A Prime Time for Marital/Relational Intervention: A Review of the Transition to Parenthood Literature with Treatment Recommendations
parenthood, life stages, transitions, family
The transition to parenthood is a near universal experience for individuals and families, yet there is a severe lack of applied research and clinical treatment guidelines. Justification for a greater clinical emphasis on this transition is made through a review of the common changes experienced by new parents. Intervention guidelines are offered in the areas of client/participant recruitment, assessment, and clinical areas of focus. Specific topics that should be addressed in treatment include the parents' family-of-origin influences and individual personality characteristics, changes experienced in the couple relationship, and important contextual issues.
Original Publication Citation
*Glade, A. C., Bean, R. A., & *Vira, R. (2005). A prime time for divorce prevention and marital intervention: The transition to parenthood. American Journal of Family Therapy, 33(4), 319-336.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Glade, Aaron C.; Bean, Roy A.; and Vira, Rohini, "A Prime Time for Marital/Relational Intervention: A Review of the Transition to Parenthood Literature with Treatment Recommendations" (2005). Faculty Publications. 5048.
The American Journal of Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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