Treating Marital Stress: Support-based Approaches

Treating Marital Stress: Support-based Approaches

By

Help your marital therapy clients become more supportive of their partners!

As a therapist, you see many unhappy couples who long for the loving support that used to be the touchstone of their relationship. Treating Marital Stress: Support-Based Approaches helps you restore that support, beginning with detailed descriptions of the five major patterns of marital distress and continuing with a comprehensive training manual that includes figures, case studies, and samples of possible dialogues between clients and therapists. Step-by-step discussion of the first five sessions with a hypothetical couple provide you with the tools you'll need to help your clients learn to work together as a team, manage their anger, and communicate effectively with each other.

Treating Marital Stress shows you the best ways to:

work with a reluctant spouse
use empathic probing to make a connection with each client
design homework assignments so spouses can work on individual improvements
point out problematic behaviors within sessions through 'here and now' interventions
reframe conflicts to reduce defensiveness
help clients accept responsibility for themselves and avoid placing blame
Other chapters discuss how you can assign behavioral tasks, get the couple to focus on their objectives, and predict and move beyond emotional obstacles to healing. This helpful volume also explores the outcome data from a study on support-focused marital theory conducted in a university setting.

Author Robert Rugel, PhD writes: A spouse who is on the receiving end of support will feel loved and valued by the partner. That spouse will also know that the partner can be counted on to be there when help is needed. As a result, security and trust develop in the relationship. You can be there to help spouses look at each other differently and learn to trust and support each other once more.

Buy Treating Marital Stress: Support-based Approaches at Attic books in Nairobi Kenya.


Book details

  • Paperback
  • 165 pages
  • English
  • 078901632X
  • 9780789016324

About Robert P. Rugel

robert p. rugel was Read More about Robert P. Rugel
ksh 700
Product available
Add to basket
Inquire on WhatsApp Buy as gift
Hurry Up!Only 1 items left
Sold & Delivered by Atticbooks

Get it by Today 12 AM - 6 PM (For orders within Nairobi only )
Free delivery above KES 20000

Condition : Like New The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

Email Twitter Instagram Facebook Whatsapp

More Books By Robert P. Rugel

People who bought this also bought