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List of Publications 1980 - 1985

(1980). WOODHOUSE, D.L. Marriage matters. Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, 33, pp 350-352
The author, a member of the Home Office/DHSS working party on marital problems and related services, outlines the findings and recommendations of its consultative document (1979) with special reference to psychologists engaged in practice, training and research in this field. It highlights the report's call for the better use of existing resources; for research to be relevant to practice; and for researchers to forge continuing collaborative relationships with service agencies.


(1981). CLULOW, C., CUDMORE, L., MATTINSON, J., RUSZCZYNSKI, S., and VINCENT, C. Facing both ways. Social Work Today, 13. No. 15, pp 13- 15.
Based on evidence given to the National Institute for Social Work's inquiry on the role and tasks of social workers, the paper proposes a mediating role for social workers in which they act neither to impose social conformity on individuals, nor to revolutionise society for the individual, but to mediate between the two and thereby lessen the disabling effects of tensions within relationships at different levels.


(1982). MATTINSON, J. The deadly equal triangle. In Smith College School of Social Work, The Group for Advancement of Psychotherapy in Social Work. Change and renewal in psychodynamic social work: British and American developments in practice and education for services to families and children. Massachusetts/London: SCSSW and GAPS.
This paper highlights the triangular relationship between client, practitioner and supervisor which requires a flexibility of movement between the three parties, one party being able to allow temporary pairings of the other two. The problem for any supervisor is in knowing when to intrude and when to be excluded.


(1982). COHEN, N. Same or different? A problem of identity in cross- cultural marriages. Journal of Family Therapy, 4. pp 177-199.
Discusses the cases of five cross-cultural couples (aged 31-50 years) seen in couple therapy. It is argued that marrying out of their own culture provided the partners with a more definite identity, while also giving a valid reason for avoiding difficulties inherent in the process of developing their identity within their original culture.


(1982). CLULOW, C.F. Implications of a marital approach to parenthood preparation. University of Michigan, Seminars in family medicine, 3. No. 2, pp 73-76.
A description of a groupwork programme for expectant couples continuing into the first six months of parenthood. The paper reviews the experience of the groups, reassesses the relevance of crisis theory to the transition to parenthood and considers the meaning of preventive work in this context.


(1982). CLULOW, C.F. To have and to hold: marriage, the first baby and preparing couples for parenthood. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press. pp 137.
Through case descriptions and research findings the impact of children on marriage is traced through the transition to parenthood. A group approach to preparing couples for parenthood is described and the experience of health visitors monitored in their individual contacts with families. The meaning of 'prevention' is reassessed in the light of this experience.


(1982). FADER, J. The transitional person: understanding infidelity. Marriage guidance, 20. No. 2, pp 75-80.
Seeks to draw a parallel between Winnicott's explanation of the transitional object and the way one person uses a third party to leave a relationship when their own needs have changed while those of their partner have remained the same.


(1982). MATTINSON, J. Training and practice issues. In Marriage matters: papers and reports from a BASW study day. Birmingham: British Association of Social Workers.
This paper attempts to answer questions raised by BASW in its response to the government report Marriage matters: why there is such a disjunction between the prevalence of marital problems presented to social workers and their apparent inability and unwillingness to deal with them.


(1983). CLULOW, C.F. Psychodynamic sex therapy. Marriage Guidance, 19. No. 2, pp 26-29.
A comment on the thinking of Freud, Erikson and the object relations school of thought on sexuality, and the concept of transference as a working method.


(1983). VINCENT, C. and EVANS, G. Chains, drains and welfare - where next for prison social work? Probation Journal, 30. No. 1, pp 22-28.
Based on a series of research consultations with the probation department of a home counties local prison, this paper reviews four factors which bear on the future development of social work in prison: the history to date of the 'through care' policy, current dilemmas in the probation service about care and control, the restricted finance available for prison upkeep and the ambivalent involvement of prison officers in welfare schemes.


(1984). CLULOW, C.F. Sexual dysfunction and interpersonal stress: the significance of the presenting complaint in seeking and engaging help. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 57. pp 371-380.
The paper surveys the extent of sexual problems in one year's applications to the Institute and the degree of match between couples and therapists in the ways these problems were understood. Sexual dysfunction is seen as having a 'functional' aspect, capable of drawing attention to sensitive areas in marriage and yet of deflecting away from them when attention constitutes a threat. The nature of the threat is examined from a psychodynamic perspective in relation to a case example, and implications are drawn for therapists in managing both presenting symptoms and the transference.


(1984). COHEN, N. and PUGH, G. The presentation of marital problems in general practice. The Practitioner, 228, pp 651-656.
Collaboration between a general practitioner and a marital psychotherapist aims at identifying how patients alert their doctors to marital problems.


(1985). CLULOW, C.F. Marital therapy: an inside view. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press. pp 98.
The basic assumptions of psychodynamic marital therapy are identified by exploring questions, thoughts and feelings of two co-therapists as they work conjointly with a couple. The detailed case history is a vehicle for considering practice issues, including the process of referral and evaluation of therapy through follow-up.


(1985). CLULOW, C.F. First interviews. Marriage Guidance, 21. No. 3, pp 23- 25.
A review article summarising and commenting on a research report on first interviews from the National Marriage Guidance Council.


(1985). DANIELL, D. Love and work: complementary aspects of personal identity. International Journal of Social Economics, 12. No. 2, pp 48-55.
Clinical material is used to illustrate the complementary nature of love and work. Unconscious as well as conscious motivations in both marital and occupational choice are explored alongside one another. The personal costs of loss of work are considered.


(1985). DANIELL, D. Marital therapy: the psychodynamic approach. In Dryden, W. (ed) Marital therapy in Britain. Vol. 1. London: Harper and Row.
This paper provides an introduction to key concepts and contextual considerations in marital psychotherapy. The nature of marital disturbance, choice of partner, shared phantasy, shared defence and therapeutic contract are all illustrated by clinical material.


(1985). DEARNLEY, B. A plain man's guide to supervision - or new clothes for the emperor? Journal of Social Work Practice, 2. No 1, pp 52- 65.
Examines the 'all or nothing' conflict in which supervisors often feel caught. The crucial unsaid influences in supervision are understood in the context of transference, the reflection process and the triangular relationship. An internal model of supervision and he natural history of the supervisor is offered concluding with 'ten commandments' to guard against supervisory 'nakedness'.


(1985). MATTINSON, J. The effects of abortion on marriage. In CIBA Foundation, Abortion: medical progress and social implications. London: Pitman.
This paper draws on the experiences of couples who sought help for their troubled marriages after an abortion had affected their relationships.


(1985). VINCENT, C. Some ailment in the spiritual part. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 78. Supplement No. 8, pp 26-27.
Research suggests that, among helping professionals, general practitioners are the most frequently sought out by people with marital problems. Discrepant or anomalous signs may justify the doctor looking behind the manifest medical problem to an underlying relationship difficulty; the professional dilemmas involved in this process are examined.