This book provides a complete guide to self-regulatory couple therapy (SRCT), an innovative clinical approach that maximizes the couple's capacity for self-directed change. Presented is a flexible framework for treating couples effectively in as few as one or two--and as many as 25--sessions of highly focused work. Featuring step-by-step intervention guidelines and helpful clinical examples, the book demonstrates how to identify those couples for whom very brief therapy is possible, how to focus in quickly on the processes associated with relationship distress, and how to integrate additional therapeutic components for clients needing longer-term help.
- Explain the self-regulatory couple approach to therapy (SRCT).
- Identify empirically supported approaches to couples therapy.
- Identify ways of empowering partners to be proactive in
building the relationship that they want.
Table of Contents
- The Nature and Significance of Relationship Problems
- Approaches to Couple Therapy and Their Effectiveness
- Self-Regulatory Couple Therapy
- Assessment, Part I: Overview and Initial Session
- Assessment, Part II: Second and Any Subsequent Sessions
- Feedback and Negotiation
- Brief Self-Change
- Relationship Psychoeducation
- Therapist-Guided Change
About the Author
W. Kim Halford, Ph.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University, in Brisbane, Australia.
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