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Brief Therapy with Couples: An Integrative Approach



Brief Therapy with Couples: An Integrative Approach

Maria Gilbert, Diana Shmukler

ISBN: 978-0-471-96206-9 December 1996 218 Pages


Therapists and counsellors in training and practice will find in this book a new, accessible and powerful approach to short-term therapy with couples. Much problem behaviour in relationships can be see## attempts to find solutions to pain and distress. This guide to therapy is based on the authors considerable clinical experience and on their integrative approach which brings together ideas from humanistic, analytic and cognitive behavioural therapy. The authors approach is based on a developmental perspective which relates the partners history to their present situation. The method helps couples to optimize the best aspects of their relationship rather than remaining stuck in repetitive, unproductive processes. This book brings together theory and practice, and is illustrated by ample clinical examples, as well as a substantial case history running through the treatment process. This book appears in the Wiley Series in Brief Therapy and Counselling Series Editor: Windy Dryden Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
Definition, Aims and Scope of Brief Therapy with Couples.
Strengths and Limitations of Brief Therapy with Couples.
An Integrative Theoretical Model for Brief Therapy withCouples.
Assessment and Problem Definition.
Contracting in Brief Therapy with Couples.
Working Through the Issue of Compatability of Value Systems andFrames of Reference.
Working Through the Areas of Effective Problem-Solving and ConflictResolution.
Working Through the Areas of Intimacy, Sexual Gratification and Funin Relationship.
Working Through the Issues Relating to Caring for the Other.