7 Reference List Format

Only include references that you have cited in the body of your paper.

Write the word References at the top of the page and do not use bold or use a different font size. If you only have one reference write the word Reference.

Please note that the term works cited is not APA style, and that a bibliography is not a reference list but is a list of recommended readings.

General Rules

  • Entries are arranged alphabetically by authors’ surnames
  • Arrange single author entries by year, the earlier works come first
  • Arrange items with the exact same multiple authors as you would for single authors, the earlier works come first
  • One Author entries precede multiple author entries
  • Nothing precedes something, e.g., Peters, S. precedes Petersen, A.



Gil, E. (1994). Play in family therapy. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Gil, E. (2003). Play genograms. In C. F. Sori & L. L. Hecker (Eds.), The therapist’s notebook for children and adolescents. New York, NY: Haworth Press.

Lew, A., & Bettner, B. L. (1998). Responsibility in the classroom: A teacher’s guide to understanding and motivating students. Newton Centre, MA: Connexions Press.

Lew, A., & Bettner, B. L. (2000). A parent’s guide to understanding and motivating children. Newton Centre, MA: Connexions Press.

Johnson, S. M. (2004). The practice of emotionally focused couple therapy: Creating connections (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge Mental Health.

Johnson, S. M., Bradley, B., Furrow, J., Lee, A., Palmer, G., Tilley, D. (2005). Becoming an emotionally focused couple therapist: The workbook. New York, NY: Routledge.

Johnson, S. M., & Lee, A. C. (2005). Emotionally focused family therapy: Restructuring attachment. In C. E. Bailey (Ed.), Children in therapy: Using the family as a resource (pp. 112–133). New York, NY: W. W. Norton.

Johnson, S. M., Maddeaux, C., & Blouin, J. (1998). Emotionally focused family therapy for bulimia: Changing attachment patterns. Psychotherapy, 35, 238–247. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0087728



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