Basic Family Therapy (6th edition) is a pragmatic integration of classic family therapy approaches with up-to-date developments in psychotherapy in general and family therapy in particular. This book will be of value to readers new to family therapy and to those in the early stages of training. Click on the image for ordering information.
Creative Interventions with Children: A Transtheoretical Approach
I brought together authors from across the world and across the theoretical spectrum to develop a collection of intervention techniques. After an introductory section providing foundational principles for working with children and their families, the book examines:
If you work with preteen children, you will find this a valuable resource, full of ideas to aid your practice. Click on the image for Kindle ordering information. Click to order a hard copy.
Articles and Chapters
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Peer-reviewed articles (chronological)
Chang, J., Combs, G., Dolan, Y., Freedman, J., Mitchell, T., & Trepper, T. (2013). From Ericksonian roots to postmodern futures. Part II: Shaping the future. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 32(2), 35–45.
Chang, J., Combs, G., Dolan, Y., Freedman, J., Mitchell, T., & Trepper, T. (2012). From Ericksonian roots to postmodern futures: A conversation -- Part I: finding postmodernism. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 31(4), 63–76. doi: 10.1521/jsyt.2012.31.4.63.
Chang, J. (1999). Collaborative therapies with young children and their families: Developmental, pragmatic, and procedural issues. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 18(2), 44-64.
Osenton, T., & Chang, J. (1999). Solution-oriented classroom management: Proactive use of a therapeutic technique. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 18(2), 65-76.
Book chapters, reviews, and interviews
Chang, J. (2020, in press). High-conflict divorce: How solution-focused ideas can help. In D. Yusef (Ed.), Solution focused practice with children and young people. New York, NY: Routledge.
Chang, J., & Braun, D. (2020, in press). Solution-focused principles in psychoeducational assessment: Panning for gold. In D. Yusef (Ed.), Solution focused practice with children and young people. New York, NY: Routledge.
Chang. J. & Freeman-Cruz, A. (2020, in press). Couple and family therapy: Steps to responsible caring for practitioners, supervisors, and educators. In C. Sinclair, S. Bisson, & I. Djuraskovic (Eds.). Ethics at the frontline: Counselling psychologists’ lived experiences. Calgary, AB: University of Calgary Press.
Chang. J. & Vath, N. (2020, in press). Being part of the solution, not part of the problem: High conflict divorce, family “justice” and responsibility to society. In C. Sinclair, S. Bisson, & I. Djuraskovic (Eds.). Ethics at the frontline: Counselling psychologists’ lived experiences. Calgary, AB: University of Calgary Press.
Chang, J. (2019). Culture-infused program development: Inviting community competencies. In S. Collins (Ed.) Embracing cultural responsivity and social justice: Re-shaping professional identity in counselling psychology. Victoria, BC: Counselling Concepts.
Chang, J., McKinnon, H., Reavie, M., & Skelton, S. (2016). Supervision of school counsellors: An evolving practice. In B. Shepard & B. Robinson (Eds.)., Handbook of counselling supervision. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Chang, J. (2013). On being solution-focused in adversarial places: Supervising parenting evaluations for family court. In F. N. Thomas, Solution-focused supervision: A resource-oriented approach to developing clinical expertise (pp. 187-196). New York: Springer Science+Business.
Chang, J., & Gaete, J. (2013). IP-supervision as relationally responsive practice. In K. Tomm, D. Wulff, S. St. George, & T. Strong (Eds.), Patterns in interpersonal interactions: Inviting relational understandings for therapeutic change (pp. 187-209). New York: Routledge.
Strong, T., Mudry, T., & Chang, J. (2013). The life history of a PIP: Snapshots in time. In K. Tomm, D. Wulff, S. St George, & T. Strong (Eds.), Patterns in interpersonal interactions: Inviting relational understandings for therapeutic change (pp. 82-102). New York: Routledge.
Mitchell, T., & Chang, J. (2012). You can’t have ADHD – You’re just like me. In J. J. W. Andrews & P. Istvanffy (Eds.), Exceptional life journeys: Personal stories about childhood disorder. Burlington, MA: Elsevier.
Chang, J. (1998). Children's stories, children's solutions: Social constructionist therapy for children and their families. In M.F. Hoyt (Ed.), Handbook of constructive therapies. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
Psychologists' Association of Alberta's "Psymposium" Supervision Columns
I am the supervision columnist for the Psychologists' Association of Alberta's "Psymposium" newsletter. Click here to access.
Galvanizing Family Therapy: Reclaiming and Revitalizing Collaborative Practices (edited in collaboration with Dr. Ines Sametband and Dr. Joaquin Gaete Silva, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile:
Sametband, I., Gaete Silva, J., & Chang, J. (2017).Galvanizing Family Therapy: Reclaiming And revitalizing collaborative practices --Introduction to the special section. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 36(3), 16–19. https://doi.org/10.1521/jsyt.2017.36.3.16.
DeFehr, J. (2017). Navigating psychiatric truth claims in collaborative practice: A proposal for radical critical mental health awareness. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 36(3), 27–38. https://doi.org/10.1521/jsyt.2017.36.3.27.
Counselling Interventions in Divorce: Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy (2016)
(in collaboration with Dr. Cheryl Kier, Centre for Social Sciences, Athabasca University):
Amundson, J. K., & Lux, G. M. (2016). Risk management in high-conflict divorce/parenting referrals: It’s how you walk through the fire. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 50(3S), S10-S22.
Therapeutic Conversations 1: A 20-Year Retrospective: Special Section of the Journal of Systemic Therapies (2013):