The Research

References For Discernment Counseling

Doherty, W. J., Harris, S. M., & Wilde, J. L. (2016). Discernment counseling for “mixed-agenda” couples. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Doherty, W. J., Harris, S. M., & Didericksen, K. W. (2016). A typology of attitudes toward proceeding with divorce among parents in the divorce process. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 56, 1–11.

Doherty, W. (2015). Reflections on the divorce revolution: Assessing our impact. Psychotherapy Networker, 39 (July/August), 19-25, 42-44.

Doherty, W. J., Willoughby, B. J., & Peterson, B. (2011). Interest in reconciliation among divorcing parents. Family Court Review, 49, 313-321.

Doherty, W. J., Willoughby, B. J., & Peterson, B. (2011). Marital Reconsideration Interest of Divorcing Parents: Research and Implications for Practice. Family Law Forum, 19, 48-52.

Hawkins, A. J., Willoughby, B. J., & Doherty, W. J. (2012). Reasons for divorce and openness to marital reconciliation. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 53, 453–463.

Book forthcoming from American Psychological Press: Discernment Counseling for Mixed-Agenda Couples by William J. Doherty and Steven M. Harris.

Other References

This is an article Bill wrote in the Networker to help with “stuck” couples therapy.

When Therapy is Going Nowhere. Networker 2013

Books for Leaning In Partner

Michele Weiner Davis’ Book – The Divorce Remedy: The Proven 7-Step Program for Saving Your Marriage

Books for Leaning Out Partner

Alan Hawkins’ book – Should I Try to Work It Out?: A Guidebook for Individuals and Couples at the Crossroads of Divorce