Integrative Couples Therapy: Promoting Acceptance and Change

Integrative Couples Therapy: Promoting Acceptance and Change

by Neil Jacobson, Andrew Christensen
     
 

To have a successful marriage, couples need to develop the ability to accept the unchangeable and change what can be changed. This realistic premise is at the heart of integrative couple therapy, the first approach to embrace both techniques for fostering acceptance and techniques for fostering change. The book offers rich clinical detail on how to develop a… See more details below

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To have a successful marriage, couples need to develop the ability to accept the unchangeable and change what can be changed. This realistic premise is at the heart of integrative couple therapy, the first approach to embrace both techniques for fostering acceptance and techniques for fostering change. The book offers rich clinical detail on how to develop a formulation encompassing the couple's disparate conflict areas, enhance intimacy through acceptance, build tolerance for difference, and improve communication and problem-solving. The clinical implications of diversity in gender, culture, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation are taken into account, as are issues related to domestic violence, infidelity, depression, and drug and alcohol addiction. Integrative couple therapy creates a context in which partners can accept in each other what cannot be changed, change what they can, and compassionately, realistically recognize the difference.

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Details an approach to couple therapy that combines techniques for fostering both acceptance and change, adding elements of strategic, experiential, and ego analytic therapies within traditional behavioral therapy. Takes into account clinical implications of diversity in gender, culture, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, and discusses the uses and limitations of the approach in domestic violence, infidelity, depression, and drug and alcohol addiction. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393702316
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.11(d)

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