Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy

Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy

ISBN-10:
0393705757
ISBN-13:
9780393705751
Pub. Date:
04/11/2011
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Overview

Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy

Neuroscience and couples therapy come together to help couples break patterns of bad behavior.
What happens between partners that makes love turn to war? How can couples therapists help deescalate the battles? Two leading therapists apply the latest neuroscience research on emotional arousal to help couples regulate each other’s emotions, maintain secure attachment, and foster positive, enduring relationships. The neurobiologically-grounded and sensitive approach set forth by Solomon and Tatkin in this book is sure to transform the way clinicians understand and treat couples in therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393705751
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/11/2011
Series: Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 896,627
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Daniel J. Siegel ix

Introduction The Context xiii

Overview xv

Authors' Reflections xvi

Part I How Love Turns to War

Chapter 1 Connection and Disconnection 3

Chapter 2 The Battlefield 19

Chapter 3 Healing Wounds 34

Part II The Psychobiological Approach

Chapter 4 The Psychobiological Imperative 43

Chapter 5 The Partner Interview 53

Chapter 6 The Importance of Movement 72

Part III The Theoretical Universe

Chapter 7 Attachment 87

Chapter 8 Arousal Regulation 98

Chapter 9 Dysregulation 105

Part IV The Theory in Practice

Chapter 10 Mark and Melody: Secrets and Shame 119

Chapter 11 David and Margaret: A Sexless Marriage 140

Chapter 12 Paul and Jane: Crossed Signals 156

Chapter 13 Sibyl and Arthur: Taking Care of Each Other 175

Epilogue: Therapist Self-Care 193

Appendix A A Neurobiological Vocabulary 205

Social-Emononal Skills and Deficits 207

The Threat Response Network 215

Appendix B The Adult Attachment Interview 233

References 237

Index 257

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