Clinical handbook of couple therapy by Alan S. Gurman PhD, Jay L. Lebow PhD, Douglas K. Snyder PhD

By Alan S. Gurman PhD, Jay L. Lebow PhD, Douglas K. Snyder PhD

This authoritative instruction manual presents a definitive evaluation of the speculation and perform of couple treatment. famous contributors—many of whom constructed the techniques they describe—combine transparent conceptual exposition with thorough descriptions of healing suggestions. as well as offering significant couple remedy types in step by step element, the e-book describes powerful purposes for specific populations and difficulties. problems with tradition, gender, faith, and sexual orientation are addressed. Chapters adhere heavily to a uniform constitution to facilitate research and comparability, bettering the book's application as a reference and text.


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Marriage and marital therapy (pp. 445–566). New York: Brunner/ Mazel. Gurman, A. S. (1981). Integrative marital therapy: Toward the development of an interpersonal approach. In S. H.  415–462). New York: Guilford Press. Gurman, A. S. (1990). Integrating the life of an integrative family psychologist. In F. ), Voices in family psychology (Vol. 2, pp. 250–266). Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Gurman, A. S. (1992). Integrative martial therapy: A time-­sensitive model for working with couples. In S. Budman, M.

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As indicated earlier in Meltzoff and Kornreich’s (1970) definition of psychotherapy, couple therapists are obligated to take some purposeful action in regard to their understanding of the nature and parameters of whatever problems, symptoms, complaints or dilemmas are presented. They typically are interested in understanding what previous steps patients have taken to resolve or improve their difficulties, and what adaptive resources the couple, and perhaps other people in the couple’s world, has for doing so.

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