Engaging Men In Couples Therapy

ISBN-10: 0415875889

ISBN-13: 9780415875882

Edition: 2012

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The premise of this book is that a crucial and overlooked reason for treatment failures in couples counseling may be the therapist's inability to respond to the needs and psychological issues particular to the male partner. Through illustrative, in-depth case studies, the reader will learn how to practice male-sensitive couples counseling while still using the theoretical model that guides their treatment; how to connect the emerging literature on conducting individual psychotherapy with men to working with men in a couples context; and how to work with populations of men who require specialized knowledge and sensitivity.This book is divided into three parts: Part I addresses the basic concepts in conducting male-sensitive counseling, incorporating the most current thinking regarding how to conduct gender-aware psychotherapy. Part II consists of contributions from couples therapists who work with specific models, such as Psychodynamic Couples Counseling; Adlerian Couples Counseling; Imago Relationship Therapy; Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy; and Integrated Behavioral Couples Therapy. Part III focuses on special issues, including infidelity, culturally-sensitive counseling, issues with sexuality, and veterans' isues.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 8/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

David S. Shepard, Ph.D., has been practicing as a counselor in the Los Angeles area for more than two decades, working with a full range of issues including adjustment problems, relationship issues, struggles with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. His particular specialty is in gender-sensitive couples therapy--incorporating scholarship on the socialization experiences of both men and women to ensure that both sexes are equally comfortable in and get maximum benefit from couples work. Prior to his counseling career, David worked as a screenwriter in the film and television industry, where he specialized in children's animation. He is also Associate Professor of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton, where he does research in counselor education, the relationship of counseling theory to clinical practice, gender issues in counseling, and the uses of film in teaching counseling.

Series Editor's Foreword
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Introduction: Setting the Stage
Foundations of Male-Sensitive Couples Therapy
The Challenges of Conducting Male-Sensitive Couples Therapy: Common Pitfalls and Clinical Recommendations
Behind the Mask: A Primer on Understanding the Male Partner in Couples Therapy
Theoretical Models
Early Life Memories: A Male-Friendly Approach to Facilitating Couple Collaboration
Adlerian Couples Therapy: The Case of the Boxer's Daughter and the Momma's Boy
Relational Growth in Men Using Imago Relationship Therapy
Finding the Words: Working with Men in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples
Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy: A Male-Sensitive Perspective
The Gottman Method: Theory and Case Study
The PAIRS Program: Engaging Men Through a Unique Psychoeducational Approach
Special Populations and Issues
Male-Affirmative Couple Sex Therapy
Male-Sensitive Couples Therapy With Unfaithful Men
Brothers of Color in Couples Therapy: Managing the Rainfall and Storms of Discrimination and Racism for Latino and African American Men
Male-Sensitive Therapy for the Returning Veteran and his Partner
Male-Sensitive Couples Counseling: Fathering Issues
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