If Only I Had Known...: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Couples Therapy / Edition 1

If Only I Had Known...: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Couples Therapy / Edition 1

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by Susanne Methven, Mark Odell, Gerald R. Weeks, Susanne Methvin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393704459

ISBN-13: 9780393704457

Pub. Date: 09/15/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Creating tactics for getting it right the first time.The co-authors draw on over thirty years of experience to show young therapists how and how not to conduct psychotherapy. Each chapter begins with a vignette illustrating a common mistake, then describes the error in detail, explains why therapists make the mistake and offers tactics for avoiding it.  See more details below

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Creating tactics for getting it right the first time.The co-authors draw on over thirty years of experience to show young therapists how and how not to conduct psychotherapy. Each chapter begins with a vignette illustrating a common mistake, then describes the error in detail, explains why therapists make the mistake and offers tactics for avoiding it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393704457
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/15/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
903,394
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : mistakes? - what mistakes?1
1The "battle for structure"22
2Confidentiality traps51
3Alliances and coalitions70
4Overemphasizing the past or present86
5Lapses in careful listening97
6Inadequate assessments and mismatched or mistimed interventions111
7Overlooking process considerations126
8The pitfalls of anger and conflict145
9Mistakes in dealing with partners' different perceptions167
10Faulty interpretations and reframes180
11Failing to foster commitment196
12Overlooking or inadvertently imposing spirituality218

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If Only I Had Known...: Avoiding Common Mistakes in Couples Therapy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for psychology classes or personal use for couples.