List of Publications


1972/1973 Publication of parts of M.D. thesis in various German medical and educational journals

1979/1980 Regular columnist and specialist writer for Doctor, Hospital Doctor and On Call

Asen et al. (1982) 'A Day Unit for Families'. British Journal of Family Therapy. 4: 345-358

Asen, E. (1985) 'Illness and the Family'. Proc.Roy.Soc.Med., Suppl.8 Vol.78: 21-25

Asen, E. (1986) Book: 'Psychiatry for Beginners'. Unwin Paperback  (various foreign editions subsequently)          

Asen, E. (1986) 'Family Therapy in Child Guidance'. Newsletter Child Guidance Trust. March 1986

Asen, E. & Tomson, P. (1987) 'Can General Practitioners be Taught Family Therapy Methods? A contribution to the Debate'.  Family Systems Medicine, Vol.5, No.1

Asen (1988)  'The Marlborough Family Day Unit'. Bull.Roy.Coll. of Psych. Vol.12, No.3

Asen & Graham, P (1988): 'The Nature of Emotional and Behavioural Problems'. In: Smith, J. & Bryans, T. (eds): 'The Assessment (Statementing) of Children with Behavioural and Emotional Problems: A Multidisciplinary Course'. NFER-Nelson

Asen et al. (1989)  'A Systems Approach to Child Abuse: Management and Treatment Issues'. Child Abuse and Neglect,  Vol.13, 45-57

Asen (1989) 'Family Therapy'. In Stainton Rogers,W., Hevey,D. & Ash,E.(eds): 'Child Abuse and Neglect - Facing the  Challenge'. Batsford - The Open University.

Asen (1990)  'Paradox in Paediatrics'  ArchPaed. Vol.65, No.6,600-601

Asen, Berkowitz,R.,Cooklin,A.,Leff,J.,Loader,P., Piper,R. & Rein,L. (1991): 'Family Therapy Outcome Research:  A Trial for Families, Therapists and Researchers'. Family Process 30:3-20

Asen (1991) 'Erfahrungen mit der Tagesklinischen Familientherapie in London'. In: Versorgungskonzepte in der Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie: Defizite und Moglichkeiten. Stadt  Essen

Jenkins,H. & Asen (1992): 'Family Therapy without the Family:  A Framework for Systemic Practice'. Journal of  Family  Therapy 14: 1-14

Graham,H., Senior,R., Lazarus,M., Mayer,R. & Asen (1992): 'Family Therapy in General Practice: Views of Referrers  and Clients'. Brit.Journ.Gen.Pract. 42,25-28

Asen & Tomson, P. (1992) Book: Family Solutions in Family Practice. Quay Publ., Lanc.

Asen (1992) 'Tagesklinik fur ganze Familien'. TW Neurologie Psychiatrie 6, 492-499

Asen (1992) 'Responding to Child Abuse: Family Therapy'. In: Stainton Rogers,W., Hevey, D., Roche,J. & Ash,E. (eds): 'Child Abuse and Neglect - Facing the Challenge' Batsford - The Open University (2nd edition)

Asen (1995) Book: Family Therapy for Everyone.  BBC Publ., London

H.Schuff & Asen (1996): 'The disturbed parent and  the disturbed family'. In: Goepfert,M., Webster,J.  & Seeman,M.V. (eds): 'Disturbed and Mentally Ill  Parents and their Children'. Cambridge University Press

Asen (1996) Advances in family and couples Therapy.  In: Edwards,G. &   Dare,C.(eds): Psychotherapy, Psychological Treatments and the  Addiction. Cambridge University Press

Asen (1996)   'Helping the families of children with behaviour problems'. In: Varma,V.(ed.): Management of Children with Problems Today. Ashgate Publ.

Asen (1996)   'Family therapy with ageing families' in: Jacoby  & Oppenheimer,C.(eds.): Psychiatry in the  Elderly, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press

Asen (1997)   'Troubles of relationships' in:Varma,V.(ed.): Troubles of Children and Adolescents.  J.Kingsley,London

Asen (1997)  'Managing manic depressive disorders: what relatives and friends can do to help'. In: Varma,V.(ed.): Managing Manic Depressive Disorders. J.Kingsley, London

Asen (1997)  'From Milan to Milan: true tales about the  structural Milan approach' Human Systems,  vol.8,1 pp39-42

