O’Hanlon, B. (2013). Acknowledgment and possibility: The two cornerstones to successful couples therapy [Video]. Milton H. Erickson Foundation. This is a good video on technique, solution-oriented with Bill O’Hanlon; it includes movie clips and a discussion.
Hubbard, A., & Harris, S. A critical review of help-seeking for couples therapy: Clinical implications and next steps. Contemporary Family Therapy, 42, 152–162. This article explores reasons that couples may or may not seek therapy during times of conflict. It is an introduction to the types of conflicts couples experience.
Hipp, C. J., & Carlson, R. G. (2019) Comfort in treating sexual problems: Current training and counselor self-efficacy. The Family Journal, 27(2), 105-114. This research highlights struggles that therapists might experience when working with sex therapy.
Pain, E. (2019). Queer polyfamily performativity: Family practices and adaptive strategies among LGBTQ+ polyamorists. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 16(3), 277-292. This is an introduction to couple and family formation in poly queer communities.
McCarthy, B., & Wald, R. L. (2019). Therapist values: Assessing and treating traditional and nontraditional relationships. The Family Journal, 27(1), 11-16. Explores some of the challenges that therapists might experience while working with couples whose experiences and desires differ from their own.
ChenFeng, J., Kim, L., Wu, Y., & Knudson-Martin, C. (2016). Addressing culture, gender, and power with Asian American couples: Application of socio-emotional relationship therapy. Family Process, 56(1), 558-573. This article highlights an approach (SERT) as a way to approach culture in therapy.
Glasgow, R. (2017). Holding and containing a couple through periods of high intensity: What holds the therapist? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 38(2), 194–210. This article highlights the role of the therapist when high conflict can play a role in the room. Discusses strategies for working through this.