Über den Autor
Ann Vernon, Ph.D., Sc.D., RLPC, is President of the Albert Ellis Board of Trustees, a Diplomate of the Albert Ellis Institute, a member of the International Training Standards and Review Committee of the AEI, a member of the Board of Consulting Advisors for the Journal of Rational-Emotive Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, and former Director of the Midwest Center for REBT. In addition, she was selected by the American Psychological Association to do a counseling video demonstration entitled Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Over Time: Psychotherapy in Six Sessions. Dr. Vernon is recognized as an international expert in applications of RE&CBT with children and adolescents and has written numerous books, chapters, and articles about counseling this population, including Thinking, Feeling, Behaving: An Emotional Education Curriculum, What Works When with Children and Adolescents: A Handbook of Individual Counseling Techniques, The Passport Program, and More What Works When with Children and Adolescents. She is also the editor of Counseling Children and Adolescents, a textbook that is used throughout the country and in other parts of the world in many counselor education programs. Dr. Vernon is Professor Emerita, University of Northern Iowa, where she served as Coordinator of the School and Mental Health Counseling programs for many years. In addition to her university appointment, Dr. Vernon was in private practice, working with children and adolescents, as well as couples and women presenting with anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. She currently conducts RE&CBT training programs in Romania at the University of Oradea, the RINO Mental Health Center in Amsterdam, and throughout Australia for Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy Australia. For many years she has been an active presenter in the United States, Canada, and South America, offering workshops on a variety of topics related to counseling children and adolescents.
Introduction to Counseling Interventions with Couples.- Using Mindfulness with Couples: Theory and Practice.- Helping Couples Dispel Myths and Self-Defeating Beliefs and Behvaiors that Sabotage Relationships and Marriage.- Helping Couples Deal with Relationship Ambivalence.- Helping Couples Deal with Anger and Conflict.- Helping Couples Deal with Stress and Adversity.- Helping Couples Deal with Intimacy and Sexuality.- Helping Couples Deal with Betrayal and Affairs.- Counseling Same Sex Couples: Dispelling Myths and Understanding the Unique Challenges.- Helping Couples Deal with Cultural and Religous Diversity.- Helping Couples Deal with Addictions.- Helping Couples Deal with Chronic Medical or Mental Illness of a Partner or Child.- Helping Couples Deal with Terminal Illness.- Helping Couples Deal with Parenting and Grand Parenting.- Helping Couples Deal with Aging.
The book addresses the problems that couples experience through the life cycle. Each chapter includes an up-to-date review of the literature pertinent to the topic, with a focus on practical interventions which are generally based upon, but not limited to, cognitive and rational emotive behavioral principles. Case studies or vignettes further illustrate application of principles. Worksheets, checklists, or other resources that would be useful in working with couples are also included where relevant. This book presents interventions based upon research, theory, and most of all on practice. And is relevant to marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, family law experts, social workers and relationship coaches. In addition, it can serve as a textbook for students in marriage and family therapy.
Features practical applications and theories
Includes case studies illustrating application of concepts
Each chapter describes interventions for a specific problem
Covers major issues that can disrupt relationships, eg. the death of a child, grand-parenting, chronic illness