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Couples in Therapy & The Psychology of Relationships


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Couples Therapy: Counterintuitive Approaches to Working More Effectively
The Psychology of Relationships: Promoting Intimacy with Couples, Children and Adolescents

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Marty Klein On Sex, Relationships, Infidelity, and much more...

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Infidelity and Affairs

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Additional References

  • Abse, S. (2013). Further thoughts on when a problem shared is a problem . . . Whose illness is it anyway? Questions of technique when working with a borderline couple. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 3, 178 – 187.
  • Balfour, A., & Lanman, M. (2012). An evaluation of time-limited psychodynamic psychotherapy for couples: A pilot study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 85, 292–309.
  • Baucom, D. H., Belus, J. M., Adelman, C. B., Fischer, M. S., & Paprocki, C. (2014). Couple-based interventions for psychopathology: A renewed direction for the field. Family Process, 53, 445– 461.
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  • Borduin, C. M., & Dopp, A. R. (2015). Economic impact of multisystemic therapy with juvenile sexual offenders. Journal of Family Psychology, 29, 687– 696.
  • Brogan, L., Haney-Caron, E., NeMoyer, A., & DeMatteo, D. (2015). Applying the Risk-Needs-Responsivity (RNR) model to juvenile justice. Criminal Justice Review, 19, 1–26.
  • Dopp, A. R., Borduin, C. M., White, M. I., & Kuppens, S. (2017). Family-based treatments for serious juvenile offenders: A multilevel meta-analysis. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 85(4), 335-354.
  • Doss, B. D., Rowe, L. S., Morrison, K. R., Libet, J., Birchler, G. R., Madsen, J. W., & McQuaid, J. R. (2012). Couple therapy for military veterans: Overall effectiveness and predictors of response. Behavior Therapy, 43, 216 –227.
  • Halford, W. K., Pepping, C. A., & Petch, J. (2016). The gap between couple therapy research efficacy and practice effectiveness. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42, 32– 44.
  • Hertzmann, L. (2017). Review of A relational psychoanalytic approach to couples psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 34(2), 255-259.
  • Hewison, D., Casey, P., & Mwamba, N. (2016). The effectiveness of couple therapy: Clinical outcomes in a naturalistic United Kingdom setting. Psychotherapy, 53(4), 377-387.
  • Hewison, D., Clulow, C., & Drake, H. (2014). Couple therapy for depression: A clinician’s guide to integrative practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Knobloch-Fedders, L. M., Pinsof, W. M., & Haase, C. M. (2015). Treatment response in couple therapy: Relationship adjustment and individual functioning change processes. Journal of Family Psychology, 29, 657– 666.
  • Lebow, J. L., Chambers, A. L., Christensen, A., & Johnson, S. M. (2012). Research on the treatment of couple distress. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38, 145–168.
  • Ludlam, M., & Nyberg, V. (Eds.). (2007). Couple attachments: Theoretical and clinical studies. London, UK: Karnac.
  • Nyberg, V., & Hertzmann, L. (2014). Developing a mentalization-based treatment (MBT) for therapeutic intervention with couples (MBT-CT). Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 4, 116 –135.

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