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Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy
Synopses & Reviews
Book News Annotation:
Psychologists from across the US set out the core theories of couple therapy in modern clinical practice, both venerable theories in their latest refinement, and innovative and emerging approaches. They also explore the application of the theories to special populations, problems, and issues. The first edition was published in 1985. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
This authoritative handbook provides a definitive overview of the theory and practice of couple therapy. Noted contributors--many of whom developed the approaches they describe--combine clear conceptual exposition with thorough descriptions of therapeutic techniques. In addition to presenting major couple therapy models in step-by-step detail, the book describes effective applications for particular populations and problems. Chapters adhere closely to a uniform structure to facilitate study and comparison, enhancing the book's utility as a reference and text.
See also Clinical Casebook of Couple Therapy, also edited by Alan S. Gurman, which presents in-depth illustrations of treatment.
Regarded as the authoritative reference and text, this handbook presents the most effective, widely studied approaches to couple therapy. The distinguished coeditors bring together other leading experts, most of whom developed the approaches they describe. Adhering closely to a uniform structure to facilitate study and comparison, chapters cover the history, theoretical and empirical underpinnings, and techniques of each model. The volume also describes cutting-edge applications for particular relationship contexts (such as blended families, LGBT couples, and separated couples) and clinical problems (such as partner aggression, psychological disorders, and medical issues).
New to This Edition
*Chapters on interpersonal neurobiology and intercultural relationships.
*Chapters on couple therapy for PTSD, functional analytic couple therapy, and the integrative problem-centered metaframeworks approach.
*Many new authors.
*Extensively revised with the latest theory and research.
See also Clinical Casebook of Couple Therapy, edited by Alan S. Gurman, which presents in-depth illustrations of treatment.
About the Author
Alan S. Gurman, PhD, until his death in 2013, was Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. A pioneer in the development of integrative approaches to couple therapy, he edited and wrote many influential books; was a past two-term editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy; and was former President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Dr. Gurman received numerous awards for his contributions to couple and family therapy, including the Distinguished Achievement in Family Therapy Research Award from the American Family Therapy Academy and the Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association. He also received the Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching and Training from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.
Table of Contents
1. A Framework for the Comparative Study of Couple Therapy: History, Models, and Applications, Alan S. Gurman
I. Models of Couple Therapy
2. Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy, Donald H. Baucom, Norman B. Epstein, Jaslean J. LaTaillade, and Jennifer S. Kirby
3. Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy, Sona Dimidjian, Christopher R. Martell, and Andrew Christensen
4. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Susan M. Johnson
5. Gottman Method Couple Therapy, John Mordechai Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
Psychodynamic and Transgenerational Approaches
6. Object Relations Couple Therapy, Jill Savege Scharff and David E. Scharff
7. Transgenerational Couple Therapy, Laura Roberto-Forman
Social Constructionist Approaches
8. Narrative Couple Therapy, Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
9. Solution-Focused Couple Therapy, Michael F. Hoyt
10. Brief Strategic Couple Therapy, Varda Shoham, Michael J. Rohrbaugh, and Audrey A. Cleary
11. Structural Couple Therapy, George M. Simon
12. Affective–Reconstructive Couple Therapy: A Pluralistic, Developmental Approach, Douglas K. Snyder and Alexandra E. Mitchell
13. Integrative Couple Therapy: A Depth-Behavioral Approach, Alan S. Gurman
II. Applications of Couple Therapy: Special Populations, Problems, and Issues
Rupture and Repair of Relational Bonds: Affairs, Divorce, Violence, and Remarriage
14. Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Affairs, Kristina Coop Gordon, Donald H. Baucom, Douglas K. Snyder, and Lee J. Dixon
15. Separation and Divorce Issues in Couple Therapy, Jay Lebow
16. Couple Therapy and Physical Aggression, K. Daniel O’Leary
17. Couple Therapy with Remarried Partners, James H. Bray
Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Psychiatric and Medical Disorders
18. Couple Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Gary R. Birchler, William Fals-Stewart, and Timothy J. O’Farrell
19. Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Depression, Steven R. H. Beach, Jessica A. Dreifuss, Kameron Franklin, Charles Kamen, and Barbara Gabriel
20. Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Borderline Personality and Related Disorders, Alan E. Fruzzetti and Barrett Fantozzi
21. Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction, Barry W. McCarthy and Maria Thestrup
22. Couple Therapy and Medical Issues: Working with Couples Facing Illness, Nancy Breen Ruddy and Susan H. McDaniel
Couple Therapy in Broader Context
23. Gender Issues in the Practice of Couple Therapy, Carmen Knudson-Martin
24. Gay and Lesbian Couples in Therapy: Minority Stress, Relational Ambiguity, and Families of Choice, Robert-Jay Green and Valory Mitchell
25. African American Couples in Therapy, Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Shalonda Kelly, and Jennifer Durham
26. Legal and Ethical Issues in Couple Therapy, Michael C. Gottlieb, Jon Lasser, and Georganna L. Simpson
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