Clinical Handbook of Marriage and Couples Interventions / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$315.36
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $145.50
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 62%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $145.50   
  • New (3) from $319.65   
  • Used (4) from $145.50   

Overview

The majority of people, in cultures worldwide, seek fulfilment and happiness in marriage and couples relationships. Many mental health professionals now find they are increasingly consulted when such relationships encounter difficulties that threaten the wellbeing of the couples involved. The costs of such difficulties can be high, to society, to children and to other family members, in both emotional and economic terms. Psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counsellors and social workers will find in this uniquely comprehensive handbook a critical review of knowledge in this wide field, as well as a guide to best practice in its many areas of intervention. The scope of the handbook includes an overview of healthy, normal marriage processes, the major influences on marital quality and stability, the interaction between individual adjustment, environmental events, and relationship satisfaction, and interventions designed to assist couples to enhance their relationship. The emphasis in the chapters which review research is on explicating the implications of current state-of-the-art knowledge for assessment and intervention with couples. Over half the book comprises detailed guidelines on how to conduct interventions for relationship problems. This includes work on different approaches to couples therapy, adapting couples therapy to the needs of couples in which one partner has significant individual psychopathology, working with just one partner, responding to crises initiated by extramarital affairs, mediating divorce, and working with families in which there are combined marital and parenting difficulties.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Karen M. Donahey, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book is a collective work of authors from three continents: North America, Australia, and Europe. The editors have guided the focus of the book so that it distills the crucial elements about what we know about couples relationships, with particular emphasis on how to intervene to promote more satisfying relationships.
Purpose: The book grew out of the editors' mutual interest in trying to understand and promote happy, satisfying marriages. The purpose of the book was to provide a comprehensive guide as to what is known about marriage. Their primary goal was to guide practitioners on how to understand, assess, prevent, and change unhappy marriages. The book is needed and meets the objectives.
Audience: The book is written for mental health professionals and students interested in working with couples in promoting or improving their relationships. The editors and authors are credible authorities in this subject.
Features: The book is adequately illustrated with tables and charts. The references are current and pertinent. The overall appearance of the book is attractive.
Assessment: This book is an excellent resource for professionals working with individuals and couples regarding their relationship and relationship issues. The scope of the book is quite broad. It provides the reader with a clear understanding of what is known about the nature of healthy, satisfying, and stable relationships; the changes that occur over time; and the impact of personal and environmental influences. There are also detailed descriptions in several chapters on how to intervene with couples in specific situations, such as alcohol abuse, domestic violence, extramarital affairs, and sexual dysfunction, to name a few. The book has two chapters on evaluating and improving interventions to assist couples. This book is a worthwhile and valuable contribution to the field of marital and couples therapy.
Karen M. Donahey
This book is a collective work of authors from three continents: North America, Australia, and Europe. The editors have guided the focus of the book so that it distills the crucial elements about what we know about couples relationships, with particular emphasis on how to intervene to promote more satisfying relationships. The book grew out of the editors' mutual interest in trying to understand and promote happy, satisfying marriages. The purpose of the book was to provide a comprehensive guide as to what is known about marriage. Their primary goal was to guide practitioners on how to understand, assess, prevent, and change unhappy marriages. The book is needed and meets the objectives. The book is written for mental health professionals and students interested in working with couples in promoting or improving their relationships. The editors and authors are credible authorities in this subject. The book is adequately illustrated with tables and charts. The references are current and pertinent. The overall appearance of the book is attractive. This book is an excellent resource for professionals working with individuals and couples regarding their relationship and relationship issues. The scope of the book is quite broad. It provides the reader with a clear understanding of what is known about the nature of healthy, satisfying, and stable relationships; the changes that occur over time; and the impact of personal and environmental influences. There are also detailed descriptions in several chapters on how to intervene with couples in specific situations, such as alcohol abuse, domestic violence, extramarital affairs, and sexual dysfunction, to name a few. The book has twochapters on evaluating and improving interventions to assist couples. This book is a worthwhile and valuable contribution to the field of marital and couples therapy.
Booknews
Twenty-seven contributions provide a critical review of knowledge in the field, as well as a guide to best practice in its many areas of intervention. The scope of the text includes an overview of healthy, normal marriage processes, the major influences on marital quality and stability, the interaction between individual adjustment, environmental events, and relationship satisfaction; and interventions designed to assist couples in enhancing their relationship. Over half the text comprises detailed guidelines for conducting interventions for relationship problems such as individual psychopathology, extramarital affairs, divorce, and families having combined marital and parenting difficulties. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

3 Stars from Doody
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

THE NATURE OF HEALTHY MARRIAGE.

The Concept of a Healthy Marriage (W. Halford, et al.).

Cognitive and Affective Processes in Marriage (P. Noller, et al.).

Gender Issues in Heterosexual, Gay and Lesbian Couples (D. Julien, et al.).

Racial, Ethnic and Cultural Issues in Couples Therapy (A. Jones C. Chao).

DEVELOPMENTAL INFLUENCES ON MARRIAGE.

The Developmental Course of Couples' Relationships (K. Lindahl, et al.).

Aging and Marriage: Understanding the Long-term, Later-life Marriage (F. Dickson).

PERSONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON MARRIAGE.

Couples and the Work-Family Interface (B. Thompson).

Physical Health and Relationships (K. Schmaling T. Sher).

ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION WITH COUPLES.

Systems Approaches to Couple Therapy (P. Fraenkel).

Relationship Interventions with One Partner (I. Bennun).

Marital Discord and Depression (H. Hops, et al.).

EVALUATING AND IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COUPLES INTERVENTIONS.

Evaluating and Improving the Efficacy of Conjoint Marital Therapy (M. Whisman D. Snyder).

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)