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Helping couples on the brink of divorce : discernment counseling for troubled relationships / William J. Doherty and Steven M. Harris.

By: Doherty, William J. (William Joseph), 1945- [author.].
Contributor(s): Harris, Steven M. (Steven Michael) [author.] | American Psychological Association [issuing body.].
Publisher: Washington, DC, USA : American Psychological Association, ©2017Description: ix, 229 pages ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781433827501 (hbk.); 1433827506.Subject(s): Couples Therapy -- methods | Counseling -- methods | Divorce -- psychology | Marital Therapy -- methods | Marriage -- psychologyDDC classification: 616.891562 D68 2017
Contents:
Background and overview of discernment counseling -- Theory and research -- Communicating with clients before starting discernment counseling -- First session protocol -- Middle sessions protocol -- Handling transitions to path three : couples therapy -- Handling transitions to path two : divorce -- Handling transitions to path one : status quo -- When one partner has an affair -- When the feelings are gone -- When neither one is leaning in -- When you need to shift from couples therapy to discernment counseling -- Learning discernment counseling -- Managing critical incidents in discernment counseling -- How to build a practice in discernment counseling.
Summary: Therapists and counselors can find themselves at an impasse when working with "mixed-agenda" couples. To help confirm each partner's agenda before taking decisive steps, this book presents a richly-illustrated protocol - discernment counseling - for helping couples understand what has happened to their relationship and each person's contributions to the problems.
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GC GC 616.891562 D68 2017 (Browse shelf) Checked out 12/31/2021 HNU002149

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Background and overview of discernment counseling --
Theory and research --
Communicating with clients before starting discernment counseling --
First session protocol --
Middle sessions protocol --
Handling transitions to path three : couples therapy --
Handling transitions to path two : divorce --
Handling transitions to path one : status quo --
When one partner has an affair --
When the feelings are gone --
When neither one is leaning in --
When you need to shift from couples therapy to discernment counseling --
Learning discernment counseling --
Managing critical incidents in discernment counseling --
How to build a practice in discernment counseling.

Therapists and counselors can find themselves at an impasse when working with "mixed-agenda" couples. To help confirm each partner's agenda before taking decisive steps, this book presents a richly-illustrated protocol - discernment counseling - for helping couples understand what has happened to their relationship and each person's contributions to the problems.

College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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