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Cognitive Therapy with Couples

Cognitive Therapy with Couples - 90 edition

Cognitive Therapy with Couples - 90 edition

ISBN13: 9780943158495

ISBN10: 0943158494

Cognitive Therapy with Couples by Frank M. Dattilio and Christine A. Padesky - ISBN 9780943158495
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 90
Copyright: 1990
Publisher: Professional Resource Press
International: No
Cognitive Therapy with Couples by Frank M. Dattilio and Christine A. Padesky - ISBN 9780943158495

ISBN13: 9780943158495

ISBN10: 0943158494

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 90

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This practical book will be invaluable for therapists who are interested in applying cognitive therapy techniques to their work with couples. Although there has been an explosion of research and development in cognitive therapy over the past decade, very little has previously been written that provides an integrated cognitive therapy approach to working with distressed couples.

This book provides step-by-step guidance on applying cognitive therapy techniques in your work with dysfunctional couples. This is a unique, structured, and active therapeutic approach. Clinical assessment materials include surveys and questionnaires. Also presents communications training and problem-solving strategies. Discusses special problems such as infidelity, cultural issues, alternative lifestyles, and ending relationships.

Author Bio

Dattilio, Frank M. :

Frank M. Dattilio, PhD, received his doctorate in Psychological Studies from Temple University and completed a clinical post-doctoral fellowship through the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a licensed psychologist and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. A Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, he is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education at Lehigh University, as well as Clinical Associate in Psychiatry(Psychology) at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania. His areas of specialization include individual, marital, and family therapy, and he has authored and co-authored numerous professional articles and chapters on the treatment of behavior disorders, anxiety, and marital discord. Dr. Dattilio has lectured in both the U.S. and Europe and is co-editor with Arthur Freeman,EdD, of A Casebook in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to be released through Plenum Press in 1991.

Padesky, Christine A. :

Christine A. Padesky, PhD, received her doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA and si Founder and Director of the Center for Cognitive Therapy, Newport Beach, California. She is a licensed psychologist and listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Padesky has been cited as one of the leading Cognitive Therapy instructors in both the United States and abroad. In addition to being founding editor of the International Cognitive Therapy Newsletter, she has written articles and book chapters on depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and cognitive therapy with women. Dr. Padesky is one of the co-authors with Aaron T. Beck, MD, of Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders (Guilford, 1990).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Cognitive Therapy

Historical Development
Philosophy and Theory

2. Cognitive Therapy with Couples

Brief History and Overview
Beliefs About the Relationship
Alternative Versus Distorted Beliefs
Unrealistic Expectations
Causal Attributions and Misattributions

3. Assessment

Conjoint Interviews
Written Inventories and Questionnaires
Individual Interviews
Establishing a Treatment Contract
Identifying Problem Areas
Identifying Couples Automatic Thoughts
Using Automatic Thoughts to Uncover Underlying Beliefs (Schemas)
Identity from Family of Origin
Clinician's Intake Evaluation for Couples

4. Techniques and Procedures

Educating Couples to the Cognitive Model
Identifying Cognitive Distortions and Labeling Them
Faulty Information Processing
Negative Framing
Teaching Couples to Identify Automatic Thoughts
Linking Emotions with Automatic Thoughts
The Use of Imagery and Role Play Techniques
Dispelling Automatic Thoughts and Reframing/Testing Automatic Thoughts

Rating the Alternative Explanation or Alternative Response
The Use of Download Arrow
The Use of Evidence in Correcting Distorted Thinking
Weighing the Evidence and Testing Predictions
Practicing Alternative Explanations
Reframing - Considering the Negatives in a Positive Light
Increasing Positives in the Relationship

Communication Training and Problem Solving

Teaching Communication Skills
Common Difficulties That Impede Communication Skills Acquisition
*Interpersonal Deficits
*Intense Affect
*Interfering Beliefs
Problem Solving
*Power Differences in the Relationship
*Styles of Influence in Relationships
*Beliefs That Can Sidetrack Problem Solving

5. The Structure of Cognitive Therapy with Couples

Course and Frequency of Therapy Sessions
Individual Versus Conjoint Sessions
Setting Agendas
Homework Assignments
Follow-Up Booster Sessions

6. Special Issues in Couple Therapy

Crises Situations
Anger and Violence Situations
When One Wants Out and the Other Doesn't
When Is It Time to End the Relationship?
Other Psychiatric Disorders in the Couple
Cultural Issues
Gay and Lesbian Couples

7. Case Vignette: Zack and Carli

8. Concluding Remarks