Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy, Fourth Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-24
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

A Framework for the Comparative Study of Couple Therapy: History, Models, and Applicationsp. 1
Models of Couple Therapy
Behavioral Approaches
Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapyp. 31
Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapyp. 73
Humanistic-Existential Approaches
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapyp. 107
Gottman Method Couple Therapyp. 138
Psychodynamic and Transgenerational Approaches
Object Relations Couple Therapyp. 167
Transgenerational Couple Therapyp. 196
Social Constructionist Approaches
Narrative Couple Therapyp. 229
Solution-Focused Couple Therapyp. 259
Systemic Approaches
Brief Strategic Couple Therapyp. 299
Structural Couple Therapyp. 323
Integrative Approaches
Affective-Reconstructive Couple Therapy: A Pluralistic, Developmental Approachp. 353
Integrative Couple Therapy: A Depth-Behavioral Approachp. 383
Applications of Couple Therapy: Special Populations, Problems, and Issues
Rupture and Repair of Relational Bonds: Affairs, Divorce, Violence, and Remarriage
Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Affairsp. 429
Separation and Divorce Issues in Couple Therapyp. 459
Couple Therapy and Physical Aggressionp. 478
Couple Therapy with Remarried Partnersp. 499
Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Psychiatric and Medical Disorders
Couple Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abusep. 523
Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Depressionp. 545
Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Borderline Personality and Related Disordersp. 567
Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunctionp. 591
Couple Therapy and Medical Issues: Working with Couples Facing Illnessp. 618
Couple Therapy in Broader Context
Gender Issues in the Practice of Couple Therapyp. 641
Gay and Lesbian Couples in Therapy: Minority Stress, Relational Ambiguity, and Families of Choicep. 662
African American Couples in Therapyp. 681
Legal and Ethical Issues in Couple Therapyp. 698
Indexp. 718
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