Couples of Mixed HIV Status: Clinical Issues and Interventions

Couples of Mixed HIV Status: Clinical Issues and Interventions

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by R Dennis Shelby, Nancy L Beckerman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0789018527

ISBN-13: 9780789018526

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Examine the unique emotional challenges and issues that face couples of mixed HIV status today!

Previous books on this subject mostly written in the days when HIV/AIDS was considered a fatal rather than a chronic disease focused on end-of-life issues. However, Couples of Mixed HIV Status: Clinical Issues and Interventions addresses the unique emotional

Overview

Examine the unique emotional challenges and issues that face couples of mixed HIV status today!

Previous books on this subject mostly written in the days when HIV/AIDS was considered a fatal rather than a chronic disease focused on end-of-life issues. However, Couples of Mixed HIV Status: Clinical Issues and Interventions addresses the unique emotional challenges facing today’s couples of mixed HIV status and provides a conceptual framework for assessment and intervention. The book offers examples of how to apply emotionally focused couple therapy to help them work through issues including disclosure, the fear of HIV transmission, shifts in emotional intimacy, family planning, betrayal, mistrust, and uncertainty. This unique work, its knowledge base, and the interventions you'll find inside, are applicable to any pracitioner who provides couple and family therapy as well as any practitioner who counsels around issues of chronic illness.

Couples of Mixed HIV Status provides therapists with a range of theoretical approaches to help mixed HIV status couples deal with their issues and concerns. It includes applications of couple therapy approaches that have proved to be particularly effective as well as case studies that demonstrate how different relationship variables may affect therapy. The book presents the findings of a research study involving 44 mixed HIV status couples in the Northeast and is generously illustrated with tables that make complex research results easy to access and understand.

Topics covered in Couples of Mixed HIV Status include:

  • various approaches to couples therapy
  • the historical context of HIV/AIDS
  • HIV transmission
  • family planning and HIV/AIDS
  • emotionally focused couple therapy
  • disclosure issues
  • attachment theory

and much more!

Couples of Mixed HIV Status: Clinical Issues and Interventions is a valuable resource for therapists and other mental health counselors working with today’s couples of mixed HIV status as well as for students of counseling and health related services. Readers who may be in a mixed HIV status relationship or those who are friends and family members of couples living with HIV will also find this book helpful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789018526
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
Rationale
Plan of the Book
Chapter 1. Introduction
Key Emotional Issues
Introduction to Research Study
How This Book Is Organized
Chapter 2. Literature Review
Historical Context of HIV/AIDS and Couples
Empirical Research on Serodiscordant Couples
Summary
Chapter 3. Theoretical Framework
Common Theoretical Frameworks in Couple Therapy
Medical Family Therapy
EFCT and Couples Affected by HIV/AIDS
Integrative Couple Therapy with Couples Affected by HIV/AIDS
Summary
Chapter 4. Methodology
Empirical Study
Qualitative Research
Chapter 5. Introduction to the Findings
Empirical Findings
Qualitative Data
Chapter 6. Fear of HIV Transmission
Overview
Quantitative Findings
Qualitative Findings
Summary
Chapter 7. Shifts in Emotional Intimacy
Overview
Quantitative Findings
Qualitative Findings
Summary
Chapter 8. Impact of Uncertainty
Overview
Quantitative Findings
Qualitative Findings
Summary
Chapter 9. Disclosure Issues
Overview
Quantitative Findings
Qualitative Findings
Summary
Chapter 10. Issues of Mistrust and Betrayal
Overview
Quantitative Findings
Qualitative Findings
Summary
Chapter 11. HIV and Family Planning
Overview
Quantitative Findings
Qualitative Findings
Summary
Epilogue
References
Index

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, I expected (for $57) an actual book that I would at least use for my therapy practice. This little tiny paperback is thinner than what you buy in the grocery store and about the same size as a tween vampire novel, yet it is FIFTY. SEVEN. DOLLARS. And it is BORING! It is someone's thesis all repackaged with a 1980's Duran Duran cover minus the band photo (and as a former graphic designer, let me tell you--awful job on the design and boring layout). How is this justified? It is not by the quality of the material--it is full of boring stats (yes, we need some stats to back it up but this is just enough to kill any reader). I had to buy this book for a continuing ed class--and I had hoped it would at least be something I would use again. I don't see that happening, unless I need some material that would substitute for an Ambien. How disappointing!