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Uncoupling Convention by Jack Drescher, Ann D'Ercole

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Couples, Imagined

J. P. Cheuvront

 

 

 

This chapter discusses the clinical treatment of same-gender couples. The purpose, in the simplest sense, is to contribute material about same-gender couples in treatment, but it also addresses the notion of a couple. One cannot begin to think about treating couples without bringing into focus an understanding of what a couple is. This is true regardless of how the couple is gendered. Couples come for treatment with their individual and shared understandings (although not necessarily articulated) of coupled relationships, and these understandings contextualize their immediate concerns. As clinicians, we have our own ideas and experiences of what being a couple means. Clinical facilitation of difficulties ...

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