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Counseling and Therapy for Couples (Paper Version)

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ISBN-10: 0495064289

ISBN-13: 9780495064282

Edition: 1998

Authors: Mark E. Young, Lynn L. Long

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With its extensive coverage of virtually every aspect of couples counseling, this new book offers a broad view of this developing field. "COUNSELING AND THERAPY FOR COUPLES" is one of the first books to propose a single structure that brings together the major theoretical viewpoints for couples counseling. Young and Long offer an integrative model within an atheoretical context in which many types of couples are addressed--heterosexual, same-sex, culturally mixed, married, and unmarried.
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Book details

List price: $90.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Wadsworth
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Principles, Evaluation, and Planning
The Couples as a Unique System 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
Theories of Couples Therapy: Part One Behavior Therapy Applied to Couples
Psychodynamic and Object-Relations Approaches
The Bowen Theory
Theories of Couple Therapy: Part Two Structural and Strategic Therapies to Couples
Brief Therapy Applied to Couples
An Integrative Model for Couples Therapy Common Threads of the Theories
An Integrative Model for Couples Therapy
The Assessment of Couples and Their Problems 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
The Initial Interview Using the Integrative Method 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
Goal Setting and Treatment Planning with Couples Forms of Diagnosis
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in the Integrative Model
Collaborating on an Interactive Definition of the Problem
Setting Goals
Common Issues in The Life Of The Couple
Treating Communication Problems: Issues and Skills The History of Communication in Couples Therapy
Communication Fundamentals
Assessment of Communication Problems and Strengths
Common Communication Problems in Couples
Communication Training Programs
Conducting Communication Training in the Therapy Office
Intimacy and Sexuality 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
Conflict: Negotiation and Resolution 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
Divorcing Couples Sociological Context: The Prevalence of Divorce
Divorce Stage Theories
Developmental Models of Divorce
The Integrative Model and Divorce Therapy
Intervention Strategies
Infidelity in Relationships What Constitutes an Affair
Why People Have Affairs
Helping People Deal Constructively with Affairs: Practical Issues
The Integrative Model and Couples Therapy
Special Challenges
Counseling Couples with Alcohol Problems Alcohol and the Couple
Aspects of Alcoholism
The Couple Relationship That Supports Alcoholism
Therapy Techniques
The Integrative Model and Couples with Alcohol Problems
Blending Couples Blending Couples
Stepfamily Development
Therapy Issues for Blending Families
The Integrative Model and Blending Couples
Scenarios for Discussion and Role Playing
Dual-Career Couples 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 Lifestyle
The Integrative Model and Dual-Career Couples
Specific Intervention Methods
Scenarios for Discussion and Role Playing
Same-Sex Couples 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
Scenarios for Discussion and Role Playing (Each chapter begins with a Key Concept and ends with a Conclusion)
Name Index
Subject Index
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