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BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should Enjoy

There are countless Couples Therapy courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert (2015)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoyJohn Gottman’s unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship.
Author(s): Gottman PhD, John, Nan Silver

Couples Therapy Workbook (2014)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoyCouples Therapy Workbook is a series of guided questions to promote meaningful couple conversations and build ongoing, connected communication. The core of this unique guide is 30 guided conversations of the most critical relationship struggles.
Author(s): Kathleen Mates-Youngman

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies (2013)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoyOne of the most successful therapeutic approaches to healing dysfunctional relationships, emotionally focused couple therapy provides clients with powerful insights into how and why they may be suppressing their emotions and teaches them practical ways to deal with those feelings more constructively for improved relationships.
Author(s): Brent Bradley

Couples Therapy Homework Planner, 2nd Edition (Wiley Practice Planners) (2015)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoyThe Couples Therapy Homework Planner, Second Edition provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features: Additional resources in the PracticePlanners® series: Treatment Planners cover all the necessary elements for developing formal treatment plans, including detailed problem definitions, long-term goals, short-term objectives, therapeutic interventions, and DSMTM diagnoses.
Author(s): Gary M. Schultheis

The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (Basic Principles into Practice Series) (2004)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoySince its original publication in 1996, this volume has been a helpful guide to therapists in the practice of emotionally focused therapy. This second edition addresses the many changes in the field of couples therapy, including updated research results linked to clinical intervention and new information on using EFT to address depression and PTSD.
Author(s): Susan M. Johnson

The High-Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation (2006)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoyYou hear and read a lot about ways to improve your relationship. But if you've tried these without much success, you're not alone. Many highly reactive couples—pairs that are quick to argue, anger, and blame—need more than just the run-of-the-mill relationship advice to solve their problems in love.
Author(s): Alan E. Fruzzetti, Marsha M. Linehan

Couples Therapy Workbook: The Never Seen Before Questions and Conversations to build Emotional Intimacy and Re-connect Relationship (2019)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoyAre you in a relationship that needs some help?Do you want to rebuild a relationship that has faltered?This book will help you do just that!Every relationship has that moment when it seems like it has reached an impossible barrier. Sometimes it can be just a passing problem that goes away of its own accord, while on other occasions it may need some help from an outside source to free you from the turmoil it is causing.
Author(s): Katerina Griffith

The Power of Two Workbook: Communication Skills for a Strong & Loving Marriage (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (2003)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoyThe Power of Two Workbook teaches the communication and conflict resolution skills that can enable you to enjoy a great marriage. With this practical step-by-step guide you’ll learn how to evoke interest, not antagonism, when you speak about sensitive issues; and to listen without becoming defensive.
Author(s): Susan Heitler, Abigail Hirsch

An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples: The Two of Us (2014)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoyThis workbook is intended for use with couples who want to enhance their emotional connection or overcome their relationship distress. It is recommended for use with couples pursuing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). It closely follows the course of treatment and is designed so that clinicians can easily integrate guided reading and reflections into the therapeutic process. The material is presented in a recurring format: Read, Reflect, and Discuss.
Author(s): Veronica Kallos-Lilly

Relationship Workbook for Couples: A Guide to Deeper Connection, Trust, and Intimacy for Couples – Young and Old (2019)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoyIt may seem obvious to you that good communication is the foundation of every healthy, functioning relationship.Good communication skills will positively impact all of the relationships in your life, but this book will focus primarily on the practices that will have the greatest impact on the unique bond you share with your partner.
Author(s): Rachel Stone

The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (2019)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoySince its original publication in 1996, The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy has been the definitive guide for couple therapists, supervisors, and students wishing to practice emotionally focused therapy.
Author(s): Susan M. Johnson

Ethics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy (2016)

 BEST Couples Therapy Books You Should EnjoyEthics and Professional Issues in Couple and Family Therapy, Second Edition builds upon the strong foundations of the first edition.
Author(s): Megan J. Murphy, Lorna Hecker

Best Couples Therapy Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some couples therapy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

How to Influence People and Become a Master of Effective Communication: 4 Books in 1: Effective Communication Skills, Improve your Social Skills, Couples Therapy Workbook, Self-Discipline

Author(s): King, Dale
ID: 2893562, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Emotionally Focused Therapy with African American Couples: Love Heals

Author(s): Paul T. Guillory
ID: 3410919, Publisher: Taylor and Francis, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

MeToo-Informed Therapy: Counseling Approaches for Men, Women, and Couples

Author(s): David B. Wexler; Holly B. Sweet
ID: 3588653, Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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