ERIC Number: ED250647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Marriage and Family Counseling. Searchlight Plus: Relevant Resources in High Interest Areas. 57+.
Okun, Barbara F.
This information analysis paper is based on a computer search of the ERIC database from November 1966 through March 1984, and on pertinent outside resources related to marriage and family counseling. A brief historical perspective of the field of marriage and family counseling is provided, and the differences and overlaps between family, individual, and marriage therapy are highlighted. Major theoretical perspectives, their effects on marriage and family counseling, and the integration of competing approaches are discussed. Several types of marriage and family counseling are clarified, including conjoint counseling, group counseling, multifamily group counseling, structured modalities, homebased counseling, premarital counseling, and sex therapy. Issues, such as alcoholism, divorce, problems of dual career couples, chronic illness and death, and family violence are discussed. Emerging trends and future directions in marriage and family counseling are indicated. A printout of the computer search is provided, including bibliographic citations and abstracts. (JAC)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Theories, Family Counseling, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Marriage Counseling
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.