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Couple and Family Therapist's Notebook

by Edited by Katherine M. Hertlein, PhD and Dawn Viers, PhD

The Couple and Family Therapist's Notebook provides clinicians with a wide range of practical field-tested therapy activities and homework that are solidly grounded to each intervention’s theoretical underpinning, then explores their effectiveness by briefly relating real-life cases.

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Couples and families present unique challenges in therapy, and other books rarely illustrate the effectiveness of particular types of interventions on actual cases. The Couple and Family Therapist's Notebook provides clinicians with a wide range of practical field-tested therapy activities and homework that are solidly grounded to each intervention’s theoretical underpinning, then explores their effectiveness by briefly relating real-life cases. Continuing The Therapist's Notebook series, respected experts detail how to perform several creative interventions and then follow with insightful clinical vignettes to illustrate under what specific circumstances each particular approach is effective.

Each chapter of The Couple and Family Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Marital and Family Therapy has an objective statement to orient the reader to the homework, handout, or activity, followed by a rationale. Instructions explain how to perform the activity, followed by clinical case vignette, a section of contraindications, and a list of useful resources for both the practitioner and the client. Illustrations and appendixes also provide helpful guides for the therapist.

The Couple and Family Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Marital and Family Therapy gives you the tools for approaches such as:

  • emotionally focused therapy
  • symbolic-experiential therapy
  • transgenerational theory
  • solution-focused therapy
  • experiential therapy
  • and many others
And some of the intervention techniques that are illustrated:
  • the Metaphor of Gardens
  • the Coming Clean Ritual
  • creating rituals for couples coping with early pregnancy loss
  • the Four C’s of Parenting
  • identifying family rules
  • the Systemic Kvebaek Technique
  • physical acting techniques
  • the Feelings Game
  • writing to combat adolescent silence in family therapy
  • Family Stress Balls
  • the Goodbye Book
  • the “Puppet Reflecting Team” Technique
  • family-based school interventions
  • and many more
The Couple and Family Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Marital and Family Therapy provides invaluable insight and vital clinical tools for creative couple and family intervention, perfect for adaptation by counselors, psychotherapists, practitioners in private practice, school systems, hospitals, government settings, homeless shelters, and not-for-profit agencies and counseling centers.

238 pp. with Index. 8.25" x 10.75" format

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