Relationship Enhancement Therapy: Healing Through Deep Empathy and Intimate Dialogue [NOOK Book]

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Relationship Enhancement Therapy (RE) is a couples-therapy system conceived of, designed, and first implemented by Bernard Guerney Jr., who integrated the client-centered theory of Carl Rogers, the interpersonal theory of Henry Stack Sullivan, the behavior modification and learning theories of Skinner and Bandura, and the psychodynamic theory of Freud, in formulating RE. In this book Dr. Scuka presents an up-to-date, comprehensive theoretical and practical treatment of RE, in which he gives the reader a guide to ...
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Relationship Enhancement Therapy: Healing Through Deep Empathy and Intimate Dialogue

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Overview

Relationship Enhancement Therapy (RE) is a couples-therapy system conceived of, designed, and first implemented by Bernard Guerney Jr., who integrated the client-centered theory of Carl Rogers, the interpersonal theory of Henry Stack Sullivan, the behavior modification and learning theories of Skinner and Bandura, and the psychodynamic theory of Freud, in formulating RE. In this book Dr. Scuka presents an up-to-date, comprehensive theoretical and practical treatment of RE, in which he gives the reader a guide to implementing the principles of this dynamic theory. The book is written principally with couples therapy in mind, although there is an acknowledged relevance to family therapy, and the author calls attention the many skills and therapy techniques that would be applicable to family therapy. Though designed to allow a therapist of any level of experience to begin working with the RE model, this book is more than a standard cookbook, as it considers a variety of special RE therapy techniques, discusses the entire clinical intake process, the application of the RE model to the treatment of affairs, use with difficult clients, and family therapy issues such as domestic violence and stepfamilies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135415990
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1 Introduction to relationship enhancement therapy with couples 3
Ch. 2 The empirical validation, application, and effectiveness of relationship enhancement therapy 25
Ch. 3 Deep empathy as the foundation of RE therapy 47
Ch. 4 Conducting the clinical intake with couples in RE therapy 65
Ch. 5 First session postintake : introducing the RE model and teaching effective conflict management 99
Ch. 6 Embracing the other : teaching empathic skill 121
Ch. 7 Communicating respectfully and dialoguing constructively : teaching expressive and discussion/negotiation skills 139
Ch. 8 Using the experiential format to launch a couple's first dialogue 165
Ch. 9 The heart of the matter : the RE dialogue process in action 173
Ch. 10 Keeping couples' dialogues on track : teaching facilitation skill 203
Ch. 11 Getting to win-win : teaching problem/conflict resolution skill 213
Ch. 12 The challenges of changing behavior : teaching self-change and helping-others change skills 229
Ch. 13 Integrating the RE skills into everyday life : teaching generalization skill 243
Ch. 14 Fostering long-term success : teaching maintenance skill 251
Ch. 15 Using RE therapy in the treatment of affairs 263
Ch. 16 Clinical examples of the application of RE therapy to the treatment of affairs 275
App. A Relationship questionnaire 311
App. B Relationship enhancement phrase finder 315
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