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A Life-Cycle Approach to Treating Couples

Book Description

A Life-Cycle Approach to Treating Couples draws on 30 years of clinical work and a rich body of research about lifecycle theory to offer couple therapists a guide to helping couples traverse six developmental stages—dating and commitment; transition to parenthood; midlife couples; launching and retiring couples; late-life couples; and relationship endings. For each stage, the author offers clinical vignettes as well as questions and strategies for the clinician to pursue. In this clear and authoritative book, Fishel provides examples and research about clients who are diverse in their marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, SES, and health.