10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy
Hardcover ISBN: 0393708357
From the country’s leading couple therapist duo, a practicalguide to what makes it all work.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Couples
A Clinician's Guide to Using Mindfulness, Values & Schema Awareness to Rebuild Relationships
Paperback ISBN: 162625480x
Relationships take work. In this much-anticipated book, best-selling author Matthew McKay and psychologist Avigail Lev present the ten most common relationship schemas, and provide an evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) treatment protocol for professionals to help clients overcome the barriers that hold them back in their relationships. Romantic relationships are a huge challenge for many of us, as evidenced by our high divorce rates. But what is it that causes so much pain and discord in many relationships? In Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Couples, Matthew McKay and Avigail Lev provide the first ACT-based treatment protocol for couples that identifies the ten most common relationship schemas—and the coping behaviors they drive—to help you guide clients through their pain and toward solutions that reflect the needs and values of the couple. Rather than working to stop relationship schemas from being triggered or to reduce schema pain, you’ll be able to help your clients observe and name what triggers their rigid coping behaviors when their schemas are activated. And by learning new skills when they’re triggered, your clients will be able to replace avoidant and coping behaviors with values-based action for the betterment of the relationship. By making your clients’ avoidant behavior the target of treatment— as opposed to their thoughts and beliefs—this skills-based guide provides the tools you need to help your clients change how they respond to their partner.
Assessment of Marital Discord
An Integration for Research and Clinical Practice
Paperback ISBN: 0415728975
Originally published in 1987 this book was designed to present the most recent research data on assessment of various aspects of marriage. Noted authorities on specific assessment areas provide information on conceptual and practical issues in marital assessment. The chapters include assessment of: behavior; affect; social cognition; communication; sexual dysfunction; child and marital problems; family assessment. All the chapters include reference to specific assessment measures of the areas covered. In addition, for clinical use, one has been selected by each of the authors to represent a state of the art measure that can be used by clinicians. Reliability, validity, and normative data are presented on these measures, which appear in full in the appendix of the text. O'Leary provides a context for this book in the first chapter of the book, and in the final chapter, discusses with his co-author how they begin their assessments, from the initial phone contact, the assessment battery, the interviews with the clients and the couple, to the evaluation of the therapy sessions by the clients.
Attachment Theory in Practice
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 146253824x
Johnson, the primary developer of emotionally focused therapy and a retired professor of clinical psychology, describes attachment theory as a comprehensive developmental perspective on personality and affect regulation and the implications of this theory for the general practice of psychotherapy. She outlines the links between attachment theory and the experiential humanistic model of intervention, using emotionally focused therapy as a guide, and presents an integrative approach to assessment and description of how insights from attachment apply to intervention in individual, couple, and family therapy, focusing on depression and anxiety. She discusses the principles and aspects of attachment theory, implications of attachment science for the general practice of psychotherapy, core emotionally focused therapy processes and interventions that set up transforming moments of change and progression into corrective experiences, and how change occurs in individual, couple, and family therapy, with chapters on key concepts and therapy in action for each setting. Annotation
Changing Aging, Changing Family Therapy
Practicing with 21st Century Realities
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0415872383
As the baby boomers move into retirement and later stages of life, gerontology and geriatrics have begun to receive much more attention. Changing Aging, Changing Family Therapy explores the ways in which family therapists’ expertise in systems theory makes them uniquely qualified to take a leading role in helping families and individuals cope with the challenges and changed circumstances that aging brings. Clinicians will find detailed coverage and practical guidelines on a wealth of vital topics, including coping with the illness of a parent or partner, working past retirement age, outliving one’s savings, preserving physical and mental well-being over time, and more.
Counselors Working in Family Courts
Diversify Your Practice
Paperback ISBN: 0415742765
The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner
With DSM-5 Updates
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1119063124
This timesaving resource features: - Treatment plan components for 35 behaviorally based presenting problems - Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventionsplus space to record your own treatment plan options - A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet the requirements of most accrediting bodies, insurance companies, and third-party payors - Includes new Evidence-Based Practice Interventions as required by many public funding sources and private insurers PracticePlanners® THE BESTSELLING TREATMENT PLANNING SYSTEM FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. - New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions - New chapters on Internet sexual use, retirement, and parenthood strain - Organized around 35 behaviorally based presenting problems including jealousy, midlife crisis, parenting conflicts, and sexual dysfunction - Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventionsplus space to record your own treatment plan options - Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem - Designed to correspond with The Couples Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, Second Edition and Couples Therapy Homework Planner, Second Edition - Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA Additional resources in the PracticePlanners® series: Progress Notes Planners contain complete, prewritten progress notes for each presenting problem in the companion Treatment Planners. Homework Planners feature behaviorally based, ready-to-use assignments to speed treatment and keep clients engaged between sessions. For more information on our PracticePlanners®, including our full line of Treatment Planners, visit us on the Web at: www.wiley.com/practiceplanners
Does Your Family Make You Smarter?
Nature, Nurture, and Human Autonomy
Hardcover ISBN: 1107150051
A new method of estimating what affects IQ shows that life history and choice count toward your level of intelligence.