The High-Conflict Couple
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The High-Conflict Couple : A Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy & Validation

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Some couples need more than just the run-of-the-mill relationship advice to solve their problems in love. When out-of-control emotions are the root cause of problems in a relationship, no amount of effective communication or intimacy building will fix what ails it. What these "high-conflict" couples need is help regulating the emotions that provoke the "escape or win" mode of interaction that has come to define them.

Using mindfulness and distress tolerance techniques, readers can learn how to de-escalate conflict situations before they have a chance to flare into serious fights. Other techniques help partners in a relationship disclose their personal fears and vulnerabilities and validate one another's experiences. Ultimately, readers who practice the techniques in this book will learn how to manage problems with negotiation, not conflict, and how to find true acceptance and closeness with each other.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 14mm | 270g
  • Oakland, CA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations
  • 157224450X
  • 9781572244504
  • 60,538

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"Fruzzetti is a leader in work with high-conflict couples and families. This much-awaited book provides an opportunity to learn his techniques and strategies, presented in his unique teaching style that is so effective. The book is a must for every DBT program as well as all those working within the field."
--Perry D. Hoffman, Ph.D., president of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, New York
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About Alan E. Fruzetti

Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychology and director of the DBT Therapy and Research Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. He provides extensive training support, supervision and consultation for DBT practices in the United States and abroad. He is well known for his work in behaviour therapy with couples, parents and families and has authored or co-authored dozens of articles and book chapters on this and related topics.
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