Long and Young's text presents a broad view of the developing field of couples counseling, offering extensive coverage of virtually every aspect of its principles, evaluation, planning, treatment strategies, and challenges. In the text, the authors propose a single structure that brings together the field's major theoretical viewpoints. They present the integrative model within an atheoretical context in which many types of couples are addressed--heterosexual, same-sex, culturally mixed, married, and unmarried--thus ensuring that readers are fully prepared to work with various types of clients.
Table of Contents
PART I. PRINCIPLES, EVALUATION, AND PLANNING.
1. The Couple as a Unique System.
2. Theories of Couples Therapy: Part One.
3. Theories of Couple Therapy: Part Two.
4. An Integrative Model for Couples Therapy.
5. The Assessment of Couples and Their Problems.
6. Goal Setting and Treatment Planning with Couples.
PART II.COMMON TREATMENT STRATEGIES AND ISSUES IN THE LIFE OF A COUPLE.
7. Treatment Strategies that Can be Applied to Multiple Couples Issues.
8. Treating Communication Problems: Issues and Skills.
9. Intimacy and Sexuality.
10. Conflict: Negotiation and Resolution.
11. Divorcing Couples.
12. Infidelity in Relationships.
PART III. SPECIAL CHALLENGES.
13. Counseling Couples with Alcohol Problems.
14. Blending Couples.
15. Same-Sex Couples.