Long and Young's text presents a broad view of the developing field of couples counseling, offering extensive coverage of virtually every aspect of its principles, evaluation, planning, treatment strategies, and challenges. In the text, the authors propose a single structure that brings together the field's major theoretical viewpoints. They present the integrative model within an atheoretical context in which many types of couples are addressed--heterosexual, same-sex, culturally mixed, married, and unmarried--thus ensuring that readers are fully prepared to work with various types of clients.
Integrating the major theoretical viewpoints in counseling for couples (behavior therapy, object- relations and psychodynamic approaches, the Bowen theory, and structural and strategic therapies), this guide for therapists discusses therapy for heterosexual, same sex, culturally mixed, dual married, and unmarried couples. Issues such as communication problems, intimacy and sexuality, divorce, infidelity, alcoholism, and dual career couples are each accorded a separate chapter and the counseling process is discussed from beginning to end. Role playing exercises and case studies are included throughout. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.