The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, with DSM-5 Updates

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-01-07
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?


This timesaving resource features:

  • Treatment plan components for 35 behaviorally based presenting problems
  • Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions—plus space to record your own treatment plan options
  • A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet the requirements of most accrediting bodies, insurance companies, and third-party payors
  • Includes new Evidence-Based Practice Interventions as required by many public funding sources and private insurers


The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies.

  • New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions
  • New chapters on Internet sexual use, retirement, and parenthood strain
  • Organized around 35 behaviorally based presenting problems including jealousy, midlife crisis, parenting conflicts, and sexual dysfunction
  • Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions—plus space to record your own treatment plan options
  • Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem
  • Designed to correspond with The Couples Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, Second Edition and Couples Therapy Homework Planner, Second Edition
  • Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA

Additional resources in the PracticePlanners® series:
Progress Notes Planners contain complete, prewritten progress notes for each presenting problem in the companion Treatment Planners.
Homework Planners feature behaviorally based, ready-to-use assignments to speed treatment and keep clients engaged between sessions.

For more information on our PracticePlanners®, including our full line of Treatment Planners, visit us on the Web at:

Author Biography

ARTHUR E. JONGSMA, JR., PHD, is the Series Editor for the bestselling PracticePlanners®. Since 1971, he has provided professional mental health services to both inpatient and outpatient clients. He was the founder and director of Psychological Consultants, a group private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for 25 years. He is the author or coauthor of over 50 books on treatment planning and has conducted training workshops for mental health professionals around the world.

K. DANIEL O'LEARY, PHD, is a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. His current research focuses on physical and psychological aggression in intimate relations and factors in marriage that lead to clinical depression.

RICHARD E. HEYMAN, PHD, is a Research Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. Dr. Heyman's research program focuses on the development and maintenance of family problems.

Table of Contents

PracticePlanners® Series Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

Sample Treatment Plan 10

Alcohol Abuse 14

Anger 23

Anxiety 33

Blame 43

Blended Family Problems 49

Communication 56

Dependency 65

Depression Due to Relationship Problems 72

Depression Independent of Relationship Problems 79

Disillusionment With Relationship 86

Eating Disorders 93

Financial Conflict 99

Infidelity 105

Internet Sexual Use 115

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)—Intimate Terrorism 123

Intimate Partner Violence—Situational (Bi-Directional)

Couple Violence 133

Intolerance 141

Jealousy 151

Job Stress 161

Life-Changing Events 167

Loss of Love/Affection 173

Midlife Transition Problems 180

Only One Partner Willing to Attend Therapy 188

Parenting Conflicts—Adolescents 197

Parenting Conflicts—Children 207

Personality Differences 216

Psychological Abuse 220

Recreational Activities Dispute 227

Religious/Spirituality Differences 233

Retirement 241

Separation and Divorce 250

Sexual Abuse 260

Sexual Dysfunction 267

Transition to Parenthood Strains 274

Work/Home Role Strain 283

Appendix A: Bibliotherapy Suggestions 293

Appendix B: Professional References for Evidence-Based Chapters 303

Appendix C: Recovery Model Objectives and Interventions 325

Appendix D: Situation

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