Synopses & Reviews
"Jacobson and Christensen have successfully expanded upon behavioral family therapy, retaining its systematic clarity yet adding with clinical dexterity the integrative concepts of emotional acceptance and strategic change. The result is extraordinary--therapy that is deft, focused, flexible, yet researchable. Family clinicians of all stripes can learn much from this book, simplifying the therapeutic task for some and opening it for others." Lyman Wynne, M.D., Ph.D.
"[This] is a breakthrough book. Jacobson and Christensen have done more than build another therapeutic model; they have offered us an irresistible new direction-one that can really save marriages. The authors are creative, cautious when they need to be, but bold in conceptualization and in detail. . . . I expect that this approach will revolutionize the way many marriage and family professionals treat their clients." Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., author of Peer Marriage
"I recommend this book to any student, teacher, scholar, or practitioner involved with the fascinating world of couple therapy. You will not be disappointed." Contemporary Psychology
"The book is clearly written, accessible to beginning therapists, and useful to experienced ones. Definitely worth a look." Ellen Berman
"Jacobson and Christensen offer an excellent book for couple therapists or trainees who espouse a variety of approaches to treatment. The developments detailed in this book depict one of the premier examples of the integration of research, theory, and practice in the field of couple therapy." Journal of Feminist Family Therapy
An ideal text for all students of marital dynamics.
About the Author
Andrew Christensen lives in Los Angeles.Neil S. Jacobson, was widely recognized as a consummate scientist-practitioner and as one of the leading experts in the theory and practice of behavior therapy.