Abstract Couple therapy outcomes tend to be judged by randomized controlled trial evidence, which comes primarily from the United States. United Kingdom and European outcome studies have tended to be naturalistic and there is a debate as to whether “laboratory” (RCT) studies are useful benchmarks for the outcomes of “clinic” (naturalistic) studies, not least because […]
Abstract Although a substantial proportion of service members returning from a combat deployment report individual emotional and behavioral disorders as well as intimate relationship difficulties, previous studies indicate that only a minority actually seek mental health services. Little is known about factors that predict help-seeking in this population. We first review key findings from the […]
Dr. Levenson talks about her transition from personality and social psychology to clinical psychology, her use of video recording in psychotherapy and supervision, her clinical work as couples counselor, advice to new therapists, and how teaching energizes her. Hanna Levenson, Ph.D. Dr. Levenson is an expert in time-limited dynamic, emotionally-focused, relational psychotherapy. She is a […]
Dr. Firestone talks about her work in suicide risk assessment, her theory and approach to therapy, experiences of partners in couples counseling, and her views on the future of psychotherapy. About Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Dr. Firestone is clinical psychologist in California, Director of Research and Education at the The Glendon Association, and contributor to the […]
Abstract One of the most critical goals for couple psychotherapy is to foster a new relational experience in the session where the couple feels safe enough to reveal more vulnerable emotions and to explore their defensive withdrawal, aggressive attacking, or blaming. The lived intimate experience in the session offers the couple an opportunity to gain […]
Question by Faith Prelli I have a client (18yr female) who I have seen twice a week for 8 months who is currently in a relationship plagued with intimate partner violence. This has been dubbed “mutual combat” by several of my co-workers, but in exploration with her, it appears as though the severity of his […]
In today’s rapidly growing multicultural society, psychotherapists are faced with the complex task of working effectively with clientele whose psychosocial dynamics include increasingly diverse cultural values, beliefs and attitudes that the psychotherapist is either not aware of or not prepared to engage as part of the therapy.