Wright, L.M. (2019). Older Adults and Their Families: An Interactional Intervention That Brings Forth Love and Softens Suffering. Journal of Family Nursing, 25(4), 610-626.

Wright, L.M. (2015). Eckhart Tolle’s Spiritual Words of Wisdom: Application to Family Nursing Practice. Journal of Family Nursing, 2, 503 – 507, first published on September 22, 2015. doi:10.1177/1074840715606244.

Bell, J.M. & Wright, L.M. (2015). The Illness Beliefs Model: Advancing Practice Knowledge About Illness Beliefs, Family Healing, and Family Interventions. Journal of Family Nursing, 21, 179-185. doi:10.1177/1074840715586889.

Wright, L. M. (2015). Brain science and illness beliefs: An unexpected explanation of the healing power of therapeutic conversations and the family interventions that matter. Journal of Family Nursing, 21, 186-205. doi:10.1177/1074840715575822.

Sveinbjarnardottir, E.K., Svavarsdottir, E.K., & Wright, L.M. (2013). What are the benefits of a short therapeutic conversation intervention with acute psychiatric patients and their families? A controlled before and after study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(5), 593-602.


Duhamel, F., Dupuis, F., Wright, L.M. (2009) Families’ and Nurses’ Responses to the “One Question Question”: Reflections for Clinical Practice, Education, and Research in Family Nursing. Journal of Family Nursing, 15(4) 461-485.

Bell, J.M., Moules, N.J., & Wright, L.M. (2009). Therapeutic letters and the Family Nursing Unit: A legacy of advanced nursing practice. Journal of Family Nursing, 15(1), 6-30.

Wright, L.M. (2008). One idea for healing families and communities: Soften suffering through spiritual care practices. Journal of Family Nursing, 14(4), 394-411.

McLeod, D.L., & Wright, L.M. (2008).   Living the as-yet unanswered:  Spiritual care practices in Family Systems Nursing.  Journal of Family Nursing, 14(1), 118-141.

Limacher, L.H., & Wright, L.M. (2006).  Exploring the therapeutic family intervention of commendations:  Insights from research.  Journal of Family Nursing, 12, 307-331.

Wright, L.M. & Leahey, M. (2005). The three most common errors in family nursing: How to avoid or sidestep. Journal of Family Nursing, 11(2), 90-101.

Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (2004). How to conclude or terminate with families. Journal of Family Nursing, 10(4) , 402-403.

* Houger Limacher, L., & Wright, L.M. (2003). Commendations: Listening to the silent side of a family intervention. Journal of Family Nursing, 9(2), 130-135.

* Bohn, U., Wright, L.M., & Moules, N.J. (2003). A family systems nursing interview following a myocardial infarction: The power of commendations. Journal of Family Nursing, 9(2), 151-165.

*McLeod, D., & Wright, L.M. (2001). Conversations of spirituality: Spirituality in family systems nursing – making the case with four clinical vignettes. Journal of Family Nursing, 7(4), 391-415.

Wright, L.M. (2001). Suffering and family nursing intervention research: A healing combination. Japanese Journal of Family Nursing Research, 6(2), 133-140.


*Wright, L.M., Leahey, M. (1999). Maximizing time, minimizing suffering: 15 minute(or less) family interviews. Journal of Family Nursing, 5(3), 259-274.

*Levac, A.M., McLean, S., Wright, L.M., Bell, J.M., “Ann”, & “Fred”. ( 1998). A “Reader’s Theatre” intervention to managing grief: Post-therapy reflections by a family and a clinical team. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 24(1), 81-94.

*Tapp, D.M., Moules, N., Bell, J.M., & Wright, L.M. (1997). Family skills labs: Facilitating the development of family nursing skills in the undergraduate curriculum. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 247-266.

Wright, L.M. (1997). Beliefs, illness, and healing: A dynamic threesome. AFTA Newsletter, Summer(68), 15-18. Wright, L.M., & Bell, J.M. (1997). Beliefs, families and illness: The evolution of a clinical practice approach. AARN Newsletter, 53(1), 11-12.

Wright, L.M. (1997). Suffering and spirituality: The soul of clinical work with families. [Editorial]. Journal of Family Nursing, 3(1), 3-14.

*Gale, J., Chenail, R.J., Watson, W.L., Wright, L.M., & Bell, J.M. (1996). Research and practice: A reflexive and recursive relationship. Three narratives and five voices. Marriage and Family Review. Special issue: Methods and Methodologies of Qualitative Family Research, 24(3/4), 275-296.

*Tapp, D.M., & Wright, L.M. (1996). Live supervision and family systems nursing: Postmodern influences and dilemmas. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 3(4), 225-233.

* Robinson, C.A., & Wright, L.M. (1995). Family nursing interventions: What families say makes a difference. Journal of Family Nursing, 1(3), 327-345.

