Title

A Prime Time for Marital/Relational Intervention: A Review of the Transition to Parenthood Literature with Treatment Recommendations

Keywords

parenthood, life stages, transitions, family

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2005

Publisher

The American Journal of Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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