Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy / Edition 1

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Recent brain findings point to new understandings about human motivation & interaction. Brent Atkinson applies neurobiological insights to couple therapy, showing how recent brain studies can help couples increase their chances of success in therapy. RECENT BRAIN FINDINGS point to new understandings about human motivation and interaction. Here the author applies these insights to couple therapy, showing how recent brain studies can help couples increase their chances of success in therapy. Presenting strategies that will lead to success, this book helps couples move from internal states that block change to states that are compatible with change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393703863
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/8/2005
  • Series: Norton Professional Bks.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 815,454
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brent J. Atkinson, Ph.D., is a senior graduate faculty member in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Northern Illinois University, and Director of Post-Graduate Training at the Couples Research Institute in Geneva, Illinois. He is the principle architect of Pragmatic/Experiential Therapy for Couples, an approach that translates new scientific findings about the brain into practical methods for improving relationships. Atkinson practices at the Couples Clinic in Geneva, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : new answers to old questions 1
Ch. 1 Affective neuroscience and the emotional revolution 17
Ch. 2 Wired for love 41
Ch. 3 The prerequisites for relationship success 67
Ch. 4 An overview of pragmatic/experiential therapy for couples 91
Ch. 5 PET-C assessment 107
Ch. 6 Creating internal shifts 125
Ch. 7 Getting each partner on board : introduction 163
Ch. 8 Getting each partner on board : case example 177
Ch. 9 Retrospective review and prospective planning 203
Ch. 10 Critical aspects of reviewing/planning 223
Ch. 11 Rewiring internal states 251
Ch. 12 Accessing the intimacy states 279
Ch. 13 Becoming a skilled PET-C practitioner 297
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