This book presents students and experienced practitioners alike with an accessible guide on the complex dynamics of the couple relationship. Combining the theoretical grounding of various psychodynamic fields of thought with vivid case studies, it advises on how to address issues such as domestic violence, affairs and the step-family system.
Introduction.- The Psychodynamics of the Couple Relationship: Object Relations Theory.- The Psychodynamics of the Couple Relationship: Self Psychology, InterSubjectivity, and Attachment Theory.- Thinking Systemically About the Couple.- What About Love?.- Assessment.- Technique.- Therapeutic Process.- The Dynamics of Presenting Problems.- Epilogue: Surviving as a Couple Therapist.
'Crawley and Grant have produced an excellent book on couple therapy...Experienced therapists will gain a lot from this book and those considering couple work training will find it an essential read.' Angela Cooper, Therapy Today