Building on Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), therapist Herbine-Blank created Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO) specifically for couple’s therapy. She and her co-authors present this book as a roadmap for therapists who want to learn and to apply her curriculum, whose ultimate goal is for the couple to understand that relationships are a collaborative creation and that sharing responsibility provides a solid basis for beginning again. Included is the Seven Steps to Authentic Repair. Twelve chapters are divided into three phases: beginning; the flow and eddies of the middle; ending. Chapters are: the origins of intimacy from the Inside Out Therapy; getting to know the couple and introducing the model; tracking cycles; courageous communication; individual work; countertransference in couple therapy; negotiating needs; you, me, we? negotiating corresponding needs that conflict; shaming and feeling shamed in couple therapy; deepening experiential work; what makes a difficult case difficult?; repairing relationship rupture. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Couples in distress enter therapy holding two goals that they now experience as mutually exclusive: to feel loved and to feel understood. Toni Herbine-Blank?s powerful new brand of couple therapy, Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFIO), offers a comprehensive conceptual map for achieving both goals. In a tour de force of elegant case illustrations wrapped around clear instruction, this book shows the IFIO therapist working with the natural subdivisions ? or parts ? of the human mind in a dyad, guiding and supporting couples to understand how they project childhood injury into current relationships and then, feeling threatened, frustrated and angry, lose track of their underlying needs to feel safe, connected and loved. With a focus on generating internal attachment stability to sustain each partner through the moments when the other is unavailable, couples in IFIO therapy reconnect with their essential needs, change their conversations and learn to make requests that invite rather than threaten in order to get those needs met.
Number of Pages: 191
Sub-Genre: Psychotherapy / Couples + Family
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Toni Herbine-blank
Street Date: August 18, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-8918