Counseling Couples in Conflict

Author: James N. Sells
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830868496
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Most therapeutic approaches, especially those of a cognitive orientation, are not very effective in dealing with high conflict relationships--couples often heading toward divorce by the time they seek help. Counseling Couples in Conflict is a resource for counselors and therapists who want to be ready for these uniquely difficult cases. Utilizing a relational conflict and restoration model Mark Yarhouse and James Sells point the way beyond the cycle of pain towards marital healing.

Couples in Conflict

Author: Ronald W. Richardson
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451417748
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Couples in Conflict describes the nature of the emotional processes leading to difficulties and how a minister/ counselor can be a resource to help couples in conflict. The minister/counselor will be able to help them improve their lives personally, as well as their relationship and family life. By extension, couples will also develop skills that will improve their work life and their life in community. The book provides practical and specific approaches to helping these couples and the issues that a minister must deal with in order to be useful to them.

Conflict Resolution for Couples

Author: Paul R. Shaffer
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496936140
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The “Just the Tools” edition of “Conflict Resolution for Couples” is an abbreviated version of Paul Shaffer’s first book, “Conflict Resolution for Couples” - originally published in 2005, and then re-published in 2011. This leaner edition “cuts to the chase” of couple’s conflict resolution, without the foundational and special population sections that made the original book a much meatier but time-consuming work. “Just the Tools”, while a stand-alone title, also serves as a companion book to Paul’s “Top 10 Marriage Essentials” published in 2014 (and the “Top 10 Dating Essentials” projected for 2015). It retains the same comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and logical progression found in the original. This book consists of essentially two parts: Part I is about the tools for resolution. It presents a model for managing conflict and itemizes 26 guidelines (the ABC’s of conflict resolution) for identifying, validating, processing and resolving issues. Part II discusses strategies for change. It focuses on initiating and maintaining change, understanding lack of change, and healthy routines to support lasting change.

Couples in Conflict

Author: Dorothy R. Freeman
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This is written in a way in that it allows the reader to sit in with the counsellor and see, hear and feel what is happening during couples therapy. The reader witnesses, on a case-by-case basis a range of marital crises as they are unfolded, discussed and (with notable exceptions) resolved. At the heart of the book is the dialogue between Dorothy Freeman and one or both partners and between partners themselves; and a special feature is her running commentary on the therapy sessions in detailed notes in the margins of each page.

Defusing the High Conflict Divorce

Author: Bernard Gaulier
Publisher: Impact Publishers
ISBN: 9781886230675
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DEFUSING THE HIGH-CONFLICT DIVORCE is a practical guide for therapists, attorneys, social workers, clergy, custody evaluators, and others who work with angry divorcing couples. The book offers a unique set of proven programs for quelling the hostility in high-conflict co-parenting couples, and "defusing" their prolonged, bitter and emotional struggles.

Marriage Counseling

Author: Everett L. Worthington Jr.
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830876297
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Marriages are in trouble today. That is clear. Effective mothods of combating this trend are less evident. Counselors, pastors and social workers need more than mere theories or mere moralizing. They need a practical and comprehensive model for understanding couples and their problems. They need a throughly Christian perspective that is biblical, compassionate and human. Everett Worthington provides this in an integrated, biblically based theory of marriage and marriage therapy with analysis at three levels: the individual, the couple and the family. The model he has constructed, with techniques drawn from the major psychological schools, is standard enough to guide counselors in actual interventions and powerful enough to produce change. A thoroughgoing overview of the assessment process includes practical, workable guidelines for: creating realistic, mutually-agreeable goals for counselor and clients; estimating the number of sessions needed to reach those goals; and planning the actual assessment, intervention and termination sessions. Next Worthington offers specific techniques for enhancing cooperative change, intimacy, communication, conflict resolution and forgiveness within the marriage. But keeping couples from slipping back into old patterns is one of the counselor's most difficult tasks. So Worthington concludes with suggestions for solidifying change and effectively concluding the counseling relationship. Here is a text that will be a standard for counselors, pastors and mental health professionals in the years to come.

Look Before You Leap

Author: Sandra Levy Ceren
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1932690751
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Originally published as a highly recommended professional text for premarital counselors, these research-based quizzes, exercises, and case examples are now available for couples planning to marry.

The High conflict Couple

Author: Alan E. Fruzzetti Ph. D.
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458746127
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You hear and read a lot about ways to improve your relationship. But if you've tried these without much success, you're not alone. Many highly reactive couples-pairs that are quick to argue, anger, and blame-need more than just the run-of-the-mill relationship advice to solve their problems in love. When destructive emotions are at the heart of problems in your relationship, no amount of effective communication or intimacy building will fix what ails it. If you're part of a 'high-conflict' couple, you need to get control of your emotions first, to stop making things worse, and only then work on building a better relationship. The High-Conflict Couple adapts the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into skills you can use to tame out-of-control emotions that flare up in your relationship. Using mindfulness and distress tolerance techniques, you'll learn how to deescalate angry situations before they have a chance to explode into destructive fights. Other approaches will help you disclose your fears, longings, and other vulnerabilities to your partner and validate his or her experiences in return. You'll discover ways to manage problems with negotiation, not conflict, and to find true acceptance and closeness with the person you love the most.