The Heart of the Matter: Perspectives on Emotion in Marital Therapy

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Susan M. Johnson, Leslie S. Greenberg
Psychology Press, 1994 - Psychology - 340 pages
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The Heart of the Matter is a highly accessible volume that examines in depth the role of affective processes in intimate relationships via the perspectives of clinical psychologists and researchers from a variety of psychotherapeutic traditions. The Heart of the Matter provides insight into how expert therapists of varied orientations work with affective processes to improve troubled relationships and enhance individual functioning.
 

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Contents

THEORY
3
AFFECT IN COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS
23
AN ATTACHMENT VIEW
46
HELPING COUPLES MAKE AUTHENTIC EMOTIONAL
75
A SPIRAL MODEL OF INTIMACY by Mario Cusinato
108
THE ROLE OF EMOTION IN RELATIONSHIP
124
EMOTION IN THE CONTEXT OF SYSTEMIC MARITAL
151
THE PERSPECTFVE
172
EMOTION AND BEHAVIORAL COUPLE THERAPY
207
TOWARD AN INTEGRATED MODEL OF NEGATIVE
227
AN AGENDA FOR MARITAL THERAPY by John M Gottman
256
A SYNTHESIS
297
NAME INDEX
325
SUBJECT INDEX
333
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About the author (1994)

Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Psychotherapy Research Center at York University in Canada. Coauthor of Facilitating Emotional Change; Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples; and Emotion in Psychotherapy, he has coedited numerous volumes including Emotion, Psychotherapy, and Change; Empathy Reconsidered; and The Working Alliance. Past President of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, Dr. Greenberg maintains a private practice in Toronto.

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