2nd Edition

Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy

ISBN 9780415804769
Published February 4, 2011 by Routledge
372 Pages

USD $57.95

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Book Description

Now updated in its second edition, Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of emerging issues that impact couple therapy. Unlike other guides that concentrate more on theoretical approaches, this invaluable resource contains the latest research and perspectives that every clinician needs when dealing with the challenging issues often found in practice. Carefully referenced, it explores a range of issues that include intimate partner violence, posttraumatic stress disorder and its effect on couple relationships, divorce therapy, remarriage and cohabitation issues, cultural issues, and couple therapist training. This insightful edited volume is suitable for a wide spectrum of readers, including couple and family therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, pastoral counselors, educators, and graduate students.

Table of Contents

Wetchler, Introduction. Part I: Biological and Physiological Issues. Part II: Traumatic Issues. Part III: Divorce and Remarital Issues. Part IV: Sociological Issues. Part V: Primary Prevention Issues. Part VI: Training Issues.

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Joseph L. Wetchler, PhD, is a professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana.  He also is the author of numerous journal articles on family therapy supervision, family therapy for child and adolescent problems, couple therapy for substance abuse, and the self of the therapist.  Dr. Wetchler has been a co-investigator on a large project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study couple therapy approaches for substance abusing women.  He regularly consults to social service agencies and therapists in private practice, and maintains an active couple and family therapy practice in Northwest Indiana.  Dr. Wetchler is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Indiana. 


“This book is a leap forward for the study and practice of couple therapy.  The authors bring breadth, depth, and penetrating insight to a wide range of important clinical issues. Well done!” - Fred P. Piercy, PhD, Associate Dean and Professor of Family Therapy, Virginia Tech, USA

“The Handbook of Clinical Issues in Couple Therapy (second edition) makes an exceptional contribution to couple therapy literature. This book focuses on issues that impact couples and their treatment. Information is presented in a way that a therapist can immediately use in their work with clients. This is exactly the kind of book needed in our field to bring together research and scholarship with everyday issues and couples treatment.” - Dr. Toni Schindler Zimmerman, Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Colorado State University, Colorado, USA