The concept of exoneration is a crucial point of contextual therapy. To this day there is debate as to whether exoneration and forgiveness are synonymous, or whether there is a difference between the two concepts. In his presentation Dr. Jaap van der Meiden will discuss findings from recent collaborative international research on forgiveness of parents exploring similarities and differences between exoneration and forgiveness.
Couples experiencing pregnancy and the transition to parenthood face many challenges. One of the most difficult challenges is attempting to remain balanced in their relationship. In order to discover how couples maintain balance, researchers conducted a secondary analysis of qualitative data using a contextual family therapy lens to investigate how couples keep their relationship ledger balanced during pregnancy.
This research examines the experience of father–son relationships from the perspective of Israeli men whose fathers served as career combat officers.
Military families in general, and children in particular, face unique challenges in dealing with conflicting demands of two “greedy institutions,” military and family.
The number of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s disease is increasing as the population ages. The majority of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s disease receive care from a family member, most often a spouse or adult child. Adult child caregivers have unique needs and life situations that put them at increased risk for caregiver burden and burnout. While both individual therapy and family therapy have been used with family caregivers, little scholarship has explored the role of couples therapy in improving caregiver outcomes.