Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling explores the most difficult issues that people in the helping professions face when treating couples and provides concrete solutions for addressing them effectively. Using the revolutionary choice theory and reality therapy approaches to couples counseling, the book shows clinicians how to combine a relationship-based approach with the pragmatism of cognitive-behavior therapies. Both experienced and beginning clinicians will find Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling ideal for helping clients focus on the here and now, not the past, and for creating treatment plans that meet clients' individual needs while also addressing the needs of their partners.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Routledge Series on Family Therapy and Counseling Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Part I: Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. Wubbolding, Robey, Introduction to Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. Robey, Wubbolding, An Interview with William Glasser and Carleen Glasser. Part II: Issues and Applications. Olver, Multicultural Couples: Seeing the World Through Different Lenses. Robey, McIntosh, Relationship Recovery After Infidelity. Burdenski, Recovering from Substance Misuse. Fain-Morgan, Counseling Military Couples. Buck, Resolving Differences, Disagreements, and Discord. Casstevens, Care-giving Couples and Adult Children Diagnosed with Major Psychiatric Disorders. Smith Cissé, When Childhood Trauma Haunts the Couple Relationship. Minatrea, Duba, Counseling Inter-faith Couples. White, Robey, The Struggle for Identity as a Gay Couple. Roth, The Celebrity Challenge: Counseling High-profile Clients. Shaffer, Couples Counseling and Illness: The Real Deal. Part III: Proactive Approaches to Good Couple Relationships. Britzman, Nagelhout, What Will It Be Like Being Married to Me? Crowell, Mobley, A Contextual Approach to Relationship Assessment. Gilchrist Banks, Using Choice Theory and Reality Therapy in Premarital Counseling. Part IV: Conclusion. Robey, Wubbolding, Carlson, Commentary from the Editors.