Award Date

12-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

Department

Marriage and Family Therapy

First Committee Member

Markie Blumer, Chair

Second Committee Member

Gerald Weeks

Third Committee Member

Katherine Hertlein

Graduate Faculty Representative

Larry Ashley

Number of Pages

76

Abstract

A surge of scholarly publications on attachment within couple relationships prompted this content analysis of attachment articles published in six sex therapy and sex research journals. This study investigates the extent to which these journals attend to attachment in the context of adult sexual relationships. The researcher found 2257 articles published within these journals; 64 of which attend to attachment and 9 of which attend to attachment and sex. Implications for couples therapy in the field of sex therapy and future directions are discussed.

Keywords

Attachment; Attachment behavior; Content analysis; Couples therapy; Psychology; Sex therapy; Sexual relationships; Therapy

Disciplines

Counseling Psychology | Gender and Sexuality | Immune System Diseases | Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling | Virus Diseases

Language

English