From a leading expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy and couple and family therapy, this comprehensive guide combines research and clinical wisdom. The author shows how therapeutic techniques originally designed for individuals have been successfully adapted for couples and families struggling with a wide range of relationship problems and stressful life transitions. Vivid clinical examples illustrate the process of conducting thorough assessments, implementing carefully planned cognitive and behavioral interventions, and overcoming roadblocks. Used as a practitioner resource and text worldwide, the book highlights ways to enhance treatment by drawing on current knowledge about relationship dynamics, attachment, and neurobiology. Cultural diversity issues are woven throughout. See also Dattilio's edited volume, Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy, which features case presentations from distinguished practitioners plus commentary from Dattilio on how to integrate systemic and cognitive perspectives.
1. Introduction 2. The Mechanics of Change with Couples and Families 3. The Schema Component in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 4. The Role of Neurobiological Processes 5. Methods of Clinical Assessment 6. Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques 7. Special Topics 8. Enhancements to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 9. Case Examples 10. Epilogue Appendix A. Questionnaires and Inventories for Couples and Families Appendix B. Dysfunctional Thought Record