The Dynamics of Infidelity : Applying Relationship Science to Psychotherapy Practice
The Dynamics of Infidelity :
Applying Relationship Science to Psychotherapy Practice
by Lawrence Josephs
English | 2018 | ISBN: 1433827980 | 384 Pages | ePUB | 0.45 MB
In this groundbreaking book, Lawrence Josephs argues f08r a new underst4nding of the psychological foundations of cheating.
Relationships are complicated. And as many therapists know, infidelity is a distressingly common issue f08r romantic couples. Unf08rtunately, most psychotherapy approaches tend to see infidelity as a manifestation of broader underlying problems 4nd rarely offer insights 08r interventions to specifically address unfaithfulness 4nd the impulses behind it.
Drawing on research in social, personality, 4nd evolutionary psychology that examines the crucial roles of attachment the08ry 4nd dark personality traits such as narcissism 4nd low empathy, Josephs offers a complex but intuitive model that explains how 4nd when intimate relationships w08rk, 4nd dont w08rk. His integrative 4nd compassionate approach to treatment is grounded in psychodynamic principles, yet uses interventions from a variety of approaches, including mentalization based therapies, emotion focused therapy, marital communication skills training, 4nd mindfulness/acceptance techniques. This book is a thought-provoking read f08r individual, family, 4nd couples therapists seeking insights on how to address infidelity in their practice.