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Couple Therapy

Author : Jim Crawley
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This book presents students and experienced practitioners alike with an accessible guide on the complex dynamics of the couple relationship. Combining the theoretical grounding of various psychodynamic fields of thought with vivid case studies, it advises on how to address issues such as domestic violence, affairs and the step-family system.

Couples Therapy Workbook

Author : Kathleen Mates-Youngman, LMFT
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Couples Therapy Workbook is a series of guided questions to promote meaningful couple conversations and build ongoing, connected communication. The core of this unique guide is 30 guided conversations of the most critical relationship struggles. For each of the 30 topics, there is an introduction, goal-setting strategies and 10 scripted questions to ask each other - all presented in an easy-to-use mindful style. Set in a weekly format over 30 days but can be tailored to any timeframe. Designed to be used to couples, and also by therapists working with couples (bonus clinician prep included with each conversation). Week 1- Who Are We? Falling in Love, Friendship, Caring, Acceptance, Empathy, Emotional Intimacy, Rituals Week 2 - Who Am I? Childhood, Family Origin, Temperament, Influences, Spirituality, Values, How I Think Week 3- How do we work? Communication, Conflict, Defensiveness, Intimacy, Trust, Fidelity and Boundaries, Parenting, Staying in Sync Week 4 - What do we want? Romance, Joy and Gratitude, respect, Apologies and Forgiveness, Challenges, Relationship Savings Account, Past, Present & Future, Keeping Connected Reviews: “What a unique resource! A treasure-trove of guided conversations to increase intimacy and friendship. Therapists often ask me for good homework assignments. This book does the thinking for you. Keep it on hand and whether its values, sex, conflict or other challenging issues, you'll have a ready-made way to help your clients make immediate progress.” -- Ellyn Bader, Ph.D, Founder/Director The Couples Institute "This is a valuable resource for anyone working with couples. Any couple can profit greatly if they are willing to take Kathleen Youngman's challenge to explore these important topics and discuss these wonderful questions." -- Milan and Kay Yerkovich, Authors of best-selling How We Love series “Instead of offering analysis, advice or theory, The Couples Therapy Workbook offers just that, a set of questions to stimulate conversations that help couples deepen their engagement with each other and reconnect. All couples will find this an exceptional guide, and all therapists will find it an effective instrument to supplement the therapeutic process. I highly recommend it and complement the author on her creativity and attention to the core details of a connected relationship.” --Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D.; Authors of Making Marriage Simple and Getting the Love You Want.

Couple Therapy for Depression

Author : David Hewison
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Highlighting the particular techniques needed for safe and effective work with distressed couples, it goes through the different ways in which the couple's feelings, thoughts, and behaviours need to be understood and worked with in order to reduce relationship distress. It outlines the treatment of four different couples to illustrate the therapy in action and includes the national competencies and an outline assessment form so that therapists can rate themselves. The model outlined in Couple Therapy for Depression: A Clinician's Guide to Integrative Practice can be adapted easily for the treatment of other chronic conditions in which distressed couple relationships play a part and will be helpful for any therapist wanting to enhance their work with couples.--

Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling

Author : Patricia A. Robey
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"Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling addresses the most common and difficult issues that people in the helping professions face when using CBT with couples--and provides concrete solutions for addressing them effectively. In it, clinicians will find a handy reference for professionals who are looking for useful information and skills that can be applied immediately in their sessions. The book uses the time-tested, evidence-based strategies for helping clients focus on the here and now, not the past, and for helping clinicians create effective treatment plans and ensure that that clients meet their individual needs while also addressing the needs of their partners"--

Couple Counselling

Author : Martin Payne
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This practical book outlines the essential principles and practices of couple counselling. Demystifying this form of therapy, the author provides a step-by-step guide from the first meeting through to subsequent sessions. The book includes a wealth of supporting features including case examples, student exercises, points for reflection and memory-jog pages to use in practice. As well as chapters illustrating counselling for problems frequently experienced by couples, such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, violence and abuse, key content includes: - cultural differences in couples work - varieties of committed relationships - responses to specific difficulties - ethical issues that arise as a result of working with two people - gender differences in relation to the counsellor's own sexuality and/or gender - the value of training courses and supervision - persons' narratives as a basis for change. This book comprises a sound basis for one-to-one practitioners wishing to expand their expertise and practice of therapy into working with couples, and for students training in this mode of counselling

