As important as intimacy is in our personal and professional lives, intimacy as a theoretical and clinical factor still remains a phenomenon. Contributors to this work examine the many definitions of intimacy, putting forth a provocative discussion of the multi-faceted topic and offering the best possible clinical methods of creating intimacy and addressing its challenges.
Preface. Section 1. Overview. Introduction. Multi-Layered Context of Intimacy. Levels in Style of Intimacy. Intimacy and Culture: An Interview with Insoo Kim Berg, Len Sperry, and Jon Carlson. Creating Passion and Intimacy. Marital Intimacy: Assessment and Clinical Considerations. Measurement of Sunlight: Assessing Intimacy in Couple Therapy. Section 2. Methods of Creating Intimacy. The intimacy Dilemma: A Guide for Couples Therapists. The Intimacy Styles Approach: A Cognitive Behavioral Model for Understanding and Treating Problems of Intimacy. The Object Relations of Sex and Intimacy. A Post-Modern Perspective on Relational Intimacy: A Collaborative Conversation in Relationship with a Couple. Creating intimacy Through Reality Therapy. Love is a Noun (Except when its a Verb): A Solution-Oriented Approach to Intimacy. Intimacy and Internal Family Systems. Issue of Intimacy in Marriage. Intimacy as a Goal and Tool in Adlerian Couples Therapy. Experiential Approaches to Creating the Intimate Marriage. Increasing Intimacy in Couples Through Long Distance and Face-to-Face Approaches. Integrated Psychoeducational Approach. A Power of Shared Subjectivity: Revitalizing Intimacy through Relationship Enhancement Therapy. Searching for the Mythical Mate: A Developmental Approach to Intimacy. The Conscious Heart: A Body Centered Approach to Intimacy. Section 3. Intimate Challenges. Spiritual Intimacy. Intimate Bi-Sexual Couples. The Psychopathological Couple.