Chapter 1. Who are the Clients and What Pressures Lead Them to Seek Therapy?

  1. Michael Crowe DM, FRCPsych and
  2. Jane Ridley BA (Hons), PQSW

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690420.ch1

Therapy with Couples: A Behavioural-Systems Approach to Couple Relationship and Sexual Problems, Second Edition

Therapy with Couples: A Behavioural-Systems Approach to Couple Relationship and Sexual Problems, Second Edition

How to Cite

Crowe, M. and Ridley, J. (2000) Who are the Clients and What Pressures Lead Them to Seek Therapy?, in Therapy with Couples: A Behavioural-Systems Approach to Couple Relationship and Sexual Problems, Second Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690420.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632053797

Online ISBN: 9780470690420

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Keywords:

  • pressures lead;
  • social processes;
  • couple relationships;
  • social matrix;
  • cohabiting couples

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The changing world of couple relationships

  • What factors affect the stability of long term relationships?

  • Falling in love as a reason for marriage

  • The development of adult relationships

  • Gender and the changing roles of men and women

  • The time dimension, life cycle and life events

  • Successful marriages and long term relationships

  • Who seeks therapy?

  • Maudsley psychosexual and couple therapy clinics

  • Conclusion