*Wright, L.M., Bell, J.M, Watson, W.L, & Tapp, D. (1995). The influence of nurses’ beliefs: A clinical example of a post myocardial infarction couple. Journal of Family Nursing, 1(3), 238-256.

*Duhamel, F., Watson, W.L., & Wright, L.M. (1994). A family systems approach to hypertension. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 5(4), 14-24.

*Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (1994). Calgary family intervention model: One way to think about change. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 20(4), 381-395.

*Wright, L.M. (1994). Live supervision: Developing therapeutic competence in family systems nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 33(7), 325-327.

Wright, L.M., & Bell, J.M. (1994). The future of family nursing research: Interventions, interventions, interventions. The Japanese Journal of Nursing Research, 27(2-3), 4-15.

* Robinson, C.A., Wright, L.M., & Watson, W.L. (1994). A nontraditional approach to family violence. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 8(1), 30-37.

*Watson, W.L., Bell, J.M., & Wright, L.M.,(1992). Osteophytes and marital fights: A single case clinical research report of chronic pain. Family Systems Medicine, 10(4), 423-435.

* Bell, J.M., Wright, L.M., & Watson, W.L. (1992). The medical map is not the territory; or,”Medical Family Therapy?” – Watch your language! Family Systems Medicine, 10(1), 35-39.

*Wright, L.M., & Levac, A.M. (1992). The non-existence of non-compliant families: The influence of Humberto Maturana. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 17, 913-917.

*Wright, L.M., & Simpson, P. (1991). A systemic belief approach to epileptic seizures: A case of being spellbound. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 13(2), 165-180.

Bell, J.M., & Wright, L.M. (1990). Flaws in family nursing education. The Canadian Nurse, 86, 28-30.

*Wright, L.M. (1990). One way to deal with the perils of polytherapy: A contract for marital privacy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 11(3), 179-181.

*Wright, L.M. (1990). Research as a family therapy intervention technique. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 12(6), 477-484.

*Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (1990). Trends in the nursing of families. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 15, 148-154.

*Wright, L.M., Luckhurst, P., & Amundson, J. (1990). Family therapy supervision as counter-induction. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 1(3), 65-74.


Wright, L.M. (1989). Decisions of competence and preference: An intervention for couples in conflict. American Psychiatric Nurses Association Newsletter, 1(3), 3.

Wright, L.M. (1989). When clients ask questions: Enriching the therapeutic conversation. Family Therapy Networker, 13(6), 15-16.

*Wright, L.M., & Bell, J.M. (1989). A survey of family nursing education in Canadian Universities. The Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 21, 59-74.

*Wright, L.M., Bell, J.M., & Rock, B.L. (1989). Smoking behavior and spouses: A case report. Family Systems Medicine, 7(2), 158-171.

Wright, L.M., & Dorsay, J.P. (1989). A case of Marilynitis or a Marilyn Monroe infection. Dulwich Centre Newsletter, 7-9.

*Wright, L.M. (1986). An analysis of “phone-ins”: Implications for training family therapy supervisors. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 12, 187-190.

*Leahey, M., & Wright, L.M. (1985). Intervening with families with chronic illness. Family Systems Medicine, 3, 60-69.

Wright, L.M. & Leahey, M. (1985). Families with chronic illness: Three intervention approaches. Continuing Care Coordinator, March, 35-36(invited).

*Wright, L.M., Miller, D., & Nelson, K.L. (1985). Treatment of a non-drinking family member in an alcoholic family system by a family nursing team. Family Systems Medicine, 3(3), 291-300.

Wright, L.M., Watson, W.L., & Duhamel, F. (1985). The Family Nursing Unit: Clinical preparation at the masters level. The Canadian Nurse, 81, 26-29.

Wright, L.M., Watson, W.L., & Duhamel, F. (1985). Une formation clinique en centre familial au niveau de la maitrise. L’Infirmiere Canadienne, 10, 31-32.

*Wright, L.M., & Imber Coppersmith, E. (1983). Supervision of supervision: How to be ‘meta’ to a metaposition. Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 2, 40-50.

*Wright, L.M., Hall, J., O’Connor, M., Perry, R., & Murphy, R. (1982). The power of loyalties: One family’s developmental struggle during the launching years. The Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 1, 57-70.

Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (1980). Clinical training of marriage and family therapists in Alberta. Alberta Association on Family Relations Newsletter, August.

Wright, L.M., & Leahey, M. (1980). Discrepancies abound. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Newsletter, 2(4).

*Tomm, K.M., & Wright, L.M. (1979). Family therapy training: Perceptual, conceptual and executive skills. Family Process, 18, 227-250.

*Wright, L.M. (1975). A symbolic tree: Loneliness is the root; delusions are the leaves. Journal of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Services, May-June.

* Refereed Journals