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Treating Difficult Couples: Helping Clients with Coexisting Mental and Relationship Disorders / Edition 1
     

Treating Difficult Couples: Helping Clients with Coexisting Mental and Relationship Disorders / Edition 1

by Douglas K. Snyder
 

ISBN-10: 1572308826

ISBN-13: 9781572308824

Pub. Date: 05/22/2003

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This essential handbook describes effective treatments for a particularly challenging clinical population: couples struggling with both relationship distress and individual mental health difficulties. Distinguished scientist-practitioners provide detailed accounts of their respective approaches, reviewing conceptual and empirical foundations as well as clinical

Overview

This essential handbook describes effective treatments for a particularly challenging clinical population: couples struggling with both relationship distress and individual mental health difficulties. Distinguished scientist-practitioners provide detailed accounts of their respective approaches, reviewing conceptual and empirical foundations as well as clinical procedures. Included are well-established treatments for couples in which one or both partners has anxiety, mood disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, or physical aggression. Also covered are emerging couple-based approaches to managing personality disorders, PTSD, difficulties related to aging and physical illness, and other problems. Following a standard format to facilitate comparison across treatments, each chapter is illustrated with detailed case material. Provided are powerful insights and tools for couple and family therapists, clinicians providing individual therapy, and students in any mental health discipline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572308824
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/22/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Empirical and Conceptual Issues in Managing Emotional, Behavioral, and Health Concerns in Couple Therapy: An Overview
Chapter 1: Comorbidity of Relationship Distress and Mental and Physical Health Problems
Mark A. Whisman and Lisa A. Uebelacker
Chapter 2: Tailoring Couple Therapy to Individual Differences: A Conceptual Approach
Douglas K. Snyder, W. Joel Schneider, and Angela M. Castellani
Part II: Couple-Based Treatments for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Chapter 3: Anxiety Disorders
Donald H. Baucom, Susan Stanton, and Norman B. Epstein
Chapter 4: Depression
Steven R. H. Beach and Maya Gupta
Chapter 5: Bipolar Disorder
David J. Miklowitz and Chad D. Morris
Chapter 6: Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders
Kim T. Mueser and Mary F. Brunette
Chapter 7: Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse
William Fals-Stewart, Gary R. Birchler, and Timothy J. O'Farrell
Chapter 8: Sexual Dysfunction
Lisa G. Regev, William O'Donohue, and Claudia Avina
Chapter 9: Physical Aggression
Amy Holtzworth-Munroe, Amy D. Marshall, Jeffrey C. Meehan, and Uzma Rehman
Part III: Adapting Couple Therapy to Individual Problems
Chapter 10: Borderline Personality Disorder
Alan E. Fruzzetti and Armida R. Fruzzetti
Chapter 11: Paranoia
Kenneth G. Terkelsen
Chapter 12: Narcissistic Disorder
Jill Savege Scharff and Carl Bagnini
Chapter 13: Posttraumatic Stress
Susan M. Johnson and Judy Makinen
Chapter 14: Childhood Sexual Trauma
Barry W. McCarthy and Mia Sypeck
Chapter 15: Physical Illness
Gail P. Osterman, Tamara G. Sher, Gwen Hales, W. Jeffrey Canar, Reema Singla, and Tracy Tilton
Chapter 16: Aging and Cognitive Impairment
Sara Honn Qualls
Chapter 17: Bereavement and Complicated Grief
Robert M. Wills
Part IV: Integration
Chapter 18: Understanding Psychopathology and Couple Dysfunction: Implications for Clinical Practice, Training, and Research
Douglas K. Snyder and Mark A. Whisman
Index

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