Though depression is one of the most common presenting problems treated by systemic therapists, there have been relatively few attempts to describe how specific systemic therapy models can be applied to treat couples dealing with depression. In this paper, we discuss how contextual therapy can be used to treat depression in couples therapy. We identify multidirected partiality as an intervention and as a characteristic. We introduce letter writing and internalized other interviewing as contextual interventions that help to facilitate partiality and understanding between clients. A clinical vignette illustratesour discussed concepts.
The American Journal of Family Therapy
McPhee, D.P. & Austin, K.L. & Eichenberger, L.R. (2019). Using Contextual Therapy to Treat Depression with Couples. <p>The American Journal of Family Therapy</p>