Most clinicians seek guidelines and indicators as to the effectiveness of their interventions with clients. Some may even be implementing evidence-based interventions and seek an in-depth understanding of their results. This book helps clinicians who provide couple's or marriage therapy and counseling go from the ambiguous realm of "thinking" or "knowing" their effectiveness to being able to demonstrate it. It identifies effective strategies for common treatment concerns that connect to the successful outcomes of therapy. Here, the process starts even before the couple enters therapy and goes beyond the final session. Dr. Losey discusses specific outcome measures and how they can be used in session so that the couple can assess their relationship and develop specific goals and interventions for treatment. The author also examines session notes, pre-treatment change, and developing quality post-treatment goals in his discussion of clinical effectiveness.
Butch Losey, EdD, PCC-S, NCC, is an assistant professor for Xavier University's Department of Counseling in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has over 30 years' experience in the mental health field and is a licensed professional clinical counselor with supervisor endorsement. Dr. Losey is the CEO of Waybridge Counseling Services and is a couple's therapist helping couples recover from infidelity, high conflict and problems with intimacy. He is also an international speaker on a variety of mental health topics.
Foreword Introduction 1. Effective Couple Therapy 2. The Hidden Beginning of Treatment 3. Ethical Practice 4. Principles of Assessment 5. Treatment Planning 6. Family of Origin 7. Communication 8. Managing Conflict in Session 9. Intimacy 10. Trust 11. Infidelity 12. Forgiveness 13. Documenting the Session: Necessary Evil or a Clinical Tool? 14. Using Reflecting Team in Couple Therapy 15. Post Treatment Planning