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Author Rabin, Claire

Title Equal Partners - Good Friends : Empowering Couples Through Therapy
Published London : Routledge, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (295 pages)
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: a change in perspective; Gender, power and contemporary relationship tension; The egalitarian alternative. What is it? Is it worth the effort?; Friendship: the basic condition of equal partnership; Shared power: the road to mutual empowerment; Towards an integrative model of treatment goals for couples; Assessment; Types of couples seeking therapy; Creating an egalitarian therapeutic system; The treatment model: individual interventions and education about equality; Couple interventions
Treatment of the traditional couple: putting the wife in chargeTreatment of the transitional couple: overt and covert power struggles; Issues in training and supervision; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Examines connection between inequality in marriage and marital distress, drawing on extensive research and interviews. Focusing on issues of gender, sex roles and power Rabin provides a new clinical treatment model for couple therapists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-271) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Communication in marriage.
Dominance (Psychology)
Man-woman relationships.
Marital psychotherapy.
Marriage -- Psychological aspects.
Sex role.
Marital Therapy.
Power (Psychology)
Spouses -- psychology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 95042247
ISBN 0203429400 (electronic bk.)
9780203429402 (electronic bk.)