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Born that Way, Temperamental Challenges in Relationships and Therapy
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Series: Principles of Therapy, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,050. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / counseling
Temperament provides a non-pathologizing perspective, as traits reciprocally impact attachment, learning disabilities, gender, culture, drug use, & anxiety/depression. Easy to difficult temperamental profiles influence dynamics from predictable childhood problems to adult relationships. Invested people can facilitate persons self-monitoring temperament & self-regulation w/ appropriate responses.
Down the Relationship Rabbit Hole, Assessment and Strategy for Therapy
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Series: Principles of Therapy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,790. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / counseling
Therapists can help individuals, couples, & families repair fractured relationships. Straightforward questions, 5 concepts: trust, vulnerability, self-expression, empathy, & investment & a 7-step devolution of relationship model are presented to assess quality & status of problematic relationships and to direct therapeutic strategies and interventions to heal and rebuild positive relationships.
Scorpion in the Bed, The Narcissist in Couples and Couple Therapy
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Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,320. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
"Scorpion in the Bed, The Narcissist in Couples and Couples Therapy" Individual narcissism affects all aspects of couple's functioning. An assertive therapist role & strategy is required to deal w/ narcissistic behavior and attacks in the couple and couple therapy- the one best and perhaps, only opportunity for change. Understanding rationales for partners who couple w/ narcissists direct therapy.
Conflict, Control, and Out of Control in Couples and Couple Therapy
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Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,510. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
The book guides how to promote appropriate assertiveness & aggression along a continuum w/o crossing to abuse; assessment for, management, & therapy when emotional reactivity becomes emotional abuse; & when verbal abuse predicts physical abuse. Therapist choice to engage or not deal w/domestic violence in therapy become functionally problematic when domestic violence is revealed unexpectedly.
The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, Dependency and Histrionics in Couples and Couple Therapy
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Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,570. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Dependency & histrionics sabotages relationships through deference or flamboyance. The dependent turns others into the sun, the moon, & the stars- the center of the relationship, while the histrionic demands to be the sun, the moon, & the stars. Conceptual similarities, passive aggressive strategies & frailty, partner types, gender, sexuality, & cultural influences reveal strategies for therapy.
Mine, Yours, and Ours, Addiction and Compulsivity in Couples and Couple Therapy
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Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,830. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Addiction & compulsivity often enter couple therapy. "Mine" or "yours" obscure addiction that is "ours." Addiction’s shadow sabotages "logical" therapy. The therapist can avoid stalemate arguing the "addict" label. Co-addiction is examined for mutual processes including attachment & family/cultural models. The therapist is the psycho-educator, witness, predictor, & planner for inevitable relapse.
Opening the Can of Worms, Complications in Couples and Couple Therapy
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Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,910. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
The therapist must anticipate opening a "can of worms," that can confuse & overwhelm . The therapist is guided to reduce the third partner in the couple- emotional reactivity as expressed in bipolar disorder, PTSD, developmental trauma disorder, sexual trauma, self-medication, & personality disorders. The Predator-Prey-Witness triangle, psychodynamic, attachment, & more direct strategy & therapy.