If Only I Had Known Avoiding Common Mistakes in Couples Therapy

Author: Susanne Methven
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393706443
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Creating tactics for getting it right the first time. The co-authors draw on over thirty years of experience to show young therapists how and how not to conduct psychotherapy. Each chapter begins with a vignette illustrating a common mistake, then describes the error in detail, explains why therapists make the mistake and offers tactics for avoiding it.

Common Dilemmas in Couple Therapy

Author: Judith P. Leavitt
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415999901
Format: PDF, ePub
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Common Dilemmas in Couple Therapy addresses four common problems that couples therapists face everyday in their offices âe" problems that leave therapists exhausted, drained, challenged, alive, racing, and on edge. These dilemmas encompass not only the difficult challenges therapists face everyday, but also the passions and profound disappointments of human intimate partnerships. The purpose of this book is not only to explore and give case illustrations of these dilemmas, but also to give therapists strategies to use and help them understand and handle their own profound experiences while doing this work.

Integrative Solutions

Author: Gerald R. Weeks
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780876307816
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Things I Wish I d Known Before We Got Married

Author: Gary D. Chapman
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575679228
Format: PDF, Docs
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“Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage.” With more than 35 years of experience counseling couples, Gary has found that most marriages suffer due to a lack of preparation and a failure to learn to work together as intimate teammates. So he put together this practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving, supportive, and mutually beneficial marriage they envision, such as: What the adequate foundation for a successful marriage truly is What to expect about the roles and influence of extended family How to solve disagreements without arguing How to talk through issues like money, sex, chores, and more Why couples must learn how to apologize and forgive Ideal for newly married couples and those considering marriage, the material lends itself to heart-felt, revealing, and critical conversations for relational success. Read this bookand you’ll be prepared for—not surprised by—the challenges of marriage. - Bonus features include: Book suggestions and an interactive websites to enhance the couples’ experience “Talking it Over” questions and suggestions to jumpstart conversations over each chapter Appendix on healthy dating relationships and an accompanying learning exercise

The Practical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy

Author: Mark Odell
Publisher: Haworth Press
ISBN: 9780789000637
Format: PDF
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It is a truism among therapists in most mental health disciplines that the most important aspects of clinical practice are learned only after one has left graduate school and entered “the real world.” While many of the basics could be covered in graduate school, supervisors of new therapists often feel that the fundamentals are only addressed in detail after a therapist has been employed. In response to this predicament, Odell and Campbell offer The Practical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy: Things My Training Supervisor Never Told Me as a useful daily guide for graduate students and beginning marriage and family therapists that will ease the transition from learner to practicing professional in the clinical domain. Written in a refreshing and unpretentious style, much the way a caring seasoned professional would mentor a novice practitioner, The Practical Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy covers the major areas that typical graduate programs don't have time to address, including how to: integrate theoretical training with pragmatic clinical practice to maximize therapeutic effectiveness face the practical problems involving the financial elements of clinical work become a thoroughly credentialed professional develop an approach to becoming specialized uncover the motivation for being a professional marriage and family therapist increase one's ability to maintain high-level practice over a lifetime of work by developing coping strategies and methods of safeguarding one's own mental health Addressing the unique approach of their book, Odell and Campbell explain, “Whereas most texts are handbooks on the actual theories and techniques used with couples and families, this book is designed to be a guide to the beginning professional as s/he leaves the graduate training environment and enters the mental health field as it exists in contemporary America. Our hope is that this book would be one of those chosen by the novice practicing professional if s/he could only take two or three with them into the field, as it contains material that is most useful for everyday work in clinical settings.”

The Family

Author: Jack O. Balswick
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801032490
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This proven resource covers every issue that affects family life. The third edition includes updates to all chapters and the inclusion of current research.

When One Partner is Willing and the Other is Not

Author: Barbara Jo Brothers
Publisher: Haworth Press
ISBN: 9780789000385
Format: PDF, ePub
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Set aside your conception of resistance as a purely negative, inhibiting force in therapy! With When One Partner Is Willing and the Other Is Not you can learn innovative techniques for tapping into the energy of resistance to use it in positive ways. With the helpful hints offered in this one-of-a-kind volume, you can learn to use the energy of resistance in the processes of joining, emphasizing the positive, educating, and bringing the reluctant client into therapy. This will help you and your clients with primary intimacy issues such as territoriality, symbiotic attunement, negative role relationships, and differences in rules, customs, and traditions to the achievement of stronger, more flexible, and happier relationships. If you find it difficult to teach your clients conflict-resolution skills, When One Partner Is Willing and the Other Is Not can guide you through important steps that promote reconciliation, tolerance, and communication between partners. On one level, you can help couples learn negotiation, problem-solving, and empathy-building skills. On another, you can help them understand that conflicts can be approached as opportunities for learning and growth. As you learn basic causes of conflict and tension in partnerships and effective ways for helping couples handle them, you will also learn about: power struggles in marriage the gendered misrecognition of dependency in couples family systems therapy with violent couples resistance as a product of individual fears and personality a model for the treatment of male batterers and their partners uneven subjective perceptions among couples in therapy When One Partner Is Willing and the Other Is Not will help therapists show their clients that self-assertion in marriage can be used to confront conflicts in effective ways. This book offers approaches and insight that can be used not only in the therapeutic setting, but also at home. If your relationship is in jeopardy, this sensitive guidebook might help you understand the underlying nature of your problems and target the techniques that can help you explore and relieve them.