Universal Journal of Psychology Vol. 4(2), pp. 109 - 115
DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2016.040206
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Treating High Conflict Divorce

Brenda J. Barnwell *, Mark H. Stone
School of Social Work, Aurora University, USA


A model for treating high conflict in divorce is presented because the standard service model typically mandated is not sufficient to address the high stress dynamics residing in family systems or the self-concept of parents. The model for treating high conflict emanates from Bowen's family systems model and Kohut's theory of self-psychology. A strategy for client assessment and program evaluation is outlined together with an example showing the effectiveness of treatment for one sample of participants.

High Conflict Divorce, Bowen's Family Systems Model, Kohut's Theory of Self Psychology

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[1] Brenda J. Barnwell , Mark H. Stone , "Treating High Conflict Divorce," Universal Journal of Psychology, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 109 - 115, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2016.040206.

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Brenda J. Barnwell , Mark H. Stone (2016). Treating High Conflict Divorce. Universal Journal of Psychology, 4(2), 109 - 115. DOI: 10.13189/ujp.2016.040206.