Dissociation : Vol. 7, No. 4, p. 229-238 : Issues in the treatment of dissociative couples

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Title: Dissociation : Vol. 7, No. 4, p. 229-238 : Issues in the treatment of dissociative couples
Author: Benjamin, Lynn R.; Benjamin, Robert
Abstract: Marital work is an important adjunct to the individual treatment of the dissociative client. In this paper, we examine Kaslow's (1982) standard of the "healthy" couple and the specific problems inherent in marital work with dissociative clients and their partners. We believe that the course of marital treatment needs to be keyed to the stages of the individual treatment, although marital treatment can facilitate the progress of individual treatment as well. We describe our approach including contextual principles, marital dynamics, contributions from affect theory, and utilization of hidden resources. Finally, we review some controversies in the field and express our opinions based on our experiences. Marital work with dissociative clients is still developing as an approach, and there is much yet to be learned.
Description: p. 229-238
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1569
Date: 1994-12


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