ERIC Number: ED341940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Dual Career Couples: New Perspectives in Counseling.
This book, written for counselors and other mental health professionals, outlines the stresses and challenges dual career couples face, as well as plans for helping dual career couples learn negotiation, communicaiton, and conflict resolution skills. The book's 12 chapters are organized in 3 parts. Part 1 (chapters 1 to 4), reviews the literature relevant to dual career couples and the integrated approach to counseling dual career couples. Chapter 1 contains a general overview, chapter 2 focuses on gender issues and individual differences, chapter 3 reviews the family systems approaches to couple/marriage and family counseling, and chapter 4 discusses career, developmental, and couple issues. Part 2 (chapters 5 to 9), focuses on intervention strategies for career counselors working with dual career couples and offers step-by-step programs for counseling dual career couples. Chapter 5 presents an overview of the integrated approach to counseling dual career couples. Chapter 6 discusses methods for assessing each partner's career and family status. Chapter 7 focuses on strategies for developing effective negotiation and communication within a gender-sensitive context. Chapter 8 discusses counseling techniques to assist couples to live with conflict as part of establishing new role definitions. Chapter 9 focuses on defining success within a lifespan career developmental framework. In part 3, the final two chapters respectively review the corporate response to the special needs of dual career couples and offer conclusions and future directions for dual career couple counseling. (LLL)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Dual Career Family, Family Counseling, Individual Needs, Marriage Counseling
AACD Order Service, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order #72034, $28.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.