Marital Therapy: Concepts and Skills for Effective Practice / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This book is designed to help entry-level marital therapists learn the concepts and skills necessary for effective practice. The authors emphasize the concepts and skills necessary for effective practice and focus on the current trends toward accountability and the requirements of mental health care brought about by the managed care environment. Stressing the relational perspective, the text helps readers to learn how to develop multiple views of the problem and select appropriate skills.
Table of ContentsPART I: FOUNDATIONS OF MARITAL THERAPY. 1. Dimensions of Marriage. 2. Models of Marital Therapy. PART II: ASSESSMENT, CONCEPTS AND SKILLS. 3. Processing the Referral and Structuring the Initial Interview. 4. Assessing the Problem for Treatment Planning and Formulating Goals. 5. Developing Treatment Recommendations. PART III: TREATMENT, CONCEPTS AND SKILLS. 6. Developing Rules for Negotiating Conflict. 7. Enhancing Communication and Problem Solving. 8. Building Trust and Intimacy. 9. Handling Unresolvable Problems. 10. Getting Support for the Relationship. PART IV: EVALUATION OF TREATMENT OUTCOME. 11. Termination and Evaluation. PART V: TECHNIQUES IN PRACTICE. 12. Case Studies of Special Populations.