Helping Couples Change: A Social Learning Approach to Marital Therapy

Helping Couples Change: A Social Learning Approach to Marital Therapy

by Richard B. Stuart
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572309857

ISBN-13: 9781572309852

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Now available in paper for the first time, this classic work presents a structured, rigorously tested, six-stage strategy for improving intimate relationships. Therapists and counselors will benefit from practical, step-by-step guidance for deciding how, why, and when to employ such widely cited Stuart techniques as "caring days," communication improvements,

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Now available in paper for the first time, this classic work presents a structured, rigorously tested, six-stage strategy for improving intimate relationships. Therapists and counselors will benefit from practical, step-by-step guidance for deciding how, why, and when to employ such widely cited Stuart techniques as "caring days," communication improvements, behavioral contracting, the "powergram" procedure for decision making, and conflict containment. These techniques not only provide a program for identifying and producing positive behavior change, but give the therapist the tools to assess therapeutic outcome and empirically validate the efficacy of change. A new preface to the paperback edition situates the book within the contemporary couple therapy landscape and reflects on the continuing evolution of the author's approach.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572309852
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Guilford Family Therapy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
442
Sales rank:
1,204,135
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents


1. Why Treat Troubled Marriages?
2. Values and Philosophy in Selecting Marital Therapy Goals and Methods
3. Techniques of Therapy Based on Social Learning Theory
4. Assessing Troubled Marriages
5. Structuring the Therapeutic Process
6. Caring Days: A Technique for Building Commitment to Faltering Marriages
7. Communication Change
8. Structuring Behavior Exchanges
9. Allocating the Authority to Make Decisions
10. Conflict Containment
11. Sex Therapy
Freida M. Stuart and D. Corydon Hammond
12. Maintaining Results
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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