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Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy 5ed

by Alan S Gurman, Jay L Lebow and Douglas K Snyder Guilford Publications
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Widely regarded as the authoritative reference and text, this handbook presents the most effective, widely studied approaches to couple therapy. The distinguished coeditors bring together other leading experts, many of whom developed the approaches they describe. Adhering closely to a uniform structure to facilitate study and comparison, chapters cover the history, theoretical and empirical underpinnings, and techniques of each model. The volume also describes cutting-edge applications for particular relationship contexts (such as blended families, LGBT couples, and separated couples) and clinical problems (such as partner aggression, psychological disorders, and medical issues).

New to This Edition:
*Chapters on interpersonal neurobiology and intercultural relationships.
*Chapters on couple therapy for PTSD, functional analytic couple therapy, and the integrative problem-centered metaframeworks approach.
*Many new authors; extensively revised with the latest theory and research.
See also Clinical Casebook of Couple Therapy, edited by Alan S. Gurman, which presents in-depth illustrations of treatment.

*The authoritative, successful, and strong-selling text and clinical guide, thoroughly revised: 50% new material includes 11 new chapters.
*New chapter topics: intercultural relationships, interpersonal neurobiology, couple therapy for PTSD, and more.
*A field leader; competing titles are less couple-focused or less comprehensive.
*Editors and contributors are top names, many of whom developed the approaches covered.

Therapists and counselors working with couples; instructors and graduate students in couple and family therapy, clinical psychology, clinical social work, psychiatry, mental health counseling, pastoral counseling, and nursing.

Serves as a text in such courses as Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology of Marriage, Couple Therapy, Working with Couples, Couples Counseling, and Social Work Practice with Families.

1. The Theory and Practice of Couple Therapy: History, Contemporary Models, and a Framework for Comparative Analysis, Alan S. Gurman
I. Models of Couple Therapy
Behavioral Approaches
2. Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy, Donald H. Baucom, Norman B. Epstein, Jennifer S. Kirby, & Jaslean J. LaTaillade
3. Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy, Andrew Christensen, Sona Dimidjian, & Christopher R. Martell
Emotion-Centered Approaches
4. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Susan M. Johnson
5. Gottman Method Couple Therapy, John Mordechai Gottman & Julie Schwartz Gottman
Psychodynamic and Multigenerational Approaches
6. Integrative Problem-Centered Metaframeworks Approach, William M. Pinsof, Douglas C. Breunlin, Anthony L. Chambers, Alexandra H. Solomon, & William P. Russell
7. Functional Analytic Couple Therapy, Alan S. Gurman
8. Object Relations Couple Therapy, Judith P. Siegel
9. Bowen Family Systems Couple Coaching, Katharine Gratwick Baker
Social Constructionist Approaches
10. Narrative Couple Therapy, Jill Freedman & Gene Combs
11. Solution-Focused Couple Therapy, Michael F. Hoyt
Systemic Approaches
12. Brief Strategic Couple Therapy, Michael J. Rohrbaugh & Varda Shoham
13. Structural Couple Therapy, George M. Simon
Rupture of Relational Bonds: Violence, Affairs, and Divorce
14. Couple Therapy for Partner Aggression, Norman B. Epstein, Carol A. Werlinich, & Jaslean J. LaTaillade
15. Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Affairs, Kristina Coop Gordon, Alexander M. Khaddouma, Donald H. Baucom, & Douglas K. Snyder
16. Separation and Divorce Issues in Couple Therapy, Jay L. Lebow
Couple Therapy and Diverse Relationships
17. Therapy with Couples in Stepfamilies, Patricia L. Papernow
18. Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Couple Therapy, Robert-Jay Green & Valory Mitchell
19. Couple Therapy and Intercultural Relationships, Kyle D. Killian
Couple Therapy and Psychological Disorders
20. Couple Therapy and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Candice M. Monson & Steffany J. Fredman
21. Couple Therapy and Alcohol Problems, Barbara S. McCrady & Elizabeth E. Epstein
22. Couple Therapy and Depression, Mark A. Whisman & Steven R. H. Beach
23. Couple Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder, Alan E. Fruzzetti & Luciana Payne
24. Couple Therapy and Sexual Problems, Gerald R. Weeks & Nancy Gambescia
Couple Therapy, Medical Issues, and Interpersonal Neurobiology
25. Couple Therapy and Medical Issues, Nancy Breen Ruddy & Susan H. McDaniel
26. Couple Therapy and Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mona DeKoven Fishbane

"The book is exactly what therapists interested in couple therapy should read as they embark on a career in the field....This text is ideally suited as an introduction to couple therapy for students....A must for any couples therapist's library." (on the fourth edition)
Alan S. Gurman, PhD, until his death in 2013, was Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. A pioneer in the development of integrative approaches to couple therapy, he edited and wrote many influential books; was a past two-term editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy; and was former president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Dr. Gurman was a recipient of awards including the Distinguished Contribution to Research in Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the Distinguished Achievement in Family Therapy Research Award from the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), and the Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology Award from the Society for Family Psychology, Division 43 of the American Psychological Association. He also received the Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching and Training from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.

Jay L. Lebow, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University and a senior therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. He is also editor-in-chief of the journal Family Process. He has engaged in clinical practice, supervision, and research on couple and family therapy for over 30 years, and is board certified in family psychology and an approved supervisor and clinical member of AAMFT. Dr. Lebow's numerous publications focus on practice of couple and family therapy, the relationship of research and practice, integrative practice, and intervention strategies with divorcing families. He served on the Board of Directors and as a committee chair of AFTA and is a past president of the Society for Family Psychology.
He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from AFTA and the Family Psychologist of the Year Award from the Society of Family Psychology.

Douglas K. Snyder, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Texas A&M University, where he also served as Director of Clinical Training for 20 years. He is coauthor or coeditor of several books, including Helping Couples Get Past the Affair and Couple-Based Interventions for Military and Veteran Families. Dr. Snyder has served as editor of the Clinician's Research Digest and as associate editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and the Journal
of Family Psychology. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Research in Family Therapy Award from AAMFT and the Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology Award from the Society for Family Psychology.