Enhancing Intimacy in Marriage: A Clinician's Handbook

Enhancing Intimacy in Marriage: A Clinician's Handbook

by Dennis A. Bagarozzi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1583910603

ISBN-13: 9781583910603

Pub. Date: 09/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Most people believe that intimacy is a unitary construct-that is, that it is made up of only one component. Dr. Bagarozzi demonstrates how intimacy is comprised of at least nine separate subcomponents. The degree to which partners can meet the intimacy needs of their mates in all nine areas is critical to marital satisfaction. Building upon the foundations of the

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Most people believe that intimacy is a unitary construct-that is, that it is made up of only one component. Dr. Bagarozzi demonstrates how intimacy is comprised of at least nine separate subcomponents. The degree to which partners can meet the intimacy needs of their mates in all nine areas is critical to marital satisfaction. Building upon the foundations of the author's Enhancing Intimacy Program, which he developed and utilized in his own practice with clients, Enhancing Intimacy in Marriage explores the ways in which intimacy is demonstrated and communicated between married partners. A simple questionnaire, the Intimacy Needs Survey, is used to help couples identify areas of satisfaction and areas where intimacy needs are not being met. Clinical strategies for helping couples improve their intimacy are presented in case examples. This book is unique in that it offers clinicians a step-by-step approach for both assessment and intervention

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583910603
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I: THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS
1. Intimacy: Components of a Basic Human Need
2. Intimacy: An Interactive and Dynamic Process
3. The Intimacy Needs Survey: An Experimental Measure for Clinicians
4. Assessment Considerations

PART II: PRACTICAL ISSUES
5. Practices and Procedures for Enhancing Intimacy: A Case Study of Clara and Ralph
6. Enhancing Intimacy: Practices and Procedures with Clara and Ralph Continued
7. Sexual Intimacy: Special Considerations
8. Final Considerations

References
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Index

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