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

Evaluating Couples

A Handbook for Practitioners


Published: 17th November 1994
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Emphasizing "what to do and how to do it," this book is a detailed guide to evaluating couples, providing specific recommendations on every aspect of the evaluation, from the initial telephone call to the therapist's summary delivered at its conclusion. Introductory chapters balance this pragmatic focus by examining "organizing forces" of a relationship, including attachment, gender and sexuality, and its "unconscious matrix."

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: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 17th November 1994
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1