Preventive Approaches in Couples Therapy is the first thorough overview of the leading approaches to preventing marital distress and dissolution. Written for professionals, paraprofessionals, and lay people involved in the development and implementation of preventive programs, the editors have created a resource accessible to all those in the field of couples therapy. The volume serves as an important resource for programs that the therapist may already use and as an insightful introduction into new programs that can strengthen and invigorate these existing therapeutic approaches.
Table of Contents
The Marriage Survival Kit: A Research-based Marital Therapy. Time for a Better Marriage. Marriage Enrichment: A.C.M.E. Style. Marriage Encounter: A Positive Preventative Enrichment Program. The Caring Couples Network (CCN). The PAIRS Program (Practical Application of Intimacy Skills. Imago Relationship Therapy: Creating a Conscious Marriage/Relationship. Relationship Enhancement. Enrichment/Problem-prevention Programs: Therapy-derived, Powerful Versatile. Structured Enrichment and Distance Writing for Couples. Helping Couples Fight for their Marriages: The Prep Approach, Prepare/Enrich Program: Version 2000. Couple Communication: A System for Equipping Partners to Talk, Listen, and Resolve Conflicts Effectively. Recent Advances in the Prediction of Marital Outcomes. Preparing Marital Distress: What Does Research Have to Offer.
"This is a book that would be useful for practicing clinicians and for training marital and family therapists. It clearly demonstrates the breadth and depth of intervention strategies and philosophies inherent in relationship intervention." -- Marsha T. Carolan, PhD, Michigan State University