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  1. Call for Papers

    Cultural and Religious Considerations within the context of Sexuality and Relationship Therapy

    This special issue of Sexual and Relationship Therapy seeks innovative, health-based therapeutic approaches and models that expand the conversation about sex and relationship therapy within the cultural context.

    Deadline for Submission on Abstracts: 28 February 2014

    Find out more

  2. Creating Connection: A Relational-Cultural Approach With Couples

    Creating Connection helps readers to understand the pain of disconnection and to use RCT to heal relationships in a variety of settings, including with heterosexual couples, stepparents, lesbian and gay couples, and mixed race couples. In addition to an emphasis on helping couples find authentic connection, RCT points to the need for changing the cultural conditions that contribute to the problems of disconnection. Polarities of “you vs. me” will be replaced with the healing concept of “us.” 

  3. The Developmental Course of Romantic Relationships

    This multidisciplinary text highlights the development of romantic relationships, from initiation to commitment or demise, by highlighting the historical context, current research and theory, and diversity of patterns. Engagingly written with colorful examples, the authors examine the joy, stress, power-struggles, intimacy, and aggression that characterize these relationships.

  4. Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy

    Look beyond behavioral treatments, pharmaceutical interventions, and performance goals to a more comprehensive picture of what your clients want and need when they enter sex therapy. Gina Ogden is a master therapist, supervisor, researcher, teacher, and author with four decades of helping clients and training health professionals. Her ISIS Wheel of Sexual Experience is an innovative template that recognizes the full range of sexual issues: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy offers you new language to discuss sexual issues and creative ways to engage clients in their own therapeutic process–whether or not you are trained as a sex therapist. 

  5. Semantic Polarities and Psychopathologies in the Family

    The gap between psychotherapeutic practice and clinical theory is ever widening. Therapists still don’t know what role interpersonal relations play in the development of the most common psychopathologies. Valeria Ugazio bridges this gap by examining phobias, obsessive-compulsions, eating disorders, and depression in the context of the family, using an intersubjective approach to personality. 

  6. Working With Families in Medical Settings

    "Families are our patients’ primary caregivers. Health professionals interact with them regularly, though oftentimes without training in how to do so. This eminently practical volume fills a gap in helping physicians and other health professionals understand how to successfully partner with families in the treatment of our patients. Family psychiatrist Alison Heru offers us practical approaches to family assessment and intervention that can be implemented in a range of mental health and medical contexts. We learn what family factors promote health, how families adapt to chronic illness, how to intervene in disruptive family situations and how to parent during chronic or life-threatening illness. This volume provides us with practical, useable tools to understand and involve families in the treatment of our patients." —Susan McDaniel, PhD, director, Institute for the Family, University of Rochester Medical Center 

  7. Love, Intimacy, and the African American Couple

    This exciting new text on counseling African American couples outlines critical components to providing culturally-sensitive treatment. Built around a framework that examines African American couples’ issues as well as the specific contextual factors that can negatively impact their relationships, it:

    • Addresses threats to love and intimacy for Black couples

    • Provides culturally relevant, strengths-based approaches and assessment practices

    • Includes interesting case studies at the conclusion of each chapter that illustrate important concepts. 

  8. Internal Family Systems Therapy

    Internal family systems therapy, or IFS, is widely recognized as one of the most compassionate and comprehensive psychotherapies available. Its non-pathologizing approaches to behavior, consciousness, and personality have been adopted by clinicians around the world, but with the exception of Richard Schwartz’s foundational introductory text, few texts give clinicians the information they need on adapting the IFS framework to patients’ complex and diverse needs and circumstances. Internal Family Systems Therapy changes that. 

  9. Author Bruce Ecker on the coming breakthrough in the mental health field

    Author Bruce Ecker sees the use of memory reconsolidation by psychotherapists as the revolution that will change the face of the mental health field. Read Bruce's article here!

  10. Changing Self-Destructive Habits

    For the first time in one volume self-harm, substance abuse, eating-disordered behavior, gambling, and Internet and cyber sex abuse—five crippling, self-destructive behaviors—are given a common conceptual framework to help with therapeutic intervention. Matthew Selekman and Mark Beyebach, two internationally-recognized therapists, know first-hand that therapists see clients who have problems with several of these habits in varying contexts. They maintain an optimistic, positive, solution-focused approach while carefully addressing problems and risks. 

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