Allen Wilcoxon, EdD, is a Counseling Psychology Intern, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843.
ENGAGING THE NON-ATTENDING SPOUSE IN MARITAL THERAPY THROUGH THE USE OF THERAPIST-INITIATED WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 9, Issue 2, pages 199–203, April 1983
How to Cite
Wilcoxon, A. and Fenell, D. (1983), ENGAGING THE NON-ATTENDING SPOUSE IN MARITAL THERAPY THROUGH THE USE OF THERAPIST-INITIATED WRITTEN COMMUNICATION. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 9: 199–203. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.1983.tb01500.x
- Issue online: 8 JUN 2007
- Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2007
There is currently rather widespread acceptance among clinicians that conjoint marital therapy is the preferred format for treating marital difficulties. However, more often than not, it seems that the marital referral or inquiry for therapy stems from the efforts of one spouse, with the other spouse remaining uninvolved or resistant. Consequently, engaging the non-attending spouse in therapy is an important issue for professionals working with married couples.