♥ Book Title : Life Lessons for Couples
☯ Full Synopsis : "Happy and unhappy couples both have, generally speaking, the same problems. The happy couples aren't richer or better looking or smarter. They just do things differently. And they've learned some lessons that have helped them have a better life together. This little book is designed to teach you what they do and what they've learned. Since the publication Life Lessons for Women and Life Lessons for Mothers, many readers have asked for a book specifically for couples. Within this book are lessons for couples, drawn from the author's own marriage, happily married friends and relatives, books, journals, and numerous marriage counselors who were kind enough to share their thoughts. It's the little things that count. Remember to appreciate that someone special in your life with the common-sense and heartfelt lessons contained within Life Lessons for Couples."Article| Cindy Francis| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Couples, Gender, and Power
☯ Full Synopsis : ""[A] comprehensive, critical, empirical, and practical compilation of investigations about how diverse couples are trying to implement change and pursue equality in their relationships." -Katherine R. Allen, PhD Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University "[A] true gift to couple researchÖ.The studies reported in this marvelously disciplined collection hold living implications for couples and their therapists." -Evan Imber-Black Director, Center for Families and Health, Ackerman Institute for the Family While numerous couples strive for equality in their relationships, many are unaware of the insidious ways in which gender and power still affect them-from their career choices to communication patterns, child-rearing, housework, and more. Written for mental health professionals and others interested in contemporary couple relationships, this research-based book shows how couples are able to move beyond the dangers of gendered inequality and the legacy of hidden male power. The book analyzes the relationships of couples from various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The contributors present innovative clinical interventions, and suggest strategies therapists can use to help couples transform their relationships from being gender-based to equality-based. Explores these key issues: The risks of being in a relationship ruled by "gender legacy" behavior The differences between couples who get caught in gender legacy patterns and those who do not Gender-based patterns across the life cycle, including newly formed couples; early marriage; child-rearing; mothering and fathering Gendered power in couples dealing with illness; ethnic and racial differences; immigration and displacement issues"Article| Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Complete Financial Guide for Young Couples
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book provides young married couples with a wealth of biblical and commonsense advice for building a solid financial foundation. He also focuses on common financial pitfalls that can cause marital problems."Article| Larry Burkett| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Academic Couples
☯ Full Synopsis : "How do the careers and lives of academic couples differ from those of other academics? What advantages and disadvantages do they face, and what problems and opportunities do their increasing numbers present to academic institutions? Sixteen experts address these and many other questions in Academic Couples, offering new research and much vital information."Article| Marianne A. Ferber| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Lesbian Academic Couples
☯ Full Synopsis : "Learn how lesbian couples deal with political, social, and legal issues related to their relationships—and their professions Lesbian Academic Couples is a collection of writings by scholars who examine—in theory and in narrative—issues faced by partners working in the academic field, including the politics of spousal hiring, discrimination in hiring practices, collaboration between partners, long-distance relationships, team teaching, and job sharing. This unique book presents firsthand accounts from senior faculty with lengthy credentials in LGBT scholarship who have been able to land academic positions not compromised by outing, from established academics who have been outed to negative effect, from junior scholars with a queer specialty, and from faculty whose work is constantly shifting and unpredictable. The format of Lesbian Academic Couples is unique. Authors well known to the lesbian communities in the United States, Canada, and Australia, present essays that “converse” with one another, offering opposing positions that represent a diversity of approaches on vital issues. The book offers candid accounts of the experiences of lesbian couples fortunate enough to work in supportive academic environments and from those discouraged from being out on campus or from doing academic work in the area of LGBT studies. This groundbreaking book is especially timely given current lawsuits and legislation involving civil unions and domestic partner benefits, enforcement of domestic violence statutes, and the rights of unmarried older couples. Lesbian Academic Couples includes the stories of couples who: achieved scholarly success and a reaffirmed relationship were separated when they couldn’t find viable academic positions in the same geographical area abandoned the security of tenured positions for the sake of their relationship were professionally marginalized because of their same-sex, mixed-race relationship wrote under the pen name “Michael Field” in the nineteenth century In addition, Lesbian Academic Couples examines the critical issues of: state sanctioning through marriage spousal hiring package plans sexual orientation nondiscrimination policies Lesbian Academic Couples have existed, as long as there have been female academics. This powerful book gives voice to their successes and struggles."Article| Michelle Gibson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Couples in Treatment
