The Marriage Clinic: A Scientifically Based Marital Therapy / Edition 1

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Overview

The Marriage Clinic presents a complete marital therapy program based on John Gottman's much heralded research on marital success and failure.
Here one will find not only a wide range of succinct and useful assessment procedures, but also a highly specific, research-based, and modularized treatment program. In addition, there are dozens of questionnaires and interview protocols to be used in both assessment and intervention.
In prospective, long-term research with over 700 couples, Gottman has discovered certain factors that distinguish happy, stable couples from both unstable, ultimately divorcing couples and stable but unhappy couples. These findings, which are explained here in understandable, nontechnical language, form the basis of his Sound Marital House theory of marriage, which guides the new therapy. This therapy has two goals: changing the marital friendship and teaching couples to regulate conflict.
Despite the high aims of much marital therapy, Gottman found that most marital conflicts involve fundamentally unresolvable relationship issues called "perpetual problems." He shows how therapists can help spouses move from gridlock to dialogue on these issues. Solvable problems can be resolved more easily when the couple has a strong marital friendship. He gives therapists the tools to teach spouses five fundamental skills to develop and strengthen their friendship: softened start-up, accepting influence, repair and de-escalation, compromise, and physiological soothing.
Gottman compares his clinic to a restaurant, where clients are offered a menu of treatment formats, from psychoeducation for specific issues to extended therapy to repair a badly damaged marital friendship. Therapists, too, can choose among the questionnaires and strategies for those that fit the needs of particular couples. Whatever their choice, they will find that their practice is greatly enriched by the scientifically-based offerings of The Marriage Clinic.

Presents complete therapy plan based upon author's research; role of friendship, control of conflict, perpetual problems.

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Gottman, author of dozens of books and professor of psychology at the University of Washington, presents a marital therapy program incorporating his own research and work with over 700 couples. He provides a non-technical explanation of his findings, which suggest that most marital conflicts involve unresolvable relationship issues; but his therapy approach shows clinicians how to move couples from gridlock on these issues to dialogue. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393702828
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Series: Norton Professional Bks.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 452
  • Sales rank: 126,886
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John M. Gottman, PhD, is William Mifflin Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of over two dozen books, including Seven Principles to Making Marriage Work, The Heart of Parenting (with J. DeClaire), When Men Batter Women (with Neil Jacobson), Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, The Marriage Clinic, and The Science of Trust.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Research and Theory 1
Ch. 1 Myths and Mistakes of Marital Therapy 3
Ch. 2 Repair and the Core Triad of Balance 31
Ch. 3 The Sound Marital House: A Theory of Marriage 87
Pt. II Assessment 111
Ch. 4 The Assessment of Marriage 113
Ch. 5 The Disasters and Masters of Marriage 161
Pt. III Intervention 177
Ch. 6 Assumptions and Intervention Overview 179
Ch. 7 Enhancing the Marital Friendship 201
Ch. 8 Solving What Is Solvable 218
Ch. 9 Living with the Inevitable 234
Ch. 10 Life Dreams and Shared Meanings 260
Ch. 11 Resistance to Change 266
Ch. 12 Avoiding Relapse 281
Ch. 13 Pulling It All Together: Working as a Team and Terminating Therapy 292
Ch. 14 Emotion and Meta-emotion 307
Ch. 15 Buffering Children from Marital Conflict 322
Afterword 332
Appendices 335
References 423
Index 443
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