Counseling and Therapy for Couples / Edition 2

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Prepare for couples work with COUNSELING AND THERAPY FOR COUPLES! This counseling text includes wide coverage of topics in couples counseling, giving you exposure to the key issues and the varieties of couples with which you will be working. Numerous case examples and role-play scenarios illustrate the application of concepts to real-life situations. The integrative model discussed in the text encourages you to identify workable goals and lead couples to agreement, rather than spending time analyzing the personalities of each individual.

Covers the couple as a unique system, conflict negotiation & resolution, infidelity in relationships, divorcing couples.

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Integrating the major theoretical viewpoints in counseling for couples (behavior therapy, object- relations and psychodynamic approaches, the Bowen theory, and structural and strategic therapies), this guide for therapists discusses therapy for heterosexual, same sex, culturally mixed, dual married, and unmarried couples. Issues such as communication problems, intimacy and sexuality, divorce, infidelity, alcoholism, and dual career couples are each accorded a separate chapter and the counseling process is discussed from beginning to end. Role playing exercises and case studies are included throughout. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495005957
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/10/2006
  • Series: SW 393R 15-Couples Counseling Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 188,009
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Lynn Long is a professor in the Department of Counseling and Psychotherapy at Stetson University in Florida. Her doctorate degree is from the University of Florida

Mark Young is a professor at University of Central Florida. He received his doctorate in Community Counseling from Ohio University in 1985. Since 1987 he has worked as a counselor educator, and his professional experience as a counselor includes more than 20 years in community mental health, corrections, college counseling centers, and private practice. Dr. Young has given workshops at state and national conventions in the United States, Mexico, Russia, and France.

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Table of Contents

PART I. PRINCIPLES, EVALUATION, AND PLANNING. 1. The Couple as a Unique System. 2. Theories of Couples Therapy: Part One. 3. Theories of Couple Therapy: Part Two. 4. An Integrative Model for Couples Therapy. 5. The Assessment of Couples and Their Problems. 6. Goal Setting and Treatment Planning with Couples. PART II.COMMON TREATMENT STRATEGIES AND ISSUES IN THE LIFE OF A COUPLE. 7. Treatment Strategies that Can be Applied to Multiple Couples Issues. 8. Treating Communication Problems: Issues and Skills. 9. Intimacy and Sexuality. 10. Conflict: Negotiation and Resolution. 11. Divorcing Couples. 12. Infidelity in Relationships. PART III. SPECIAL CHALLENGES. 13. Counseling Couples with Alcohol Problems. 14. Blending Couples. 15. Same-Sex Couples.

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