☯ Full Synopsis : "This classic text is an indispensable resource for beginning couples therapists: a concise, practical guide to moving from theory and content to process and the therapist's use of self."Article| Gerald Weeks| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Assessment of Couples and Families
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book represents an up-to-date, comprehensive survey of the major contemporary and cutting-edge tools and strategies used in the clinical assessment of couples and families."Article| Len Sperry| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Couples in Conflict
☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Ronald W. Richardson| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Treating Difficult Couples
☯ Full Synopsis : "This essential handbook describes effective treatments for a particularly challenging clinical population: couples struggling with both relationship distress and individual mental health difficulties. Distinguished scientist-practitioners provide detailed accounts of their respective approaches, reviewing conceptual and empirical foundations as well as clinical procedures. Included are well-established treatments for couples in which one or both partners has anxiety, mood disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, or physical aggression. Also covered are emerging couple-based approaches to managing personality disorders, PTSD, difficulties related to aging and physical illness, and other problems. Following a standard format to facilitate comparison across treatments, each chapter is illustrated with detailed case material. Provided are powerful insights and tools for couple and family therapists, clinicians providing individual therapy, and students in any mental health discipline."Article| Douglas K. Snyder| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Helping Couples Cope with Women's Cancers
☯ Full Synopsis : "Close relationships can be vital to a woman’s recovery from breast or gynecological cancer and the myriad stressors that accompany diagnosis and treatment. Helping Couples Cope with Women’s Cancer shows readers not only how to enlist the patient’s closest support person in coping with the disease, but also to help that partner with the stressors, such as feelings of inadequacy and loss, that so often come with the role. The authors, established experts on their subject, recognize the challenges couples face, the central role of communication in coping, and the individuality of each patient and couple. In addition to proven intervention techniques and helpful assessment tools, the book features case illustrations, "What to do if..." sections, sociocultural considerations, and suggestions for when the patient’s caregiver is not her partner. Key areas of coverage include: Assessment: quality of life, impact of illness, family resources. Balancing work, family, self-care, and the demands of illness. Cognitive coping, relaxation, stress reduction. Body image, sexuality, and intimacy. Helping children cope: developmental guidelines. Transitions: goal-setting, life after cancer, facing recurrence or terminal illness. The skills and insights contained in Helping Couples Cope with Women’s Cancers will benefit a range of health and mental health practitioners, including counselors, social workers, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and nurses. Graduate students planning a career in health psychology or couples therapy should also find it a valuable resource."Article| Karen Kayser| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Brief Therapy for Couples
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book provides a complete guide to self-regulatory couple therapy (SRCT), an innovative clinical approach that maximizes the couple's capacity for self-directed change. Presented is a flexible framework for treating couples effectively in as few as one or two--and as many as 25--sessions of highly focused work. Featuring step-by-step intervention guidelines and helpful clinical examples, the book demonstrates how to identify those couples for whom very brief therapy is possible, how to focus in quickly on the processes associated with relationship distress, and how to integrate additional therapeutic components for clients needing longer-term help."Article| W. Kim Halford| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
☯ Full Synopsis : "This influential volume provides a comprehensive introduction to emotionally focused therapy (EFT): its theoretical foundations, techniques, and clinical practice. EFT is a structured approach to couple therapy that integrates intrapsychic and interpersonal perspectives to help couples create new, more satisfying interactional patterns. Since the original publication of this book, EFT has been implemented and tested with growing numbers of couples in a wide range of settings. The authors, who codeveloped the approach, illuminate the power of emotional experience in relationships and in the process of therapeutic change. The book is richly illustrated with case examples and session transcripts."Article| Leslie S. Greenberg| Statement ..."