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Treating Couples

Treating Couples

Hilda Kessler (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-787-90205-6

Feb 1996, Jossey-Bass

304 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$55.00

Description

A Volume in the Jossey-Bass Library of Current Clinical Technique

Therapists who want to work skillfully with couples are often confronted with a confusing array of theories, techniques, and myths. Treating Couples creatively addresses many of these challenging issues while shining a light to help therapists navigate through this confusing maze.
--Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., co-director, The Couples Institute, Menlo Park, California

Treating Couples weeds through the treatment trAnds?and presents a rational framework for assessing which methods will most effectively meet clients' needs and expectations. This is an accessible guide for the wide range of professionals who practice couples therapy. Treating Couples promotes the clinical functions of evaluation, assessment, judgment, and hypothesis-formation and testing and will serve as an invaluable resource for determining which approaches are the most ethical, flexible, and creative for the effective treatment of couples.
Foreword
Introduction
1. Basics of Couple Therapy(Hilda Kessler)
2. Myths in Couples Therapy(Hilda Kessler, Margaret Thaler Singer)
3. Interracial, Interethnic, and Interfaith Relationships(Joel Crohn)
4. The Homosexual Couple(Jack Scheimann, WAndy L. Smith)
5.Health Issues in Couples Therapy(Seymour Kessler)
6. The Difficult Couple(Steven A. Foreman)
7. Domestic Violence(Susan E. Hanks)
The Parenting Couple(Vicky A. Johnson)
"Therapists who want to work skillfully with couples are often confronted with a confusing array of theories, techniques, and myths. Treating Couples creatively addresses many of these challenging issues while shining a light to help therapists navigate through this confusing maze. I found this book refreshing and well worth reading for both seasoned practitioners and newcomers to the field." --Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., co-director, The Couples Institute, Menlo Park, California