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Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) Publications

Levy, S., Mason, S., Russon, J., & Diamond, G. (2021). Attachment‐based family therapy in the age of telehealth and COVID‐19. J Marital Fam Ther.

Tsvieli, N., Nir‐Gottlieb, O., Lifshitz, C., Diamond, G.S., Kobak, R. and Diamond, G.M. (2020), Therapist Interventions Associated with Productive Emotional Processing in the Context of Attachment‐Based Family Therapy for Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents. Fam. Proc. doi:10.1111/famp.12445 

Santens, T., Hannes, K., Levy, S., Diamond, G., & Bosmans, G. (accepted). Barriers and facilitators to implementing attachment-based family therapy into a child welfare setting: A qualitative process evaluation.  Family Process.

Devacht, I., Bosmans, G., Dewulf, S., Levy, S., & Diamond, G. (2019). Attachment based family therapy in a psychiatric inpatient unit for young adults. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 40, 330-343.

Diamond, G.S., Kobak, R., Ewing, S.K., Levy, S.A., Herres, J., Russon, J., Gallop, R. (2018). Attachment-Based Family and Non-Directive Supportive Treatments for Suicidal Youth: A Comparative Efficacy Trial.  Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 58, 721-731

Ibrahim, M; Russon, J., Levy, S., & Diamond, G. (2018). Promoting parental acceptance of bisexuality: A case study of attachment-based family therapy. Journal of Family Psychotherapy. DOI: 10.1080/08975353.2018.1427401 

Ibrahim, M; Jin, B., Russon, J., Diamond, G. & Kobak, R. (2018) Predicting Alliance for Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents: The Role of Perceived Attachment to Mothers. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 3:1, 42-56, DOI: 10.1080/23794925.2018.1423893

Ibrahim, M., Russon, J. & Diamond, G. (2017). Attachment-based family therapy for depressed and suicidal adolescents: Development, research and clinical practice. Handbook of Suicidal Behaviour, 27, 505-521.

Santens, T., Levy, S.A., Diamond, G.S., Braet, C., Vyvey, M., Heylboeck, E., & Bosmans, G. (2017). Exploring acceptability and feasibility of Evidence-Based practice in child welfare settings: A pilot study with attachment-based family therapy. Psychologica Belgica. 57(1), pp.43–58. DOI:

Krauthamer Ewing, E.S., Levy, S.A., Scott, S.A., Diamond, G.S. (2017). Attachment Based Family Therapy for adolescents with depression and suicidal ideation. In H. Steele & M. Steele (Eds.), Handbook of Attachment-Based Interventions. New York: Guilford Press.

Diamond, G., Russon, J., & Levy, S. (2016). Attachment-Based Family Therapy: A Review of the Empirical Support. Family Process, 55(3), 595-610. doi:10.1111/famp.12241

Ringborg, M. (2016). Dissemination of Attachment-Based Family Therapy in Sweden.  Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 228-239. doi: 10.1002/anzf.1153

Diamond, G.M., Shahar, B., Sabo, D. & Tsvieli, N. (2016). Attachment-Based Family Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy for unresolved anger: The role of emotional processing. Psychotherapy, 53(1), 34-44.

Diamond, G. S., Wagner, I., & Levy, S. A. (2016). Attachment-Based Family Therapy in Australia: Introduction to a Special Issue. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 143-153. doi: 10.1002/anzf.1148

Levy, S. A., Russon, J., & Diamond G. M. (2016). Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Suicidal Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents: A Case Study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 190-206. doi: 10.1002/anzf.1151

Santens, T., Devacht, I., Dewulf, S., Hermans, G., & Bosmans, G. (2016) Attachment-Based Family Therapy Between Magritte and Poirot: Dissemination Dreams, Challenges, and Solutions in Belgium. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 240-250. doi: 10.1002/anzf.1154

Scott, S., Diamond, G. S., & Levy, S. A. (2016). Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Suicidal Adolescents: A Case Study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 154-176. doi: 10.1002/anzf.1149

