Handbook of Marital Therapy: A Positive Approach to Helping Troubled Relationships, Volume 1
Springer, Oct 31, 1980 - Medical - 262 pages
In the treatment of marital problems, behaviorally oriented and com munication oriented approaches have been in conflict and seen as con trasting and unlikely bed partners. Many therapists, focusing on com munication skills, have felt that behaviorists were too structured and uncaring; on the other hand, behaviorists have considered humanistic therapists as being "touchy-feely," vague, and unfocused. However, in the Handbook of Marital Therapy, Liberman, Wheeler, de Visser, and the Kuehnels have wedded these two potent approaches into an inte grated framework that makes them loving bed partners. With over a decade of experience in applying behaviorally ori ented treatment to couples, Liberman and his co-authors have devel oped an educational model that focuses on teaching specific commu nication skills to couples. The communication skills they describe have been used extensively in all types of marital therapy, regardless of the therapist's theoretical orientation. The unique contribution of this book is that the authors provide a step-by-step approach to teaching these communication skills within a behavioral framework. Each chapter guides the therapist through the many issues and problems confronting him or her as a change agent. This highly readable book is enhanced by a liberal use of case exam ples. Emphasis is given to homework and structured sessions that focus on increasing specific communication skills in a sequential manner. The advantages of working with couples in a group setting are dis cussed, and concrete suggestions on how to manage these groups are clearly presented.
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activities appropriate column behavior CATCH YOUR SPOUSE check the appropriate communica communication skills CONTRACT FORM CONTRACT FULFILLMENT RECORD counseling session couples Date GROUND RULES degree of happiness dinner ready disagreement errand exchange of love exchange of PLEASES executive session express your feelings FAMILY HAPPINESS INDEX family problems friends FULFILLMENT RECORD Name he/she his/her household chores improve interaction leaving your therapy leisure LIST OF PLEASES MARITAL ADJUSTMENT TEST marital therapy marriage seem better mate generally prefer mutual exchange person positive feedback practicing new communication Received from Spouse record sheets recreational relationship satisfied SAYING SOMETHING NICE sibility specify Spouse answered Spouse arranged Spouse asked Spouse bought Spouse cleaned Spouse gave Spouse helped Spouse prepared Spouse put Spouse set Spouse took spouse's stay at home takes a turn tentative contract therapist or counselor therapy or counseling therapy session tion or dissatisfaction Warm Fuzzies WIFE BOTH HUSBAND worthwhile