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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Couple Therapy

The Self in the Relationship

ISBN 9781403994905
Publication Date December 2007
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Basic Texts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

This book presents students and experienced practitioners alike with an accessible guide on the complex dynamics of the couple relationship. Combining the theoretical grounding of various psychodynamic fields of thought with vivid case studies, it advises on how to address issues such as domestic violence, affairs and the step-family system.

JIM CRAWLEY is a private practitioner of psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Western Australia. He was inaugural president of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA); a senior lecturer teaching on the Master of Social Science (Counselling) course, at Edith Cowan University, Perth; and the executive director of the Marriage Guidance Council of Western Australia (now Relationships Australia WA). He is co-author of Transference and Projection: mirrors to the self and author of Couple Therapy in Australia: issues emerging from practice.

JAN GRANT is programme director of the Masters and PhD programmes in Counselling at Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia, and has a private psychotherapy practice. She is a member of the College of Counselling Psychologists, APS, and is a past president of SCAPE. She is co-author of Transference and Projection: mirrors to the self and co-editor of Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology.

The Psychodynamics of the Couple Relationship: Object Relations Theory
The Psychodynamics of the Couple Relationship: Self Psychology, InterSubjectivity, and Attachment Theory
Thinking Systemically About the Couple
What About Love?
Therapeutic Process
The Dynamics of Presenting Problems
Epilogue: Surviving as a Couple Therapist.


Crawley and Grant have produced an excellent book on couple therapy ... Experienced therapists will gain a lot from this book and those considering couple work training will find it an essential read.' – Angela Cooper, Therapy Today
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