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Handbook of Marital Therapy

A Positive Approach to Helping Troubled Relationships

  • Robert P. Liberman
  • Eugenie G. Wheeler
  • Louis A. J. M. de Visser
  • Julie Kuehnel
  • Timothy Kuehnel

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Robert P. Liberman, Eugenie G. Wheeler, Louis A. J. M. de Visser, Julie Kuehnel, Timothy Kuehnel
    Pages 1-11
  3. Robert P. Liberman, Eugenie G. Wheeler, Louis A. J. M. de Visser, Julie Kuehnel, Timothy Kuehnel
    Pages 13-47
  4. Robert P. Liberman, Eugenie G. Wheeler, Louis A. J. M. de Visser, Julie Kuehnel, Timothy Kuehnel
    Pages 49-61
  5. Robert P. Liberman, Eugenie G. Wheeler, Louis A. J. M. de Visser, Julie Kuehnel, Timothy Kuehnel
    Pages 63-87
  6. Robert P. Liberman, Eugenie G. Wheeler, Louis A. J. M. de Visser, Julie Kuehnel, Timothy Kuehnel
    Pages 89-156
  7. Robert P. Liberman, Eugenie G. Wheeler, Louis A. J. M. de Visser, Julie Kuehnel, Timothy Kuehnel
    Pages 157-180
  8. Robert P. Liberman, Eugenie G. Wheeler, Louis A. J. M. de Visser, Julie Kuehnel, Timothy Kuehnel
    Pages 181-195
  9. Robert P. Liberman, Eugenie G. Wheeler, Louis A. J. M. de Visser, Julie Kuehnel, Timothy Kuehnel
    Pages 197-213
  10. Robert P. Liberman, Eugenie G. Wheeler, Louis A. J. M. de Visser, Julie Kuehnel, Timothy Kuehnel
    Pages 215-223
  11. Robert P. Liberman, Eugenie G. Wheeler, Louis A. J. M. de Visser, Julie Kuehnel, Timothy Kuehnel
    Pages 225-237
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 239-262

About this book

Introduction

In the treatment of marital problems, behaviorally oriented and com­ munication oriented approaches have been in conflict and seen as con­ trasting and unlikely bed partners. Many therapists, focusing on com­ munication skills, have felt that behaviorists were too structured and uncaring; on the other hand, behaviorists have considered humanistic therapists as being "touchy-feely," vague, and unfocused. However, in the Handbook of Marital Therapy, Liberman, Wheeler, de Visser, and the Kuehnels have wedded these two potent approaches into an inte­ grated framework that makes them loving bed partners. With over a decade of experience in applying behaviorally ori­ ented treatment to couples, Liberman and his co-authors have devel­ oped an educational model that focuses on teaching specific commu­ nication skills to couples. The communication skills they describe have been used extensively in all types of marital therapy, regardless of the therapist's theoretical orientation. The unique contribution of this book is that the authors provide a step-by-step approach to teaching these communication skills within a behavioral framework. Each chapter guides the therapist through the many issues and problems confronting him or her as a change agent. This highly readable book is enhanced by a liberal use of case exam­ ples. Emphasis is given to homework and structured sessions that focus on increasing specific communication skills in a sequential manner. The advantages of working with couples in a group setting are dis­ cussed, and concrete suggestions on how to manage these groups are clearly presented.

Keywords

Focusing Suggestion communication conflict feeling therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert P. Liberman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eugenie G. Wheeler
    • 3
  • Louis A. J. M. de Visser
    • 4
    • 5
  • Julie Kuehnel
    • 1
    • 6
  • Timothy Kuehnel
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Camarillo State HospitalCamarilloUSA
  3. 3.Oxnard Community Mental Health CenterOxnardUSA
  4. 4.Loyola-Marymount UniversityLos AngelesUSA
  5. 5.Santa Clara High SchoolOxnardUSA
  6. 6.California Lutheran CollegeThousand OaksUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-0457-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-40235-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0457-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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