Integrative family therapy for disputes involving child custody and visitation

Jay Lebow*

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Abstract

This article describes integrative multilevel family therapy for disputes involving child custody and visitation, a multiple-level systems-based treatment specifically targeted at those engaged in intractable conflicts over child custody and visitation. Parents and children engaged in these conflicts are at risk for a variety of difficulties. Key aspects of the approach include the articulation of clear therapy contracts, the utilization of multiple therapy session formats, the maintenance of a systemic perspective, intervention on multiple system levels, the tailoring of intervention strategy based in an assessment of the locus of difficulty in each case, planning for intervention over time, and working at the interface of the legal system in order to impact on these problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-192
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Family Psychology
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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