A Volume in the Jossey-Bass Library of Current Clinical TechniqueTherapists who want to work skillfully with couples are often confronted with a confusing array of theories, techniques, and myths. Treating Couples creatively addresses many of these challenging issues while shining a light to help therapists navigate through this confusing maze. - Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., co-director, The Couples Institute, Menlo Park, California Treating Couples weeds through the treatment trAnds?and presents a rational framework for assessing which methods will most effectively meet clients' needs and expectations. This is an accessible guide for the wide range of professionals who practice couples therapy. Treating Couples promotes the clinical functions of evaluation, assessment, judgment, and hypothesis-formation and testing and will serve as an invaluable resource for determining which approaches are the most ethical, flexible, and creative for the effective treatment of couples.
HILDA KESSLER is a practicing clinician who specializes in couples therapy and couples groups. Currently, she is on the clinical faculty of the Wright Institute, Berkeley, California. She has been a lecturer at San Francisco State University and San Jose State University.