Wagner, I., Diamond, G. S., Levy, S., Russon, J., &  Litster, R. (2016) Attachment-Based Family Therapy as an Adjunct to Family-Based Treatment for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 207-227. doi: 10.1002/anzf.1152

Winley, D. M., Ogbaselase, F., Kodish, T., Okunrounmu, E., & Ewing, E. S. K. (2016) Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Teen Suicidality Complicated by a History of Sexual Trauma. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 177-189. doi: 10.1002/anzf.1150

Feder, M. & Diamond, G.M. (2015). Parent-therapist alliance and parent attachment promoting behaviors in attachment-based family therapy for suicidal and depressed adolescents.  Journal of Family Therapy. doi: 10.1111/1467-6427.12078

Krauthamer Ewing, E.S, Diamond, G.S, Levy, S. (2015). Attachment-Based Family Therapy for depressed and suicidal adolescents. Attachment and Human Development, 17: 1-21.

Diamond, G. S. & Asarnow, J. & Hughes, J. (2014). Optimizing Family Intervention in the treatment of suicidal youth.In D. A. Lamis & N. J. Kaslow (Eds.), Advancing the science of suicidal behavior: Understanding and intervention. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. pp. 111-134.

Diamond, G.M., & Shpigel, M. (2014). Attachment-based family therapy for lesbian and gay young adults and their persistently non-accepting parents. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 45, 258-268.

Diamond, G.M. (2014). Attachment-based family therapy interventions. Psychotherapy, 51, 15-19.

Krauthamer Ewing, E. S., Levy, S. A., Boamah-Wiafe, L., Kobak, R., Diamond, G. (2014). Attachment-based family therapy with a 13-year-old girl presenting with high risk for suicide. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12102

Diamond, G.S., Diamond, G.M., & Levy, S.A. (2014) Attachment Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents. Washington D.C: American Psychological Association.

Israel, P., & Diamond, G. S. (2013). Feasibility of Attachment Based Family Therapy for depressed clinic-referred Norwegian adolescents. Clinical child psychology and psychiatry18(3), 334-350.

Diamond, G.M., Diamond, G.S., Levy, S., Closs, C., Ladipo, T., & Siqueland, L. (2012). Attachment-based family therapy for suicidal lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents: A treatment development study and open trial with preliminary findings. Psychotherapy, 49(1), 62-71.

Diamond, G.S., Creed, T., Gillham, J., Gallop, R., & Hamilton, J. L. (2012). Sexual trauma history does not moderate treatment outcome in Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) for adolescents with suicide ideation. Journal of Family Psychology26(4), 595.

Diamond, G. S., & Levy, S. (2012). Bindungsorientierte Familientherapie als ambulante Nachsorge für Jugendliche nach Suizidversuch. PiD-Psychotherapie im Dialog13(02), 41-45.

Shpigel, M. S., Diamond, G. M., & Diamond, G. S. (2012). Changes in parenting behaviors, attachment, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation in Attachment‐Based Family Therapy for depressive and suicidal adolescents. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy38(s1), s271-s283.

Bosmans, G., Celis, H., Mildred, V. (2011). Depressieve Jongeren in Thuisbegeleiding binnen de Vlaamse Bijzondere Jeugdzorg: Kan Attachment Based Family Therapy een Meerwaarde Hebben?. [Depressed youth in home guidance within Flemish youth care: Can Attachment Based Family Therapy contribute?] TOKK: Tijdschrift voor Orthopedagogiek, Kinderpsychiatrie en Klinische Kinderpsychologie, 36, 161-172.

Israel, P., Diamond, G., & Siqveland, J. (2011). What can attachment based family therapy offer suicidal youth? Suicidologi, 1, 13-17.

Levy, S.A., Diamond, G.S., & Creed, T. (2011). Repairing relationships. In. P. Rhodes & A. Wallis (Eds.), Working with families: A practical guide. Australia: IP Communications.

Diamond, G.S. & Levy, S.A. (2010) Bindungsorientierte Familientherapie für depressive Jugendliche. Psychotherapie im Dialog, 11, 244-248

Diamond, G.S., Wintersteen, M.B., Brown, G.K., Diamond, G.M., Gallop, R., Shelef, K.& Levy, S.A. (2010). Attachment-based family therapy for suicidal adolescents: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 49(2),122-131.

