Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Using Collaborative Helping Maps to Organize Therapeutic Conversations with Couples

  • W. MadsenEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_982

Using Collaborative Helping Maps to Organize Therapeutic Conversations with Couples

This entry highlights the use of a simple map that can both help practitioners think their way through complex situations and organize constructive conversations with couples about challenging issues. It will provide a brief overview of collaborative helping maps and then illustrate their use with an example of work with a white lesbian couple that invites them into a broader conceptualization of their perceived individual and interpersonal difficulties within a broader sociocultural context. (This interview was part of a role-play interview in a series on couple therapy at a family therapy institute. There were extensive efforts to enroll the couple members to make it as life-like as possible and there were multiple moments when both the participants and I forgot that this was a constructed reality.) This entry is written in the first person as a description of how I approach this work. This is not an...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Family-Centered Services ProjectWatertownUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Margarita Tarragona
    • 1
  1. 1.PositivaMente & Grupo Campos ElíseosMexico CityMexico