Living through divorce : a developmental approach to divorce therapy /

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Author / Creator:Rice, Joy K.
Imprint:New York : Guilford Press, c1986.
Description:xii, 303 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:Guilford family therapy series
Subject:Divorce therapy
Divorce therapy.
Marital psychotherapy.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Rice, David G. (David Gordon), 1938-
ISBN:0898620619 : $26.95
Notes:Includes indexes.
Bibliography: p. 275-290.
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One major aim of Living Through Divorce is to provide some understanding of the place of divorce in our contemporary society. To achieve this aim, the authors provide statistics on the prevalence of divorce and discuss the wide variety of reasons why persons might choose to divorce their spouses. A second aim of the book is to lay a groundwork for clinical practice in divorce therapy, a field of therapy that is a very new and burgeoning. Interestingly, the authors offer several unique insights on divorce; for example, the life-span developmental advances that may be accomplished through divorce. Thus, the authors often offer a positive view of divorce, a welcome relief from the moralistic emphasis evident in many books on the topic. The book includes much useful case-study material to buttress positions taken by the authors; although the case-study material is interesting, the use of summary information in tabular or graphical form would have been most welcome. Written to help establish the field of divorce therapy as a central area of specialization in clinical psychology, the book is written at a level that the general reader will easily comprehend. Also appropriate for university collections.-K.F. Widaman, University of California, Riverside

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