Diamond, G.S., Levy, S.A., Israel, P., & Diamond, G.M. (2009). Attachment based family therapy for depressed and suicidal adolescents. In C.A. Essau (Ed.). Treatments of adolescent depression. England: Oxford University Press.

Diamond, G.M., Jurgenson, E., & White, K. (2007).  Adapting attachment-based family therapy for suicidal and depressed gay, lesbian and bisexual adolescents.  Focal Point, 27, 16-18.

Diamond, G.M., Diamond, G.S., & Hogue, A. (2007). Attachment-based family therapy: Adherence and differentiation. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33(2), 177-191.

Diamond, G.S. (2005). Attachment-based family therapy: A case study. In J. Lebow (ed.). Handbook of Clinical Family Therapy. John Wiley & Sons: New York, 17-41.

Moran, G., Diamond, G.M., & Diamond, G.S. (2005). The relational reframe and parents' problem constructions in attachment-based family therapy. Psychotherapy Research, 15(3),226-235.

Shelef, K., Diamond, G.M., Diamond, G.S., & Liddle, H.A. (2005). Adolescent and parent alliance and treatment outcome in multidimensional family therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(4), 689-698.

Siqueland, L., Rynn, M., & Diamond, G. S. (2005). Cognitive behavioral and attachment-based family therapy for anxious adolescents: Phase I and II studies. Journal of Anxiety Disorders,19(4), 361-381.

Wintersteen, M.B., Mensinger, J.M., & Diamond, G.S. (2005). Do gender and racial differences between patient and therapist affect therapeutic alliance and treatment retention in adolescents? Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36(4), 400-408.

Diamond, G.S., Siqueland, L., Diamond, G.M. (2003). Attachment-based family therapy: A program of treatment development. Clinical Child and Family Psychology, 6, 107-127.

Diamond, G.S., Stern, R. (2003). Attachment based family therapy: Repairing attachment ruptures. In S. Johnson & V. E. Whiffen (Eds.). Attachment Process in Couple and Family Therapy. Guilford Press: NY.

Diamond, G.S., & Diamond, G.M. (2002). Studying a matrix of change mechanisms: An agenda for family-based process research. In H. Liddle, D. Santisteban, R. Levant, &J. Bray (Eds.), Family Psychology Intervention Science. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

Diamond, G.S., Reis, B., Diamond, G.M., Siqueland, L., &Isaacs, L. (2002). Attachment-based family therapy for depressed adolescents: A treatment development study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41(10):1190-1196.

Diamond, G. M., Diamond, G. S., & Liddle, H. A. (2000). The therapist-parent alliance in relationally based family therapy for depressed adolescents. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56(8), 1037-1050.

Liddle, H.A., Rowe, C., Diamond, G.M., Sessa, F.M., Schmidt,S., & Ettinger, D. (2000). Toward a developmental family therapy: The clinical utility of research on adolescence. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 26(4), 485-500.

Diamond, G.S., & Liddle, H.L. (1999). Transforming negative parent-adolescent interactions: from impasse to dialogue. Family Process, 38(1), 5-26.

Diamond, G.M., Liddle, H. A., Hogue, A., & Dakof, G.(1999). Alliance-building interventions with adolescents in family therapy: A process study. Psychotherapy, 36(4), 355-368.

Siqueland L., & Diamond, G.S. (1998). Engaging Parents in cognitive-behavioral treatment for childhood hood anxiety. Journal of Behavioral Therapy, 5, 81-85.

Diamond, G.M. & Liddle, H.A. (1998). From alienation to collaboration: three techniques for building alliances with adolescents in family therapy. In T.S. Nelson & T. S. Trepper (Eds.), 101Interventions in Family Therapy, Vol. 2. Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth press.

Diamond, G.S., & Siqueland, L. (1998). Emotions, attachment, and the relational reframe: The first session. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 17(2), 36-50.

Diamond, G.S., & Siqueland, L. (1995). Family therapy for the treatment of depressed adolescents. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 32(1),77-90.