Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy

A Series by Ronald Mah

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.
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.
I Don't... You Don't... It Don't Matter, Depression and Anxiety in Couples and Couple Therapy
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Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,990. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Depression & anxiety are intricately related to emotional, psychological, & interpersonal dynamics. To matter or not turns transitory disappointment into chronic depression & anxiety. The therapist must address gender & culture, stressors, habitual responses, attachment, communication, & problem-solving. Avoiding becoming infected with client depression & anxiety breaks negative partner mutuality.
Ouch! Where'd that come from?! The Borderline in Couples and Couple Therapy
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Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
This guides the therapist as a partner's borderline behaviors disrupt both home & couple therapy. The borderline existential trinity: betrayal/abandonment/rejection direct a response trinity: caring compliance/intimacy/acceptance. Challenging the core borderline paradigm leads to personal & couple's change. Quantitative changes in 5 areas lead to qualitative change individually & in the couple.
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.
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.
Off, Odd, Different… Special? Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome, and Giftedness in Couples and Couple Therapy
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Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Someone off, odd, different, or special is a clinical clue to issues causing dysfunction in the couple. Disproportionate time, attention, & energy required stresses everyone. Learning disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Aspergers Syndrome (AS), & giftedness are among 13 reasons one may miss social cues, thus creating the sense of misfit that impacts relationships.
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.
Sorry is not Enough, Infidelity and Betrayal in Couples and Couple Therapy
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Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,460. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Apology for infidelity is not enough for recovery. Gender & culture, characterological issues, forgiveness vs. acceptance, the context of infidelity, immediate considerations: boundaries, decision-making, scrutiny, transparency, flashbacks, trauma, & assessment of commitment along w/ attachment losses, social modeling, & family-of-origin dynamics reveal both the logic of infidelity & of recovery.