:Following the successful Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling , Jennifer Ripley and Everett Worthington Jr. have written a new book that expands upon their previous theoretical approach while describing in detail new practical interventions for couple counseling and enrichment. Weaving together classic...
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:Following the successful Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling, Jennifer Ripley and Everett Worthington Jr. have written a new book that expands upon their previous theoretical approach while describing in detail new practical interventions for couple counseling and enrichment. Weaving together classic cases outlined in Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling and over 75 brand new practical interventions, Ripley and Worthington root their practical examples in an even deeper theoretical framework and research in attachment and intimate bonds. Written with the couple counselor in mind, this book occupies a rare niche that is accessible not only to therapists and counselors but also to pastors and married couples alike. Both licensed clinical psychologists and experienced counselors, the authors base this follow-up work on the pillars of their Hope-Focused Couples Approach. The assessment tools included help facilitate improved marriages in many settings, and the combination of theory and real-life case studies easily integrates into the practices of professional counselors and researchers as well as into the lives of couples.
Everett L. Worthington Jr. (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. A licensed clinical psychologist, he works with VCU's counseling program and with VCU's social psychology and developmental psychology programs. He is the director of VCU's Marital Assessment, Therapy and Enrichment Center (MATE) and served as executive director of A Campaign for Forgiveness Research.
He has published more than 200 articles and papers on forgiveness, marriage and family, psychotherapy and virtue in a wide variety of journals and magazines. He was the founding editor of Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal and sits on the editorial boards of several professional journals. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, The 700 Club and in many national newspapers.
He is the author of more than twenty books including Handbook of Forgiveness; Hope-Focused Marriage Counselling; and Forgiving and Reconciling. Most recently he has produced A Just Forgiveness: Responsible Healing Without Excusing Injustice.
- :why You Need This Book
- <strong>part I: A Theory Of Change</strong>
- 1. Wanted: A Wise And Humble Counselor
- 2. A Sensible, Tested, And Effective Approach To Helping Couples
- 3. Make Therapy A Positive Growth Experience For Couples
- 4. Addressing The Couple’s Context
- <strong>part Ii: Beginning Counseling</strong>
- 5. Pre-counseling Interventions
- 6. The Intake
- 7. After The Intake
- <strong>part Iii: Case Studies In Treatment Planning</strong>
- 8. The Wounded But Hopeful Couple
- 9. The Cool Virtues Couple
- 10. The Enrichment Couple
- 11. The "should We Marry?" Couple
- 12. The Complicating Factor Couple
- 13. The Couple With A Psychological Disorder
- 14. The High Conflict Couple
- 15. The "accept The Things I Cannot Change" Couple
- 16. The Kitchen Sink Couple
- <strong>part Iv: Interventions Within The Sessions</strong>
- 17. Session Management In The Hope-focused Couples Approach To Counseling
- 18. Hope Interventions (handling Our Problems Effectively)
- 19. Bond With Me: Bind Our Nurturing Devotion
- 20. Addressing Hurts In Relationships
- 21. Forgiving And Reconciling Through Experiencing Empathy (free)
- 22. Reconciliation And Rebuilding Trust With Couples
- <strong>part V: Conquering The Difficulties You’ll Face</strong>
- 23. Assessing Change Throughout Treatment
- 24. Resistance And Roadblocks
- 25. Counselors’ Negative Reactions To Couples
- 26. Working With Partners Who Have A Trauma History
- 27. Pornography Use And Internet Sexuality
- <strong>part Vi: Concluding Treatment Using The Hope-focused Couples Approach</strong>
- 28. Termination
- 29. Post-counseling Check Ups
- 30. It Works, But Is It True?