The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships
1. Edition February 2012
512 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
This handbook offers keen insights into ways to confront the unique challenges of relationships in twenty-first century Western society. Original articles from an international cast of leading relationship researchers, practitioners, educators, and policy makers link research, policy, and practice to reflect the most up-to-date knowledge of the myriad issues surrounding contemporary relationships. In addition to tackling issues of love, sex, and intimacy, a number of authors focus on specific interventions that can be uutilized by professionals in assisting clients achieve more fulfilling relationships.
The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships presents original articles from leading experts that link research, policy, and practice together to reflect the most current knowledge of contemporary relationships.
* Offers interesting new perspectives on a range of relationship issues facing twenty-first century Western society
* Helps those who work with couples and families facing with relationship issues
* Includes practical suggestions for dealing with relationship problems
* Explores diverse issues, including family structure versus functioning; attachment theory; divorce and family breakdown; communication and conflict; self regulation, partner regulation, and behavior change; care-giving and parenting; relationship education; and therapy and policy implications
Section 1: Trends in Couple and Family Relationships
Section 2: Families across the Lifespan
Section 3: Communication and conflict processes in couples and families
Section 4: Individual Differences Perspectives on Intimacy, Love and Caregiving
Section 5: Cognitive and Affective Processes in Couple Relationships
Section 6: Education and Intervention in Couple and Family Relationships
Section 7: Interpersonal Processes, Families and Mental Health
Section 8: Implications for Policy
Section 9: Integration and Conclusion
Gery C. Karantzas is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Deakin University, and Convenor of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Psychology of Relationships Interest Group. He has published numerous studies in the area of close personal relationships with a specific interest in investigating couple and family relationships during transitions and in adult attachment.