Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The ability to form strong interpersonal bonds with a romantic partner is one of the key qualities that defines humanity. With the awareness of the prevalence of marital difficulties and the emotional hardships that marital dissolution can cause, it is important to focus mental health attention on the positive effects of and necessity of an integrative model of couples therapy.
Marital and family conflict differs from one couple and.family to another. An integrative model for couples therapy draws on various theoretical positions, bringing together what works into a coherent system. Integrative therapy requires the therapist to enter the couple's world to understand the influences that support healthy functioning and those that create conflict and division.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©2001 Annie Johnson
Johnson, Annie, "Integrative model for couples counseling" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 906.