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Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy

Edited by Joseph L. Wetchler

Routledge – 2008 – 234 pages

Purchasing Options:

  • Paperback:
    978-0-7890-3657-5
    October 20th 2008
    Out-of-print
  • Hardback:
    978-0-7890-3656-8
    July 23rd 2007
    Out-of-print

Description

Insight into the current issues impacting couple therapy

The Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy is a comprehensive overview of emerging issues that impact couple therapy, all in a single volume. While other guides concentrate more on the approaches themselves, this invaluable source provides the latest research and perspectives every clinician needs when dealing with challenging issues often found in practice. Practitioners get a clear view of the aspects of problems they must consider to be most effective when providing therapy to couples.

This carefully referenced book is divided into five important areas. The Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy discusses in detail several of the most crucial aspects of each major issue. Biological and physiological issues include mental illness, addictions, and sex therapy. Traumatic issues deals with the difficult aspects of domestic violence and infidelity. Relationship issues reviews divorce therapy and remarriage. Sociological issues include the cultural, spiritual, and feminist aspects of therapy. The book also includes a helpful review on the training of couple therapists.

Issues explored by the Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy include:

  • how the objective biological processes of the brain affect interpersonal relationships
  • mental disorders and marital discord
  • how couple dynamics impact the immune, endocrine, and cardiovascular systems
  • how medical problems affect a couple’s relationship
  • addictions
  • sexuality theory and therapy
  • intimate partner violence
  • post traumatic stress disorder and its effect on couple relationships
  • the latest in infidelity research and treatment
  • divorce therapy
  • remarriage and cohabitation issues
  • cultural issues
  • same-sex relationships
  • spirituality and religion
  • feminism issues in couple therapy
  • enrichment approaches
  • premarital counseling approaches
  • couple therapist training

The Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy is valuable, insightful reading for couple therapists, family therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, pastoral counselors, educators, and graduate students.

Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction (Joseph L. Wetchler)
  • BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ISSUES
  • Brain Biology and Couple Therapy (Thomas W. Roberts)
  • Couple Therapy in the Presence of Mental Disorders (Wayne H. Denton and Anna R. Brandon)
  • What’s Love Got to Do With It? Couples, Illness, and MFT (Mary E. Dankoski and Shobaha Pais)
  • Couple Therapy and Addictions (Thorana S. Nelson and Neal J. Sullivan)
  • Current State of Sexuality Theory and Therapy (Joan D. Atwood and Emily Klucinec)
  • TRAUMATIC ISSUES
  • Conjoint Couple’s Treatment for Intimate Partner Violence: Controversy and Promise (Eric E. McCollum and Sandra M. Stith)
  • Trauma and Couple Therapy (Lorna Hecker)
  • Two Roads Diverge in a Wood: The Current State of Infidelity Research and Treatment (Katherine M. Hertlein and Gerald R. Weeks)
  • DIVORCE AND REMARITAL ISSUES
  • Divorce Therapy in Context (Jerome F. Adams)
  • Remarital Issues in Couple Therapy (Marcia L. Michaels)
  • SOCIOLOGICAL ISSUES
  • Cultural Issues in Couple Therapy (Shruti S. Poulsen and Volker Thomas)
  • Fostering Strength and Resiliency in Same-Sex Couples: An Overview (Janie K. Long and Barbara V. Andrews)
  • Couple Therapy and Spirituality and Religion: State of the Art (Karen B. Hemlock and Gary H. Bischof)
  • Feminist Issues in Couple Therapy (Ann M. Prouty Lyness and Kevin P. Lyness)
  • PRIMARY PREVENTION ISSUES
  • Couple Enrichment Approaches (Jeffery H. Larson)
  • Premarital Counseling (Lee Williams)
  • TRAINING ISSUES
  • What Is Unique About Supervising Couple Therapists? A Beginning Answer (Cheryl L. Storm)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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