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Premarital and remarital counseling : the professional's handbook
Stahmann, Robert F.
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First edition.
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San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [1997]

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x, 214 pages ; 23 cm
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The definitive guide to premarital counseling

This is the best premarital counseling guide I have seen in more than three decades in the family therapy and family life education fields.
-- William C. Nichols, editor, Contemporary Family Therapy

Following the success of the first two editions of this book, the authors updated their indispensable guide on the process and content of premarital counseling. In this revised edition, they have added important information about issues in the forefront today: remarriage, the blended or step-family, intergroup marriages, and younger and older couples. Filled with practical and effective hands-on questionnaires and instruments that have been newly revised and widely tested by the authors, this book is written to meet the needs of a range of professionals, including clergy and clinicians in social work, psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy.

Author Notes

ROBERT F. STAHMANN Ph.D. is a professor of Family Sciences at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. WILLIAM J. HIEBERT is executive director of the Marriage and Family Counseling Service in Rock Island, Illinois.

Table of Contents

1 Developments in Premarital and Remarital Counseling
2 Why Marry in the First Place, and Why e Marry Again
The Counseling Process
3 Foundations and Goals of Premarital and Remarital Counseling
4 Conjoint Counseling and the Dynamic Relationship History
5 Exploring the Family of Origin and Previous Relationships
6 Premarital and Remarital Counseling Inventories
Special Topics
7 Remarriage and Stepparenting
8 Group Counseling
9 Communication, Values, Decision Making, and Finances
10 Intimacy and Sexuality
11 Special Situation: Very Young and Older First Marriages
Forced Marriages, Conflicted Relationships