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Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy, Second Edition / Edition 2
     

Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Neil S. Jacobson, Alan S. Gurman
 

ISBN-10: 0898628555

ISBN-13: 9780898628555

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Updating and expanding upon the highly acclaimed and widely adopted Clinical Handbook of Marital Therapy, this book is a comprehensive, authoritative guide to therapy with couples. Placing couple therapy at the center of cutting-edge developments in the broader domain of psychotherapy, the volume presents a balanced mixture of both major enduring clinical

Overview

Updating and expanding upon the highly acclaimed and widely adopted Clinical Handbook of Marital Therapy, this book is a comprehensive, authoritative guide to therapy with couples. Placing couple therapy at the center of cutting-edge developments in the broader domain of psychotherapy, the volume presents a balanced mixture of both major enduring clinical methods and recent conceptual, clinical, and empirical advances.

Organized for optimal clinical use, the book begins with a detailed analysis of the major models of couple therapy. Noted contributors present descriptions of strategies and techniques and link these to a basic theoretical framework. Included are entirely new in-depth chapters on problem- and solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, object relational, and ego-analytic therapies, as well as chapters on Bowen family systems, emotionally focused, group, and preventive approaches. Ways in which influential theories have been refined in the last decade are clearly delineated.

Each chapter follows a uniform structure, presenting detailed discussions of:
* The theoretical model of couple distress/dysfunction
* Rationale for how the treatment approach follows from the model
* Overall strategy, including diagnostic/assessment procedures, typical goals, structure of therapy session, and hypothesized active ingredients of the approach
* The therapist's role in the therapeutic process and typical technical errors
* Specific strategies, including major techniques, common obstacles, and limitations of the approach
* Common clinical issues such as managing resistance, handling acute relationship distress, and dealing with termination

Chapters in Part II discuss issues of culture, gender, religion, race, and sexual orientation, exploring the ways deeply felt personal values in these areas can cause conflict between partners as well as problems in the therapeutic discourse. Also examined are ruptures of the relational bond and the facilitation of healthy divorce processes.

The conduct of couple therapy with psychiatric disorders is addressed in Part III. Each chapter considers:

* The usual diagnostic definition of the problem
* How relationship issues contribute to the (individual)
problem; and how individual problems contribute to relationship discord
* Nondyadic factors that may play a role in the etiology or maintenance of the disorder
* The limitations of a purely "relational therapy" approach
* Other interventions that can be used within the framework of a relationally focused therapy.
Considered are depression, anxiety, personality disorders, alcoholism, eating disorders, and sexual desire disorders.

Authoritative and comprehensive, the Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy is a worthy successor to its highly acclaimed and widely adopted predecessor. Presenting a wealth of practical and theoretical information on the full range of couple therapy interventions, the work is invaluable for a variety of professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and nurses. It also serves as an excellent text for advanced courses in these areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898628555
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Therapy with Couples: A Coming of Age? Gurman & Jacobson
I. MODELS OF INTERVENTION WITH COUPLES
A. Major Theories of Couple Therapy
2. Bowen Family Systems and Marriage. Papero
3. Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy. Christensen, Jacobson, & Babcock
4. Cognitive Aspects of Cognitive-Behavioral Marital Therapy. Baucom, Epstein, & Rankin
5. The Ego-Analytic Approach to Couples Therapy. Wile
6. The Emotionally Focused Approach to Problems in Adult Attachment. Johnson & Greenberg
7. Problem- and Solution-Focused Couple Therapies: The MRI and Milwaukee Models. Shoham, Rohrbaugh, & Patterson
8. Psychoanalytic Marital Therapy. Scharff
B. Group Methods
9. Group Therapy with Couples. Coche
10. Prevention and Relationship Enhancement. Floyd, Markman, Kelly, Blumberg, & Stanley
II. COUPLE THERAPY AND RELATIONALLY DEFINED PROBLEMS AND ISSUES
A. Issues of Culture, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
11. Cross-Cultural Marriages. Falicov
12. Redefining the Past, Present, and Future: Therapy with Long-Term Marriages at Midlife. Anderson, Dimidjian, & Miller
13. Gendered Aspects of Marital Therapy. Rampage
14. Therapy with Same-Sex Couples: An Introduction. Brown
B. Ruptures of the Relational Bond
15. Crises of Infidelity. Pittman III & Wagers
16. The Assessment and Treatment of Marital Violence: An Introduction for the Marital Therapist. Holtzworth-Munroe, Beatty, & Anglin
17. Facilitating Healthy Divorce Processes: Therapy and Mediation Approaches. Walsh, Jacob. & Simons
III. COUPLE THERAPY AND SELECTED PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS
18. Marital Therapy in the Treatment of Alcohol Problems. McCrady & Epstein
19. Anxiety Disorders: The Role of Marital Therapy. Craske & Zoellner
20. A Marital/Family Discord Model of Depression: Implications for Therapeutic Intervention. Gotlib & Beach
21. Conceptualization and Treatment of Eating Disorders in Couples. Root
22. Object Relations Marital Theory of Personality Disorders. Slipp
23. Treating Sexual Desire Disorders in Couples. Heiman, Epps, & Ellis

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