Marriage and Relationship Education
What Works and How to Provide It
AUTHOR: Halford, W. Kim
PUBLISHER: Guilford Publications
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Grounded in extensive research and clinical experience, this indispensable book addresses the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of conducting effective marriage and relationship education. Leading authority W. Kim Halford reviews a range of contemporary models and provides an in-depth description of his own approach, Couple CARE. Session-by-session guidelines for therapists show how to help groups or individual couples - including those facing major life changes or stressors -foster closeness and communication, manage conflicts, and prevent common relationship problems. The book also explains how to use commercially available online assessment tools to help each couple develop their own relationship goals. It includes over 20 reproducible handouts and forms.
This book will be invaluable to therapists and counselors who work with couples, including clinical psychologists, social workers, family therapists, psychiatrists, and pastoral counselors. It may also serve as a supplemental text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.
PUBLICATION DATE: 2/18/2011
CATEGORY: Family & Relationships, Language Arts & Disciplines, Psychology