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Relationship Dysfunction

SKU# 9780826120922

A Practitioner's Guide to Comparative Treatments


  • Frank M. Dattilio PhD, ABPP
  • Louis Bevilacqua MEd, PsyD

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This volume presents 18 different treatment modalities for the same case, demonstrating a rich variety of interventions available for treating relationship problems. Treatment approaches are divided into systems, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, integrative therapies, and postmodern theories. For students who want to prepare for licensure or professional counselors and therapists who want to improve their practice with couples, this newly available and affordable paperback will be an essential resource.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 29, 2007
  • Page Count 432
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826120922
  • EISBN 9780826101129

Table of Contents 

    Foreword, Alan S. Gurman, University of Wisconsin Medical School
  1. Overview of Couples Therapy, Louis J. Bevilacqua and Frank M. Dattilio
  2. Introduction and Case Conceptualization of Mike and Jan, Louis J. Bevilacqua and Frank M. Dattilio

  3. Part I: Systems Theories
  4. Bowen Systems Theory, Daniel V. Papero
  5. Structural Theory, Harry J. Aponte and Edward J. DiCesare
  6. Strategic Therapy, James Keim

  7. Part II: Psychodynamic Theories
  8. Object Relations Therapy, Jill Savage Scharff and Yolanda de Varela
  9. Adlerian Therapy, Jon Carlson and Len Sperry
  10. Imago Relationship Therapy, Wade Luquet

  11. Part III: Cognitive-Behavioral Theories
  12. A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach, Frank M. Dattilio and Louis J. Bevilacqua

  13. Part IV: Integrative Theories
  14. Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Susan Johnson
  15. Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy, Janice Jones, Andrew Christensen, and Neil Jacobson
  16. Integrative Marital Theory, William C. Nichols
  17. The Intersystem Model, April Westfall
  18. Conflict Resolution Therapy, Susan Heitler
  19. Relationship Enhancement Couples Therapy, Barry G. Ginsberg

  20. Part V: Postmodern Theories
  21. Recasting the Therapeutic Drama: A Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Approach, Barry L. Duncan, Jacqueline A. Sparks, and Scott D. Miller
  22. Feminist Couples Therapy, Cheryl Rampage
  23. Narrative Therapy with Couples, Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
Epilogue, Frank M. Dattilio and Louis J. Bevilacqua