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Techniques for the couple therapist : essential interventions from the experts

Author: Gerald R Weeks; Stephen T Fife; Colleen M Peterson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald R Weeks; Stephen T Fife; Colleen M Peterson
ISBN: 9781138814615 113881461X 9781138814608 1138814601
OCLC Number: 966364987
Description: xxvii, 260 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Contents: Section I. Fundamental principles for effective couple therapy --
The heart and soul of couple therapy --
Joining: from the perspective of the use of self --
The road to mastery : three steps for improving performance as a couples therapist --
The partners for change outcome management systems (PCOMS) --
Ethical techniques to maintain confidentiality in couple therapy --
Section II. Techniques and interventions --
Enactment : from the perspective of the use of self --
Enactments in five developmental stages --
Effectively structuring enactments --
Expanding levels of communications --
Rule-governed speaker-listener technique --
Problem-solving strategies based on PREP (prevention and relationship education program) --
The daily dialogue --
Using shared journaling to practice communication skills with couples --
Soft/hard/soft communication --
Multidirectional partiality --
Systemic reframing --
Taking ownership --
Reattribution --
Clarifying the negative cycle in emotionally focused couple therapy (EFT) --
Externalizing conversations --
Re-storying the problem --
Reattribution and narrative change --
Anger management self-talk --
Unbalancing --
Confronting splitting --
Identifying and working through projective identifications --
Helping partners break free of adversarial relationships : transitioning from I-it to I-thou --
Tracking protective sequences in internal family systems therapy --
Empathic joining --
Aspects of intimacy --
Intimacy and sharing hurts --
Deepening attachment emotion in emotionally focused couple therapy (EFT) --
Asking about the absent but implicit in narrative therapy --
What's better? : focusing on positives --
Scaling questions with couples --
Support talk : intervention for enhancing social support based on PREP (prevention and relationship education program) --
Hugging, holding, huddling, and cuddling (3HC) --
"You're cyberplace or mine?" : electronic fantasy dates --
Forgiveness in couples therapy : expanding compassion, responsibility, and apology --
Restoration of relationships after affairs --
Myths about marriage --
Development tasks in the critical first year of marriage : clinical guidelines --
The use of the sexual genogram --
A systemic approach to sensate focus --
A biopychosocial-spiritual assessment in brief or extended couple therapy formats --
Using the wellness wheel with couples --
Identifying and reducing stress that influences relational health --
Psychoeducation on the influence of stress on couples --
3-phase method of dyadic coping --
Clinical assessment interview for intimate partner violence --
"I didn't hurt you, but if I did I had a good reason!" : denial and ddistortionin abusive couples --
Using psychoeducation when assessing and treating the effects of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) in couple relationships --
Promoting healing of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivors within the couple relationship.
Responsibility: edited by Gerald R. Weeks, Stephen T. Fife, and Colleen M. Peterson.

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"Weeks, Fife, and Peterson assembled the most influential names in couples therapy and let them write about the most exciting techniques-from the Speaker Listener Technique to EFT to Scaling Read more...

 
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