A Roadmap for Couple Therapy offers a comprehensive, flexible, and user-friendly template for conducting couple therapy. Grounded in an in-depth review of the clinical and research literature, and drawing on the author’s 40-plus years of experience, it describes the three main approaches to conceptualizing couple distress and treatment—systemic, psychodynamic, and behavioral—and shows how they can be integrated into a model that draws on the best of each. Unlike multi-authored texts in which each chapter presents a distinct brand of couple therapy, this book simultaneously engages multiple viewpoints and synthesizes them into a coherent model. Covering fundamentals and advanced techniques, it speaks to both beginning therapists and experienced clinicians. Therapists will find A Roadmap for Couple Therapy an invaluable resource as they help distressed couples repair and revitalize their relationships.

part |2 pages

PART I Conjoint Couple Therapy and Marital Challenges

chapter 1|8 pages


chapter 2|11 pages

2Couple Therapy 1

chapter 3|15 pages

What Makes Marriage Challenging

part |2 pages

PART II Systems Upgrades

chapter 4|17 pages

Focusing on the Interpersonal Process

chapter 5|23 pages

Couple Dances Examined More Closely

part |2 pages

PART III Psychodynamic Upgrades

chapter 8|18 pages

Focusing on Transference

chapter 9|18 pages

Focusing on Projective Identification

chapter 10|27 pages

Focusing on Acceptance and Forgiveness

part |2 pages

PART IV Behavioral/Educational Upgrades

chapter 11|25 pages

Teaching Speaking and Listening Skills

chapter 12|13 pages

Teaching Emotion Regulation

chapter 14|13 pages

Encouraging Positive Experiences

part |2 pages

PART V Sequencing Interventions and Concluding Remarks

chapter 16|4 pages

Concluding Remarks