Short-Term Couples Therapy / Edition 2

Short-Term Couples Therapy / Edition 2

by Wade Luquet, Harville Hendrix
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Short-Term Couples Therapy / Edition 2

For more than a decade, Short-Term Couples Therapy: The Imago Model in Action has been used regularly by therapists interested in this effective and now well-known model of working with couples. Building on the precepts of the Imago Relationship Therapy Model, as introduced in the pioneering work of Dr. Harville Hendrix, the book has made available to the professional therapist the technique and rationale of this evolutionary approach to working with couples in a brief therapy context.

Now thoroughly revised and updated, Short-Term Couples Therapy offers a user-friendly, six-session format, laid out clearly and cogently, whose potential for application is immediately apparent. The essence of the Imago Model is distilled into a practical, workable methodology. The text presents a unique reality-based approach to facilitate effective couple interaction, updates the processes and theory that have proven so effective in the short-term approach to couples therapy, and incorporates the major advances in the practice of Imago Relationship Therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415953801
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Homework/Handout Sheets for the Couple. Foreword. Preface. Hendrix, Foreword. How to Use Yhis Book. Making Couples Therapy Work - Start with the Basic Ingredients. Theory and Therapy. Couples Dialogue: The Essential Skill. Session One: The Cosmic Journey, the Brain, and Couples Dialogue. Session Two: Development, Childhood Wounds, and Mate Selection. Session Three: Developing Empathy and Reimaging the Partners. Session Four: Reromanticizing the Relationship. Session Five: Restructuring Frustrations. Session Six: Resolving Rage. After the Therapy. Being Creative With the Basic Format and Working With Special Populations. Case Studies. Appendix I: Resources. Appendix II: The Efficacy of Short-term Imago Therapy - Preliminary Findings. Appendix III: Brief Report: Short-term Imago Therapy and Changes in Personal and Relationship Distress. Bibliography. Acknowledgements from the First Edition. Homework and Handout Sheets for Couples.

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