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  • American Psychiatric Association.  Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Washington D.C., 1994.
  • American Psychiatric Association.  Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition.  Washington D.C., 2013.
  • Arden, J. and Linford, L. The Rise and Fall of PaxMedica.  Psychotherapy Networker, page 24-31, 58-59, January/February 2010.
  •  The Ferber method demystified.  Retrieved July 16, 2010, from
  • Baumeister, R. F. Dale, K. and Sommer, K. L.  Freudian Defense Mechanisms and Empirical Findings in Modern Social Psychology: Reaction Formation, Projection, Displacement, Undoing, Isolation, Sublimation, and Denial.  Journal of Personality, 66.6, December 1998.
  • Blom, T. and van Dijk, L.  The role of attachment in couple relationships described as social systems.  Journal of Family Therapy, 29: 69–87, 2007.
  • Bouchard, G. and Theriault, V. J.  Defense mechanisms and coping strategies in conjugal relationships: An integration.  International Journal of Psychology, 38 (2) 79-90, 2003.
  • Bradford, S. A., Feeney, J. A., and Campbell, L.  Links between attachment orientations and dispositional and diary-based measures of disclosure in dating couples: A study of actor and partner effects.  Personal Relationships, 9, 491-506, 2002.
  • Cramer, P.  Coping and Defense Mechanisms: What's the Difference?  Journal of Personality 66:6, December 1998.
  • DeRemer, P. A., and Gruen, G. E.  Children's Moral Judgments: The Relationship Between Intentionality, Social Egocentrism, and Development.  The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1070, 134, 207-217, 1979.
  • Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders.  Systematic Desensitization.  Retrieved July 17, 2010, from
  • Fraley, C., Fazzari, D.; Bonanno, G.; and Dekel, S.  Attachment and psychological adaptation in high exposure survivors of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 538-551, 2006.
  • Gaines, S. O. and Henderson, M. C.  Impact of attachment style on responses to accommodative dilemmas among same-sex couples.  Personal Relationships, 9, 89–93, 2002.
  • Impett, E. A., Gordon, A. M., and Strachman, A.  Attachment and daily sexual goals: A study of dating couples.  Personal Relationships, 15, 375–390, 2008.
  • Johnson, S.  My How Couple therapy has Changed! Attachment, Love and Science.  Retrieved June 14, 2010, from
  •  Stage Theory of Cognitive Development (Piaget).  Retrieved July 24, 2010, from
  • Lourenco, O.  Children's appraisals of antisocial acts: A Piagetian perspective.  British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 21, 19–31, 2003.
  • Mah, R.  Therapy Interruptus and Clinical Practice, Building Client Investment from First Contact through the First Session. 2013.
  • Miller, R. B., Yorgason, J. B., Sandberg, J. G.; and White, M. B.  Problems That Couples Bring To Therapy: A View Across the Family Life Cycle*,  The American Journal of Family Therapy, 31:395–407, 2003.
  • Naaman, S., Pappas, J. D., Makinen, J., Zuccarini, D., and Johnson–Douglas, S.  Treating Attachment Injured Couples With Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Case Study Approach.  Psychiatry, 68(1) Spring 2005.
  • Peluso, P. R. and Macintosh, H.  Emotionally Focused Couple therapy and Individual Psychology: A Dialogue Across Theories.  The Journal of Individual Psychology, Vol. 63, No. 3, Fall 2007.
  • Porcerelli, J. H., Cogan, R. Kamoo, R. and Leitman, S.  Defense Mechanisms and Self-Reported Violence Towards Partners and Strangers.  Journal of Personality Assessment, 82(3), 317-320, 2004.
  • Sonkin, D.  She's Leaving Home (Bye, Bye): Understanding Parent's Reactions to the College Transition through the lens of Attachment Theory.  East Bay California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists Newsletter, 1, 8-10, 11 Jan. 2010.
  • Stosny, S.  Old Habits Die Hard.  Psychotherapy Networker, 21-22, January/February 2010.
  • Watanabe, H.  Establishing Emotional Mutuality Not Formed In Infancy With Japanese Families.  Infant Mental Health Journal, vol. 8, No. 4, Winter 1987.
  • Wright, J.  Self-Soothing —A Recursive Intrapsychic and Relational Process: The Contribution of the Bowen Theory to the Process of Self-Soothing.  The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, Volume 30 Number 1, pp. 29-41, 2009.
  • Wyatt, R. C. and Yalom, V.  An Interview with David J. Wallin, PhD, Wallin delves deep into attachment and the therapeutic relationship, mindfulness, and self-disclosure.  Retrieved June 14, 2010, from
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