Week 1 6456
Overview of Couple and Family Counseling
Readings must use the reading.
· Course Introduction
· Gurman, A. S., Lebow, J. L., Snyder, D. K. (2015). Clinical handbook of couple therapy. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
o Chapter 1, “Theory and Practice of Couple Therapy: History, Contemporary Models, and a Framework for Comparative Analysis”
· Williams, M. (2012). Couples counseling: A step by step guide for therapists. Boston, MA: Viale Publishing.
o Chapter 1, “Getting Started” (pp. 1–23)
o Chapter 2, “1st Session: Intake” (pp. 25–40)
· Chambless, D. L., Miklowitz, D. J., & Shoham, V. (2012). Beyond the patient: Couple and family therapy for individual problems. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68(5), 487–489.
· Fischer, D. J., & Fink, B. C. (2013). Clinical processes in behavioral couples therapy. Psychotherapy. Advance online publication.
· Minuchin, S. (2017). Systems therapy. Psychotherapy Networker Magazine, 41(1), 37-38.
· Tambling, R. B., Anderson, S. R., & Wong, A. G. (2016). Expectations about couple therapy over time. Contemporary Family Therapy, 38(4), 353-360.
· Whisman, M. A., & Baucom, D. H. (2012). Intimate relationships and psychopathology. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 15(1), 4–13.
The Dynamics in Working With Couples and Families
Post three examples of how working with couples and families differs from working with individuals. Explain these differences. Then, explain any challenges you may face related to this distinction in your professional practice based on your current skills. Provide an example scenario that illustrates your post.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.