Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy, Fourth Edition

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Alan S. Gurman
Guilford Press, Jun 24, 2008 - Psychology - 736 pages
This authoritative handbook provides a definitive overview of the theory and practice of couple therapy. Noted contributors--many of whom developed the approaches they describe--combine clear conceptual exposition with thorough descriptions of therapeutic techniques. In addition to presenting major couple therapy models in step-by-step detail, the book describes effective applications for particular populations and problems. Chapters adhere closely to a uniform structure to facilitate study and comparison, enhancing the book's utility as a reference and text.

See also Clinical Casebook of Couple Therapy, also edited by Alan S. Gurman, which presents in-depth illustrations of treatment.
 

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I found the chapters really gave a great description of the theories and enjoyed the vignettes that were included to assist with understanding the material. Can be a little dry at times, but personally tracked with the writing style fairly well. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
31
Chapter 3
73
Chapter 4
107
Chapter 5
138
Chapter 6
167
Chapter 7
196
Chapter 8
229
Chapter 15
459
Chapter 16
478
Chapter 17
499
Chapter 18
523
Chapter 19
545
Chapter 20
567
Chapter 21
591
Chapter 22
618

Chapter 9
259
Chapter 10
299
Chapter 11
323
Chapter 12
353
Chapter 13
383
Chapter 14
429
Chapter 23
641
Chapter 24
662
Chapter 25
681
Chapter 26
698
Index
718
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About the author (2008)

Alan S. Gurman, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Family Therapy Training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He has edited and written many influential books, including Theory and Practice of Brief Therapy (with Simon H. Budman), the Handbook of Family Therapy (with David P. Kniskern), and Essential Psychotherapies (with Stanley B. Messer). A past two-term Editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and former President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Dr. Gurman's distinguished contributions to marital and family therapy have been recognized with awards from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the American Psychological Association. More recently, he received a national teaching award from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. A pioneer in the development of integrative approaches to couple therapy, Dr. Gurman maintains an active clinical practice in Madison, Wisconsin.

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