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As important as intimacy is in our personal and professional lives, intimacy as a theoretical and clinical factor still remains a phenomenon. Contributors to this work examine the many definitions of intimacy, putting forth a provocative discussion of the multi-faceted topic and offering the best possible clinical methods of creating intimacy and addressing its challenges.

Disc. construct of intimacy; methods of treating couples; issues of spirituality, bisexuality ...

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Intimate Couple

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Overview

As important as intimacy is in our personal and professional lives, intimacy as a theoretical and clinical factor still remains a phenomenon. Contributors to this work examine the many definitions of intimacy, putting forth a provocative discussion of the multi-faceted topic and offering the best possible clinical methods of creating intimacy and addressing its challenges.

Disc. construct of intimacy; methods of treating couples; issues of spirituality, bisexuality & psychiatric disorders.

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Comprises 25 contributions which examine sexual, emotional, and spiritual intimacy, divided into sections on an overview of the subject, methods of creating intimacy, and intimate challenges. Specific topics include a multilayered context of intimacy, assessment and clinical considerations in marital intimacy, the object relations of sex and intimacy, a developmental approach to intimacy, searching for the mythical mate, and the psychopathological couple. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134870172
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword to The Intimate Couple
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction: A Context for Thinking About Intimacy 3
Ch. 2 The Multilayered Context of Intimacy 7
Ch. 3 Levels and Styles of Intimacy 33
Ch. 4 Intimacy and Culture: A Solution-Focused Perspective - An Interview 41
Ch. 5 Creating Passion and Intimacy 55
Ch. 6 Marital Intimacy: Assessment and Clinical Considerations 66
Ch. 7 The Measurement of Sunlight: Assessing Intimacy in Couples Therapy 84
Ch. 8 The Intimacy Dilemma: A Guide for Couples Therapists 109
Ch. 9 The Intimacy Styles Approach: A Cognitive-Behavioral Model for Understanding and Treating Problems of Intimacy 158
Ch. 10 The Object Relations of Sex and Intimacy 185
Ch. 11 A Postmodern Perspective on Relational Intimacy: A Collaborative Conversation and Relationship with a Couple 208
Ch. 12 Creating Intimacy Through Reality Therapy 227
Ch. 13 Love is a Noun (Except When It's a Verb): A Solution-Oriented Approach to Intimacy 247
Ch. 14 The Self-to-Self Connection: Intimacy and the Internal Family Systems Model 263
Ch. 15 The Issue of Intimacy in Marriage 276
Ch. 16 Intimacy as a Goal and Tool in Adlerian Couples Therapy 285
Ch. 17 Experiential Approaches to Creating the Intimate Marriage 298
Ch. 18 Increasing Intimacy in Couples through Distance Writing and Face-to-Face Approaches 328
Ch. 19 Integrated Psychoeducational Approach 341
Ch. 20 The Power of Shared Subjectivity: Revitalizing Intimacy through Relationship Enhancement Couples Therapy 359
Ch. 21 Searching for the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Intimacy 381
Ch. 22 The Conscious Heart: A Body-Centered Approach to Creating Intimacy 406
Ch. 23 Spiritual Intimacy: A Christian Perspective 421
Ch. 24 Intimate Bisexual Couples 439
Ch. 25 The Psychopathological Couple 460
Appendix A 483
Index 491
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