"Therapists and counsellors in training and practice will find in this book a new, accessible and powerful approach to short-term therapy with couples. Much problem behaviour in relationships can be see## attempts to find solutions to pain and distress. This guide to therapy is based on the authors considerable clinical experience and on their integrative approach which brings together ideas from humanistic, analytic and cognitive behavioural therapy. The authors approach is based on a developmental perspective which relates the partners history to their present situation. The method helps couples to optimize the best aspects of their relationship rather than remaining stuck in repetitive, unproductive processes. This book brings together theory and practice, and is illustrated by ample clinical examples, as well as a substantial case history running through the treatment process."--Jossey-Bass
Maria Gilbert , Diana Shmukler
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