The Secret to Relationships That Work Even Without Couples Therapy

Author : Megan Davis
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Do you feel content with your partner? Does this person understand your needs? Do you understand your partner's needs? Then keep reading here... Often, when people have been in a marriage for some time, they forget how considerate they used to be at the start of the relationship. Has this happened to your relationship? In this book, you will find out how to improve your marriage communication without couple therapy! This book contains important information about relationship and marriage problems, and how you can fix them. When you will read it, you will clearly get some new ideas on how you may be able to fix your marriage problems and be happy with your spouse again. Would you like to discover a way to save and strengthen your marriage without couple therapy? Perhaps you've tried counseling and it didn't work... Perhaps your spouse is not interested in facing your problems and therefore won't consider counseling. There is another way! In this book you will learn: the 6 steps to saving your marriage, healing hurt and dealing with your relationship problems - WITHOUT using counselling the 5 reasons why counselling may in fact not be right for your marriage how to work on the problems in your marriage, even if your spouse isn t interested the one area of your marriage you need to focus on if you want to have any hope of saving it and achieving happiness in your relationship and much more... In this newest volume the author will show you how you can once again take control of your relationship. You no longer need to rely on a counsellor to help you. By looking at your marriage in a different way, and by doing just simple things, you can create the marriage you truly want to have. If you want to save your relationship without couple therapy... Scroll up and click the Buy Now button!

A Heart of Wisdom

Author : Mary Ann Wolinsky
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Multicultural Couple Therapy

Author : Mudita Rastogi
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This book integrates a multicultural perspective into counselling couples practice. It covers theory and practice, and contains excercises.

Counseling and Therapy for Couples

Author : Mark E. Young
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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.

Existential Perspectives on Relationship Therapy

Author : Emmy van Deurzen
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Human beings live in constant battle with issues that are fundamental to their existence. Whether it is a fear of death or problems with intimacy, learning to live with these issues whilst loving another can be a whirlwind of challenges and disappointments. Couples who seek relationship therapy are looking for a way to reconnect with one another and understand the existential predicaments that they each face. In this inspiring new book, Emmy van Deurzen and Susan Iacovou have brought together world renowned therapists to demonstrate how existential theories can improve therapeutic practice. Each contributor explores their own unique existential approach to relationship therapy, drawing on the great thinkers that have informed their work - from Socrates to Sartre - and revealing some of their most profound practice with their clients. Whether you are a student, trainee, or experienced counsellor, you will find this a ground-breaking book which will enrich and transform your work with relationships.

Brief Therapy with Couples

Author : Maria Gilbert
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Brief Therapy with Couples is a practical guide to brief therapy for couples & relationship problems, that relates therapy to the cultural, racial, & religious context of relationships, as well as key issues like parenting & same-sex relationships.

Relationship Enhancement

Author : Bernard G. Guerney, Jr.
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Outlines a practical method of therapy for developing the skills needed to enrich personal relationships and avoid problems that commonly occur.

Aspergers in Love

Author : Maxine C. Aston
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Comparing both AS and non-AS partners' viewpoints, this book frankly examines the aspects of relationships that are often complicated by the disorder. With all findings illustrated with case examples taken from interviews conducted with couples, the author tackles issues such as attraction, trust, communication, sex and intimacy, and parenting.

Counseling Couples in Conflict

Author : James N. Sells
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Most therapeutic approaches, especially those of a cognitive orientation, are not very effective in dealing with high conflict relationships--couples often heading toward divorce by the time they seek help. Counseling Couples in Conflict is a resource for counselors and therapists who want to be ready for these uniquely difficult cases. Utilizing a relational conflict and restoration model Mark Yarhouse and James Sells point the way beyond the cycle of pain towards marital healing.

Counselling Couples in Relationships

Author : Christopher Butler
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RELATE (originally the National Marriage Guidance Council) is probably the largest and most successful service of its kind in the world. For over 50 years, helping many hundreds of thousands of couples and individuals, it has developed an approach to couple counselling that is based on acknowledgment of the uniqueness of individual clients and their relationships, a respect for their autonomy and cultural differences, and a commitment to counselling with empathy, genuineness and warmth. The authors of this book are excellently qualified to provide this unique account of the RELATE Approach in action: both were trained by RELATE, both have very substantial counselling experience, and both have supervised the work of other RELATE counsellors for several years. The ever-changing characteristics of relationships and family life are fully recognised in the RELATE Approach, which helps clients to find their solutions to difficulties of family life, transitions, separation, divorce, sexuality, gender and identity, by helping them to find meanings in the patterns of their relationships, and to make sense of emotions, thoughts and actions in themselves and their partner. This book is designed to enrich and stimulate the work of counsellors working within a wide range of counselling models and traditions. This is not a prescriptive manual but rather an informed guide to the RELATE Approach, which includes many illustrative examples and (invented) case studies. The RELATE Approach still depends upon the counsellor’s repertoire of counselling skills, but offers a three-stage counselling model (exploration, understanding, action) made operational within the format of brief, time-limited therapy. "The counsellors with RELATE and its predecessor, the Marriage Guidance movement, were the founders of counselling as we know it today. The approaches to counselling which they have developed have wide application. Butler and Joyce write very well and I found this book clear and full of good ideas for clinical practice. I can confidently recommend the book to all who care for couples in relationships." C. Murray Parkes OBE, MD, FRCPsych "A useful introduction to RELATE’s three-stage model of couple counselling and some of the concepts on which it is based." Christopher Clulow, Director of the Tavistock Marital Studies Institute

