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Marriage and relationship education : what works and how to provide it

Author: W Kim Halford
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the publisher. Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this indispensable book addresses the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of conducting effective marriage and relationship education. Halford reviews a range of contemporary models and provides an in-depth description of his own approach, Couple CARE. Session-by-session guidelines for therapists show how to help groups or individual couples --  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Kim Halford
ISBN: 9781609181550 1609181557 9781462503322 1462503322
OCLC Number: 657223757
Description: xvii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is couple relationship education? : why is it needed? --
Approaches to couple relationship education and their effectiveness --
Assessment in an evidence-based approach to couple relationship education --
Couple care : program overview and tips for implementation --
Unit 1: Self-change --
Unit 2: Communication --
Unit 3: Intimacy and caring --
Unit 4: Managing differences --
Unit 5: Sexuality --
Unit 6: Looking ahead.
Responsibility: W. Kim Halford.

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From the publisher. Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this indispensable book addresses the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of conducting effective marriage and relationship education. Halford reviews a range of contemporary models and provides an in-depth description of his own approach, Couple CARE. Session-by-session guidelines for therapists show how to help groups or individual couples -- including those facing major life changes or stressors -- foster closeness and communication, manage conflicts, and prevent common relationship problems. The book also explains how to use commercially available online assessment tools to help each couple develop their own relationship goals. It includes 35 reproducible handouts and forms.

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