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dc.contributor.authorBouman, Walter P.
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-23T15:05:26Z
dc.date.available2017-10-23T15:05:26Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationBouman, W. P. (2008). Review of Short-term couples therapy—The Imago Model in action. European Eating Disorders Review, 16 (3), pp.242-243.en
dc.identifier.other10.1002/erv.853
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/9131
dc.description.abstractReviews the book, Short-term couples therapy: The Imago Model in action by Wade Luquet (see record 2006-21416-000). What does the Imago Model within Couple Therapy entail? In short, it parallels classical couple therapy with its focus on communication skills, conflict resolution, behaviour modification and problem solving, but with an exclusive emphasis on marriage and other forms of partnership, whilst at the same time including the identification of the impact of childhood on spouse/partner choice and couple dynamics and the importance of acquiring relationship skills. In addition to the clear description of the six couple therapy sessions and the role of the therapist spread over six chapters, there are easy-to-read, concise homework instructions for each session for the couple with accompanying handouts, which can be photocopied from the book. Although the style and use of some of the examples, metaphors and explanations in the therapy sessions may not be everyone's cup of tea, trainee therapists may want to utilize the six sessions as written in the book with a few couple clients as a way to learn what the Imago Model consists of and how to conduct sessions using this particular model, whilst more experienced colleagues will most likely also find interesting points in its techniques and philosophy, which they may want to incorporate into their tool box. In conclusion, this book describes a model of couple therapy that is practical, intelligent, accessible, logical, respectful, and immediately useful for both clinicians and researchers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
dc.description.urihttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/erv.853/abstract
dc.subjectCouples therapyen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.titleReview of Short-term couples therapy—The Imago Model in actionen
dc.typeBook review
html.description.abstractReviews the book, Short-term couples therapy: The Imago Model in action by Wade Luquet (see record 2006-21416-000). What does the Imago Model within Couple Therapy entail? In short, it parallels classical couple therapy with its focus on communication skills, conflict resolution, behaviour modification and problem solving, but with an exclusive emphasis on marriage and other forms of partnership, whilst at the same time including the identification of the impact of childhood on spouse/partner choice and couple dynamics and the importance of acquiring relationship skills. In addition to the clear description of the six couple therapy sessions and the role of the therapist spread over six chapters, there are easy-to-read, concise homework instructions for each session for the couple with accompanying handouts, which can be photocopied from the book. Although the style and use of some of the examples, metaphors and explanations in the therapy sessions may not be everyone's cup of tea, trainee therapists may want to utilize the six sessions as written in the book with a few couple clients as a way to learn what the Imago Model consists of and how to conduct sessions using this particular model, whilst more experienced colleagues will most likely also find interesting points in its techniques and philosophy, which they may want to incorporate into their tool box. In conclusion, this book describes a model of couple therapy that is practical, intelligent, accessible, logical, respectful, and immediately useful for both clinicians and researchers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)


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