Behavioral Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy Continues to Gain in Stature

Couples therapy has come of age. When I first started teaching our Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, couples work was considered to be inferior to individual therapy. Many couples therapists were even embarrassed to admit they liked this work. I used to start my workshops by saying that I believed couples therapy was often more powerful than individual work, and that it should not be considered a stepchild to “real therapy.” Now the statistics are starting to confirm my subjective experience. Last month I read the 2006 Annual Review of Psychology, which contained this sentence: “Couples therapy continues to gain in stature.”… Read more...