Couples Therapy Homework Planner / Edition 2by Gary M. Schultheis, Steffanie Alexander O'Hanlon, Bill O'Hanlon
Pub. Date: 09/21/2010
As a couples therapist, you work to help your clients learn to understand and clearly communicate their feelings, identify how and when problems arise, and develop effective coping strategies. In today's managed care environment, rapid results are everything, and
Help couples quickly develop the psychological skills they need to maintain healthier relationships
As a couples therapist, you work to help your clients learn to understand and clearly communicate their feelings, identify how and when problems arise, and develop effective coping strategies. In today's managed care environment, rapid results are everything, and many psychotherapists are finding that pencil-and-paper homework exercises provide one highly effective tool for achieving those goals.
The Brief Couples Therapy Homework Planner arms you with dozens of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This valuable, time-saving tool features:
*More than 60 copier-ready exercises covering all major presenting symptoms affecting relationships
*Quick-reference format—exercises are grouped by skill set, such as improving communications, handling parenting problems, and resolving sexual issues
*Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises cross-referenced to The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner—so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or behavioral problem
*Includes a computer disk which contains all the exercises in a Windows-based word processing format—allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients' unique styles and needs
The Brief Couples Therapy Homework Planner is an indispensable tool of the trade for all mental health professionals who work with couples.
Table of Contents
Chart Your Course.
Taking Charge of Change.
Unpack Loaded and Vague Words.
Doing Love and Intimacy.
Track the Problems and Solutions.
Identify and Validate Your Partner's Feelings and Points of View.
Changing Character Indictments to Action Descriptions.
Identify What Has Worked and Do More of That.
Little Things Mean a Lot.
Keep One Eye on the Road.
What Is Your Map of Love-Land?
Catch Your Partner Doing Something Right.
Let Your Partner Know What Behaviors You'd Like.
Just the Facts, Ma'am.
Map the Problem.
Don't Get Even, Get Odd.
Change the Context.
Choreograph an Argument.
Letter to the Problem.
Going Postal Instead of Going Postal.
Lighten Your Load.
Plant a Tree.
GENERAL ISSUES/VALUES CONFLICTS FOR COUPLES.
Value Your Differences.
Restoring Trust and Faith When One Partner Has Betrayed the Relationship.
Feeling Responsible: Who Initiates Things That Need to Be Done.
Styles of and Motivation for Arguing.
A Common Destination.
Negotiating Socializing Preference Differences.
SPECIFIC PROBLEM AREAS FOR COUPLES.
Chronic or Unproductive Arguments.
Boxing Clutter to a TKO.
Separating Work from Home Life.
A Safe Place for the Traumatic Memories.
Chronic Lateness from Work.
How to Support a Partner with a Chronic or Serious Illness.
Set Limits with Consequences.
Mix 'N' Match Sexual Menu for Expanding Your Sex Life.
Dealing with Impotence.
Help for Premature Ejaculation.
Lightening Up about Sexuality and Weight Gain.
A Night to Remember.
Wrestling with the Challenging Task of Parenting.
Get a Roommate.
Circle the Wagons.
REPRODUCIBLE FORMS AND BROCHURES.
Guidelines for Couples' Communication.
How to Solve Relationship Problems.
Creating or Renewing Intimacy.
Pocket Emergency Guidelines.
Getting Over an Affair.
Dealing with a Partner or Spouse with a Chemical Abuse Problem.
Preventing or Dealing with Violence in a Relationship.
Solving Sexual Problems.
Train Your Therapist.
Relationship Rescue: Ten Methods for Resolving Relationship Crises.
Dealing with the Death of a Child.
Generic Assignment Form.
About the Disk.
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Disappointed.....this book does not match the Treatment Planner. The treatment planner makes references for homework out of another book by the same author. Strange! The cover of the book says that the exercises are keyed to the The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Second edition....bought both....So far they don't match, the exercised that it refers to are not present and are reference in another book. Expensive book...not a good investment.