Current Issues in the Practice of Integrative Couple and Family Therapy

Jay L. Lebow*

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This paper provides an overview of current issues in integration in couple and family therapy. It summarizes the evolution of integration in couple and family therapy, the various traditions in integration, the strengths of integrative approach, and the possible pitfalls involved. It highlights the extent to which most couple and family therapy is now integrative practice. It concludes with a consideration of an emerging trend toward methods of practice centered on modules of intervention that have been identified as effective with certain presenting phenomena. The example of therapy for high conflict divorce is utilized to illustrate how various components can be brought together to create a maximally effective intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-628
Number of pages19
JournalFamily process
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019


  • Couple Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Therapy High Conflict Divorce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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