Foundations for Couples' Therapy: Research for the Real World

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Jennifer Fitzgerald
Routledge, Feb 3, 2017 - Psychology - 500 pages
As a quality resource that examines the psychological, neurobiological, cultural, and spiritual considerations that undergird optimal couple care, Foundations for Couples’ Therapy teaches readers to conduct sensitive and comprehensive therapy with a diverse range of couples. Experts from social work, clinical psychotherapy, neuroscience, social psychology, and health respond to one of seven central case examples to help readers understand the dynamics within each partner, as well as within the couple as a system and within a broader cultural context. Presented within a Problem-Based Learning approach (PBL), these cases ground the text in clinical reality. Contributors cover critical and emerging topics like cybersex, emotional well-being, forgiveness, military couples, developmental trauma, and more, making it a must-have for practitioners as well as graduate students.

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Jennifer Fitzgerald, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Brisbane, Australia, who works as a certified EFT couples’ therapist, supervisor and trainer. She is also a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland.

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