Techniques in Marriage and Family Counseling / Edition 1

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This unique monograph, written by highly experienced couple and family counselors, presents practitioner-friendly techniques and assessment instruments for use with clients. These creative interventions will enhance your skills and help to improve the lives of your clients. Techniques for use in beginning counseling sessions are provided as are those stemming from transgenerational theory and constructivist theory--such as religious and intimacy genograms, therapeutic gossip, and scriptotherapy.
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Eighteen chapters covering assessment, transgenerational, and constructive techniques share contributors' adaptations of the family counseling literature to clinical realities. Appends The How I Remember My Family Questionnaire. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556202117
  • Publisher: American Counseling Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Family Psychology and Counseling Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 135

Table of Contents

From the Series Editor ix
Preface xi
Biographies xiii
Contributors xv
Part I. Introductory and Assessment-Oriented Techniques
Chapter 1. Using an Informed Consent Brochure to Help Establish a Solid Therapeutic Relationship 3
Chapter 2. Using Figure/Ground to Focus Treatment With Couples and Families 11
Chapter 3. Using Jungian Type Psychology to Value Complementary Preferences in Couples 17
Chpater 4. Personality Priorities in Couples Counseling 25
Chapter 5. Using Play Therapy to Assess Family Dynamics 33
Chapter 6. Graphic Perceptions 49
Chapter 7. Using the How I Remember My Family Questionnaire in Couples Counseling 53
Chapter 8. Using the BASIS-A Inventory With Couples 57
Chapter 9. Perception Pie 63
Part II. Transgenerational Techniques
Chapter 10. Constructing Religious/Spiritual Genograms 69
Chapter 11. Unresolved Couple Conflict: Clinical Use of the Family of Origin Scale 75
Chapter 12. The Intimacy Genogram 81
Chapter 13. Self-Focus Exercise 85
Part III. Constructive Techniques
Chapter 14. Dissolving a Problem: Structuring Externalization Interviews With Couples 91
Chapter 15. Using Audio and Video Feedback 95
Chapter 16. Bringing a Symbol: An Experiential Exercise for Systematic Change 99
Chapter 17. Scriptotherapy: Therapeutic Writing for Couples and Families 103
Chapter 18. Therapeutic Gossip 111
Part IV. Appendix
Appendix A The How I Remember My Family Questionnaire 123
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