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Short-Term Object Relations Couples Therapy

The Five-Step Model, 1st Edition

By James M. Donovan


304 pages

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"This is one of the best books about any kind of psychotherapy that I have read in my forty years as a psychiatric educator; I consider it a "must read" for every trainee in psychiatry, psychology and psychiatric social work, and a very helpful addition to any active clinician's library." -- Jonathan Borus, Psychiatrist in Chief, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Table of Contents

Dedication. Preface. Short-Term, Object Relations Couple Therapy - The Five-step Model. Object Relations Theory: It's Application to Understanding Marital Choice and Couple Therapy - The Contributions of Henry Dicks and David and Jill Scharff. Investigate the Triangle of Focus. Exploring the Triangle of Conflict. Short Term Couple Group Psychotherapy: A Tale of Four Fights. How do Couples Change in Brief Therapy? Completing the Couple Therapy Puzzle: A Hybrid Approach, A Generic Model, and Closing Thoughts on the Mechanisms of Change.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family