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Doing Couple Therapy 2/e
Craft and Creativity in Work with Intimate Partners
- Now thoroughly revised, this practical, user-friendly guide has helped thousands of novice couple therapists and students to navigate the challenges of clinical work with couples in conflict. Robert Taibbi presents effective strategies for rapidly identifying a couple's core issues and conducting each stage of therapy, from the first sessions to termination. Rich with sensitive, detailed case material, the book features end-of-chapter exercises that help readers identify and develop their own strengths as practitioners. Appendices include reproducible client handouts that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Three chapters offering detailed treatment maps for common couple problems, with new case examples. *Chapter on the middle stages of treatment. *Increased attention to the all-important opening sessions. *Sharper focus on the three major obstacles to couple success: poor communication, emotional wounds, and differing visions. *Reproducible client handouts explaining key techniques.
- 1. Into the Fray: Theoretical Foundation and Overview 2. The Basics: Clinical Goals and Tasks 3. Relationship Obstacle 1: Poor Communication Skills 4. Relationship Obstacles 2 and 3: Emotional Wounds and Differing Visions 5. Beginnings: Structure and Tasks 6. Beginnings in Action 7. Middle Stages 8. Termination 9. The Developmental Landscape 10. Treatment Maps for Common Couple Problems: Affairs, Money Issues, and Violent and Volatile Couples 11. Treatment Maps for Common Couple Problems: Sexual Issues, "Stale" Relationships, and Extended Family Issues 12. Treatment Maps for Common Child-Related Problems 13. One Helping Two, Two Helping One: Working with Individuals in Relationships 14. Life in the Details: The Nuts and Bolts of Couple Therapy Appendix A. Explanation of Emotional Wounds Appendix B. Instructions for a First-Aid Plan for Violent Couples Appendix C. Instructions for Meditation Appendix D. Instructions for the Emotional Freedom Technique Appendix E. Instructions for Using Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety References Index
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