Couple Skills

Author : Matthew McKay
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Matthew McKay's and Patrick Fanning's self-help books have already sold more than 600,000 copies. Now, the popular authors teach the communication skills couples need to build happy, intimate, lasting relationships. Step-by-step, couples learn how to communicate effectively, negotiate really difficult conflicts, and more.

Pre Marital Counselling

Author : Dr V Sajikumar
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It is an Essential book to be Read by those who are going to Marry

Counselling Couples

Author : Don Bubenzer John D. West
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In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in applying the systemic ways of working developed in the context of family therapy to couples work, but without a corresponding body of literature to foster and support this. Therefore any additions... are welcome. This publication benefits from an approach which makes systemic ideas comprehensible and approachable to those not familiar with them... an accessible introduction' - "Sexual and Marital Therapy " Individuals within a couple relationship are asked by their partner to fulfil a multitude of needs - for example, for companionship, security, intimacy - and are often expected to play a number of roles: lover, friend and problem-solver. These ideals can bring disappointment and result in the previously balanced relationship becoming unsatisfying. This practical book focuses on the methods and techniques which counsellors can use to reassert that balance in the partnership. Bubenzer and West examine the nature of couple relationships and emphasize that the task of counselling couples is about motivating them, helping them to have a functional comprehension of their concerns and encouraging them to increase their behavioural management skills. They describe the features of couple relationships that are amenable to change and clearly explain how counsellors can stimulate that change. Case studies are provided and guidelines also illustrate how the counselling sessions can be structured and show the steps which couples can take to break their old patterns of behaviour outside the counselling arena.

Counselling Couples and Families

Author : Charles J O'Leary
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Reader's comments: `Then along comes your book - lands on my desk like a gift, which I have barely put down since. It stopped me searching for external answers, helped me to dig into the knowledge, philosophy and way of working which already existed in me. I draw on it all the time for inspiration and a way of grounding me in the tentative moments of working towards a delicate connection with the families I encounter. I have a lot to be thankful to you for - I have now developed a way of working which seems helpful and which enables those around me to find a way forward, but perhaps most of all I finally feel comfortable and free to be the same counsellor I am with individuals - Hurrah!' - Kim Barber, Counsellor Lecturers' comments: 'A fascinating book which combines couple counselling with person-centred counselling. Will be recommended reading for social work students working with couple relationships' 'Very readible. Useful for students of counselling beyomd the 'title' focus of couples and families' `The only book on couple and family counselling from the person-centred approach' `This book is unique in its articulation of family therapy and the person-centred approach. It is also engaging in the way couples and the families come to life through Charlie O'Leary's acute and sensitive observation. It is an essential text in any person-centred therapy library'- Dave Mearns, University of Strathclyde `Compelling reading... I liked this book. It is intelligent, thought-provoking, occasionally funny and a delight to read. I warmed to the author's passion for the work of Carl Rogers.... All Relate counsellors will find something of value - even the strict psychodynamic practitioners' - Relate News `The author deserves congratulations on his easy, readable style. This will ensure that the book will be read, rather than simply browsed by many' - Sexual and Relationship Therapy `Provides a very good introduction for counsellors in working with families.' - British Journal of Guidance & Counselling `In this highly readable text, the theory and practice of counselling couples and families are successfully integrated with principles from the Rogerian/person-centred approach. In this sense the book is unique: although a lot of counsellors in fact practice relational therapy from a person-centred perspective, until now, no basic text was available in this field' - Alfons Vansteenwegen, INTAMS Review In this unique book, the theory and practice of counselling couples and families are integrated with principles from the person-centred approach. With numerous examples from actual sessions, the book clearly illustrates the key issues that couples and families face, and the ways in which the counsellor can help them to resolve these to their own satisfaction. Written primarily from the viewpoint of working with couples and families, issues specific to relational counselling are contrasted to those that arise when counselling individuals or non-related groups. The author then explores the process of relational counselling using the person-centred principles of empathy, congruence, unconditional positive regard and non-interference with the clients' actualizing tendency.

Counselling Women in Violent Relationships

Author : Paul Lockley
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This comprehensive and practical manual combines a hands-on approach with the application of recent research. Themes discussed include the reactions of helping agencies, the effect of violence upon children, and the role of alcohol.