Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling


Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling



Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling addresses the most common and difficult issues that people in the helping professions face when using Cognitive Behavior Therapy with couples—and provides concrete solutions for addressing them effectively. In it, clinicians will find a handy reference for professionals who are looking for useful information and skills that can be applied immediately in their sessions. The book uses the time-tested, evidencebased strategies for helping clients focus on the here and now, not the past, and for helping clinicians create effective treatment plans to ensure that that clients meet their individual needs while also addressing the needs of their partners.



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New York


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Counseling | Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling


Patricia A. Robey is an assistant professor of counseling and program coordinator for the Masters in Counseling Program at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois. She is a licensed professional counselor and specializes in applying reality therapy and choice theory in her work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She is a senior faculty member of the William Glasser Institute and has taught the concepts of choice theory and reality therapy in the United States and internationally.

Robert E. Wubbolding is a psychologist, a professional clinical counselor, and member of the American Psychological Association. He is a professor emeritus of counseling at Xavier University and director of the Center for Reality Therapy in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has written over 140 articles, essays, and chapters in textbooks as well as 11 books and has published 12 videos on reality therapy.

Jon Carlson is distinguished professor of psychology and counseling at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois. He has created over 300 professional videos used in universities around the world for the training of counselors, therapists, and psychologists. He has authored over 55 books in the areas of family therapy, marital enrichment, consultation, and Adlerian psychology.

Contemporary Issues in Couples Counseling