Summary: Lauded as "the definitive handbook of couple therapy," this authoritative work provides a definitive overview of the major models of couple therapy and their clinical applications. In the newly revised and expanded fourth edition, leaders in the field describe the history, theoretical and empirical underpinnings, and methods of each approach. The treatment of specific problems and populations is then addressed, complete with detailed illustrations of therap
eutic strategies and techniques. Designed for optimal utility as a practical reference and text, the fourth edition is revised throughout with clinical, conceptual, and research advances. Important new topics include treating borderline personality disorder in couple therapy, working with remarried partners, culturally competent practice with African American clients, and legal and ethical issues.
Summary: Lauded as "the definitive handbook of couple therapy," this authoritative work provides a definitive overview of the major models of couple therapy and their clinical applications. In the newly revised and expanded fourth edition, leaders in the field describe the history, theoretical and empirical underpinnings, and methods of each approach. The treatment of specific problems and populations is then addressed, complete with detailed illustrations of therapeutic strategies and techniques. Designed for optimal utility as a practical reference and text, the fourth edition is revised throughout with clinical, conceptual, and research advances. Important new topics include treating borderline personality disorder in couple therapy, working with remarried partners, culturally competent practice with African American clients, and legal and ethical issues. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:4TH 08 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Guilford Press Year Published: 2008 International: No
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Alan S. Gurman, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Family Therapy Training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He has edited and written many influential books, including Theory and Practice of Brief Therapy (with Simon H. Budman), the Handbook of Family Therapy (with David P. Kniskern), and Essential Psychotherapies (with Stanley B. Messer). A past two-term Editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and former President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Dr. Gurman's distinguished contributions to marital and family therapy have been recognized with awards from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the American Psychological Association. More recently, he received a national teaching award from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. A pioneer in the development of integrative approaches to couple therapy, Dr. Gurman maintains an active clinical practice in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Ch. 1 A Framework for the Comparative Study of Couple Therapy: History, Models, and Applications Alan S. Gurman Gurman, Alan S. 1
Pt. I Models of Couple Therapy
Ch. 2 Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy Donald H. Baucom Baucom, Donald H. Norman B. Epstein Epstein, Norman B. Jaslean J. LaTaillade LaTaillade, Jaslean J. Jennifer S. Kirby Kirby, Jennifer S. 31
Ch. 3 Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy Sona Dimidjian Dimidjian, Sona Christopher R. Martell Martell, Christopher R. Andrew Christensen Christensen, Andrew 73
Ch. 4 Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Susan M. Johnson Johnson, Susan M. 107
Ch. 5 Gottman Method Couple Therapy John Mordechai Gottman Gottman, John Mordechai Julie Schwartz Gottman Gottman, Julie Schwartz 138
Psychodynamic and Transgenerational Approaches
Ch. 6 Object Relations Couple Therapy Jill Savege Scharff Scharff, Jill Savege David E. Scharff Scharff, David E. 167
Ch. 7 Transgenerational Couple Therapy Laura Roberto-Forman Roberto-Forman, Laura 196
Ch. 9 Solution-Focused Couple Therapy Michael F. Hoyt Hoyt, Michael F. 259
Ch. 10 Brief Strategic Couple Therapy Varda Shoham Shoham, Varda Michael J. Rohrbaugh Rohrbaugh, Michael J. Audrey A. Cleary Cleary, Audrey A. 299
Ch. 11 Structural Couple Therapy George M. Simon Simon, George M. 323
Ch. 12 Affective-Reconstructive Couple Therapy: A Pluralistic, Developmental Approach Douglas K. Snyder Snyder, Douglas K. Alexandra E. Mitchell Mitchell, Alexandra E.353
Ch. 13 Integrative Couple Therapy: A Depth-Behavioral Approach Alan S. Gurman Gurman, Alan S. 383
Pt. II Applications of Couple Therapy: Special Populations, Problems, and Issues
Rupture and Repair of Relational Bonds: Affairs, Divorce, Violence, and Remarriage
Ch. 14 Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Affairs Kristina Coop Gordon Gordon, Kristina Coop Donald H. Baucom Baucom, Donald H. Douglas K. Snyder Snyder, Douglas K. Lee J. Dixon Dixon, Lee J. 429
Ch. 15 Separation and Divorce Issues in Couple Therapy Jay Lebow Lebow, Jay 459
Ch. 16 Couple Therapy and Physical Aggression K. Daniel O'Leary O'Leary, K. Daniel 478
Ch. 17 Couple Therapy with Remarried Partners James H. Bray Bray, James H. 499
Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Psychiatric and Medical Disorders
Ch. 18 Couple Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Gary R. Birchler Birchler, Gary R. William Fals-Stewart Fals-Stewart, William Timothy J. O'Farrell O'Farrell, Timothy J. 523
Ch. 19 Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Depression Steven R. H. Beach Beach, Steven R. H. Jessica A. Dreifuss Dreifuss, Jessica A. Kameron J. Franklin Franklin, Kameron J. Charles Kamen Kamen, Charles Barbara Gabriel Gabriel, Barbara 545
Ch. 20 Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Borderline Personality and Related Disorders Alan E. Fruzzetti Fruzzetti, Alan E. Barrett Fantozzi Fantozzi, Barrett 567
Ch. 21 Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction Barry W. McCarthy McCarthy, Barry W. Maria Thestrup Thestrup, Maria 591
Ch. 22 Couple Therapy and Medical Issues: Working with Couples Facing Illness Nancy Breen Ruddy Ruddy, Nancy Breen Susan H. McDaniel McDaniel, Susan H. 618
Couple Therapy in Broader Context
Ch. 23 Gender Issues in the Practice of Couple Therapy Carmen Knudson-Martin Knudson-Martin, Carmen 641
Ch. 24 Gay and Lesbian Couples in Therapy: Minority Stress, Relational Ambiguity, and Families of Choice Robert-Jay Green Green, Robert-Jay Valory Mitchell Mitchell, Valory 662
Ch. 25 African American Couples in Therapy Nancy Boyd-Franklin Boyd-Franklin, Nancy Shalonda Kelly Kelly, Shalonda Jennifer Durham Durham, Jennifer 681
Ch. 26 Legal and Ethical Issues in Couple Therapy Michael C. Gottlieb Gottlieb, Michael C. Jon Lasser Lasser, Jon Georganna L. Simpson Simpson, Georganna L. 698
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