Short-Term Couples Therapy The Imago Model in Action

ISBN-10: 0415953804

ISBN-13: 9780415953801

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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This second edition 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.
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., has more than thirty-five years of experience as an educator and therapist. He specializes in working with couples in private practice, teaching marital therapy to therapists, and conducting couples workshops across the country. Dr. Hendrix is the co-founder with his wife, Helen Lakelly Hunt, and president of the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy, based in Winter Park, Florida.

List of Homework/Handout Sheets for the Couple
Foreword to the Second Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the First Edition
How to Use This Book
Making Couples Therapy Work: Start With the Basic Ingredients
First, a Temperature Check
A Base of Respect and Trust
Basic Couples Skills
The Research of John Gottman
Emotional Intimacy as a Key to Attachment
Putting All the Ingredients Together
Introduction to Imago Relationship Theory and Therapy
Cupid and Psyche
Romantic Love
The Imago and the Brain
The Power Struggle
Commitment, Safety, Couples Dialogue, and the Stretching Principle
Reimaging Your Partner
The Container Process
Cupid and Psyche Revisited
Couples Dialogue: The Essential Skill
Couples Dialogue
Case Study: Mike and Linda
The Gremlins Under the Behavior
What Does Couples Dialogue Do?
Session One: The Cosmic Journey, the Brain, and Couples Dialogue
Connection: An Important Goal of the First Session
About the Lecture
Couples Dialogue
Dave and Diana: A Case Study
Dave and Diana: Session One
Session Two: Development, Childhood Experiences, and Mate Selection
Starting the Session
About the Lecture
About the Guided Imagery
Dave and Diana: Session Two
Session Three: Developing Empathy and Reimaging the Partners
Starting The Session
Filling Out the "My Imago" Form
Using the Imago Workup
About the Lecture
Parent-Child Dialogue
The Holding Position
Dave and Diana: Session Three
Session Four: Reromanticizing the Relationship
Starting the Session
About the Lecture
Caring Behaviors Exercise
Little Surprises Exercise
Belly Laughs Exercise
Mutual Relationship Vision Homework
Dave and Diana: Session Four
Session Five: Restructuring Frustrations
Starting the Session
About the Lecture
Behavior Change Request Process
Dave and Diana: Session Five
Session Six: Resolving Rage
An Option
Starting the Session
About the Lecture
The Container Process
Follow-Up Plan
Dave and Diana: Session Six
Outcome Measures
Ten Years Later: A Follow-Up
After the Therapy
Follow-Up Plan
Being Creative With the Basic Format and Working With Special Populations
An Eight-session Format
A 10-Session Format
A 12-Session Format
Additional Exercises
Special Treatment Populations
What If the Therapy Does Not Work?
Case Studies
Staging in Couples Therapy
"Just Fix It!"
Early Wounded Couples
The Rigid-Diffuse Couple
The Efficacy of Short-Term Imago Therapy
Brief Report
Acknowledgments from the First Edition
Homework and Handout Sheets for Couples
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