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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.
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.
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.