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Taking Off The Gloves

David Schnarch On How Confrontation Speeds Up Couples Therapy

Rich Simon

Couples therapist, David Schnarch, is not interested in having a couple feel secure in the consulting room.

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Finding the Missing Link to Chronic Pain

Maggie Phillips On The Levels Of Unreleased Trauma

Rich Simon

Pain is usually associated with a currently existing physical injury, which makes helping clients who suffer from chronic pain especially challenging.

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Becoming a Part of the Child Client’s Story

Dan Hughes on the Effectiveness of Psychological Hand-Holding

Rich Simon

Daniel Hughes has many techniques to suggest when working with troubled children who have put up a wall.

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How Attachment Issues Undermine True Intimacy

Sue Johnson On Identifying And Healing The Wounds Of Attachment

Rich Simon

Attachment theory has profoundly altered our understanding of how early childhood injuries negatively affect clients throughout their lives. But the theory offers little guidance on how to recognize and address attachment issues underlying other problems.

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At the Heart of Intimacy

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From Research to Practice: Scoreboard for Couples Therapies

Which are the Winners in the Latest Research?

Jay Lebow

Couples therapy is on a roll. Whereas a mere 20 years ago, surveys showed that consumers didn't think much of it, today it's become increasingly accepted by the general public. Yet the research about couples therapy, as well as research about couples themselves--why some marriages succeed and others don't--hasn't kept pace with the growth of couples therapy.

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When Three Threatens Two

Must Parenthood Bring Down the Curtain on Romance?

Esther Perel

Sex makes babies. So it is ironic that the child, the embodiment of the couple's love, so often threatens the very romance that brought that child into being. Sex, which set the entire enterprise in motion, is often abandoned once children enter the picture. Why does parenthood so often deliver such a fatal blow?

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Are You There for Me?

Understanding the Foundations of Couples Conflict

Susan Johnson

And yet, I wondered, if we didn't have a theory of adult love and emotion, how could we truly understand what marriage was all about, let alone help couples make any real changes? Furthermore, even if we began to understand more about how love actually played out in marriage, what could we possibly do, as therapists, to bring it back into the process of therapy with troubled couples?

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