By Julie Anne Laser-Maira(Author), Nicole Nicotera(Author)
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Couples who enter therapy often view the endeavor as a last-ditch effort before seeking legal services, filing for divorce, and parting ways for good. Given this mentality at the outset, couples therapy is not always successful or enjoyable–for either the client or the therapist. It is also an area of practice that is often given short shrift in training programs that predominantly focus on clinical skills in working with children and adolescents, group work, practice in specific settings, and assessment and treatment of mental disorders. Innovative Skills to Increase Cohesion andCommunication in Couples discusses evidence-based clinical techniques and skills that support and nurture couples in their relationship. Each chapter begins with a succinct overview of a technique, evidence that supports it, and ideas for assessment to ensure that it is appropriate for the couple. Subsequent sections of each chapter provide clear examples of approaches so that new or seasoned clinicians will have the requisite knowledge for effective implementation, required materials, suitable locations for use, and personal preparation. The text serves as an essential resource to clinicians and social work, counseling, or psychology students and professors.