Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy (4th edition)

Author(s): Edited by Alan S Gurman

Couple & Family Therapy

Lauded as 'the definitive Handbook of Couple Therapy', this authoritative work provides a definitive overview of the major models of couple therapy and their clinical applications. In the newly revised and expanded fourth edition, leaders in the field describe the history, theoretical and empirical underpinnings, and methods of each approach. The treatment of specific problems and populations is then addressed, complete with detailed illustrations of therapeutic strategies and techniques. Designed for optimal utility as a practical reference and text, the fourth edition is revised throughout with clinical, conceptual, and research advances. Important new topics include treating borderline personality disorder in couple therapy, working with remarried partners, culturally competent practice with African American clients, and legal and ethical issues.


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"Carrying on the great tradition of the earlier editions of this book, Gurman has once again put together the definitive handbook of couple therapy. Covering all of the major approaches as well as the major client and problem populations, this volume provides in-depth snapshots written by the key leaders in the field. Ideal as a text for graduate courses, it also offers senior clinicians and researchers a guide to what's new...This is an indispensable book that should be part of the library of every couple therapist and couple therapy researcher." - William M. Pinsof, President, The Family Institute at Northwestern University; Director, Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies, Northwestern University, USA "Over the course of its edition, the Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy has continued to expand, evolve and become more inclusive. The fourth edition is no exception. It is an excellent resource for any therapist regardless of their level of training or experience. Gurman and his notable associates have compiled a text that is easy to read, provides a solid foundation for novice or beginning therapists, and also serves as a refresher for more experienced therapists through its detailed information on assessment strategies, techniques, and updated empirical knowledge. While each topic has been previously discussed in MFT literature, Gurman and his colleagues have found a way to make the information new and refreshing. Each chapter is a gem. Because this book is so well written, it forces readers to rethink their own work with couples. In sum, this book is a priceless collection detailing exactly how to work with a variety of couples and problems and is a befitting representation of the hard work and creative energy of the pioneers of couple therapy. They truly paint a wonderful picture." --Katherine M. Hertlein, PhD, LMFT, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Alan S. Gurman, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA

Gurman, A Framework for the Comparative Study of Couple Therapy: History, Models, and Applications. Part I: Models of Couple Therapy. Behavioral Approaches. Baucom, Epstein, LaTaillade, Kirby, Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy. Dimidjian, Martell, Christensen, Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy. Humanistic-existential Approaches. Johnson, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. J. M. Gottman, J. S. Gottman, Gottman Method Couple Therapy. Psychodynamic and Transgenerational Approaches. J. Scharff, D. Scharff, Object Relations Couple Therapy. Roberto-Forman, Transgenerational Couple Therapy. Social Constructionist Approaches. Freedman, Combs, Narrative Couple Therapy. Hoyt, Solution-focused Couple Therapy. Systemic Approaches. Shoham, Rohrbaugh, Cleary, Brief Strategic Couple Therapy. Simon, Structural Couple Therapy. Integrative Approaches. Snyder, Mitchell, Affective-reconstructive Couple Therapy: A Pluralistic, Developmental Approach. Gurman, Integrative Couple Therapy: A Depth-behavioral Approach. Part II: Applications of Couple Therapy: Special Populations, Problems, and Issues. Rupture and Repair of Relational Bonds: Affairs, Divorce, Violence, and Remarriage. Gordon, Baucom, Snyder, Dixon, Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Affairs. Lebow, Separation and Divorce Issues in Couple Therapy. O'Leary, Couple Therapy and Physical Aggression. Bray, Couple Therapy with Remarried Partners. Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Psychiatric and Medical Disorders. Birchler, Fals-Stewart, O'Farrell, Couple Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Beach, Dreifuss, Franklin, Kamen, Gabriel, Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Depression. Fruzzetti, Fantozzi, Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Borderline Personality and Related Disorders. McCarthy, Thestrup, Couple Therapy and the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction. Ruddy, McDaniel, Couple Therapy and Medical Issues: Working with Couples Facing Illness. Couple Therapy in Broader Context. Knudson-Martin, Gender Issues in the Practice of Couple Therapy. Green, Mitchell, Gay and Lesbian Couples in Therapy: Minority Stress, Relational Ambiguity, and Families of Choice. Boyd-Franklin, Kelly, Durham, African American Couples in Therapy. Gottlieb, Lasser, Simpson, Legal and Ethical Issues in Couple Therapy.

General Fields

  • : 9781593858216
  • : Guilford Publications
  • : Guilford Publications
  • : August 2008
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 616.891562
  • : 736
  • : Illustrations
  • : Edited by Alan S Gurman
  • : Hardback
  • : 4th Revised edition