Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy: Advances from Neurobiology and the Science of Intimate Relationships
Over the past thirty years, groundbreaking studies on the relationships of couples have identified precisely what intimate partners must do in order to have successful partnerships.
As our society becomes more culturally diverse and our definition of family changes, mental health practitioners must respond by becoming more adept at understanding issues of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class, and recognizing their impact on every aspect of therapy.
How do couples get beyond the reactivity and blaming that destroy self-esteem and good will? How can couples sort out the multiple layers and complexities in their relationships? Is it possible to move from impasse to dialogue?
Nearly half of all marriages in the U.S. still end in divorce. Clearly, there is a strong need for universal effective premarital counseling and counselors.
How relationship rifts can affect people in therapy and how therapists can help.