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The Resource Helping couples on the brink of divorce : discernment counseling for troubled relationships, William J. Doherty and Steven M. Harris

Helping couples on the brink of divorce : discernment counseling for troubled relationships, William J. Doherty and Steven M. Harris

Label
Helping couples on the brink of divorce : discernment counseling for troubled relationships
Title
Helping couples on the brink of divorce
Title remainder
discernment counseling for troubled relationships
Statement of responsibility
William J. Doherty and Steven M. Harris
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Therapists and counselors can find themselves at an impasse when working with "mixed-agenda" couples -- where one partner is considering divorce, while the other wants to preserve the marriage and start therapy. Such couples are a common and difficult challenge in clinical practice. To help confirm each partner's agenda before taking decisive steps toward either reconciliation or divorce, this book presents a richly-illustrated protocol, called discernment counseling, for helping couples understand what has happened to their relationship and each person's contributions to the problems. The goal is to gain clarity and confidence about a direction for their marriage. Discernment counseling generally ends with a decision to divorce or a decision to engage in six months of couples therapy. Chapters cover special topics such as affairs and when one spouse has "fallen out of love" with the other. Discernment counseling features individual conversations with the leaning-in and leaning-out spouse, along with carefully orchestrated times for each partner to share what they learned in the individual conversations. A special feature of the protocol is its short-term nature, with an initial commitment to just one session and a decision each time whether to do another session, up to five. This strategy invites both spouses to keep making choices to continue the work."--Publicity materials
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1945-
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Doherty, William J.
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
RC488.5
LC item number
.D633 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Harris, Steven M.
  • American Psychological Association
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  • Marital psychotherapy
  • Marriage counseling
  • Divorce counseling
  • Divorce counseling
  • Marital psychotherapy
  • Marriage counseling
Label
Helping couples on the brink of divorce : discernment counseling for troubled relationships, William J. Doherty and Steven M. Harris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and overview of discernment counseling -- Theory and research -- Communicating with clients before starting discernment counseling -- First session protocol -- Middle sessions protocol -- Handling transitions to path three : couples therapy -- Handling transitions to path two : divorce -- Handling transitions to path one : status quo -- When one partner has an affair -- When the feelings are gone -- When neither one is leaning in -- When you need to shift from couples therapy to discernment counseling -- Learning discernment counseling -- Managing critical incidents in discernment counseling -- How to build a practice in discernment counseling
Control code
960166684
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 229 pages
Isbn
9781433827501
Lccn
2016045616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960166684
Label
Helping couples on the brink of divorce : discernment counseling for troubled relationships, William J. Doherty and Steven M. Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background and overview of discernment counseling -- Theory and research -- Communicating with clients before starting discernment counseling -- First session protocol -- Middle sessions protocol -- Handling transitions to path three : couples therapy -- Handling transitions to path two : divorce -- Handling transitions to path one : status quo -- When one partner has an affair -- When the feelings are gone -- When neither one is leaning in -- When you need to shift from couples therapy to discernment counseling -- Learning discernment counseling -- Managing critical incidents in discernment counseling -- How to build a practice in discernment counseling
Control code
960166684
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 229 pages
Isbn
9781433827501
Lccn
2016045616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)960166684

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