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10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy

No-one who works with couples will want to be without the insight, guidance, and strategies offered in this book.

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From the country’s leading couple therapist duo, 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy is a practical guide to what makes it all work.

Here, two of the world’s leading couple therapists give readers an inside tour of what goes on inside the consulting rooms of their practice. They have been doing couples work for decades and still find it challenging. 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy gathers together what they have learned over the years of their practice and touches on issues at the core of couples work.

No-one who works with couples will want to be without the insight, guidance, and strategies offered in this book.

Acclaim for 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy:

“In ten principles, this book lays out in an eminently readable and accessible way the basic steps of effective couple therapy. It is a great contribution to the field and will guide numerous therapists onto the path of successful intervention.”

— Sue Johnson, creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy

“Known for their iconic research on couples, their prolific writings, and the development of a couples therapy informed by their research findings, Julie and John Gottman, in this well written and comprehensive book, gift their clinical wisdom and processes to couples therapists. Filled with clinical insight, coherent theory, case illustrations, various data gathering forms, and a treatment plan, this book should increase the competence and confidence of any clinician who is wise enough to read it.”

— Harville Hendrix, Ph.D and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D, co-creators of Imago Relationship Therapy

“The Gottmans are history’s leading couples therapists. To offer clients marital therapy without understanding the Gottmans’ groundbreaking contributions is unwise. Having researched marital success and happiness, they present their findings clearly and succinctly in 10 Principles for Doing Effective Couples Therapy, so that clinicians of all persuasions and skill levels can effectively help couples thrive.”

— Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD, Founder and Director, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation

“This book offers a clinical map for couples therapy that is both instructional and reassuring. You will find clear and helpful guidelines for adapting the Gottmans’ evidence-based approach to your work with couples. Since relationship skill deficits underlie many couples’ struggles, this skill-building model will be instrumental in helping you guide distant and warring couples, and in so doing, it will make your work infinitely more satisfying.”

— Michele Weiner-Davis, author of Divorce Busting and founder of divorcebusting.com




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Daniel J. Siegel

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