Couples Therapy

Selected Readings
Action Modality Couples Therapy : Using Psychodramatic Techniques in Helping Troubled Relationships by Joyce Ann, Ph.D. Hayden-Seman.
Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy : A Therapist's Guide to Transforming Relationships by Neil S. Jacobson, Andrew Christensen.
Breaking Destructive Patterns : Multiple Strategies for Treating Partner Abuse by Janet A. Geller.
Bridging Separate Gender Worlds : Why Men and Women Clash and How Therapists Can Bring Them Together by Carol L. Philpot, Gary R. Brooks, Don-David Lusterman, Robert L. Nutt
The Brief Couples Therapy Homework Planner by Gary M. Schultheis, Bill O'Hanlon, Steffanie O'Hanlon, Steffanie C'Hanlon
Brief Therapy with Couples: An Integrative Approach by Maria Gilbert, Diana Shmukler (Contributor).
Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy : Systemic and Cognitive Perspectives (Guilford Family Therapy Series) by Frank M. Dattilio (Editor), Marvin R. Goldfried (Introduction)
Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy by Neil S. Jacobson (Editor), Alan S. Gurman (Editor).
Clinical Handbook of Marriage and Couples Interventions by W. Kim Halford (Editor), Howard J. Markman (Contributor), Kim Halford
Contexts and Connections: An Intersubjective Approach to Couples Therapy by David Shaddock
Counseling and Therapy for Couples by Mark E. Young, Lynn Long (Contributor)
Counselling Couples in Relationships: An Introduction to the RELATE Approach by Christopher Butler, Victoria Joyce.
Counseling Same-Sex Couples by Douglas Carl
Countertransference in Couples Therapy by Marion F. Solomon (Editor), Judith Siegel (Editor)
Couple and Family Therapy of Addiction (Library of Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment) by Jerome David Levin.
Couple Therapy for Infertility (The Guilford Family Therapy Series) by Ronny Diamond, David Kezur, Mimi Meyers, Constance N. Scharf, Margot Weinshel
Couples Group Psychotherapy : A Clinical Practice Model by Judith Coche, Erich Coche
Couples Therapy : Feminist Perspectives (Monograph Published Simultaneously As Women & Therapy , Vol 19, No 3) by Marcia Hill (Editor), Esther D. Rothblum (Editor)
Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples by Leslie S. Greenberg, Susan M. Johnson
If a Partner Has AIDS : Guide to Clinical Intervention for Relationships in Crisis by R. Dennis Shelby
Love Is Never Enough : How Couples Can Overcome Misunderstandings, Resolve Conflicts, and Solve Relationship Problems Through Cognitive Therapy by Aaron T., M.D. Beck
The Practice of Emotionally Focused Marital Therapy : Creating Connection (Brunner/Mazel Basic Principles into Practice Series, Vol 11) by Susan M., Ed.D . Johnson
Repairing Intimacy : An Object Relations Approach to Couples Therapy by Judith P. Siegel
Short-Term Couple Therapy (The Guilford Family Therapy Series) by James M. Donovan (Editor)
Treating Borderline States in Marriage : Dealing With Oppositionalism, Ruthless Aggression, and Severe Resistance (The Library of Object Relations) by Charles C. McCormack
When One Wants Out and the Other Doesn't : Doing Therapy With Polarized Couples by John F. Crosby (Editor)
By Diagnosis
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Adjustment Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Conduct Disorder
Depressive Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Panic Disorder
Social Phobia
Specific Phobia
Substance Abuse/Dependence
By Presenting Issue
Abuse - Sexual
Abuse - Domestic Violence
Abuse - Incest
Abuse - Emotional
Abuse - Neglect
Abuse - Physical
CRISIS Management
Eating Disorders
Gay and Lesbian Issues
Grief and Bereavement
Multicultural Perspectives
Panic Attacks
Parenting Issues
Rape Trauma
Substance Abuse
Tarasoff/Violent Client


Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality - To disseminate knowledge about all aspects of human sexuality to the widest possible international community at moderate cost.
Journal of Couples Therapy - Gain a better understanding of how to help couples achieve healthy relationships with this journal!

Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Journal of Sex Roles - publishes original research articles and theoretical papers concerned with the underlying processes and consequences of gender role socialization, perceptions, and attitudes. The journal presents the most recent developments in emerging areas of study, including: developmental, cognitive, and social-personality factors in childhood; acquisition, maintenance, and impact of stereotypes; social contexts; personal and interpersonal relationships; sexual preference; and research methodological issues
Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Sexual and Relationship Therapy
Behavioral Couples Therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse by Timothy J. O'Farrell, Ph.D.
Notes on Some Transferencial Effects of the Holocaust: Unmentalized Experience and Coincidence of Vulnerability in the Therapeutic Couple by Judith Mitrani, PhD
Specializing in Sex Therapy by Leslie Knowlton
Articles for Clients:
After an Affair: How Marital Therapy Heals the Wounds - AAMFT Consumer Update
Female Sexual Problems - AAMFT
Intimacy and Depression - AAMFT
Male Sexual Problems - AAMFT
NPR Broadcasts:

4-17-2001 - Fresh Aire: Writer Wendy Swallow on DIVORCE

Wendy is a former staff writer for the Washington Post who has written a memoir about divorce entitled "Breaking Apart: Dreaming of Divorce" (Hyperion). She writes about the slow unraveling of her 12 year marriage, and the impact on herself, her husband, and their two sons. She writes, "There are those who believe it is simple selfishness that leads people to divorce. For those of us who have lived it, itís hard to see why anyone would rip out their veins for some immature or narcissistic desire to get what they want."

11/04/1999 Talk of the Nation Infidelity

Therapists and family counselors are writing more about the issue, and new studies are researching what motivates infidelity, and ways to repair the damage it inflicts on marriages and families.

04/15/1999 Talk of the Nation Science of Love

Psychologist John Gottman offers marital advice, but unlike most relationship gurus, he actually has scientific research to back up his theories. Gottman has studied hundreds of couples in his Seattle-based Family Research Laboratory, dubbed the "love lab."

04/281997 Morning Edition Infertility

Writer Bob Shacochis (Sha-CO-chis) and his wife began trying to have children when they were in their mid-30s-after one miscarriage they began a series of visits to fertility clinics--and a years of attempts to conceive with the help of specialists. In this excerpt, he describes their unsuccessful attempt with invitro-fertilization. (8:00)

The Kinsey Institute - Web site supports interdisciplinary research and the study of human sexuality. The Institute was founded by Dr. Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956) in 1947
Dr. Marty Klein's "Ask Me Anything" Website - Wonderful resource for clients and clinicians seeking information on sex and relationship issues.
Planned Parenthood - Planned Parenthood, dedicated to the principles that every individual has a fundamental right to decide when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved.
SIECUS - national, nonprofit organization which affirms that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. Incorporated in 1964, SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices