The chapters are divided loosely around life cycle events, starting with couples in sexual health, ante natal and postnatal care, couples with sick children, trauma, mental health, chronic illness, later life and dying. Domestic violence and cultural issues are also included. The authors are themselves clinicians and trainers in couple therapy, and have created this practice–based text to the needs of general practitioners, professionals allied to medicine, nurses, counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as those who train and supervise them.
Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: Sounselling Skills – engaging the couple.
Chapter 3: Sexual health – the intimate couple.
Chapter 4: Antenatal Care – the expectant couple.
Chapter 5: Sick children – parents under pressure.
Chapter 6: Trauma – injuring the relationship.
Chapter 7: Mental Health – two minds together.
Chapter 8: Chronic Illness – sharing the load.
Chapter 9: Later Life – till death us do part.
Chapter 10: Ending and Referring the Couple On.