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. 

Application: Community Social Service Agencies and Resources  

Identify a resource in your own community that provides primary, secondary, and tertiary services or resources for the issue you selected. Then, consider any gaps that may exist and how you might address them. I live in Atlanta Georgia.  

The Assignment (2–3 pages) 

· Identify the issue you selected. 

· Describe the community resource you selected. 

· Explain how it provides primary, secondary, and/or tertiary 

services or resources specifically for families and couples. 

· Explain any gaps that may exist. 

· Explain how you might address these gaps. Be specific. 

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