Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Why I recommend this book: For Individuals and Couples (Hardcover & CD) This idea, once controversial, is now supported by science, and has become widely popular among therapists around the world. In Hold Me Tight, Dr. Sue Johnson presents Emotionally Focused Therapy to the general public for the first time. Johnson teaches that the way […]

Foundations for Couples’ Therapy: Research for the Real World

Why I recommend this book: For Practitioners As a quality resource that examines the psychological, neurobiological, cultural, and spiritual considerations that undergird optimal couple care, Foundations for Couples’ Therapy teaches readers to conduct sensitive and comprehensive therapy with a diverse range of couples. Experts from social work, clinical psychotherapy, neuroscience, social psychology, and health respond […]

Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy

I recommend this book: For Practitioners A Therapist’s Guide to Transforming Relationships (Norton Professional Books (Paperback)) by Andrew Christensen (1998-09-17) BUY ON AMAZON

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert

Why I recommend this book: For Individuals and Couples The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. John Gottman’s unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make–and break–a marriage. Here is the culmination of that […]

Attachment Theory in Practice: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with Individuals, Couples, and Families

Why I recommend this book: For Practitioners Drawing on cutting-edge research on adult attachment–and providing an innovative roadmap for clinical practice–Susan M. Johnson argues that psychotherapy is most effective when it focuses on the healing power of emotional connection. The primary developer of emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples, Johnson now extends her attachment-based approach […]

The Heart of Counseling: Practical Counseling Skills Through Therapeutic Relationships, 3rd ed

Why I recommend this book: For Practitioners Now in its third edition, The Heart of Counseling is a key resource helping students to understand the importance of therapeutic relationships and to develop the qualities that make the therapeutic relationships they build with clients the foundation of healing.  In these pages, students will learn how all […]

Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis

Why I recommend this book: For Practitioners Comprehensive, systematic, and balanced, SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY uses a wealth of clinical case illustrations to help readers understand a wide variety of psychotherapies–including psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, existential, person-centered, experiential, interpersonal, exposure, behavioral, cognitive, systemic, multicultural, and integrative. The Eighth Edition thoroughly analyzes 17 leading systems of psychotherapy and briefly […]

Psychotherapy Relationships that Work: Volume 2: Evidence-Based Therapist Responsiveness

Why I recommend this book: For Practitioners First published in 2002, the landmark Psychotherapy Relationships That Work broke new ground by focusing renewed and corrective attention on the substantial research behind the crucial (but often overlooked) client-therapist relationship. This highly cited, widely adopted classic is now presented in two volumes: Evidence-based Therapist Contributions, edited by […]