Home-Based Visits

Resources & References

An Online Course:
In-Home Therapy, Home Visits, or Home-Based Therapy


General Resources on Home-Based Therapy

The Process and Outcome of Life Review Psychotherapy With Depressed Homebound Older Adults

Culturally Sensitive In-Home Psychotherapy for Urban Low-Income African American Adolescents

Geriatric Mental Health and the Concept of In Home Psychotherapy

Marriage and Family Counseling – A Shocking New Treatment That Gets Results

Home-Based Therapy

The Unconventional Counselor: A Guide to Home-Based Therapy



TeleHomeCare Bibliography

Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Bibliography

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General Out-Of-Office Experiences

Out of Office Experiences


“Providing Psychotherapy to Older Patients in Their Homes”


Home-Based Programs and Counseling Services

HELP (Home-based Effective Living Professionals), San Diego, CA 92103


Aponte, H. J, Zarski, Bixenstine, C J.. &, Cibik, P, (1991), Home/community-based services: A two-tier approach. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 61(3), 403-408.

Acierno, R., Knapp, R., Tuerk, P., Gilmore, A. K., Lejuez, C., Ruggiero, K., … & Foa, E. B. (2017). A non-inferiority trial of Prolonged Exposure for posttraumatic stress disorder: In person versus home-based telehealth. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 89, 57-65. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2016.11.009.

Acierno, R., Gros, D. F., Ruggiero, K. J., Hernandez‐Tejada, B. M. A., Knapp, R. G., Lejuez, C. W., … & Tuerk, P. W. (2016). Behavioral activation and therapeutic exposure for posttraumatic stress disorder: A noninferiority trial of treatment delivered in person versus home‐based telehealth. Depression and anxiety, 33, 415–423. DOI: 10.1002/da.22476

Ammerman, R. T., Mallow, P. J., Rizzo, J. A., Putnam, F. W., & Van Ginkel, J. B. (2017). Cost-effectiveness of In-Home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for low-income depressed mothers participating in early childhood prevention programs. Journal of Affective Disorders, 208, 475-482. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2016.10.041

Barrera, T. L., Cummings, J. P., Armento, M., Cully, J. A., Bush Amspoker, A., Wilson, N. L., … & Stanley, M. A. (2017). Telephone-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for older, rural veterans with depression and anxiety in home-based primary care. Clinical Gerontologist, 40(2), 114-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07317115.2016.1254133

Bounthavong, M., Pruitt, L. D., Smolenski, D. J., Gahm, G. A., Bansal, A., & Hansen, R. N. (2016). Economic evaluation of home-based telebehavioural health care compared to in-person treatment delivery for depression. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357633X16678147

Boyd-Franklin, N., & Bry, B. H. (2000). Reaching out in family therapy: Home-based, school, and community interventions. New York: The Guilford Press.

Bruce, M. L., & McNamara, R. (1992). Psychiatric status among the homebound elderly: An epidemiologic perspective. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 40, 561-566.

Bryce, M., & Lloyd, J. (Eds.). (1981). Treating families in the home: An alternative to placement. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Carrasco, J. M., & Fox, R. A. (2012). Varying treatment intensity in a home-based parent and child therapy program for families living in poverty: A Randomized Clinic Trial. Journal of Community Psychology, 40, (621-630). doi:10.1002/jcop.2149.

Cherniss, C., & Herzog, E. (1996). Impact of home-based family therapy on maternal and child outcomes in disadvantaged adolescent mothers. Family Relations, 45, 72-79.

Cortes, L. (2004). Home-based family therapy: A misunderstanding of the role and a new challenge for therapists. Family Journal, 12(2) 184-188.

Erkolanhti, E., & Ilonen, T. (2004). A home-treatment system in child and adolescent psychiatry. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 9(3), 427-436.

Gros, D. F., Lancaster, C. L., López, C. M., & Acierno, R. (2016). Treatment satisfaction of home-based telehealth versus in-person delivery of prolonged exposure for combat-related PTSD in veterans. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357633X16671096

Heath, D. S. (2005). Home treatments for acute mental disorders: An alternative to hospitalization. New York: Routledge.

Kohn, R., Phil, M., Goldsmith, E., & Sedgwick, T. W. (2002). Treatment of homebound mentally ill elderly patients: The multidisciplinary psychiatric mobile team. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 10, 469-475.

Lazarus, A. A. & Zur, O. (Eds.) (2002). Dual Relationships and Psychotherapy. New York: Springer.

Longhi, E., Murray, L., Hunter, R., Wellsted, D., Taylor-Colls, S., MacKenzie, K., … & Fearon, R. M. P. (2016). The NSPCC UK Minding the Baby®(MTB) home-visiting programme, supporting young mothers (aged 14–25) in the first 2 years of their baby’s life: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17(1), 486. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1618-4

Macchi, C. R. & O’Conner, N. O. (2010). Common Components of Home-Based Family Therapy models: The HBFT Partnership in Kansas. Contemporary Family Therapy, 32, 444-458. doi: 10.1007/s10591-010-9127-1.

Menikoff, A. (1999). Psychiatric home care: Clinical and economic dimensions. New York: Academic Press.

Morris, J. (2003). The home visit in family therapy. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 14(3), 95-99. doi:10.10.1300/J085v14n03_06.

Ordway, M. R., Sadler, L. S., Dixon, J., Close, N., Mayes, L., & Slade, A. (2014). Lasting effects of an interdisciplinary home visiting program on child behavior: Preliminary follow-up results of a randomized trial. Journal of pediatric nursing, 29(1), 3-13. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2013.04.006

Schacht, A. J., Tafoya, N., & Mirabla, K. (1989). Home-based therapy with American Indian families. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 3(2), 27-42.

Schaefer, J. K. (2016). Personal characteristics of effective home visitors. Journal of Social Service Research, 42(1), 84-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2015.1078868

Synder, W., & McCollum, E. E. (1999). Their home is their castle: Learning to do in-home family therapy. Family Process, 38, 229-242.

Thompson, S. J., Bender, K., Lantry, J., & Flynn, P. M. (2007). Treatment engagement: Building therapeutic alliance in home-based treatment with adolescents and their families. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 29(1-2), 39-55. doi:10.1007/s10591-007-9030-6.

Volker, T. (1999). Beyond the clinic: In-home therapy with Head Start families. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 25(2), 177-189.

Wangelin, B. C., Szafranski, D. D., & Gros, D. F. (2016). Telehealth technologies in evidence-based psychotherapy. In J. K. Luiselli, & A. J. Fischer (Eds.), Computer-assisted and web-based innovations in psychology (pp. 119-140). New York, NY: Elsevier.

Zur, O. (2015). Beyond the Office Walls: Home Visits, Celebrations, Adventure Therapy, Incidental Encounters and Other Encounters Outside the Office Walls.

Zur, O. (2007). Boundaries in Psychotherapy: Ethical and Clinical Explorations. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association – APA Books.

Zur, O. (2001). Out-of-Office Experience: When crossing office boundaries and engaging in dual relationships are clinically beneficial and ethically soundThe Independent Practitioner, 21 (1), 96-100.

Zur, O. & Trachsel, M. (In Print). Beyond the Office Walls: Ethical Issues of Home Visits, and Adventure Therapy, Oxford Handbook of Psychotherapy Ethics. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK.

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