By utilizing a marital discord model of depression, therapists can tap the power of the marital relationship to promote growth and healing rather than work against the powerful forces of the marital dyad. Offering precise guidelines for assessment, intervention, and management, Depression In Marriage provides useful clinical measurement tools and uses case vignettes to illustrate practical issues. Interventions are described in detail, with references to the relevant research literature. Whether marital therapy is the primary treatment modality, or an adjunct to individual or somatic interventions, Depression In Marriage will help identify useful, practical intervention strategies.
"An exceptionally clear and straightforward presentation of a treatment approach to co-occurring depression and marital discord."
-Journal of Marriage and the Family
"This volume is an important contribution to clinical psychology. Few books manage to achieve the sophisticated integration of basic research issues and applied concerns found in this monograph. Beach and his colleagues have developed a systematic approach to the treatment of co- occuring depression and marital discord that exemplifies the scientist-practitioner ideal at its best. Depression In Marriage is essential reading for anyone interested in marital dysfunction and will appeal to researchers and therapists alike."
-Frank Fincham, PhD
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