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  • Banmen, J.  The Satir Model: Yesterday and Today.  Contemporary Family Therapy, 23(1), March 2002.
  • Barnes, H. L., Schumm, W. R., Jurich, A. P., and Bollman, S. R.  Marital Satisfaction; Positive Regard Versus Effective Communications as Explanatory Variables.  Journal of Social Psychology, 123, 71-78, 1984.
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  • Blavier, D. C. and Glenn, E.  The Role of Shame in Perceptions of Marital Equity, Intimacy, and Competency.  American Journal of Family Therapy, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p73-82, 10p, 5, Spring 1995.
  • Butler, M. H. and Wampler, K. S.  A Meta-Analytic Update of Research on the Couple Communication Program.  American Journal of Family Therapy, 01926187, Vol. 27, Issue 3, Jul-Sep 1999.
  • Caflisch, N.  An Application of Satir's Systematic Brief Therapy.  Retrieved November 22, 2010, from
  • Coopersmith, S.  The Antecedents of Self-Esteem.  William H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, 1968.
  • Cowdery, R. S., Carborough, N., Knudson-Martin, C., Seshadri, G., Lewis, M. E., Mahoney, A. R.  Gendered Power in Cultural Contexts: Part II. Middle Class African American Heterosexual Couples with Young Children.  Family Process, Vol. 48, No. 1, 2009.
  • Cramer, D.  Facilitativeness, Conflict, Demand for Approval, Self-Esteem, and Satisfaction With Romantic Relationships.  Journal of Psychology, 137(1), 85-98, 2003.
  • Denton, W. H., Burleson, B. R., and Sprenkle, D. H.  Motivation in Marital Communication: Comparison of Distressed and Nondistressed Husbands and Wives.  American Journal of Family Therapy, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1994.
  • Disney, W. (producer).  Pinocchio.  Walt Disney Productions, 1940.
  • Fine, M. A., Overholser, J. C., and Berkoff, K.  Diagnostic Validity of the Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder; Suggestions for Reform.  American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. XLVI, No. 3, July 1992.
  • Freud, S.  Das Ich und das Es, Internationaler Psycho-analytischer Verlag, Leipzig, Vienna, and Zurich (1923)- (English translation, The Ego and the Id, Joan Riviere (trans.), Hogarth Press and Institute of Psycho-analysis, London, UK, 1927.  Revised James Strachey, J. (Ed.), The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, W.W. Norton and Company, New York, NY, 1961.
  • Heene, E. L. D., Buysse, A., and Van Oost, P.  Indirect Pathways Between Depressive Symptoms and Marital Distress: The Role of Conflict Communication, Attributions, and Attachment Style.  Family Process, 43:413-440, 2005.
  • Katz, J., Beach, S. R. H., and Anderson, P.  Self-Enhancement Versus Self-Verification: Does Spousal Support Always Help?  Cognitive Therapy and Research, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 345-360, 1996.
  • Knudson-Martin, C. and Mahoney, A. R.  Introduction to the Special Section- Gendered Power in Cultural Contexts: Capturing the Lived Experience of Couples.  Family Process, 48:5–8, 2009.
  • Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Schlee, K. A., Monson, C. M., Ehrensaft, M., and Heyman, R.  What's Love Got To Do With It?: Perceptions of Marital Positivity in H-to-W Aggressive, Distressed, and Happy Marriages.  Journal of Family Violence, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1998.
  • Maciel, J. A., Van Putten, Z., and Knudson-Martin, C.  Gendered Power in Cultural Contexts: Part I. Immigrant Couples.  Family Process, 48:9-23, 2009.
  • Masser, M. and Creed, L.  The Greatest Love of All (song), Arista Records, 1986.
  • McCurdy, K. G.  Making Love or Making Love Work: Integrating the Crucial Cs in the Games Couples Play.  Journal of Individual Psychology, Vol. 63, No. 3, Fall 2007.
  • Moghadam, S., Knudson-Martin, C., and Mahoney, A. R.  Gendered Power in Cultural Contexts: Part III. Couple Relationships in Iran.  Family Process, 48:41–54, 2009.
  • Moore, M. and Kramer, D.  Satir for Beginners: Incongruent Communication Patterns in Romantic Fiction, ETC: A Review of General Semantics.  Winter 1999-2000.
  • Parr, P., Boyle, R. A., and Tejada, L.  I Said, You Said: A Communication Exercise for Couples.  Contemporary Family Therapy, 30:167–173, 2008.
  • Paul, E. L., White, K. M., Speisman, J. C., and Costos, D.  Marital Conflict and Adjustment: Speech Nonfluencies in Intimate Disclosure.  Journal of Genetic Psychology, 149(2), 175-189, 1989.
  • Pizer, B. and Pizer, S. A.  "The Gift of an Apple or the Twist of an Arm" Negotiation in Couples and Couple Therapy.  Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 16(1):71–92, 2006.
  • Pollock, A. D., Die, A. H., and Marriott, R. G.  Relationship of Communication Style to Egalitarian Marital Role Expectations.  Journal of Social Psychology, 130(5), 619-624, Sept. 1989.
  • Sayles, C.  Transformational Change- Based on the Model of Virginia Satir.  Contemporary Family Therapy, 24(1), March 2002.
  • Schafer, R. B. and Keith, P. M.  Self-Esteem Agreement in the Marital Relationship.  Journal of Social Psychology, 00224545, Vol. 132, Issue 1, Feb92.
  • Simmons, R. A., Gordon, P. C., and Chambless, D. L.  Pronouns in Marital Interaction, What Do ''You'' and ''I'' Say About Marital Health?  Psychological Science, Vol. 16, No. 12, 2005.
  • Trommsdorff, G. and John, H.  Decoding affective communication in intimate relationships.*  European Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 22, 41-54, 1992.
  • Wyatt, R. C.  An Interview with Susan Heitler, PhD, Conflict Focused Couples Therapy.  Retreived October 6, 2009, from
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