Asen (1997)   'Getting into family systems medicine', Context  No.34

Asen (1998)   'On the brink: managing suicidal teenagers'. In:  Sutcliffe,P., Tufnell,G. & Cornish,U.(eds.): Death and the Family: Systemic Approaches to  Therapeutic Work. Macmillan, London

Verneals, S & Asen (1998): 'Depression and Expressed Emotion'. In: Steketee,G.S.(ed.): Applications of  Expressed Emotion Research to Clinical Practice. In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice. J.Wiley &  Sons, New York

Hegemann, Asen & Tomson (1999)  Book: 'Familienmedizin'.  Schattauer Verlag. Stuttgart - New York

Asen & Jones (1999): Couple therapy and depression'. Context, Vol 41, pp22-23 

Asen (1999)  The limits of technique in family therapy. In King,L.(ed.): Committed uncertainty in psycho therapy. Whurr Publ. London

Jones,E. &Asen,E. (2000) Book: Systemic couple therapy and  depression. Karnac, London & New York

Leff,J. et al, incl Asen (2000) 'The London Depression Intervention Trial: An RCT of antidepressants versus couple therapy in the treatment and maintenance of depressed people with a partner: clinical outcome and costs.'  British Journal of Psychiatry 177,  95 - 100   

Asen (2000) 'Working with families where there is parenting breakdown'. In: Reder,P., McClure,M. & Jolley,A.(eds.): Family Matters.  Routledge, London

Asen, E (2000)  'Creating contexts for change' Systemisk Forum 13,2

Asen, E (2000) ‘Familienbegutachtung und –therapie bei schwerer körperlicher und seelischer Kindesmisshandlung. Kindesmisshandlung und –vernachlässigung 3: 95-105

Scholz,M. & Asen,E. (2001): 'Multiple family therapy with eating disordered adolescents: concepts and preliminary results'. European Eating Disorders Review 9: 33 - 42

Asen, Dawson & McHugh (2001) Book: 'Multiple Family Therapy —  the Marlborough model and its wider applications'. Karnac, New York and London

Asen (2001) Familienbegutachtung und —therapie bei schwerer körperlicher und seelischer Kindesmisshandlung. Kindesmisshandlung und  —vernachlässigung 3: 95- 105

Asen (2001) L'evoluzione della terapia multifamiliare. Connessioni 9: 135 — 142

Scholz,M., Asen,E. Gantchev,K., Schell,B. and Süß,U. (2002):   Familientages-klinik in der Kinderpsychiatrie.Das Dresdner Modell — Konzept und erste Erfahrungen.  Psychiatrische Praxis

Asen (2002): Multiple family therapy: an overview. Journal of Family Therapy 24: 3 - 16

Asen (2002): Working with ageing families. In: Jacoby,R. & Oppenheimer,C. (eds.) Psychiatry in the Elderly. Oxford University Press

Asen (2002):  Outcome research in family therapy. Advances in Psychiatric          Treatment 8: 230 -238

Asen (2002) Intensive interventions in multi-problem families. In: ACPP Occasional Papers Series, pp 25 - 37 

Asen (2002) Integrative therapy from a systemic perspective. In: Holmes,J. &  Bateman.A. (eds.): Integrative Psychotherapy. Oxford University Press

Asen (2002) The difficult patient — a systemic approach. In: Holmes,J. &          Elder,A.(eds): New Developments in General Practice. Oxford University Press 

Asen, Dawson and McHugh (2002): La famiglia in classe. In: Andolfi,M. & Manicardi, P.F. (eds.): Adolescenti tra scuola e famiglia. Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano

Selig,D, Schell,B., Scholz,M. & Asen,E. (2002): Systemische Ressourcenarbeit mit Familien im ergotherapeutischen Kontext der Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie. Ergotherapie & Rehabilitation 41: 7 - 13

Eisler,I., LeGrange,D. and Asen,E. (2003): Family treatments. In: Treasure,J., Schmidt,U. and van Furth,E.: Handbook of Eating Disorders: Theory,  Treatment and Research. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester

Asen,E. (ed.) (2003) Marlborough Family Therapy Basics. An integrated

video, CD- ROM and manualised teaching package. Marlborough  Family Service, London

Leff,J., Alexander,B., Asen,E., Brewin,C., Dayson,D., Verneals,S. and        Wolff,G. (2003): Modes of action of family interventions in depression and  Schizophrenia: the same or different? Journal of Family Therapy 25:  357 – 370

Asen (2003) Families and Experts in Court: Promoting Change or Collusion?   Context 66:   8- 9

