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Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT) Publications

Frey, L. M., Hunt, Q. A., Russon, J. M., & Diamond, G. (2021). Review of family-based treatments from 2010 to 2019 for suicidal ideation and behavior. Journal of marital and family therapy, 10.1111/jmft.12568. Advance online publication.

Russon, J., Morrissey, J., Dellinger, J., Jin, B., & Diamond, G. (2021). Implementing Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents and Young Adults in LGBTQ+ Services. Crisis, 10.1027/0227-5910/a000821. Advance online publication.

Diamond, G., Diamond, G.M., & Levy, S. (2021). Attachment-based family therapy: Theory, clinical model, outcomes, and process research. Journal of Affective Disorders, 294(1), 286-295.

Russon, J., Smithee, L., Simpson, S., Levy, S., & Diamond, G. (2021). Demonstrating attachment-based family therapy for transgender and gender diverse youth with suicidal thoughts and behavior: A case study. Family Process.

Lifshitz, C., Tsvieli, N., Bar-Kalifa, E., Abbott, C., Diamond, G. S., Roger Kobak, R., & Diamond, G. M. (2021). Emotional processing in attachment-based family therapy for suicidal adolescents. Psychotherapy research, 31(2), 267–279.

Ibrahim, M., Levy, S., Gallop, B., Krauthamer Ewing, S., Hogue, A., Chou, J., & Diamond, G. (2021). Therapist Adherence to Two Treatments for Adolescent Suicide Risk: Association to Outcomes and Role of Therapeutic Alliance. Family Process.

Tsvieli, N., Lifshitz, C., & Diamond, G.M. (2021). Corrective attachment episodes in attachment-based family therapy: the power of enactment. Psychotherapy Research. DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2021.1913295

Levy, S., Mason, S., Russon, J., & Diamond, G. (2021). Attachment‐based family therapy in the age of telehealth and COVID‐19. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 47(2), 440-454.

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. (2020). Barriers and facilitators to implementing attachment-based family therapy into a child welfare setting: A qualitative process evaluation. Family Process, 59(4), 1483-1497.

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.