Low Pressure Boilers-Workbook / Edition 6 available in Paperback
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Prepare for couples work with COUNSELING AND THERAPY FOR COUPLES! This counseling text includes wide coverage of topics in couples counseling, giving you exposure to the key issues and the varieties of couples with which you will be working. Numerous case examples and role-play scenarios illustrate the application of concepts to real-life situations. The integrative model discussed in the text encourages you to identify workable goals and lead couples to agreement, rather than spending time analyzing the personalities of each individual.
|Publisher:||American Technical Publishers, Incorporated|
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About the Author
Mark Young is a professor at University of Central Florida. He received his doctorate in Community Counseling from Ohio University in 1985. Since 1987 he has worked as a counselor educator, and his professional experience as a counselor includes more than 20 years in community mental health, corrections, college counseling centers, and private practice. Dr. Young has given workshops at state and national conventions in the United States, Mexico, Russia, and France.
Table of ContentsPART I: PRINCIPLES, EVALUATION, AND PLANNING. 1. The Couples as a Unique System. Key Concepts. The Challenges of Becoming a Couple. Dynamics of the Couple System. Characteristics of Healthy Couples. Psychosocial Factors in Couples Relationships. What a Couple Goes Through: Tasks and Developmental Stages. Conclusion. 2. Theories of Couples Therapy: Part One. Key Concepts. Behavior Therapy Applied to Couples. Psychodynamic and Object-Relations Approaches. The Bowen Theory. Conclusion. 3. Theories of Couple Therapy: Part Two. Key Concepts. Structural and Strategic Therapies to Couples. Brief Therapy Applied to Couples. Conclusion. 4. An Integrative Model for Couples Therapy. Key Concepts. Common Threads of the Theories. An Integrative Model for couples Therapy. Conclusion. 5. The Assessment of Couples and Their Problems. Key Concepts. Are Assessment and Treatment Really Separate? Biases and Assumptions in Assessment. Assessment Using the Integrative Model. Directions for Assessment: Individuals, Problems, and the Quality of the Relationship. Using Tests and Informal Tools in Assessment. Conclusion. 6. The Initial Interview Using the Integrative Method. Key Concepts. Joining with the Couple. Describing the Process of Treatment. Making an Overall Assessment of the couple's Functioning. Beginning to Build a Solvable Definition of the Problem. Offering Hope. Assigning Tasks. Conclusion. 7. Goal Setting and Treatment Planning with Couples. Key Concepts. Forms of Diagnosis. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in the Integrative Model. Collaborating on an Interactive Definition of the Problem. Setting Goals. Conclusion. PART II: COMMON ISSUES IN THE LIFE OF THE COUPLE. TreatingCommunication Problems: Issues and Skills. Key Concepts. The History of Communication in Couple Therapy. Communication Fundamentals. Assessment of Communication Problems and Strengths. Common Communication Problems in Couples. Communication Training Programs. Conducting Communication Training in the Therapy Office. Conclusion. 9. Intimacy and Sexuality. Key Concepts. Intimacy. Sexual Aspects of Relationships. Sexuality and the Couple. The Process of Sexuality Therapy.. Male and Female Sexual Dysfunctions. Other Problems in the Sexual Relationship. Ethical Concerns for Therapists Treating Sexual Issues. Conclusion. 10. Conflict: Negotiation and Resolution. Key Concepts. Sources of Conflict. Verbal Conflict. Conflict Issues and Patterns. Developmental Stages of Couples Conflict. Violence in the Couple. Negotiation and Problem Solving for Couples. Clinical Intervention. Conclusion. 11. Divorcing Couples. Key Concepts. Sociological Context: The Prevalence of Divorce. Divorce Stage Theories. Developmental Models of Divorce. The Integrative Model and Divorce Therapy. Intervention Strategies. Conclusion. 12. Infidelity in Relationships. Key Concepts. What Constitutes an Affair. Why People Have Affairs. Helping People Deal Constructively with Affairs: Practical Issues. The Integrative Model and Couples Therapy. Conclusion. PART III: SPECIAL CHALLENGES. 13. Counseling Couples with Alcohol Problems. Aspects of Alcoholism. The couple Relationship That Supports Alcoholism. Therapy Techniques. The Integrative Model and Couples with Alcohol Problems. Conclusion. 14. Blending Couples. Key Concepts. Blending Couples. Stepfamily Development. Therapy Issues for Blending Families. The Integrative Model and Blending Couples. Scenarios for Discussion and Role Playing. Conclusion. 15. Dual-Career Couples. Key Concepts. Sociological Context: Upheaval in the Family. The Dual-Career Couple Defined. The Lifestyle's Effect on the Couple. Sources of Conflict and Support in the Dual-Career Couples. The Integrative Model and Dual-Career Couples. Specific Intervention Methods. Scenarios for Discussion and Role Playing. Conclusion. 16. Same-Sex Couples. Key Concepts. Sociological Context. The Gay or Lesbian Lifestyle's Effect on the Couple. Sources of Conflict in the Gay or Lesbian Lifestyle. Therapy Issues for Same-Sex Couples. The Integrative Model and Same-Sex Couples. Sceneries for Discussion and Role Playing. Conclusion. References. Name Index. Subject Index.