).

Bavelas, J., De Jong, P., Franklin, C., Froerer, A., Gingerich, W., Kim, J., …Trepper, T. S. (2013). Solution focused therapy treatment manual for working with individuals: Revised 2013. Retrieved from the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association's website:

Download for free from this guide.

Reiter, M. D., & Chenail, R. J. (2016). Defining the focus in solution-focused brief therapy. International Journal of Solution-Focused Practices, 4(1), 1-9. 

Download for free from the journal via the internet.

Vázquez, M. S. (2011). Pathways to dialogue: The work of collaborative therapists with couples. International Journal of Collaborative Practices, 2(1), 48-66. Retrieved from

Readings Available from the NSU Libraries' Databases (login required)

Andersen, T. (1997). Researching client-therapist relationships: A collaborative study for informing therapy. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 16(2), 125-133.

Anderson, H. (2005). Myths about "not-knowing". Family Process, 44(4), 497-504.

Anderson, H. (2012). Collaborative relationships and dialogic conversations: Ideas for a relationally responsive practice. Family Process, 51(1), 8-24.

Brownlee, K., Vis, J.-A., & McKenna, A. (2009). Review of the reflecting team process: Strengths, challenges, and clinical implications. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 17(2), 139-145.

Chenail, R. J. (2014). Commentary on Studying Circular Questioning "In Situ". Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 40(1), 122-124.

Diorinou, M., & Tseliou, E. (2014). Studying circular questioning “in situ”: Discourse analysis of a first systemic family therapy session. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 40(1), 106-121.

Fisch, R. (2004). “So what have you done lately?” MRI brief therapy. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 23(4), 4-10.

Franklin, C., Zhang, A., Froerer, A., & Johnson, S. (2017). Solution focused brief therapy: A systematic review and meta-summary of process research. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 43(1), 16-30.

Gergen, K. (1985). The social constructionist movement in modern psychology. American Psychologist, 40(3), 266-275.

Gingerich, W. J., & Peterson, L. T. (2013). Effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy: A systematic qualitative review of controlled outcome studies. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(3), 266-283.

Hale, D., & Frusha, C. V. (2016). MRI brief therapy: A tried and true systemic approach. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 35(2), 14-24.

Heatherington, L., Friedlander, L. M., Diamond, M. G., Escudero, V., & Pinsof, M. W. (2015). 25 Years of systemic therapies research: Progress and promise. Psychotherapy Research, 25(3), 348-364.

Kiser, D. J., Piercy, F. P., & Lipchik, E. (1993). The integration of emotion in solution-focused therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 19(3), 233-242.

Lipchik, E. (1997). My story about solution-focused brief therapist/client relationships. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 16(2), 159-172.

Olson, M. (2015). An auto-ethnographic study of “open dialogue”: The illumination of snow. Family Process, 54(4), 716-729.

Reiter, M. D. (2010). Hope and expectancy in solution-focused brief therapy. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 21(2), 132-148.

Rober, P. (2005). The therapist's self in dialogical family therapy: Some ideas about not-knowing and the therapist's inner conversation. Family Process, 44(4), 477-495.

Rohrbaugh, M., & Shoham, V. (2001). Brief therapy based on interrupting ironic processes: The Palo Alto Model. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 8(1), 66-81.

Seikkula, J., Aaltonen, J., Alakare, B., Haarakangas, K., Keränen, J., & Lehtinen, K. (2006). Five-year experience of first-episode nonaffective psychosis in open-dialogue approach: Treatment principles, follow-up outcomes, and two case studies. Psychotherapy Research, 16(2), 214-228.

Seikkula, J., & Olson, M. E. (2003). The open dialogue approach to acute psychosis: Its poetics and micropolitics. Family Process, 42(3), 403-418.

Seikkula, J., & Trimble, D. (2005). Healing elements of therapeutic conversation: Dialogue as an embodiment of love. Family Process, 44(4), 461-475.

Sparks, J., Ariel, J., Pulleyblank Coffey, E., & Tabachnik, S. (2011). A fugue in four voices: Sounding themes and variations on the reflecting team. Family Process, 50(1), 115-128.

Tomm, K. (1984a). One perspective on the Milan systemic approach: Part I. Overview of development, theory and practice. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 10(2), 113-125.

Tomm, K. (1984b). One perspective on the Milan systemic approach: Part II. Description of session format, interviewing style and interventions. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 10(3), 253-271.