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Evaluating Couples : A Handbook for Practitioners a Handbook for Practitioners - M.A. Karpel

Evaluating Couples

A Handbook for Practitioners a Handbook for Practitioners

Paperback Published: 17th November 1994
ISBN: 9780393701807
Number Of Pages: 336

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Evaluating Couples provides specific recommendations on every aspect of the evaluation, including handling the initial telephone call, conducting the initial couple session and subsequent individual sessions with each partner, deciding on treatment recommendations (including when not to recommend couple therapy), and designing and delivering the therapist's response to the couple at the conclusion of the evaluation. Evaluating Couples is designed for practitioners who devote a majority of their professional time to treating couples and for those who want to sharpen their skills in this area. It is also designed to help students who are learning about counseling and psychotherapy, especially those who plan to conduct couple therapy, sex therapy, or family therapy; it will help them "start out right" and give them a framework for evaluating couples in the context of other forms of treatment.

The Arc of Attachmentp. 5
Facts of Life: Culture, Gender, and Timep. 15
Relational Challengesp. 29
The Format of the Evaluationp. 59
Arranging the Evaluationp. 67
Conducting the Initial Couple Sessionp. 79
Conducting the Individual Sessionsp. 113
Developing a Formulationp. 137
Deciding on Treatment Recommendationsp. 166
Designing the Therapist's Responsep. 205
Conducting the Final Sessionp. 228
Modifications of the Couple Evaluation Format in Other Clinical Contextsp. 241
Other Formats for Evaluating Couplesp. 254
Criteria of a Good-Enough Couple Evaluationp. 270
Sexual Difficultiesp. 279
Domestic Violencep. 290
Alcoholismp. 304
Depressionp. 319
Extramarital Involvementsp. 333
Serious Illnessp. 347
Referencesp. 355
Indexp. 371
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ISBN: 9780393701807
ISBN-10: 0393701808
Series: A Norton Professional Book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 17th November 1994
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1