Scholarly Journals--Accepted

  • Williams, K., Galick, A., Knudson-Martin, C., & Huenergardt, D. (Accepted for publication May 8, 2012) Toward Mutual Support: A Task Analysis of the Relational Justice Approach to Infidelity. Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy,doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2012.00324.x. (05/2012)
  • Knudson-Martin, C. & Huenergardt, D. (in press). A Socio-Emotional Approach to Couple Therapy: Linking Social Context and Couple Interaction. Family Process. This paper introduces Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy (SERT), an approach designed to intervene in socio-cultural process that limit couples’ ability to develop mutually supportive relationships, especially within heterosexual relationships. SERT integrates recent advances in neurobiology and the social context of emotion with social constructionist assumptions regarding the fluid and contextual nature of gender, culture, personal identities, and relationship patterns. It advances social constructionist practice through in session experiential work focused on four conditions foundational to mutual support—mutual influence, shared vulnerability, shared relationship responsibility, and mutual attunement. In contrast to couple therapy models that mask power issues, therapist neutrality is not considered possible or desirable. Instead, therapists position themselves to counteract social inequalities. The paper illustrates how empathic engagement of a socio-culturally attuned therapist sets the stage for new socio-cultural experience as it is embodied neurologically and physically in the relationship and discusses therapy as societal intervention. (02/2009 - 06/2010)
  • Bass, L. B., Taylor, B., Knudson-Martin, C., & Huenergardt, D. (2006).  Making sense of abuse: Case studies in sibling incest.  Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy. (09/2006)

Books and Chapters

  • Huenergardt, D. & Knudson-Martin, C. (2009) Gender and power as a fulcrum for clinical change. In Knudson-Martin, C. & Mahoney, A. (Eds,) Couples, Gender, & Power: Creating Change in Intimate Relationships. New York: Springer. (01/2009 - 12/2009)

Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Silverstein, R., Bass, L., Tuttle, A., Knudson-Martin, C., & Huenergardt, D. (2006). What does it mean to be relational? A framework for assessment and practice. Family Process, 45(4), 391-405. (12/2006)