Case Studies in Couples Therapy: Theory-Based Approaches

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David K. Carson, Montserrat Casado-Kehoe
Routledge, Jun 19, 2013 - Psychology - 426 pages

This up-to-date, highly readable, theory-based, and application-oriented book fills a crucial void in literature on couple therapy. Few books in the couple therapy market bridge the gap between theory and practice; texts tend to lean in one direction or the other, either emphasizing theory and research with little practical application, or taking a cookbook approach that describes specific techniques and interventions that are divorced from any conceptual or theoretical base. However, couples therapy requires a high degree of abstract/conceptual thinking, as well as ingenuity, inventiveness and skill on the part of the therapist. Case Studies in Couples Therapy blends the best of all worlds: clinical applications with challenging and diverse couples that have been derived from the most influential theories and models in couples and family therapy, all written by highly experienced and respected voices in the field.

In Case Studies in Couples Therapy, readers will grasp the essentials of major theories and approaches in a few pages and then see how concepts and principles are applied in the work of well-known clinicians. The case studies incorporate a wide variety of couples from diverse backgrounds in a number of different life situations. It is simultaneously narrow (including specific processes and interventions applied with real clients) and broad (clearly outlining a broad array of theories and concepts) in scope, and the interventions in it are directly linked to theoretical perspectives in a clear and systematic way. Students and clinicians alike will find the theoretical overview sections of each chapter clear and easy to follow, and each chapter’s thorough descriptions of effective, practical interventions will give readers a strong sense of the connections between theory and practice.

 

Contents

1 PREPAREENRICH Program for Premarital and Married Couples
1
The SYMBIS Model
13
3 Lessons Learned From Recruiting Diverse Couples for Clinical Research on Relationship Education
29
4 Adlerian Therapy With Couples
41
5 Working With Couples From a Psychodynamic Perspective Using Cognitive Maps
53
6 ObjectRelations Therapy With Couples
65
7 Integrated Intergenerational Couple Therapy
79
8 Cognitive Behavior Therapy With Couples
93
16 Imago Relationship Therapy
205
17 Imago Couple Therapy and the Relational Paradigm
217
18 CreativeExperiential Therapy With Couples
229
19 An Application of PragmaticExperiential Therapy for Couples
249
An AdventureBased Approach
263
21 SolutionFocused Brief Couple Therapy
275
22 Narrative Therapy With Couples
289
Turning Fights Into Intimate Conversations
303

Multiple Couple Illustrations and Comparisons
109
10 Ecosystemic Structural Therapy With Couples
121
The Palo Alto Approach to Working With a Latino Couple
133
12 Mental Research Institutes Brief Therapy Approach to Couple Therapy
145
13 Strategic Couple Therapy
161
Couple Therapy Within the Satir Model
177
A Military Case Study
191
24 Collaborative Therapy With Couples
317
From Theory to Practice
331
An Integrative Couple Treatment Applied to Parental Bereavement
345
A Family Developmental Approach to the Treatment of Couples Incorporating Psychoanalytic and Systemic Models
357
28 The HopeFocused Approach to Couple Enrichment and Counseling
369
Index
383
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