Asen,E and Schuff,H (2003): Disturbed parents and disturbed families:           assessment   and treatment issues. In: Goepfert,M., Webster,J.  &   Seeman, M.V.   (eds): 'Disturbed and Mentally Ill  Parents and their Children'.  Cambridge University Press

Asen,E., Tomson,D., Young,V. & Tomson,P. (2004) Book: ‘10 minutes for the  family: systemic practice in primary care.’ Routledge: London

Asen (2004) Collaborating in promiscuous swamps – the systemic practitioner as context chameleon? Journal of Family Therapy 26: 280-285

Asen,E. & Schmidt,U. (2005) Joint Editors of  Special Issue of Journal of Family  Therapy , Vol 27,2 (pp101 – 182)

Schmidt,U. & Asen,E. (2005): Does multi-family day treatment hit the spot that other treatments cannot reach? Journal of Family Therapy 27: 101 – 103

Asen (2005)  Von Multi-Institutionen-Familien zur Selbsthilfe. ZTSB 23: 166 - 171

Asen, E. & Schuff, H. (2006): Psychosis and multiple family group therapy. Journal of Family Therapy 28: 58-72

Asen, E. (2006): Kinder und Erwachsene in der Multifamilientherapie. PiD 7: 49 – 52

Asen, E. (2006) Systemic approaches  - critique and scope. In: Timimi,S. & Begum, M. (eds.) Critical Voices in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (pp 147 – 162) Free Association Books, London

Asen, E. (2006) Assessing parents considered to pose serious risks to their children: the Marlborough Approach.  Nyas 18: 178 – 188

Asen, E. & Bevington, D. (2007): Barefoot practitioners: a proposal for a manualized, home-based Adolescent in Crisis Intervention Project. In: Baruch, G.,  Fonagy, P. & Robins, D. (eds): Reaching the Hard to Reach. J Wiley, Chichester

Asen, E. (2007): Multi-contextual multiple family therapy. In: Mayes, L., Fonagy, P. & Target, M. (eds): Developmental Science and Psychoanalysis.

Karnac, London

Asen, E. (2007): ‘Therapeutic assessments’: assessing the ability to change. In: Thorpe, C. & Trowell, J. (eds.): Re-rooted Lives: Interdisciplinary Work with the Family Justice System. Jordan Publ., Bristol

Asen, E. (2007): Therapies, treatment and medication: other talking treatments. In: Persaud, R. (ed): The Mind – a User’s Guide. Bantam Press, London.

Asen, E. (2007): Changing ‘multi-problem families’ – developing a multi-contextual multi-family approach. In: Festschrift Walter Lorenz. Social Work & Society, Vol 5

Asen, E. (2007): Beispiele zur interkulturellen Therapie. Wege zum Menschen, Vol 59, 332-341

Asen, E. & Bianchi, S. (2007) DAPHNE report:  The European multi-family approach.  www.multifamilyassessment.net

Asen, E. (2008):  Systemic interventions with older adults and their families. In:  Jacoby, R., Oppenheimer, C., Dening, T. & Thomas, A.: Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry. Oxford University Press, Oxford 

Asen, E. (2008): Book: So gelingt Familie – Hilfen für den alltäglichen Wahnsinn. Carl-Auer, Heidelberg             

Asen, E. & Scholz, M. (2008): Multi-Familientherapie in unterschiedlichen Kontexten. Prax. Kinderpsychol. Kinderpsychiatrie 57: 362 – 380

Asen, E. & Scholz, M.  (2009) Book: Praxis der Multifamilientherapie. Carl-Auer, Heidelberg

Asen, E. (2009): Systemic Interventions for Depression. In: Depression in Childhood and Adolescence, ACAMH Occasional Papers 28: 79 - 86

Asen, E. (2009) Interkulturelle Entwicklung des Systemischen Feldes. Vergleiche zwischen England und Deutschland. Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Beratung 27: 74 - 79

Asen, E. (2009): Multifamilientherapie. Familiendynamik 34: 2-9

Asen, E. (2010): Mentalization-Based Family Therapy. Paedagogisk Psykologisk Tidsskrift 47: 49 - 54

McHugh, B., Dawson, N., Scrafton, A. & Asen, E. (2010): ‘Hearts on their sleeves’: the use of systemic biofeedback in schools. Journal of Family Therapy 32: 58 - 72

Asen, E. & Scholz, M. (2010) Book: Multi-Family Therapy: Concepts and Techniques. Routledge, London

