006: Acceptance in Couples Therapy with Andrew Christensen

Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy is the model that Andrew Christensen developed for working with couples along with Neil Jacobson. In his extensive work and research with couples he found that most couples therapy was focused around change. A primary difference in his approach is that it is focused on acceptance first.

Andrew Christensen has been researching couples for 35 years. He is a distinguished professor at The University of California Las Angeles. He is the author of a multitude of articles and co-author of the book Acceptance and Change in Couples Therapy and Reconcilable Differences.

The Couples Therapist Couch is the podcast for Couples Therapists about the practice of couples therapy. The host, Shane Birkel, interviews an expert in the field of couples therapy each week.


Visit Andrew Christensen's website at drandrewchristensen.com

Visit his site for free, online, relationship help at ourrelationship.com

Learn more about Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy at ibct.psych.ucla.edu

Books mentioned Reconcilable Differences by Andrew Christensen, PhD, Brian D. Doss, PhD, and Neil S. Jacobson, PhD

Acceptance and Change in Couples Therapy by Neil S. Jacobson and Andrew Christensen

Clinical Handbook of Couples Therapy edited by Alan S. Gurman, Jay L. Lebow, and Douglas K. Snyder

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