Asen, E. (2010) Entrenched parental positions post-separation- do they amount to a mental health disorder and how can they be treated? In: Thorpe, M & Faggionato, M. (eds.) Mental Health and Family Law. Jordan Publ., Bristol

Asen, E (2010): Psychotherapieintegration in der Praxis: ambulante Dienste. Psychotherapie im Dialog 11: 54 - 57

Asen, E. & Fonagy, P. (2010): Mentalisierungsbasierte Familientherapie. Psychotherapie im Dialog 11: 239-243

Asen, E. (2010): Der Partner als Assistent in der Therapie depressiver Patienten.  Kerbe 3: 19-20

Stratton, P., Reibstein, J., Lask, J., Singh, R. & Asen, E. (2011) Competences and occupational standards for systemic family and couples therapy. Journal of Family Therapy 33: 123 – 143

Asen, E. (2011): Systemische Arbeit mit ‘Gewaltfamilien’: wenn Familien sich gegenseitig helfen. In: U.Borst & A. Lanfranchi (ed.) Liebe und Gewalt in nahen Beziehungen. Carl-Auer Verlag, Heidelberg

Asen, E., Bianchi, S. and Glienke, S. (2011): MFT-V - Working with Abusive and Violent High Risk Families.  DVD e-manual and training package. www.multifamilyassessment.net

Asen, E. & Fonagy, P. (2012) Mentalization-based Therapeutic Interventions for Families. Journal of Family Therapy 34: 347-370

Asen, E. & Fonagy, P. (2012) Mentalization-based Family Therapy. In: A. Bateman & P. Fonagy (eds.) Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice (pp.107 - 128). American Psychiatric Publ.,Washington and London 

Leff, J., Asen, E. and Schwarzenbach, F. (2012) Depression, couple therapy, research and government policy. In: Balfour, A., Morgan, M. & Vincent, C. (eds.) How Couple Relationships Shape our World. Karnac, London

Keaveny, E., Midgley, N., Asen, E., Bevington, D., Fearon, P., Fonagy, P., Jennings-Hobbs, R. and Wood, S. (2012) Minding the family mind: the development and initial evaluation of mentalization-based treatment for families. In: Midgley, N. and Vrouva, I. (eds.) Minding the Child. Routledge, Hove and New York

Asen, E. (2012 in print) Dancing with Minuchin. Human Systems

Bracken, P., Thomas. P., Timimi. S., Asen, E. et al  (2012) Psychiatry beyond the current paradigm. British Journal of Psychiatry 201, 430–434

Asen, E. (2013) Migrating between self and others – mentalization-based therapy with families. In: Varchevker, A. & McGinley,E. (eds.): Enduring Migration through the Life Cycle. Karnac, London

Bevington, D., Fuggle, P., Fonagy, P., Target, M. and Asen, E. (2013) Innovations in Practice: Adolescent Mentalization-Based Integrative Therapy (AMBIT) – a new integrated approach to working with the most hard to reach adolescents with severe complex mental health needs. Child and Adolescent Mental Health 18: 46-51

Asen, E. (2013) Was bedeutet Depression aus systemischer Sicht? Depressives Verhalten als interaktionelles Phänomen. Psychotherapie im Dialog 3: 30- 33

Bracken, P., Thomas. P., Timimi. S., Asen, E. et al  (2013): Una psichiatria al di la dell’ attuale paradigma. Psicoterapia e Scienze Umane XLVII,1: 9-22

Asen, E. & Fonagy, P. (2014) Mentalisierungsbasierte therapeutische Interventionen für Familien. Familiendynamik 39: 234-249 

Asen, E. & Fonagy, P. (2014): Interventi basata sulla mentalizzazione in terapia familiar. Terapia Familiare 35: 5-39

 Asen, E. (2014): Neue Familien – Neue Dilemmata? Lernprozess für Familientherapeuten. In:  Zwack, J. & Nicolai, E. (ed.): Systemische Streifzüge (pp.138-151) Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, Goettingen

 Asen, E. (2014): Multifamilientherapie. In: Levold, T.  Wirsching, M. (eds) Systemische Therapie und Beratung – das grosse Lehrbuch  (p.197-202), Carl-Auer Verlag, Heidelberg

 Asen, E., Tomson, D., Young, V. & Tomson, P. (2015): Dieci Minuti per la Famiglia. Interventi Sistemici in Medicina di Base. Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano.